Madrid city tour and El Retiro Park combo audio tour

14,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Madrid city tour and El Retiro Park combo audio tour

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Overview

  • 4 hours
  • 123 stories
  • 12km distance
  • 31 stops

A once humble town was transformed into the seat of the court and the capital of Spain in 1561. From then on, Madrid became known as “the city that never sleeps” and mushroomed into the largest city of the Iberian Peninsula! Let’s say “hola” and set out on a walk that will reveal its fascinating history!

Enjoy a hassle-free walking tour of Madrid, the capital city of Spain and an exhilarating visit to Madrid’s most dynamic attraction, the El Retiro Park. This fascinating combo self-guided tour will help you follow, at your own pace, the riveting journey of the El Retiro Park as well as the city’s most compelling and charming corners.

 

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the museums or other sites is not included

 

Main picture © Carlos Delgado / Wikimedia Commons

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A Junglified Space

Inspired by the aesthetics of Gustave Eiffel, Alberto de Palacio transformed a small railway station into a grand building in the middle of the 19th century. To this end, he combined the use of wrought iron, which was in vogue at the time, with brick, a material prevalent in the walls of Madrid. Taking cues from the latest advances in engineering he, thus, created an eclectic structure with a central nave that housed up to 6 railway lines, being far wider than the majority of European stations at the time. By 1985, more space was needed and architect Rafael Moneo was placed in charge of the expansion of the original station. The central nave was taken out of service and was converted into a tropical greenhouse with about 7,200 plants of 260 different species - even palm trees - creating here a welcoming summer oasis all year round!

Juan Alberto Romero

Art historian and tour guide, he is aware that bringing people closer to the cultural and natural heritage and communicating it with a critical attitude contributes to making our everyday environment a happier place.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  •  Two self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English 
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees/tickets to sites
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Mandatory items

Charged Smartphone, Earphones, Comfortable shoes
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, 28045 Madrid, Spain

Directions to starting point

Metro stations: Atocha Renfe & Estación del Arte

Areas

  • Atocha Train Station Quarter
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • Paseo del Prado
  • Royal Botanical Garden
  • El Prado Museum
  • El Retiro Park
  • Puerta de Alcala
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • The Fountain of Cybele
  • Gran Via
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • San Miguel Market
  • Saint Jerome
  • Hall of Kingdoms
  • Casón del Buen Retiro
  • Ahuehuete Tree
  • Parterre Garden
  • Estanque Grande
  • Octagonal Pond
  • Paseo de la Argentina
  • The Galapagos Fountain
  • Casita del Pescador
  • Monument to General Martínez Campos
  • Monument to King Alfonso

Important information

Opening hours

El Retiro Park’s open hours are daily from 6 AM to 9 PM. On the weekends it is open between 10 AM to 2 PM.

Recommended visiting hours

Before sunset

Additional admission

  • Please consider that admission fees for the museums and monuments are not included

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the museums and monuments are not included
  • This is a combination of 2 downloadable self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (accessible through our app) 
  • The 2 audio tours cover the city tour of Madrid and the audio tour of the El Retiro Park
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (350 MB)

Please note that the vast majority of the El Retiro Park is wheelchair accessible

Know before you go

  • Download audio tours while on WiFi prior to your visit – no wifi/4G on-site
  • Receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions. Check your spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen during the hot summer months

Contributors and Bibliography

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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