Guided tour

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

4.4 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

Madrid: Retiro Park Guided Tour and Tapas Tasting

Activity provider: IBE TOURS

From US$ 26.14 per person

Discover the highlights of Retiro Park with an expert guide. Enjoy typical Spanish cuisine with a tapas tasting in a famous bar.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid
  • Discover the famous Retiro park with an expert guide
  • Enjoy the great Crystal Palace
  • Do not miss the hundreds of places to visit in the park
  • Discover a beautiful pond and monument to Alfonso XII
Full description
Embark on a route through El Retiro's most famous sites such as the Crystal Palace and the Philip IV Gate, as well as some places that are not listed in guidebooks. Pick up insight from your knowledgeable guide along the way. El Retiro has more than 19,000 trees of 167 different species, a lake, and a variety of different sculptures, important buildings, and gardens that make the park one of the most famous in the world and one of the main attractions in Madrid. Then, enjoy a tapas tasting in one of the most important restaurants in Madrid. You will have the opportunity to taste several tapas typical of Spanish cuisine. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience Madrid's unique food culture like a local.
  • Tapas tasting in one of the most important bars in Madrid
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour through the Retiro Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food or beverages not mentioned above
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet at Puerta de la Independencia of Retiro Park, in Plaza de la Independencia. For the tapas tasting, the guide doesn't accompany you to the bar, you have to go on your own. The bar is: Casa Ciriaco, on Calle Mayor 84.

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  •  At the end of the tour, you will go on your own to a bar to sample tapas. The bar is called Casa Ciasco and is located at Calle Mayor 84. The guide doesn't accompany you to the bar, you have to go on your own
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Excellent experience thanks to David. Very interesting explanations in addition to being a pleasant company during the journey. On the other hand, to say that the visit to Casa Ciriaco did not live up to the expected quality. We did not doubt that once it was an emblematic place of Madrid but they served us an assortment of tapas that were clearly kitchen scraps ... it is true that the price of the visit was adjusted, but you can serve less quantity and quality, or replace the covers included with explanations of the place and then give the option to consume what the customer wants, paying it.

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October 10, 2019

Our guide was very knowledgeable! We had an exceptional day learning history

October 19, 2022

Literally and figuratively, we got a special look at one of the most beautiful city parks in Europe thanks to a well-informed and excellent English-speaking guide.

June 15, 2022

Product ID: 188229