Duration: 3.5 hours
Tour Type: Sightseeing Tours
Start City: Madrid
End City: Madrid
Time Region Location Full Address
9:00AM Madrid San Nicolas street Calle San Nicolás, 15 28013 Madrid
Summary of The Day: We will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid and continue with a visit to the Royal Palace.
Madrid shows the multiple contrasts inherited throughout its history. You will be able to find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Moreria, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings and the taste of its typical restaurants. We will also cover the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings walking and making pictures on Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Then, we will also see the Bourbon Madrid and the urban layout made by Carlos III, the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain and the Puerta de Alcala. We will also visit the works from the kingdom of Joseph Bonaparte on the 19th century, such as Prado Museum. We will get to know the contemporary Madrid on areas such as Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, like the emblematic Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. During this tour, we will stop at the famous Hard Rock Cafe, where you will enjoy a free drink.
The Royal Palace of Madrid was built in the XVIII century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Habsburg. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe and a symbol of the permanence and consolidation of Madrid as the capital of the Kingdom. The palace was the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931.
To date, the most stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown are celebrated here: audiences, dinner parties, signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation of Credential Letters from foreign ambassadors to His Majesty the King.
Tips: The tour ends at the Royal Palace