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  1. Spain
  2. Madrid
  3. Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

Product ID: 32690
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Discover the fascinating architecture in Madrid’s historic center on this exciting 3.5-hour tour. Visit the most beautiful sights of the city, discover quaint taverns, learn about the history of Madrid, and enjoy the views from the viewing terraces.
About this activity
Duration 210.5 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the old center of Madrid, built during the Habsburg Dynasty
  • Explore the Literary Quarter with its exciting stories from the Golden Age
  • Admire the Church of San Ginés, the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and Almudena Cathedral
  • Visit the covered Market of San Miguel and Plaza Mayor
  • Admire the view of the city from the famous terraces
  • Get exclusive insider tips on Madrid
  • See the Palace of the Councils, the Plaza de la Villa, and the Torre de los Lujanes
  • Visit the Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras and the Plaza de la Paja
  • Explore the taverns and tapas bars on Cava Baja street
Full description
Discover Madrid and its fascinating architecture on this exciting tour. Start the tour at Puerta del Sol and walk past the stunning sights such as the Church of San Ginés, the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and Almudena Cathedral. Learn all about the history of Madrid as you wander through the narrow streets off the main roads.

In addition to the Palace of the Councils and the Plaza de la Villa, you also see the Torre de los Lujanes and hear interesting anecdotes before you continue on to the Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras and the Plaza de la Paja. Admire the old Cava Baja street, which is known for its taverns and tapas bars.

The covered Market of San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Literary Quarter are further highlights on the tour that provide exciting stories of the Golden Age. After the tour you can mark further attractions and quaint taverns on your map to explore later on. You can also enjoy the view from a viewing terrace at the end of the tour upon request.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Stops at the sights
  • Additional tourist information
  • Warning about tourist traps
  • Restaurant suggestions
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour starts at the bear statue in Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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Important information
Know before you go
The tour route was designed by Spanish architects, and covers not only the history and culture of Madrid but also the architectural value of the buildings.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 42 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 32690