Market of San Miguel
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  • Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

    1. Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

    Climb aboard a futuristic self-balancing Segway and head out on a 2-hour tour that will take you through the history of Madrid, Spain’s capital since 1561. Experience an eco-friendly journey from the House of the Hapsburgs to the 21st century. Explore sights including the Plaza de La villa, one of the fist squares in the centre of Madrid. Departing from Plaza San Miguel, just opposite one of the city’s gastronomic centers at the ornate San Miguel Market. You’ll glide along the narrow streets to Calle del Codo and Plaza del Conde de Barajas. Navigate the cobblestones of Plaza Mayor, the heart of the 17th-century city center, and marvel at Casa y Torre de los Lujanes, the oldest building in the city. Ride your Segway along the Manzanares River, away from the traffic and the crowds, enjoying the tranquility of the area and the freedom to ride where you please. The final stop of the tou...

    Pablo was an excellent instructor and very patient! We all had a great time and great craic!

  • Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

    2. Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

    Explore the historic center (Centro) of Madrid by Segway on a 2-hour guided tour, and see monuments from the city’s Hapsburg past, including royal palaces and public squares. Meet your guide by the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide gently down narrow streets and wide boulevards to sights such as the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the vast official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Learn the history and culture of the city as you enter public spaces, such as Plaza Mayor. Built during the reign of Philip III (1598–1621), the huge rectangular square is surrounded by 3-story residential buildings with 237 balconies facing the plaza. Experience everyday life in the city at the Mercado de San Miguel food market. Constructed in 1916, the market is the finest example of cast-iron architect...

    An excellent guide Joanna has a lot of historical information. Everything is done in a professional way. Perfect !

  • Madrid: Old Town Exploration Self-Guided Game

    3. Madrid: Old Town Exploration Self-Guided Game

    On your own, with friends, or with family, make the most of your vacation and discover the historical wonders of Madrid on this fun-filled discovery game and tour. The exploration app provides all the directions you need for the adventure, so you won’t have to wait around for guide or rely on maps and GPS. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Madrid from a different perspective, and gain an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll visit locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination, and wander around the city streets, visiting iconic landmarks. You’ll also reveal hidden gems, bursting with fascinating secrets, legends, and myth...

  • Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

    4. Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

    Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.

  • Madrid: Best of Madrid Walking Tour

    5. Madrid: Best of Madrid Walking Tour

    Discover why Madrid is the famous destination that it is in Spain. You'll learn many times Madrid was designated the capital of the country, and will be taken to the best sightseeing spots the city has to offer throughout a walking tour. Madrid is the center of culture, trade, and social development in Spain. This tour offers you the chance to discover sights such as the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol (the heart of Madrid), Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles, and Puerta de Alcalá. All the monuments, historical buildings, anecdotal sights, and snapshots that every traveler would love to capture and take back home are included. Get ready to experience Madrid from a different perspective with a unique experience conducted alongside an experienced and passionate local.

  • Madrid: Old City Tour in Italian

    6. Madrid: Old City Tour in Italian

    Explore the origins of Madrid on this 2.5-hour walking tour in which you will learn about the Spanish capital, including its history, culture, traditions, and everyday life. This tour is a fantastic introduction to the history of Madrid, from its foundation by the Muslims and the establishment of the city as capital of Spain, through to the 20th century. You will walk the narrow streets of the Old City, hearing fascinating stories about Madrid in lieu of boring facts and figures. During this tour, you will discover the main attractions of Old City Madrid while immersing yourself in the history of Spain. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at Teatro Madrid, from where you will be free to continue exploring at your own leisure.

  • Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

    7. Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

    Start the tour from Debód Temple and continue on to Puerta del Sol Square. Pass by the Plaza de Oriente and the outside of the Sabatini's Gardens, and the Almudena Cathedral. Walk through the beautiful Plaza de la Villa and its winding streets which was the core of medieval Madrid. Continue on to San Miguel Square and see its famous market. Take a look at the Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and many more sights. End your tour with a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Enjoy a guided visit through the former residence of the Spanish Kings. See the beautifully furnished and decorated interiors. Admire the reception rooms, museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

  • Madrid: Running Sightseeing Tour

    8. Madrid: Running Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the main attractions in central Madrid and get an understanding of how the city is laid out and its different neighborhoods on this running tour. Immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, gastronomy, and daily life as you run to sites such as the Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor and the city's royal palace. Your tour is capped at a maximum of 8 participants in order to guarantee a personalized experience. During the running tour, stop in front of some of the sights and learn more about them from your professional guide. The tour is suitable for all levels and will be adapted to the speed of the group.

  • Madrid: Downtown Walking Tour

    9. Madrid: Downtown Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid and its gardens and sprawling plaza. As you explore the city, your tour guide will share with you the history of the Habsburg and Bourbons families. Pass by the Almudena Cathedral and the Plaza de la Villa in the core of medieval Madrid. Wander the winding streets around San Miguel Square, the famous San Miguel Market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor. End your tour at Plaza de Oriente.

  • Madrid: Wine and Tapas Tour

    10. Madrid: Wine and Tapas Tour

    Immerse yourself in Madrid's "aperitivo" culture with this gastronomical tour. Enjoy a sample of wines from the number 1 wine-producing country in the world combined with a selection of the best of the city's tapas dishes. From white wines from Galicia and bright young reds from Madrid to sherries from Jerez, discover not only the taste but the history and production requirements for each variety. Savor dishes from off the beaten track traditional tapas restaurants, specifically chosen for their wine pairings. During the tour, feel free to ask your guide for any bar or restaurant recommendations to make the most of your time in the city.

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What people are saying about Market of San Miguel

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 209 reviews

We all loved the activity. We were with a child, a teenager, my husband and me. The guide is charming: punctual, with great knowledge of Madrid, with a lot of patience ... in short, a ten! Fully recommended, we will repeat for sure !!

We liked a lot. We thought it was more difficult to use the Segway, the children really enjoyed it. The monitors, great, very safe all the way and very interesting their explanations. A 10

I loved. A beautiful way to relax in the middle of the vibrant city and discover green spaces close to the center. Thank you Javiar for your patience and kindness.

Great tour that ideally combines knowledge of the city with Segway driving fun - THANK YOU GUSTAVO !!!

Very interesting experience. Had a great time and learned a lot