Join us on this sightseeing tour of Madrid where you will explore and see the best of the city and later continue with the visit of the Royal Palace and its highlights.
Madrid shows the multiple contrasts inherited through the History. You will discover the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress at the Barrio de la Morería, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings and the taste of its typical restaurants. You will hear about the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings, walking and making pictures on Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa. 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 Alcalá. 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 Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and ParquedelOeste, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, like the emblematic Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. During this tour, we will stop at the famous Hard Rock Café, where you will enjoy a free drink.
The Royal Palace 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 where the most stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown are celebrated from audiences, dinner parties to signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation of Credential Letters from foreign ambassadors to His Majesty the King.