Plaza de España, Madrid

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Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour)

1. Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour)

Take some time getting to know Madrid while riding through the city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice, or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid. Commentary is available via a headphones audio system in 14 different languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Catalonian, Euskera, and Galician). Route 1 • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Vía, 14 • Gran Vía, 30 • Gran Vía, 54 • Plaza de España • Princesa esq. Alberto Aguilera • Plaza de la Moncloa • Teleférico • Templo de Debod • Puerta de San Vicente • Puente de Segovia • Puento de Toledo • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco el Grande • Catedral de la Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo de Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía • Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid Route 2 • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes • Plaza de Neptuno High Season: March to October 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Low Season: November to February 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Madrid: Flamenco Show at Tablao "Las Tablas"

2. Madrid: Flamenco Show at Tablao "Las Tablas"

Las Tablas has become one of the most highly regarded and important Flamenco stages in Madrid. Enjoy the traditional Spanish dance of Flamenco produced with modern theatrical techniques including elaborate lighting, acoustics, and staging.  In addition to the performance, complement your experience by enjoying an authentic Spanish meal with choices of various salads and Iberian products, as well as a drink included with all options.

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Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

3. 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 architecture in Madrid. See some of the local and regional produce on display at the market’s 33 stalls. Learn more about the history of Spain along the way, and get tips on what to do during your stay in Madrid.

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Madrid 60-minute Segway Tour

4. Madrid 60-minute Segway Tour

After a brief safety training, your 60-minute Segway tour starts at the Cervantes monument at Plaza de España, dedicated to the the writer of one of the world's greatest literary masterpieces, Don Quijote de la Mancha.  You will visit Madrid’s famous Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral, as well as the Temple of Debod, that was given to Spain as a gift in 1968 by the Egyptian government. Afterwards, quickly dive into the outskirts of Madrid’s old town, seeing even more interesting places such as the Opera square. If you are short of time or just want the thrill of driving a Segway, this experience is the right choice for you.

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Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

5. Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a 6-day guided tour of Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Valencia, visiting impressive cultural and religious monuments. Enjoy accommodation in select hotels, daily breakfast, and guided tours in each location. Day 1 (Sunday) Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid Depart from Barcelona at 08:00, traveling through Lerida and Zaragoza on the way to Madrid. You’ll make some short stops along the way with some free time to explore. Overnight in Madrid. Day 2 (Monday) Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla After breakfast you’ll take a drive through La Mancha country to Cordoba. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cordoba, and visit its famous mosque/cathedral and the old Jewish Quarter. Continue on to Sevilla, for dinner. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 3 (Tuesday) Sevilla Today you’ll enjoy half board at your Sevilla hotel. In the morning you’ll have a city tour, visiting the Park of María Luisa, Plaza de España, the exterior of the great cathedral and its tower, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 4 (Wednesday) Sevilla – Granada After breakfast in the hotel you’ll depart for Granada. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with visits to the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari palaces and the Generalife gardens. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Optional: Visit the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical gipsy flamenco show. Day 5 (Thursday) Granada – Valencia After breakfast you’ll head out on a drive to Valencia via Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras. Overnight on the Mediterranean coast in Valencia. Day 6 (Friday) Valencia – Barcelona You’ll have free time after breakfast before a mid-morning departure for Barcelona. Tour departures are available on Sundays throughout the year.

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Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

6. Madrid: Historic & Modern Panoramic City Tour

Enjoy almost 2-hours in a vintage looking car as you explore the best of Madrid. See the landmarks of Austrian Madrid as well as Bourbon Madrid. Visit the business and shopping areas of this wonderful city, seeing both the old and modern parts of the city. Relax as you travel across the city in style and listen as your audio-guide tells you everything you need to know about Madrid.  The tour itinerary is as follows : Prado Museum Puerta de Alcalá El Retiro Park Plaza de Cibeles Plaza Colon ABC SERRANO Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Museo Lázaro Galdiano Barrio de Salamanca Museo Arqueológico Nacional Gran Via Plaza de España Templo Debod Palacio Real Catedral Almudena Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande Plaza Mayor Teatro Real Plaza de las Cortes Paseo del Prado Plaza Mayor

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Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour from Madrid

7. Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour from Madrid

Learn the history of some of the most beautiful cities in Spain on a 4-day tour of Andalusia, stopping at the former imperial city of Toledo en route back to Madrid. Visit the former Roman capital of Hispania Ulterior on the streets of Cordoba, take in the majesty of Seville, with its Gothic cathedral - the largest in the world - and discover the magnificence of the Alhambra palaces and gardens in Granada. Day 1: (Monday) Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Meet your guide at the bus terminal on Calle Ferraz Madrid at 08:00, and drive through La Mancha to Cordoba. Relax on board the air-conditioned coach as you travel across the arid but fertile plateau of central Spain. Upon arrival in Cordoba, take a sightseeing tour of the historic city center, former capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic. Discover the confluence of civilizations in Europe’s 2nd oldest Old Town, such as the Mosque-Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Go to the Jewish Quarter to explore the irregular streets. Then transfer to Seville for dinner and your overnight accommodation. Day 2: (Tuesday) Seville Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Seville, and see iconic attractions including the green oasis of Maria Luisa Park on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of Plaza de España. Admire the ornate exterior of the vast cathedral and its neighborhing bell tower. The largest Gothic cathedral in the world, Seville Cathedral boasts no fewer than 15 doors on its 4 façades. Explore the former Jewish Quarter of the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Then, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. Day 3 (Wednesday) Seville -Granada Depart Seville after breakfast for a day tour of Granada. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to the Alhambra palace and gardens complex. Explore the beautiful Nazari palaces of the former fortress, built on the site of a small castle in the mid-11th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Learn the history of the complex, including its conversion into a royal palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada, Yusuf I. Go to the Generalife gardens of a 14th-century villa on the summit of Monte Mauror. Optional evening activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and the chance to watch a traditional flamenco show. Day 4 (Thursday) Granada - Toledo - Madrid Depart Granada after breakfast for the return transfer to Madrid, stopping en route at Toledo. One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, the former imperial city is a labyrinth of narrow streets and known for its historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Discover Mudejar style city gates, and medieval castles with impressive ramparts. Admire the rich stucco work of the Jewish Quarter, see the regal façade of the Alcázar, and more.

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Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

8. Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

Enjoy the sights of Madrid as you cycle through the city, enjoying the freedom and convenience of traveling by bike. This 3-hour excursion takes in all of the city's major landmarks. The tour begins at the steps of Madrid's famous Templo de Debod. This is actually one of the few Egyptian temples found outside Egypt today. From here you'll cycle past the Royal Palace, and continue on to the Cathedral of La Almudena, Plaza de la Villa, and the San Miguel Market en route to the city’s main square - Plaza Mayor. After visiting the Plaza, cycle through some of the city's traffic-free zones to the Plaza de Santa Ana, then down to the Prado Museum. Afterward, climb up a gentle hill to arrive at Retiro Park. Leaving the park by the imposing Alcala Gate, the tour continues toward Calle Serrano and Plaza de Colon. Wind your way through the lively streets, past the boutiques and cafés of the Chueca district, to Calle Fuencarral and then Plaza de España.

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Panoramic Madrid and Bernabeu Stadium Tour

9. Panoramic Madrid and Bernabeu Stadium Tour

During a panoramic tour of the Spanish capital you’ll see the most important buildings, monuments, squares, and avenues, and hear about Madrid’s history from the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the modern-day city. On this 2.5-hour program, you’ll take in the Gran Vía, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, and more. See Columbus Square, making a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a complimentary soft drink refreshment, before heading to the Real Madrid stadium, Santiago Bernabéu. You can customize your visit of the Bernabéu, seeing all the hidden corners and legendary places you’ve only seen before in pictures. Explore the stadium at your own pace, for as long as you wish, on any day of the year. Every Madridista’s dream can now come true thanks to the Stadium Tour.! Look around the stadium with no limits, and experience the tunnel to the locker rooms, the bench, the pitch, and even the presidential box. To round it off, you’ll visit the new museum, where the story of the Real Madrid legend is told.

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Madrid: Private Custom City Tour with Driver and Guide

10. Madrid: Private Custom City Tour with Driver and Guide

Enjoy this private 4-hour tour with your private official tour guide and get to know Madrid’s most emblematic sights very comfortably in a luxury private vehicle with a separate chauffeur. You can choose between a morning or afternoon departure directly from your hotel or place of choice. This is a completely personalized a la carte tour. Here is an example of a great and complete tour to give you an idea, but your tour will be completely personalized to fit your exact needs. The tour can start off by heading towards the Plaza de España and then head through the Barrio of la Morería and enjoy the sights of the city’s medieval origins. Once you are there and after you have seen this great historical part of the city, you will be able to enjoy an ancient Arabic fortress (Royal Alcazar) as well as the Royal Palace of Madrid. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture of Madrid, mainly centered in Baroque and Renaissance era and enjoy squares like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. The tour will then continue towards Cibele’s Fountain, a very important celebration point for the Real Madrid followers. You will also have a chance to enjoy the famous Alcalá Gate where you can just picture the scenery for one of the 80s tits. The tour will also take you the the Gran Vía and the famous Paseo de la Castellana. Once here you will be able to enjoy the Barrio Salamanca and see the difference between the ancient Madrid and the modernist Madrid. Along this ride you will see the Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabeu) as well as the great bullfighting ring Las Ventas. The tour will continue along to Plaza Colón and enjoy the great and emblematic Parque del Retiro. When the tour is finished, your private vehicle will take you back to your hotel or place of choice.  You will be able to personalize this tour and go down and take impressive pictures whenever you want. This is a completely personalized unique tour for you and your party. During the private city tour, you will be able to visit amongst others: -       Panoramic view of the Santiago Bernabeu -       Retiro park -       Plaza Colón -       Gran Vía -       Paseo de la Castellana -       Barrio de Salamanca -       Bullfighting ring Las Ventas -       Cibeles Fountain -       Alcalá Gate -       Barrio de la Morería -       Plaza de España -       Royal Alcazar (Royal Palace of Madrid)

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What people are saying about Plaza de España, Madrid

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,149 reviews

Excellent because you can travel all tourist Madrid, go up and down without problem and go back up from 10am to 6pm. I think it's great. And the only way to know everything.

Saw a lot of key sights and areas of the city in a short period of time. Caspar took a lot of time and trouble to make the tour enjoyable.

It was really good although its a shame that the tour was only until 18:00. Its low season though so ok

Great. !!! But the tikets on the mobile were not read and we had to make arrangements at the kiosk.

It was an amazing experience! I'd 100% recommend it.