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Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Plaza Mayor, Madrid: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing 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. 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

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Tour

2. From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Tour

Discover the historic sites and monuments in Avila and Segovia on a guided day trip from Madrid. Admire the exterior of the Ávila Walls and see the Roman Aqueduct. Begin in downtown Madrid and travel to the cities of Avila and Segovia by comfortable coach. See the exterior of the Ávila Walls that surround the city that was completed in just 10 years, between the 11th and 14th centuries. Then, visit the interior of the Basilica of San Vicente known as The Basilica of the Holy Brothers Martyrs, Vicente, Sabina, and Cristeta. Pass through the Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral to reach the Church-convent of Santa Teresa and explore the interior of its Church. Once the visit to Ávila is finished, enjoy free time to have a wine, a soft drink, and an aperitif and to have lunch or continue visiting the city. Go to the city of Segovia and visit the Roman Aqueduct, which is the highest and best-preserved. Pass through the Casa de los Picos, Plaza de Juan Bravo, and Plaza Mayor where you'll find the Cathedral, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and of San Frutos. Finish at El Alcázar de Segovia, a medieval fortress, located on a rocky crag on the confluence of two rivers near the Sierra de Guadarrama, it is one of the most distinctive castles-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape, like the prow of a ship.

Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

3. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Best of Madrid: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in Small Groups

4. Best of Madrid: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour in Small Groups

See the best sights of Madrid in a fun and relaxed way on this guided bike tour. The distance covered is around 9 miles, during which your guide will tell you about the legends, art, and gastronomy of the city. The tour will get you acquainted with Madrid's most popular tourist attractions, such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Retiro Park. Make several stops along the way where your guide will give you more information about Madrid's sights. Enjoy a 20-minute break halfway through. Bike and helmet are included.

Madrid Downtown Segway Tour

5. Madrid Downtown Segway Tour

Travel through the center of Madrid in the most entertaining way. From the Plaza de Isabel II you will know the most emblematic places of the capital of Spain. It passes through the Royal Palace, the largest in Western Europe, with more than 3,000 rooms. Walk the oldest and most adventurous Madrid, where thieves, soldiers, and mercenaries crossed their swords in every corner of the Plaza de la Villa, near the Church of Santiago or in the arcades of the Plaza Mayor. Admire the fantastic Plaza de Oriente, with views of the Palace and the Royal Theater, witness to the best performances of opera and ballet. You´ll be able to discover these and other magical corners of Madrid in this walk full of history, and lots of fun. 

Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

6. Madrid: City and El Retiro Segway Tour

Come and enjoy the newest and safest model of Segway, the "Genuine i2 Segways". Always in the safety hands of your guide, in this experience you will discover how to use your authentic Segway in a magical atmosphere that only the Madrid skyline can create. Your tour will be adapted to your skills levels. If this is your first time, you need only 5 to 10 minutes to become an expert. After the training, you will be shown the Madrid you want to see, including the main sights and secret nooks known only to the locals. Examples are the vantage point of the Mirador del Factor with its stunning panoramic views of the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, where the mountains make the perfect background. The tour will continue to the Almudena Cathedral. You will admire the temple and discover that it holds the title of being the last Spanish cathedral to be completed, and is one of the few cathedrals in Spain to suffer the ravages of the civil war, before being finally consecrated less than 25 years ago. You will travel through Habsburg Madrid, the oldest part of Madrid, containing beautiful narrow streets reminiscent of Madrid's most ancient times. If you like longer tours, the Retiro park is a perfect setting to feel how a perfect urban combination is created by the blend of city and nature. Glide through a green path of forests, historic gardens, parks and many more places to be discovered with the best guides on this Segway tour. Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.

Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

7. Madrid: Highlights & Parks Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Madrid is the perfect city to explore by bike. Discover its flat and magnificent historic center with emblematic sites such as the historic market - Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. Ride on electric bicycles so can enjoy a guided tour of the city with minimum effort. Avoid the traffic and travel through the capital city on a route on which you will discover all the details of Madrid's culture and history, thanks to the entertaining explanations of your guide. Be amazed by the views of Plaza de Oriente, located between the Royal Palace and Teatro Real. Visit Plaza de la Armería to see the main access to the palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Visit the King's Bridge, Casa de Campo, Madrid Río, and the impressive Retiro Park.

Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

8. Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

Climb aboard a self-balancing Segway to explore the most beautiful park in Madrid. Start with an introduction to the electric vehicles, and once you are comfortable on the Segway, glide over to the so-called "Barrio de las Letras" ("Literary Quarter") where some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega, used to live. Journey down Calle de las Huertas to reach the Prado Museum, a world-famous temple of art. Then, follow your guide past one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid. See the magnificent facade of the Iglesia de los Jerónimos before arriving at Retiro Park. Ride around the park for about 40 minutes and see landmarks such as the lovely pond, Crystal Palace and monument representing Lucifer's fall from Heaven. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of gliding along the park's large avenues. Depart the park and make your way back to the start point, passing the Puerta de Alcalá (Alcalá Gate), Palacio de Cibeles (Cybele Palace) and Puerta del Sol at the true heart of the city.

Madrid: 2-Hour Sightseeing Segway Tour

9. 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 tour is a visit to Madrid’s Egyptian temple, in the middle of Madrid, the Templo de Debod.

Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

10. Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

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What people are saying about Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 6,435 reviews

We loved the bus tour around the city. Very informative. Staff were very helpful and polite. If there was one little negative feedback is that not all audio outlets work on board. We had to change our seats several times to find one that worked.

Our guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. It was a perfect way to get to know the city upon our arrival. Would definitely recommend doing!

Very detailed, fun way to see the city. some of us with tiny bums had a bit of soreness from the seat but otherwise it was great! highly recommend

The tour was great team. Pablo was very accommodating and a good storyteller. I highly recommend it.

Had a great experience and all guides were great. Highly recommend