Madrid is art, history, architecture, culture, and cuisine all packed into one beautiful city. The capital city of Spain dates back to the 9th century, subsequent conquests and rulers only added to the rich history of architecture. Today, you can view these in the stunning landmarks of the city including the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and Almudena Cathedral. A true delight for the art connoisseurs, it is home to the Golden Triangle, the three art museums including Prado Museum. Everything from food to dancing, Madrid has vibrant traditions that you need to sample. Unique theme tours are the best way to explore the various facets of the city. We have listed out the best getyourguide Madrid tours so you can enjoy everything the fabulous city has to offer.
The Prado Museum is a showcase of Spanish pride! The museum, formerly known as National Museum of Painting and Sculpture, has a vast collection of Spanish art including the Spanish Royal Collection. The museum holds within its walls more than 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 8,200 drawings, and 4,800 prints and other documents. It will take you a lot of time to explore this museum, and by purchasing the Skip-the-line ticket, you can cut the long queues waiting outside to buy the tickets. The ticket will give you quick access plus also entrance to the temporary exhibitions at the museum. You can purchase an audio guide at the museum to learn more about the exhibits.
Madrid: Prado Museum Direct Entrance Ticket
Duration: 1 day
The walls of Madrid are a riot of color! This walking tour of the areas of Lavapiés, Solar Antonio Grilo, and Esto es una Plaza, will showcase the street art of Madrid. The tradition of street art and graffiti goes a long way back in the city, but lately, the city administration is protecting and promoting art. On this 2.5-hour bike tour, you can see world-class artworks of street art festivals, including from CALLE Lavapiés, Pinta Malasaña, Urvanity arts. The vivid colors, strokes, and textures make the art pop out and become the perfect photo opportunity. Whether you are an art enthusiast or not, this walking tour will excite you!
Madrid: Street Art Bike Tour
Duration: 2.5 hour
Football is a religion in Madrid, and its temple is the Bernabéu Stadium. Walk on the footsteps of legendary players of Real Madrid as you go on a tour of the Bernabéu Stadium. The tour will take to the stands first and get a panoramic view of the stadium where nail-biting matches have been played. You can go down to the pitch and enter the dressing room which was off-limits till recently. Enter the President’s Box and take in the view of the VIPs, and take in the cups in the trophy room. Learn more about the team and the stadium in the Sensations room in a unique opportunity.
Madrid: Bernabéu Stadium Tour with Direct Access Tickets
Duration: 1 day
A segway tour is a great way to explore Madrid; you can quickly glide past the highlights of the city plus give your legs the much-needed rest! This exciting tour includes the services of a live guide and a safety training on how to ride the Segway. You will also get the safety gear like helmet, gloves, and raincoat if needed, plus hot and cold beverages at the meeting point. On tour, you will whiz past iconic landmarks like El Retiro which is Madrid’s Royal Park, Plaza Mayor, Barrio de las Letras, Calle Huertas, Prado Museum, Gate of Philippe IV, Fallen Angel Fountain, La Puerta de Alcalá, Cibeles Palace, the old financial district and the Puerta del Sol.
Madrid: City Center and Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour
Duration: 1.5 hour
The Madrid Royal Palace is Europe’s largest Royal Palace and is built in the traditional Baroque and Classical architecture. Built in 1735, the palace is today used for state ceremonies and is open for visitors. You can enjoy a guided tour of the palace with a local guide who will take you through some of the spectacular rooms in the palace. You cannot possibly visit them all, because there are 3,418 of them! On tour, you can admire the main staircase, Throne room, Hall of Alabarderos, Royal Pharmacy and Royal Chapel. You will see numerous artworks by greats like Caravaggio and Velazquez and the sheer grandeur of a palace of magnificent proportions!
Madrid: Guided Visit to the Royal Palace
Duration: 1.5 hour
Spanish food is an extraordinary combination of food very different traditional European cuisine, it includes the infusion of spices brought centuries ago by its traders and the delicious local produce. You will learn more about the history of the culinary traditions and the city on this walking food and wine tour. You will be led by a local expert guide who will take you to 3-4 tapas bars where you will sample small plate appetizers known as tapas and a drink, and end the tour with a dessert. The tour will also pass through Madrid’s landmarks like Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market, Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace, and Plaza de Oriente.
Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour
Duration: 2.5 hour
The Spanish Inquisition is undoubtedly one of the darkest periods of Spain’s history. The period from 1478 to 1834 was run by the Catholic Church to ensure that all its citizens followed Catholicism. It was a period of religious intolerance and subjugation of minorities. Today, you can look back on it and learn from history with the help of a local guide who will narrate stories from the era. You will go on a tour that takes about 2.5 hours and makes stops at locations like Royal Monastery of La Encarnacion and a jail where significant events of the Spanish Inquisition took place. The walking tour is also wheelchair accessible, and the guide speaks two languages, English and Spanish.
Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hour
This walking tour of the Old Town of Madrid is the best way to learn about the history of the city, right from its foundation to the 20th century. The lively English-speaking guide will take you through the quaint streets of Old Town lined by historic buildings, and narrate the city’s history, plus give you useful tips on where to go, what to see and what to eat. You will admire the Royal Palace and buildings of the Hapsburg Era from the 16th and 17th century. You will wonder at the Baroque architecture of Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, San Miguel Market and more.
Walking Tour Madrid Old Town: Secret Sites and Hidden Gems
Duration: 3 hour
Madrid is a beautiful city, and a sunset walking tour is the best way to enjoy the glittering monuments and landmarks of the city. For about three hours, an expert English & Spanish speaking guide will take you through Madrid’s attractions including the Bourbon’s District, Golden Triangle of Arts, and Puerta del Sol. At the end of the tour, you will be taken to the legendary Tablao Flamenco Torres Bermejas for a Flamenco performance. The rousing beats and moves of the Flamenco are exciting to watch, sip a glass of local Fino wine and end the night having taken a glimpse of the essence of Madrid.
Madrid Sunset Walking Tour and Flamenco Show
Duration: 3.5 hour
If you are lucky, you can catch a bullfight in Madrid, the country’s passion and favorite sport! And if you want more, then you can go on a tour of the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the city’s most important bullfighting ring and an iconic landmark. The building was designed by José Espeliú in 1929 to seat up to 23,000 spectators who could enjoy the adrenaline rush of a bullfight. On this tour, you can enjoy access to the arena and experience views of the bull and the bullfighter. You will have audioguide with ten languages that will narrate the history and success of the ring. Visit the museum and enjoy a 360º virtual reality bullfight at the stadium.
Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour
Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy the city of Madrid with the getyourguide tours
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