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Plaza de Oriente

Plaza de Oriente Tours and Tickets

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One of the last great monumental squares of Imperial Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente boasts an enviably grand location, flanked by the magnificent Royal Palace to the west and the Teatro Real opera house to the east. Although originally planned by Joseph Bonaparte, the plaza wasn’t finished until 1844 under the reign of Isabel II, opening to the public in 1850.

Laid out by architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer, the plaza features a set of beautifully landscaped gardens, punctuated by a series of 44 statues depicting prominent Spanish monarchs. Most famous is the 17th-century bronze equestrian statue of Felipe IV, designed in 1640 by Italian sculptor Pedro Tacca. The iconic figure shows the King’s stallion rearing up on its hind legs – a striking sight which towers 12 meters high over the central walkway.

A popular location for state occasions and public addresses, the tranquil oasis makes a scenic location for a stroll, especially at night when the palace and gardens are dramatically lit up. A number of cafés also line the square, offering great views of the formal gardens, most famously the Café de Oriente, with its terrace viewing area proving a big hit with tourists.

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Royal Palace of Madrid Monolingual Guided Tour with Fast Track Access
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Royal Palace of Madrid Monolingual Guided Tour with Fast Track Access

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Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
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3 hrs highlights bike tour Madrid

3 hrs highlights bike tour Madrid

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With limited time to explore Madrid, it can be tough to see all the top sights. On this bicycle tour perfect for travelers hoping to see more in less time, you can visit several of Madrid's most notable sights, in only a few hours. Just grab your helmet, hop on your bike, and let your guide lead you through some of Madrid's most scenic neighborhoods, like Malasaña and Barrio de Las Letras, with several stops along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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Running tour - Highlights of Madrid
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Running tour - Highlights of Madrid

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Welcome to this personal running tour of Madrid. Our guides all have great knowledge and experience of Madrid and we will take you on a running guide tour around the centre of Madrid. We will cover most of the main attractions during our run and this will also give you a great overview of Madrid and how the city is laid out. This is great if you want to continue exploring on your own later during your stay. The tour also covers areas of history, day to day life in Madrid, great restaurants and bars. You have the chance to ask us for recommendations and tips on how to make your stay in Madrid as memorable as possible. At some attractions we will do a full stop for your guide to give you some information as well as having time to take some photos. The tour guide will also point out additional sights etc. during the run between the stops. We will run as fast as the slowest member of the group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Prado Museum and Royal Palace Guided Tour in One Day

Prado Museum and Royal Palace Guided Tour in One Day

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The Royal Palace and the Prado Museum are two of Madrid’s most visited attractions, but it’s easy to waste hours standing in line. This two-part tour ensures a hassle-free experience, with skip-the-line entrance to the palace in the morning and a guided evening tour of the Prado art museum.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner
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Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner

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Treat your taste buds to this 3.5-hour walking tapas tour of Madrid! Gain insight into the cherished Spanish culinary tradition from your local guide as you visit four or five eateries around the city on a lunch or dinner tour. Sample authentic tapas like Iberian ham, locally produced cheeses and paella, accompanied by regional wine or beer at each stop. All tapas and drinks are included, so be sure to bring your walking shoes and your appetite!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private City Kickstart Tour: Madrid

Private City Kickstart Tour: Madrid

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Get personalized tips from a local guide during this private tour in Madrid. Explore the city on foot including the top historic and architectural landmarks such as Puerta del Sol. Catch a glimpse of Madrid’s culture and lifestyle as you stroll through a local market and buzzing plazas. Learn about where to find some of the city’s best churros.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Segway Ride in the Old City of Madrid
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Segway Ride in the Old City of Madrid

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An efficient, eco-friendly Segway is one of the best ways to explore the dispersed yet dazzling landmarks of Madrid. Tick off top attractions such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), and Almudena Cathedral as you cruise the city on a Segway. No previous Segway experience is required to enjoy this tour — the self-balancing Segways are incredibly easy to use and require only a short orientation session. Small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 1 hour
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Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid

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Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid

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Explore Madrid by electric bike on a 2- or 3-hour sightseeing tour through the heart of the city. Enjoy the flexibility to pedal as much or as little as you want, using the bike’s electric assist so you can cruise with little effort. Visit historic neighborhoods, bustling plazas, gardens, and a path along the Manzanares River, with all necessary equipment provided. Departures are available throughout the day.
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Family Friendly Madrid Private City Tour
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Family Friendly Madrid Private City Tour

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City exploring with kids has never been easier! On this Madrid private tour, your family is in good hands, under your local guide's care. The best part, this tour is for grown-ups and kids alike. Embark on a journey where you'll get to see Madrid through your kid's eyes. Visit main highlights like Lope de Vega Museum, Jardines de Lepanto, and Plaza Mayor, and discover hidden gems through a series of activities like treasure hunts and pop quizzes. Your kids will be able to learn about a new culture, their language, and history, thanks to your local host's stories and knowledge. This tour is both entertaining and educational! Withlocals Family Friendly City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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Madrid ebike fun and sightseeing tour (11 am and 3:30 pm)

Madrid ebike fun and sightseeing tour (11 am and 3:30 pm)

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Experience Madrid on two wheels on this guided bicycle tour. Gear up with a bicycle and a helmet.  In the company of your guide, set out into the city and hear stories about Madrid’s history. Ride past some of Madrid’s highlights, including Catedral de la Almudena, Palacio Real, Jardines de Sabatini, Puerta del Sol, and more.
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  • 3 hours
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Madrid Self-Guided Audio Tour

Madrid Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Madrid Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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Sunset in Madrid by segway
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Sunset in Madrid by segway

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Be enchanted by the magic of Madrid on a Segway tour of the city by night. Follow a knowledgeable guide as you explore illuminated landmarks and nascent neighborhoods under the balmy cover of darkness; steer you self-balancing Segway to alluring attractions like Teatro Real, Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace of Madrid and gain a unique perspective of the luminescent landmarks. Feel the vibrancy of Madrid’s nightlife as you explore in a small group limited to only eight people.
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Essential Madrid Bike Tour

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Essential Madrid Bike Tour

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Embark on a comprehensive guided tour of Madrid, traveling like the locals do: on a bike. With a guide leading the pack to point out the sights and provide directions, you can focus on pedaling and taking in the scenery. Pass most of the city's key historical, cultural, and architectural landmarks while listening to in-depth guided commentary. Cycle along the Manzanares River, down Calle del Toledo, and through Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, among other important spots.
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Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros

Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros

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Get a great orientation to Madrid’s historic heart with a fun and eco-friendly Segway tour. Cover more distance than walking to see some of the city’s most important monuments in a short amount of time, including the Almudena Cathedra, Royal Palace, and Puerta del Sol, and finish on a sweet note with a stop for traditional Spanish churros and hot chocolate at a famous local bakery.
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Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Sample the historic highlights of Madrid during this 2-hour guided walking tour. Meander past Madrid’s iconic Plaza Mayor and stroll the winding alleys of Plaza de la Villa. Learn about Madrid’s royal Habsburg dynasty and discover the city’s medieval heritage during stops at attractions like the House and Tower of Lujanes. A guide, plus hotel pickup, help ensure you spend your day sightseeing instead of navigating.
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Madrid Mysteries and Legends Tour

Madrid Mysteries and Legends Tour

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Unsolved crimes, ghosts that have not found rest, manifestly paranormal events ... Hidden in the most unexpected corners, there are innumerable riddles that will forever change our way of seeing Madrid. We invite you to explore them with us on an essential tour to learn about the secret history of the capital of Spain. Discover the oldest stories, legends and corners of Madrid on foot with our expert guides!
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Treasure Hunt, Madrid Urban Adventure

Treasure Hunt, Madrid Urban Adventure

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With the help of the magical items that will be given to you, you will have to use your skills to find and decipher the challenges and places to which the GPS compass will take you to. This will help you walk/navigate along Plaza del Sol, The Royal Palace, the medieval streets of Madrid and more of the city center. We will meet at Plaza de Santa Ana where I will explain to you the dynamics of the game, and how to use the GPS. From there you will go on your own, discovering the city at your own pace. In this adventure you will learn the secrets and stories of Madrid, without having to go with a guide. During the walk you can stop to take a break or drink a cup of coffee and continue. I will be close to the starting point, in case you need help at some point. This experience is great as an original gift, or to try with your kids and friends. Travel through the times of queens, kings and knights. Join the adventure and let's find the treasure of the king together!
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Segway in a Small Group through Madrid

Segway in a Small Group through Madrid

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Enjoy a new and fun experience on a segway, on a wide tour of the old town, the so-called Madrid de los Austrias, accompanied by our tour guide who will show you from the Temple of Debod, to the Puerta del Sol passing through the Royal Palace of Madrid, Almudena Cathedral, Plaza de la Villa (core of Medieval Madrid and its winding streets around it), Mercado San Miguel, Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and more.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias

Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias

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We propose that you learn more about the origins of the city from the urban, historical and architectural point of view since the arabs founded it at the end of the 9th century, following with the conquest of the city by Alfonso VI of Castilla in the 11th century or the moment when Felipe II decided to fix the capital in Madrid, in 1561. We will begin in front of the Royal Palace, reviewing its history since the Arabs built the Alcázar, the defensive castle when Madrid was founded till the moment Felipe V ordered to built the Royal Palace as we know today. From there, we will learn more about the history of the Cathedral and the the new Royal Collections Museum designed by Tuñón and Mansilla. We will enjoy the only rests we have of the Walls built by the arabs. Crossing the Viaduct of Segovia, we will enjoy the views of the forest called Casa de Campo, the green lung, three times bigger than Central Park, the King’s private hunting site until 1931 and a Civil War front, stopping at a viewpoint from which we will enjoy the views of part of the cornice of Madrid. We will continue the walk trough La Latina where the muslims lived for centuries. Walking throught these old small streets and squares we will arrive to Plaza de la Paja where we will find the Palace of the Vargas and the Church of San Andrés where San Isidro were buried, close to the Museum of San Isidro. We will continue our walk discovering some of the rests of the Christian walls built in the XIIth century. Crossing Cava Baja full of old taverns and bars of tapas, we will arrive to the Square of Puerta Cerrada, one of the old gates of the old city. Mercado de San Miguel will be other of one stops where you could have a drink and tapas after visiting Plaza de la Villa where the old City Hall of the city is located. From there you will learn the history of Plaza Mayor, the best example of castillians squares, built 400 years ago.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Toledo Half-Day Trip from Madrid

Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Toledo Half-Day Trip from Madrid

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Combine two incredible tours and save money with the Madrid Super Saver tour; delve into the medieval myriad of Toledo, a treasure trove replete with El Greco artworks and ancient architecture, and discover the best of Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. In the morning, see Madrid's spectacular sights on a comfortable coach. Pass by Gran Via and the Castellana and see Plaza de España and Puerta de Alcala. Then head to Toledo in the afternoon to stroll along the cobbled streets and hear of the city’s rich history from your guide. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back in Madrid.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

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Feel like a true Madrileño (Madrid resident) during this 3-hour private walking tour covering the city’s top sights and hidden secrets. Relive the 16th through 19th centuries as you learn about Madrid’s royal Habsburg and Bourbon families, discovering the secret history and fascinating anecdotes of these dynasties. As you walk, you’ll visit the Plaza Oriente, the Royal Palace, Cibeles Square, San Miguel food market and tour the architecture of Gran Vía. A professional art historian guide, plus hotel pick-up and drop-off are covered.
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Madrid Fun and Sightseeing Ebike tour 3 hours Basic fundamental tour of Madrid

Madrid Fun and Sightseeing Ebike tour 3 hours Basic fundamental tour of Madrid

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Pedal around Madrid on an e-bike and see more than is possible on foot. This guided tour takes you around the city, to its most-important landmarks, as well as places that big tour buses cannot reach. As you cycle around Madrid, you'll learn all about the city's fascinating culture and history.
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Madrid Old Town:

Madrid Old Town: "Escape the Inquisition" City Exploration Game

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Avoid tiresome and disengaging group tours and inject some fun into your vacation with this self-guided discovery tour of Madrid. Using an interactive city exploration app on your phone, solve clues to uncover the stories of hidden gems and iconic sights. + Discover Madrid's historical wonders, iconic sights, and hidden gems + Walk the charming streets of La Latina, bursting with popular tapas restaurants + Learn about Madrid's turbulent history as you unlock a series of puzzles + Have fun with your travel buddies and explore the city at the same time 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.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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