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Where to Find the Best Views in Madrid

Where to Find the Best Views in Madrid

Only from above can you begin to understand the scope of Madrid, Spain’s sweeping capital. Whether you want to do so by day or night, from a rooftop terrace or the basket of a hot-air balloon, here are our top picks for where to get the best views over Madrid.

 

Take To the Skies

There are few better ways to get a feel for a city’s size and scope than from the sky in a hot-air balloon. While in Madrid, take a flying tour over the city and admire the network of streets below, as you enjoy a complimentary drink and listen to your guide tell tales you might not hear elsewhere. You can even choose to fly over a few neighboring cities, like Segovia or Toledo, too.

 

Arrange a Private Tour

If you’re visiting Madrid with a specific aim in mind—like enjoying the best views—but don’t know where to begin when it comes to planning or have limited time in the city, a private, customizable tour could be the solution. Let a guide plan the ideal sightseeing route, including stops to admire the Gran Vía from on high, for a hassle-free day of exploration. You can even opt for tours that include personal photographers.

 

Visit the Temple of Debod

Sunset is the best time to appreciate the sweeping city views from Madrid’s Temple of Debod, an Egyptian shrine situated on the grounds of the Royal Palace. To get the timing just right, take a tour with a local guide or opt for a package, which typically combines skip-the-line admission to the Royal Palace with a wider city sightseeing tour for a comprehensive experience.  

 

Sip Drinks on a Rooftop

Take in awesome views over the city from a rooftop bar, where you can enjoy an ice-cold beer after a day of exploring. Skip the hassle of figuring out which bar has both the best views and the best drinks by choosing a tour that includes a rooftop pit stop. Whether alone or in a small group, there are plenty of tour options that let you take in the best of the city from above and below. 

Hike in the Mountains

After you’ve soaked up the traditional city views, get a new perspective on mountainous Madrid during a small-group or private hiking excursion. See wild animals, take the tour at your own pace, and enjoy the fresh air.

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Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Toledo or Segovia with Optional Transport from Madrid

Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Toledo or Segovia with Optional Transport from Madrid

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Rise to exhilarating elevations over the medieval myriad of Toledo or Segovia on a hot-air balloon ride from Madrid. Select the city you want to see from above then rise to dizzying heights and enjoy birds-eye views of Toledo’s charming Old Town and Segovia’s ancient aqueduct.Touch down and pamper your palate with a Spanish brunch featuring cava and cured meats. Bring home a flight certificate and after a few days enjoy the photographs and video that immortalize your magical memories and upgrade to enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Madrid hotel.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.35
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

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Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park and more. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.77
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$56.77
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Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Madrid’s Guadarrama Regional Park

Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Madrid’s Guadarrama Regional Park

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Ascend to dizzying heights in a weightless hot-air balloon on an unforgettable 3-hour tour to Guadarrama Regional Park. Glide over luscious landscapes scattered with verdant forests, rugged mountain peaks and impressive monuments then Touch down and pamper your palate with a Spanish brunch featuring cava and cured meats.. Bring home a flight certificate and after a few days enjoy the photographs and video that immortalize your magical memories and upgrade to enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Madrid hotel.    
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.35
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Madrid Private Full Day Walking Tour with Lunch

Madrid Private Full Day Walking Tour with Lunch

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Ideal for travelers with limited time in Madrid, this private 8-hour walking tour allows you to tick off more major Madrid attractions in less time. Alongside a personal guide, you’ll absorb the grandeur of Plaza Mayor, stroll down the bustling Gran Via boulevard, and admire the iconic clock tower in Puerta del Sol. Stop to sample ‘barquillo’ (Spanish liquor) and feast on a 3-course meal accompanied by wine and soft drinks in a popular local restaurant. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private, fully customizable tour.  
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$373.98
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

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Discover the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a 2.5-hour coach tour of Madrid. From the comfort of a luxury coach, gaze at arresting landmarks like Real Madrid football stadium, Calle Mayor and Palacio de la Zarzuela, the largest palace in Europe. Stop at the Hard Rock Café for a refreshing beverage and gain valuable insight into the rich history and culture of Madrid from your expert guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.50
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Madrid Royal Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

Madrid Royal Palace Private Tour with Skip-the-line Ticket

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Explore the Madrid Royal Palace with a private guide during this walking tour. Skip the line for quick entry into the palace, once the official residence of the Spanish Royal family. Learn about the architecture and history of Palacio de Oriente as you move through official lounges and reception halls where ceremonies and events are held today.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$86.84
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Private Madrid Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

Private Madrid Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

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Exploring Madrid with a local guide is the best way to get to know the city’s character. Stay away from the tourist attractions—it’s easy enough to visit those on your own—and instead visit hip neighborhoods, local-favorite tapas bars, and artisan shopping districts that are still under the radar. This private tour is with just you and your guide so you can customize every aspect of your experience, right down to the duration.
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  • 8 hours
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$184.28
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Personal Vacation Photographer Tour in Madrid

Personal Vacation Photographer Tour in Madrid

Madrid is a picturesque city, and serves as the perfect backdrop for vacation photos to show off to family and friends. Avoid bringing home typical, boring selfies with this Madrid photo shoot, complete with a professional photographer. Explore the parts of the city that you want to see, and enjoy a custom route designed for you. When you're done, your photos will be ready in no time, and posted online for easy download.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Madrid 4-Hour Private Custom Walking Tour of Los Austrias

Madrid 4-Hour Private Custom Walking Tour of Los Austrias

Spend four hours exploring the city streets of Madrid on this private custom walking tour that hits all of the highlights. You'll make your way through the old town center, stop at Los Austrias, and gain insight and understanding into Madrid's history and traditions. This tour is fully customizable, which means you'll choose your own adventure!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.08
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