Madrid: Sightseeing & Royal Palace Half Day Tour
- 4.5 Hours
- 4.5 Hours
- On request
Take in the many contrasts Madrid offers its visitors as we take our coach and head to the Plaza de Oriente, then to the Debod Temple, where we will stop for a walk and take pictures accompanied by our guide. Next our coach will head towards the Plaza Mayor where we will be able to visit la Plaza de Villa and Puerta del Sol. We will then continue on for our visit to Carrera de San Jeronimo Street, Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament), Neptuno's Square (Famous artistic fountain), Paseo Del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofia Museums), Atocha Railway Station, Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square (Famous artistic fountain), Alcala Street, Alcala's Gate, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (Bullring) where we will make our last stop. To conclude we will return to the coach and end up seeing Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (Home of Real Madrid CF), Paseo de la Castellana Street, Plaza de Colon (Columbus Square), National Library, Gran Via Street, Plaza de Espana, Plaza de Oriente.
The Royal Palace was built in the XVIII century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Habsburg. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe and a symbol of the permanence and consolidation of Madrid as the capital of the Kingdom. The Palace was the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931. To date, the most stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown are celebrated there: audiences, dinner parties, signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation in which foreign ambassadors present Credential Letters to His Majesty the King.
We will visit the Armory Square (exterior of the palace), the Grand Staircase, the King Charles III's Apartments, the Queen's Apartments, the Banqueting Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Throne Room and the Crown Room. After the guided tour, you may visit on your own the Royal Armory and enjoy the views from the viewpoint of the Armory Square.
Duration: 4.5 Hours
Departs: 9 a.m. - Returns: 1:30 p.m.