Madrid Tourist Attractions
Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is a city with much to offer no matter what your interests are. Whether you are there as a single traveler, a couple, a family or a group of friends there are plenty of options of things to see or do or experience. Madrid is a popular place for foodies and has a wide variety of restaurants serving both traditional Spanish and international cuisine.
Below is a selection of attractions you can visit during your stay.
The football team Real Madrid’s home stadium is a popular attraction for the interested, but can also be a nice experience for those who aren’t quite as interested too. This tour includes Direct Access which allows you the experience of the panoramic view of the magnificent stadium, a visit to the Museum, the player dressing rooms, the press room, the official store, the coaching area and the player’s tunnel. The ticket also includes a visit to the Presidential Box, normally reserved for Real Madrid board members and VIPs.
You also get to see cups won by Real Madrid, explore the history of the team and watch videos of important matches and legendary fixtures, as well as check out equipment used by the team over the years.
Madrid City Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour)
A tour on a Hop-On Hop-Off bus gives you the opportunity to get to know the city of Madrid as it allows you to travel to the different sights around the city, such as the Royal Palace, museums, Paseo del Prado and other both modern and historical places around the city.
You can jump on in one location, jump off in another, jump back on and then off again wherever the bus stops for the duration of your ticket’s validity. There are two different routes going around the city and you can choose between a 1- and a 2-day pass. Included in the price is a multilingual audio commentary, a map of Madrid, and discounts to some of the shops and restaurants found in the city. The Hop-On Hop-Off bus is a great way to get to know the city on your first visit to Madrid.
Live Flamenco Show
Experience the passion of live flamenco music and dance at the legendary Torres de Bermejas tablao in the heart of Madrid, reproducing the stunning interiors of the historical Bermejas towers in the beautiful and historical Alhambra in Granada.
This show is said to be the most important flamenco show in the world combining the artistic interpretations and talents of the Cuadro Flamenco composed of some of the best flamenco singers, guitarists, clappers and dancers around. Combine, and enhance, your passionate flamenco experience with traditional Spanish cuisine and drinks while being mesmerised not only by the flamenco, but by the setting of Arabic motifs, ornate tiles and wood-carved ceilings this tablao offers.
Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill on the plain in central Spain, only an hour’s drive from Madrid. The magical city is a UNESCO world heritage site mixing diverse Christian, Jewish and Muslim ancient settings in the shape of narrow medieval streets and beautiful architecture. The history of Toledo is fascinating and the panoramic views of the city are astonishingly beautiful. The ticket includes a round-trip in a comfortable and luxurious VIP class bus, with a bilingual expert guide.
The duration of the trip is 11 hours from leaving Madrid to the return, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Food and entrance tickets to attractions are not included in the price. But the historic place is magical and it is well worth the trip. You are free to discover the city’s streets and squares o n your own, and maybe enjoy a nice lunch while embracing the atmosphere.
Madrid Market Brunch Tapas Tour
A vibrant local market, churros and chocolate and tapas, 3 things that are big parts of the Spanish culture, and with this tour you get to experience them all with a friendly guide next to you who will ensure you get to taste the most delicious and authentic favourites of Madrid and Spain. This is a gastronomic experience so you are recommended to come hungry as you will bark upon a journey through the local food culture. The different tapas will come with the ideal drink pairing it so you get the full experience. You also get to explore a local market with the help of the knowledgeable guide, who will take you to visit a number of non-touristy and family-owned places. All food and drinks are included in the price for this tour.
Private Sightseeing Segway Tour
A fun and easy way to tour Madrid is by Segway. This tour comes with three one-hour options. One option is to visit the Old Madrid, which includes sites like The Royal Palace, The Almudena Cathedral and The Opera Square; there’s also the option of visiting the New Madrid including Prado Museum, Pza Santa Ana and Pta Acala; or you can go to the Retiro Park for one hour.
You can also combine two or three of the separate tours into one.
If you go for the three hour option you are suggested to design your own tour for your full enjoyment of the Segway experience.
You will have a local expert guide with you during these tours, and before you head off to see the sites you get a Segway training lesson so you know how to ride it. A helmet and insurance RC are included in the price.
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