Be inspired by a very pleasant walk in the historical heart of the city. With this 2 hour walking tour you will see the most famous sites of Spain’s Capital. In a single morning or afternoon you will walk through centuries and discover top attractions of Madrid and its never ending story.
This itinerary begins at Plaza de Oriente, the site of the famous Royal Theatre. From its external our guide will explain the history of this ancient Theatre and will walk to the main attraction of this area of the city, the Royal Palace. The explanation will be from exterior and you will be impressed by this imposing building and its beautiful gardens. Built in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931. Nowadays, it still is a great example of the establishment of Madrid as the capital of the kingdom. Today, it holds the most important receptions of the Spanish Crown. Know the audiences, dinner parties and signature of agreements celebrated through the years.
We will then walk along the typical streets of the city centre and we will pass by one of the loveliest of urban enclaves, we will visit Calle del Cordón and Plaza de la Villa with its typical Market: El Mercado de San Miguel. We will continue our journey towards Plaza Mayor, entering through the Arch of Cuchilleros, where some of the best restaurants in Madrid are located: Botín and las Cuevas de Luis Candelas, and many other places to enjoy tapas in the capital. Once in Plaza Mayor, the city’s most famous icon, we will enjoy all the many stories from this spectacular square. From there we will walk along Calle de la Sal, until we arrive at Calle de Mayor, here you can have a break and taste the famous churros at the San Gines Chocolate Shop if you want.
Our walk ends in the heart of the City: Puerta del Sol. It is one of the nerve centres of Madrid and can not be missed during your stay in Madrid. It features several attractions, such as the Bear and the Strawberry Tree statue, next to Alcalá Street, and the equestrian statue of Charles III standing nine metres tall.
The tour ends here. You can keep walking on your own along the nice streets around the square or you can just have fun and relax in the numerous shops and cafes in the area.