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Madrid: Historical Center 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

1. Madrid: Historical Center 2.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Learn the fascinating history of Madrid on a 2.5-hour walking tour, and travel back in time as you stroll the medieval streets of the historical city center. Marvel at the monuments of Plaza Mayor and admire the Baroque façade of Santa Cruz Palace. See the impressive Almudena Cathedral up close, and learn the curious story about the Casa de la Panaderia (Bakery House) where the city's tourist office is located. Watch the locals going about their everyday life at San Miguel Market. Learn more about the Habsburg rulers of the 16th and 17th centuries, and discover the site of the world's oldest restaurant. Explore the Bourbon history of the city and see main monuments such as the Royal Palace of Madrid and the gardens of Plaza de Oriente. Get a deeper appreciation for the history of notable characters who shaped the history of the city along the way.

Skip-the-Line Royal Palace of Madrid and Guided Walking Tour

2. Skip-the-Line Royal Palace of Madrid and Guided Walking Tour

Enter the Royal Palace of Madrid without waiting in line, and see some of the 3,000 rooms of Europe's largest working royal palace. Marvel at the staircase by Sabatini and visit the Throne Room to admire the ceiling painting by Tiepolo. Enter the Royal Pharmacy containing cabinets of medicinal plants and formulas dispensed to the monarchy. Discover a collection of stringed instruments by Stradivari in the Royal Chapel. Then, explore the historical city center on a walking tour. Follow your guide down medieval streets to sites such as Plaza Mayor and Almudena Cathedral. Learn the curious story about the Casa de la Panaderia (Bakery House) and marvel at the fresh produce at San Miguel Market. Hear about the Habsburg rulers of the 16th and 17th centuries, and discover the world's oldest restaurant. Explore the city's Bourbon history and stroll in the gardens of Plaza de Oriente. Get a deeper appreciation for the notable characters who shaped the history of the city along the way.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz Palace Madrid

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4.4 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Wonderful Madrid Palace and city tour!!!

This tour was excellent and Sean our guide was an expert on both Spanish and Madrid history. He was very engaged and genuine in his pride and passion for his city and country. He even provided local restaurant recommendations per our request. Super nice tour!

Our tour guide Luis showed us his city with enthusiasm, helping us understand Madrid from before its founding to today. During the tour, he kindly answered all our questions and let us go at our own pace. I highly recommend this tour when you get to Madrid.

The tapas wine tour was fantastic! Had such a wonderful time!