The Best of Madrid Walking Tour


Ahtasham K.

5.00(1) reviews
English (Native), Spanish (Native), Hindi (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 9 people

Meeting Point

Opera Metro Station or pickup in Hotel

09:00 AM

Opera House of Madrid

Know the history of the Opera House of Madrid also known as Teatro Real and also the famous queen Isabel II whose statue dominates the square in front.

09:30 AM

Plaza de Oriente

Admire the beautiful square located on the eastern side of the Royal Palace with statue of king Philip IV. Know about the history of the square and curiosities about king Philip IV life and also about Velazquez's (the famous painter) connection with the statue.

10:00 AM

Royal Palace of Madrid

Visit the magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid in the morning time beating the crowds. It is one of the biggest palaces around the world with more than 3000 rooms. It is the ceremonial palace of the kings of Spain and has been home to the Royal family since the foundation of the capital of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century

11:30 AM

Almudena Cathdral of Madrid

Visit the beautiful Almudena Cathedral of Madrid which is right in front of the Royal Palace. It has an impressive Neo Classical architecture outside and Neo Gothic architecture inside. It is dedicated to the patron virgin of Madrid known as Almudena.

11:40 AM

1000 year old walls of Madrid

See the archeological remains of the first fortress that was founded in Madrid by the Arabs around a 1000 years ago.

12:00 PM

Plaza de La Villa

See the first urban square of Madrid with one of the oldest civil constructions in Madrid know as Palacio de los Lujanes.

12:20 PM

Worlds Oldest restaurant

Have a look at the oldest restaurant in the world with Guiness Record.

12:40 PM

Plaza Mayor

See the main square of Madrid which has been the center of all kinds of activities since centuries. Know about the different events that have taken place in this square from bullfights to the Spanish Inquisition trials.

Have free time for lunch after getting recommendations, you can try the famous Calamari Sandwich or a fixed menu in restaurants around.

01:40 PM

Puerta de Sol

Know the history of this vibrant square which is the meeting point for many people in Madrid. Find the metal mark of the KM 0 of Madrid which is the beginning of all the highways from Madrid. Also pose next to the famous Bear Statue which is also considered as one of the symbols of Madrid.

02:00 PM

Gran Via

Know the modern avenue of Gran Via which is like the Broad Way of Madrid. It was constructed in the early 20th century to be the modern artery of Madrid. It has one of the most emblematic buildings of Madrid known as the Metropoli.

02:30 PM

Cibeles Fountain

Admire the fountain of the goddess Cibeles which also one of the most famous landmark of the city of Madrid. In the vicinity you have many monumental buildings like the Bank of Spain, Palacio de Cibeles and the Cervantes Institute.

03:00 PM

Puerta de Alcala

Pose in front of the famous gate Puerta de Alcala built in the 18th century as the entrance to the city of Madrid. It was the gate that welcomed all visitors coming to Madrid from the north.

03:10 PM

Retiro Park

Visit the famous Retiro Park which is a green heaven in the heart of Madrid. It has been declared World Heritage along with the Prado Museum. See the beautiful green trees and the famous lake with boating inside. Know the history of the park and its evolution during the modern times.

03:40 PM

Prado Museum

In the end see the world famous Prado Museum which forms part of the World Heritage area of Madrid. It has some the best known masterpieces from painters like Bosch, El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. This is a treasure house of Spanish and Flemish art and you will not only learn about the paintings but also about the Spanish history through different paintings

Ending Point

Prado Museum

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fees for the group

What‘s not included

Entrance ticket to the PRADO MUSEUM - 15 euros

Entrance ticket to the Royal Palace - 12 euros

Important Information

I live in Madrid and I do tours of Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, Cuenca from Madrid with private transportation

This tour requires walking and being on foot most time of the day so please come prepared.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Victor A.

Aug 25, 2022

Madrid and Toledo tours

What an incredible experience! The guide knows a lot about history and culture of Madrid, Toledo and surrounding suburbs and he was absolutely not in a hurry. The whole tour and experience was beyond my expectations.

$540/ per group