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Madrid Highlights and Skip the Line Guided tour Royal Palace

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Madrid in all its splendour in a unique itinerary through its most relevant monuments. Look at the Royal Palace’s beauty and discover its wonders

Highlights

  • The Royal Palace majestically shows its history of monarchs. It reigns in Plaza de Oriente in front of Catedral de la Almudena.
  • Plaza Mayor is the heart of Hapsburg Madrid. Arco de Cuchilleros, Casa de la Panadería and the Statue of Felipe III mark this square charm.
  • Puerta de Alcalá is one of the five ancient royal gates that gave access to Madrid. Its Neo-classical and three archs appearance remind of the Roman Triumphal Archs.
  • Gran Vía is Madrid’s most known street. Is also known as the Madrid’s Broadway for being the theatres and musicals avenue of the city.

Included

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual official guide.
  • Free drink at Hard Rock Café during the tour.
  • Entrance and guided tour to Royal Palace.

Excluded

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified.
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off.

Please Note

  • This tour is biilingual and will be in English and Spanish.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (corner Plaza Ramales)
  • Print your voucher and give it to your guide when staring the tour. E-voucher accepted.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • The tour ends at the Royal Palace.
  • Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 91 559 9605 / incoming@julia.net
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show

We will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid.

Madrid shows the multiple contrasts inherited through the History. You will be able to find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings and the taste of its typical restaurants.

We will also cover the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings walking and making pictures on Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa. Then, we will also see the Bourbon Madrid and the urban layout made by Carlos III, the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain and the Puerta de Alcalá.

We will also visit the works from the kingdom of Joseph Bonaparte on the 19th century, such as Prado Museum. We will get to know the contemporary Madrid on areas such as Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, like the emblematic Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

During this tour, we will stop at the famous Hard Rock Café, where you will enjoy a free drink.

Discover the Royal Palace. It 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 here: audiences, dinner parties, signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation of Credential Letters from foreign ambassadors to His Majesty the King.

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