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Hapsburgs Madrid Walking Tour and Skip the Line Guided Tour Royal Palace

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Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of the most important areas of the Habsburg’s period in Madrid. See fantastic buildings and plazas of Renaissance and Baroque style. Stop at an emblematic café for a drink. Discover one of the best preserved palaces in Europe. Skip the lines to access some of the greatest areas of the site with your local guide. Visit areas such as the great Royal Chapel, the Grand Staircase and the Crown Room

Highlights

  • Discover some of the most emblematic buildings of Madrid.
  • Learn about the Habsburgs history period with a friendly and knowledgeable guide sharing inside tips on the city.
  • Take a break during the activity at a quaint café and enjoy some churros con chocolate.
  • Walk through the rooms where audiences and private events still take place.
  • The Palace was the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931.

Included

  • Drink at a Café during the tour.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Royal Palace.
  • “Skip the line” access.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Transportation.

Please Note

  • This is a walking tour. Wear appropriate attire.
  • Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • The duration of the tour includes transportation.
  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.
  • This tour has a minimum of 2 participants per departure. In the event of not meeting the minimum required, an alternative will be offered.

Restrictions

  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain in Madrid city center. Please refer to your documentation for more information.
  • It will not be necessary to print the voucher

Stroll through Madrid Old Town. Discover some of its most important buildings of Renaissance and Baroque style. This area is known as the Habsburgs' Madrid because of the dynasty that reigned in Spain until 1700.

Charles I was the first king of the era and enriched the city with palaces and museums you will discover today. The city grew dramatically during the period and became the capital of Spain.
Follow your guide on this walking tour and immerse yourself in the city history. See important sights such as Mayor Street, the beautiful Plaza de la Villa, Plaza de Oriente and surrounding areas. Learn about the representative Renaissance and Baroque styles. Stop at a café of this popular quarter of Madrid and enjoy a break courtesy of Julià Travel.

Skip the lines and dive right into the history of the beautiful Royal Palace. Did you know its size doubles the one of Buckingham Palace? Build 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. Walk around the Armory Square. Marvel at the beautiful tapestries and elegant furniture. Follow your guide through the Grand Staircase, the Throne Room and the Banqueting Hall, among others.

Once your guided visit finishes, you can visit the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square!

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