MADRID, ONE DAY IN THE ROYAL CITY

1 DAY
  • Lope de Vega house
  • Plaza Mayor, Madrid
  • Prado Museum, Madrid

We will start out with a tour of the Museo del Prado, one of the most important art museums worldwide. Right after, we will cross the Paseo de la Castellana, the city’s main avenue, and enjoy a coffee break at the Thyssen-Bormemisza Museum. From its terrace we will enjoy spectacular views of Madrid. Then we will stroll through the Hapsburg neighborhood, which retains the atmosphere of the capital city during the Siglo de Oro (Spanish Golden Age). We will walk by the houses where Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega lived. We will then have lunch in the oldest restaurant in Spain, founded in 1725. In the afternoon we will visit the 18th century Royal Palace, where we will have a taste of the lifestyle of the Spanish Bourbon monarchy in the olden days. It was a time when the cultural atmosphere at court was enhanced by the services of some of the greatest artists of the age, such as the painter Tiepolo or the composer Boccherini.

  • Private tour.
  • Duration: Full Day 8 hours.
  • Category Art and History / Madrid.
  • Walking Tour, with taxi transportation when needed.
  • Private licensed and experienced guide.
  • Lunch in the oldest restaurant in Spain (cost of lunch not included).
  • Appropriate clothing is required.
  • Fast track entrance to monuments/museum.
  • Entrance tickets reservation service included.
  • NOTE: The Museo del Prado and the Royal Palace are closed on some bank holidays are closed.