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Plaza Mayor Tours and Tickets

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Today this central square is a popular meeting place for tourists and locals, but Plaza Mayor’s history goes back to the early 17th century during King Felipe III's reign. The central statue is a nod to the king’s role in overseeing the project's completion. Forming the outer walls are a series of 3-story buildings with balconies overlooking the center.

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Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

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A hop-on hop-off Madrid sightseeing tour by open-top double-decker bus is the perfect introduction to this incredible city. Select a 1- or 2-day ticket that lets you board and disembark at any of the stops along two interconnecting routes, so you can explore city sights at your own pace. Hear onboard audio commentary and check out Madrid’s many plazas, museums, and theaters with the provided map and guidebook.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

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Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene on a delicious tapas tour. Stroll through the evening-lit streets with a guide and sample delicious tapas dishes at popular restaurants while learning about the local ingredients. Treat your palette to delicious Spanish wines complemented by items like Iberian ham, salted cod, rich chickpea stew and more. To keep this experience intimate, group size is limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.32
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Highlights of Madrid by Bike

Highlights of Madrid by Bike

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Admire the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a bicycle tour of Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, cycle at a leisurely pace to important monuments like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Stop intermittently to listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide, and to capture photographs of Madrid’s historical and architectural highlights. All safety equipment is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

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Experience the best Madrid has to offer on this combination excursion covering a Real Madrid stadium tour and city sightseeing trip. First, explore the architecture that has shaped this Spanish capital, exploring the city’s Moorish origins along with the key structures of its Habsburg and Bourbon eras. Then, head to the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a behind-the-scenes visit inside this legendary team’s locker rooms, bench and presidential box. This Madrid combination trip also includes admission for the Bernabeu tour, a guide, and transport by coach.
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  • 4 hours
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Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

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One of the darkest and most fascinating chapters in the history of Spain is the Spanish Inquisition, when power centralized under the unified Spanish kingdom. On this walking tour that's perfect for history fans, learn how the brutal tribunals played out in Madrid. Uncover the legends of the Inquisition, its key players, and how torture was used against its victims. By the end of the tour, see Madrid through the lens of history.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

Skip-The-Line Early Entrance Tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid

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Discover the grandiose Royal Palace of Madrid with special early access and a guided tour. For a glimpse of the palace at its most spectacular, arrive before the doors open to the public, then learn the secrets of the enormous palace, whose 2,800 rooms overflow with masterpiece artwork, period décor, and architectural detail. This Royal Palace tour includes skip-the-line early admission tickets to the Royal Palace.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Flamenco Show & Special Menu at Torres Bermejas in Madrid

Flamenco Show & Special Menu at Torres Bermejas in Madrid

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Treat all of your senses to a dose of Spanish culture with a flamenco and dinner package in Madrid. Booking in advance guarantees you a seat in the legendary Torres Bermejas, a tablao (flamenco venue) where some of the greatest names in flamenco have performed. Plus, your experience is completed by a tapas selection inspired by classic Spanish cuisine. Choose from two showtimes.
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  • 1 hour
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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

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Avoid the crowds as you skip the line and get the inside scoop on some of the best art at Madrid’s iconic Prado museum on this 90-minute guided tour. This sprawling museum is nearly unparalleled in its collection of European art, but can also be overwhelming for new visitors. Let your guide introduce you to museum’s the top highlights and their fascinating backstories, including Diego Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and ‘The Annunciation’ by El Greco. Best of all, this small-group visit is limited to just 20 guests, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch

Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch

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Visit the UNESCO-listed cities of Segovia and Avila on this day trip from Madrid. Admire the picturebook old town of Avila with its stunning 11th-century walls, cathedral, and Basilica of St. Vincent. Then continue to the historical showstopper of Segovia. Behold its massive Roman aqueduct and explore its Gothic cathedral and fairytale-like Alcazar fortress-palace. Upgrade to include a simple, tourist-style lunch or a gourmet feast of Segovian specialties with drinks.
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  • 8 hours
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Toledo and Segovia Tour with Alcazar Entrance from Madrid
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Toledo and Segovia Tour with Alcazar Entrance from Madrid

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Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty of Toledo, a UNESCO-listed site replete with historical monuments, and Segovia on a full-day tour from Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the arresting landmarks of each city while discovering fascinating historical facts. Admire the Primada Cathedral in Toledo, marvel at the ancient aqueduct and regal Alcazar in Segovia, and gain valuable insight into the history and culture of each city from your expert guide. Enjoy the convenience of comfortable round-trip transportation on this tour.
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  • 11 hours
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Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid with Optional Dinner

Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid with Optional Dinner

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Experience the fever of flamenco dancing during a show in one of Spain’s most esteemed ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues) in Madrid. Select a show time convenient for you, then venture to the beating heart of Madrid’s Old Town to experience an evening of music and dance. Enjoy a welcome drink or upgrade to include a 3-, 4-, or 5-course feast of Spanish specialties. Then take in a passionate performance from some of Spain’s top dancers.
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  • 3 hours
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Madrid Royal Palace Expert Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Madrid Royal Palace Expert Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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The magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid is one of the official residences of the King of Spain and one of Madrid’s most popular attractions. On this skip-the-line tour, avoid the queues which can take over an hour at peak times, and gain extra insight into the Spanish royal family on a guided tour. Visit the Throne Room, Hall of Mirrors, and Banquet Hall; peek into the Royal Apartments; then stroll around the beautiful palace gardens.
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  • 2 hours
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

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Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park and more. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
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  • 3 hours
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Segovia and Toledo Day Trip with Alcazar Ticket and Optional Cathedral
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Segovia and Toledo Day Trip with Alcazar Ticket and Optional Cathedral

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Experience two UNESCO World Heritage cities in one day on this tour to Toledo and Segovia. See Segovia’s narrow streets and preserved Roman aqueduct. Uncover ancient mysteries during a guided tour of the ancient fortress, the Alcázar. In Toledo—the city of three cultures—discover the architecture and history of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian societies who once lived here and take a guided tour of the Cathedral of Toledo (optional).
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  • 12 hours
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Full Day Tour Ávila and Segovia from Madrid with Tickets to Monuments Included

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Full Day Tour Ávila and Segovia from Madrid with Tickets to Monuments Included

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Exploring Avila and Segovia—two of Spain’s oldest cities—from Madrid in a day can be tricky without a self-drive car. This full-day coach tour is the easy option, with the added bonus of a guide to chart the cities’ history, and included walking tours and entry fees. Check out Avila’s walls, Cathedral, and Basilica; and then continue to Segovia to take in its towering Roman aqueduct, Alcazar, and Cathedral.
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  • 8 hours
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Skip the Line: Traditional Flamenco Show Ticket

Skip the Line: Traditional Flamenco Show Ticket

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Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture but, for visitors, it can be hard to cut through the tourist traps to find an authentic performance. This show at the Centro Cultural Flamenco, Madrid offers an intimate and unforgettable experience of traditional flamenco.
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  • 1 hour
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Full Toledo with 7 Monuments and Optional Cathedral Access
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Full Toledo with 7 Monuments and Optional Cathedral Access

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Visit Toledo for a day from Madrid on this guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Embark from central Madrid, and enjoy guided visits of Toledo Cathedral, the Jewish District, and more. The tour includes free time for you to explore on your own, visiting more sights or stop for a bite to eat.
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  • 9 hours
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Royal Palace Madrid Afternoon Guided Tour in a Small Group
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Royal Palace Madrid Afternoon Guided Tour in a Small Group

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Madrid’s daytime temperatures have been known to reach scorching heights. Escape the daytime heat and cool off in the opulent chambers of the Royal Palace (Palacio Real) on a guided walking tour of the structure’s highlights. Ideal for history and culture buffs, this tour covers the official lounges, royal armouries, and the grounds of Campo del Moro, and offers insight into the history of the Royal Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket

Essential Flamenco Admission Ticket

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Get unparalleled access to the world of flamenco with these pre-booked admission tickets, and enjoy an intimate evening dance performance. Skip the distraction of meal service and focus on the dancing. Unlike other venues, this dance space features only three rows of seating, so you’re sure to get close-up views of the emotion-charged stage. Entry tickets include one complimentary drink.
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  • 1 hour
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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  • 4 hours
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Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

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Enjoy Spain's legendary nightlife and mouth-watering tapas culture during this small-group walking tour in Madrid. Follow your expert foodie guide as you trace the typical evening rituals of your average Madrileno, stopping along Madrid's hard-to-find side streets for snacking at some of the city's incredible array of tapas bars. Come away from your evening with a renewed appreciation for the lively people and tantalizing food and drink on offer in the Spanish capital. This small-group walking tour, limited to just 10 guests, also includes visits to multiple bars, a drink and tapas at the first bar and language assistance and advice when ordering.
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  • 4 hours
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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner
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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a history and tapas walking tour in Madrid, including dinner. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, to feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria, and typical liquors.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$86.20
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Avila y Segovia Full Day Tour from Madrid

Avila y Segovia Full Day Tour from Madrid

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Explore two of Spain's oldest cities on a day trip from Madrid without the hassle of renting a car or figuring out train and bus services. This guided tour takes you to Avila and Segovia, two cities that are so rich in history and architecture that they are known as Spain's Heritage of Mankind cities.
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  • 9 hours
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$58.69
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Historic Madrid + Modern

Historic Madrid + Modern

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Travelers who want a quick but memorable overview tour of Madrid will love touring the city in a vintage car. You and your party will be driven past a number of Madrid’s landmarks, including the Prado Museum, El Retiro park, Plaza Colon, and more. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and take note of places of interest that you can return to later at leisure.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Should I book Plaza Mayor tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Plaza Mayor can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Plaza Mayor 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Plaza Mayor costs USD 3.74. Guided Plaza Mayor tours start around USD 3.74 per person.
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