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See the Major Landmarks of Madrid

The arrival of the Bourbon dynasty from France to Spain in the 18th century represented an important urban transformation in the city of Madrid, inspired by the trends of classicism and the Enlightenment, in contrast to the more sober style of the House of Austria.

From Madrid
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Spain
Upto 10 people
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Highlights
  • Live, real-time experience walking through popular landmarks of Madrid 
  • Lessons in history from the Madrid Metro to the Bourbon Dynasty
  • Marvel at the Metropolis Building, Palacio de Cibeles, Church of San Jose and more
Description

The arrival of the Bourbon dynasty from France to Spain in the 18th century represented an important urban transformation in the city of Madrid, inspired by the trends of classicism and the enlightenment in contrast to the more sober style of the House of Austria. That meant the implementation of urban planning projects to improve the appearance of the city.

In this interactive online walking tour streamed live from Madrid, we will stroll through some of the main attractions of the city which represent the growth and development of the city and have contributed to its skyline, anticipating the designs of modern urban planners.

You will get to visit the iconic Metropolis building, next to Calle Alcalá street and the cosmopolitan Gran Vía Avenue. We will see the Baroque Church of San José and the Cervantes Institute with its impressive façade, followed by a visit to the Palacio de Buenavista building, also the current Army Headquarters. As we walk by the famous Bank of Spain building and the celebrated Cibeles Fountain, your guide will bring you up to speed about the interesting history of the Madrid Metro.A must see is the Palacio de Cibeles building (currently the City Hall), one of the most photographed spots in Madrid next to Paseo del Prado Boulevard. The tour will end at the monumental Puerta de Alcalá gate and the green oasis of the city, the Retiro Park. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 29 EUR per screen or as a private tour for 85 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Mercedes García

I am a passionate tour guide based in Madrid, Spain. Born in Argentina, with Spanish background, I have always been in love with Spanish culture, history and arts. I did a degree in Tourism at the university level and I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

I have been working as a Tour Guide for the last 20 years as a full-time job, first in Buenos Aires and then in Madrid, meeting people from all over the world. I have travelled to over 22 countries. Being a tour guide is not just a job for me, it’s a way of living and I really enjoy it.

From USD 36 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.