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Walk from Madrid's Royal Palace to Plaza Mayor

We are doing an online walking tour where we discover majestic places like the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, Plaza Mayor or Puerta del Sol, and we'll speak about legends, stories and art along the way!

From Madrid
Online Experience
1 Hour
Spain
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from Spain's capital city, Madrid
  • Admire the architecture of the Royal Palace and the Plaza Mayor and the new Cathedral 
  • Learn about Spanish gastronomy and culture, from the Flamenco to the Churros
Description

Join me on this live-streamed, interactive Online Experience to explore the most famous sights in Madrid and contextualise them against the various legends, stories, and artistic accomplishments that decorate the city!

We will begin our virtual tour at the Royal Palace. This is a rebuilt version of the palace - the earlier one was burnt in an unfortunate fire, the reason for which is unknown to this day. As we explore the complex, you will see how multiple statues of Spanish kings adorn it. On Wednesdays, this also serves as the site where the Change of Guards takes place - you may get to catch it in action!

Near the palace is located the new Cathedral, built in 1993 and a perfect example of a mixture Neo-Classical and Neo-Baroque styles. Walk down some narrow streets to reach the St. Nicholas Church and the Army Church, to make our way to Plaza de la Villa, an important square which housed the City Hall until recent times. We will then go through Elbow Street (why is it so named?) to a very famous food market in Madrid, which houses the oldest restaurant in the world (still functional!) and from where the old boundaries of the city are visible. At this juncture of our tour, you will also get to see the traditional Flamenco dresses and learn about the famous Flamenco dance of Spain. 

Finally, we will say our goodbyes in the main Square of the city - the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by palaces-turned-restaurants, a blend of tradition and modernity.

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
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 30 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 115 EUR for up to 10 screens joining 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
Fernando Camacho

I am an Art History and English Philology Student. Also, I am a Heritage Interpreter and an official tour guide. If I have to describe myself, I would say that I am crazy about Art, my specialities are literature and painting, and yes, I absolutely LOVE flamenco! It would be awesome to tell you all about the place where I live, Madrid, Spain's capital since 1561, an amazing city with plenty of secrets and stories.
My favourite artists? Such a difficult question! I really enjoy Picasso and Goya, but I think the number one would be Velazquez if I have to choose. My favourite place in Madrid? There is a place right between the Royal Palace and the Cathedral where you can see the two monuments from a privileged point of view...Actually, on this virtual tour, we will pass through that place!

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