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Madrid Architecture Tour

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Duration

3 Hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Languages

English, Espanol

Overview

Madrid, one of the most exciting Capitals of Europe! Would you like to discover this spectacular city from a different way? Then, this Madrid Architecture Tour is made for you! Surprising urban spaces and a variety of heterogeneous architectural highlights make a visit to the Spanish Capital a unique and exciting experience.

Madrid Architecture Tour

The architecture of Madrid is very varied. The city has an extensive repertoire of historical architecture that coexists harmoniously with modern skyscrapers and contemporary works of last generation, revealing different phases of its evolution and history. This variety means that Madrid is among the first destinations for those interested in architectural ensembles and art. We propose to know more of Gran Via, from the Urbanistic, Historic and Architectural point of view, since it was conceived more than 100 years ago, until its more recent last reform.

We must start at the rooftop or “Azotea” of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, work of Antonio Palacios, where you would enjoy the best views of the city. From there we will get to know together the urban development of Madrid, of Gran Via and their surroundings, we will also remember the history of other buildings such as the new headquarters of the City Council or the Cervantes Institute in Cibeles, White Towers or the Colon Towers. After taking the impressive stairs of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, and get to know the building from the inside, we will start a great walking tour of the first section of Gran Via, stopping at Loewe, where Ava Gardner used to buy her exclusive handbags, before going to celebrate the premiere of her movies at Museum Chicote with a cocktail, a place that preserves its essence and art-decó decoration until these days that Almodovar keeps celebrating his premieres.

We will visit Telefonica building, the first high-rise in Madrid, which foundation we enter together. Then, we continue this amazing Madrid Architecture Tour, walking by the second section of Gran Via, visiting the old “Paris Warehouses”, the first luxury shopping center in Madrid. After that, we are going to remember the disappeared Florida Hotel at Callao, where Ernest Hemingway used to share his nights with international correspondents covering the Spanish Civil War. From here, we are sure you will love the views of the third section of Gran Via, with its movies and theaters that we will enjoy together until we get to Plaza de España, once in there, we all go up to the last rooftop. A secret spot where we would drink something while I tell you about a fascinating project that will change this square, all this, having Casa de Campo, Sabatini Gardens and the Royal Palace in the background.

We also offers different itineraries, like “Lavapiés & Rastro”, “Madrid Río,” “Old Madrid de los Austrias” and “Malasaña”, etc. Let us know your personal tour suggestion, we make it a success! Because Madrid is much more, come and check out our several tour options and book your Madrid Architecture Tour for an unforgettable experience.

More Information

  • Date: Flexible
  • Time: Flexible
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Location: Gran Via area
  • Meeting Point: Circulo de Bellas Artes (Calle de la Riera, 2)
  • Languages: English / Spanish
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Antonio Palacios
  • Edificio Metropolis
  • Fundación Loewe
  • Museo Chicote
  • Gutierrez Soto
  • Fundación telefónica
  • Almacenes Paris
  • Terraza ECI
  • Cines Callao
  • Edificio Carrión
  • Palacio de la Prensa
  • Pedro Muruguza
  • Rafael Delahoz
  • Plaza España

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • 3 Hours Guided Tour
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Additional Services
  • Entrance to Circulo de Bellas Artes (5€)
  • Entrance to Azotea Hotel Riu Plaza de España (5€-10€)

FAQs

How to book?
To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. Our webpage offers an easy and intuitive reservation service. You can pay securely online using a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard) or PayPal. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Can I book an activity and pay once I get to the destination?
Currently, guests must pay the total amount when booking a service. Credit cards, debit cards and PayPal are all accepted.
Where is the exact meeting point for my activity?
We will send you all the final information once you have booked. Don't worry!
Can I cancel my booking?
Not refundable. We always try and maximize the free cancellation period. Nevertheless, each activity and destination is different, so please contact us and we’ll try and find a solution.
What happens if it rains or there is bad weather?
All activities will take place throughout the year even if it rains. If the weather conditions are extreme (for example a snow storm) and the organizer cancels the tour, you’ll either be refunded immediately or be able to do the activity on another day.
Covid-19 Measures
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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