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.
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.
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