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Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

1. Madrid: Las Ventas Bullring and Museum Tour

With over 80 years of history, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is one of Madrid's most important monuments. Tour Spain's largest bullring, experiencing how it feels to be the bullfighter, the bull, and amongst the onlooking crowds enveloped by the immense Neo-Mudéjar structure. Designed by José Espeliú, the Plaza de Toros was built in 1929 to accommodate the rising status of the country's national passion, and attracted some of the best bullfighters in history as well as celebrated personalities and luminaries into the stands. Fans included Ernest Hemingway, Ava Gardner, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Greta Garbo, Orson Welles, and Sophia Loren. At under an hour, the tour provides an easy fit into even the busiest of holiday schedules, and offers a fascinating overview into one of Madrid's cultural and social pillars.

Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

2. Madrid: 4-Hour Bus Tour with Royal Palace Admission

Explore Madrid’s past and see its contemporary side as well on a comprehensive sightseeing bus tour, which ends with a guided visit to the Royal Palace.  Leave Plaza de Oriente and head to the magnificent Puerta de Toledo. Pass by Plaza Mayor, once the center of Old Madrid and now the oldest square in the city. Spot significant sights such as the Puerta de Sol on our way to Paseo del Prado. Marvel at the most artistic street in the city and look at the Prado Museum. Drive by Cibeles Fountain, where Real Madrid fans celebrate the team victories. Do not miss Puerta de Alcalá, the most famous of the five ancient gates into the city. There will be stop for pictures at Las Ventas bullring where your guide will share some insights on this famous monument. The last sights you will see on the first part of the tour are the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the important streets of Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Vía, well-known as the Broadway of Madrid. But no trip to Madrid would be completed without a visit to the Royal Palace. Thus, a local guide will pick you up from our office for a guided visit to the same. Skip the lines and dive right into the history of this beautiful palace.  Build in an Italian baroque style, it was the former residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1766 to 1931.  Once your guided visit finishes, you can stay inside the Palace and go to the Royal Armory on your own. Make sure not to miss the views from the viewpoint of the Armory square.

Madrid: Private Panoramic Tour with Luxury Car

3. Madrid: Private Panoramic Tour with Luxury Car

Your guide will go pick you u at your hotel, to begin a panoramic overview of the city from a luxury private car. Depending on your location, the tour will take one way or another, but in the end you will be passing through the most important sights in the city, such as paseo de la castella, Las Ventas bullring, Santiago Bernabeu, Gra Via, Parque del Oeste, or the Salamanca district. It all depends on your tastes as well so you can tailor the route to your needs. Your local expert will be going with you all the time explaining the monuments you see and the historical facts that make this such a wonderful city. You will be able to hop off and hop on in order to see some of those interesting sites from close up and of course to pay a stop at a local tavern to try some of the amazing spanish delicacies. You will have the chance to enjoy some wine while having a tapa at the heart of the city, where cars normally do not have much access and is most suitable for walking. Your car we will be able to cover a lot more ground of the city so you can have a spectacular view and understanding of the city not only historically but also in terms of size. Join this panoramic tour, its a very complete way to get to know a city like Madrid and is also a great idea especially in the winter days.

Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

4. Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Prado Museum Guided Visit

Enjoy a combined 5-hour sightseeing tour of Madrid’s historic neighborhoods and fabled Prado Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of art. Take a journey through history and explore Madrid's medieval origins, seeing sites such as the Arabic fortress from the days of Muslim rule and the Art Deco buildings of Gran Via. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza de la Villa from the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II. Learn about the Bourbon layout laid down under Carlos III, and see the ostentatious Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain, and Puerta de Alcalá. Discover a more contemporary side to Madrid at the emblematic Ventas Bullring and Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Experience Paseo del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square, Alcalá's Gate or Gran Vía Street. Then, skip the line and explore Madrid’s Prado Museum and see some of the world’s great masterpieces. Start with the works of Bosch, including The Garden of Earthly Delights, and continue through rooms devoted to Greco and Velázquez, and end with Goya’s portait of the family of Carlos IV and the masterful Third of May 1808.

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3.8 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Worth visiting, everything is well organized, just follow the numbers arround Las Ventas and you get the whole story in fun and concise way.

Amazing experience very good to see everything up close which you would not be able to do during a bull fight.

Very beautiful site to see once in a lifetime Really typical and a place that is full of soul(s)

Visiting this place is something that cannot be described

The real thing, both really exciting and educational