4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Hit new heights in Madrid on a 3-hour rooftop tour that showcases the city’s stunning skyline! With a friendly local guide at your side, scout out five rooftops around central Madrid that allow you to see the city from different angles. Look out for big-name monuments such as Madrid Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and the Prado Museum, and learn all about the city’s history and sights. Stop to enjoy a drink halfway through the tour, and have your camera ready to capture the views!

Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group walking tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.


  • 3-hour Madrid skyline tour from the city rooftops, led by a local guide
  • Discover lesser-known buildings around central Madrid that boast magnificent vantage points
  • Visit a total of five rooftops including the stately La Casa Encendida, a cultural center and exhibition site
  • Admire bird’s-eye views of top Madrid attractions such as the Prado Museum and Madrid Royal Palace (Palacio Real)
  • Stop for a drink halfway through the tour and learn fascinating facts about Madrid’s history
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 ensures personalized attention at all times

What You Can Expect

Rooftop Walking Tour of Madrid

Admire top Madrid attractions from several rooftops around town!

Meet your guide near Embajadores metro station in central Madrid, and walk to La Casa Encendida, an elegant cultural center that’s known for hosting art exhibitions and plays. What many visitors don’t know is that the building has a spacious rooftop that lends itself to incredible views of the south side of Madrid. Head up to the top to soak up the vistas, and learn about the city’s history and sights as your guide points out key Madrid landmarks.

From La Casa Encendida, continue to another four lesser-known rooftops around central Madrid. These buildings vary on each tour as the opportunities are endless but typical examples include a modern rooftop of a national museum, a library that seems dull on the outside but not when you step inside, a department shop roof, and a tapas bar or the rooftop terrace of a bustling food market. A mix of steps and elevators are used to take you to each rooftop.

At each of the buildings' rooftops, enjoy unsurpassed views of the city from several different angles. Look out for sights of the Prado Museum and beautiful Buen Retiro Park, and have your camera ready to capture views of the bustling Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via shopping street, Madrid Royal Palace and more.

Roughly halfway through the tour, stop for a drink (coffee, beer, wine or soda) and chat with your guide about other places you may want to visit independently. The city is full of off-the-beaten-path vantage points and hidden gems, and — as a local expert — your guide has plenty of tips for interesting sights to see.

After three hours of ogling Madrid’s skyline from different lookout points, your tour finishes at a central location, decided on the day. Simply ask your guide for onward directions, if you need them.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was very nice -I recommend it ;-))
We were Lucky to have a great guide who was very knowledgeable and we also had a lot of fun with him.
The rooftops we saw during the tour were interesting and very different.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

The 2 young ladies guiding our tour were excellent! Madrid must be seen from the rooftops to get true understanding of the city. It's not only rooftops, we learned so much more about the culture in the different barrios and discovered restaurants/cafes that are hidden away from the tourists. Should have done this tour when we 1st arrived, many places we should have gone too.

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