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  • Address: Madrid, Spain
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  • Admission: Free

Meaning "Great Road", Gran Vía is a main thoroughfare in Madrid, built to connect Calle de Alcalá to Plaza de España. Lined with a mixture of high end shops, eateries, and bars that cover both ends of the spectrum, this lively bustling street is best enjoyed at night when the locals and tourists alike come out to eat, drink, and mingle into the wee hours of the morning.

Besides the shopping and nightlife scene, Gran Vía is best known for the 20th century architecture that creates landmarks along its way. One such example is the Edificio Metropolis, which stands at the head of Gran Vía and boasts a magnificent rooftop statue of the Goddess Victory. There are also several old movie theatres including the Capitol, built in the art deco style.

Practical Info

Gran Vía runs through central Madrid from Calle de Alcalá in the east to Plaza de España in the west. There are several hotels in this area, as it is well located amongst the cafes and clubs as well as the Prado museum and Retiro Park. It is also well connected in terms of metro stops - there are 5 along the way. 

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Private Custom Tour: Madrid in a Day, Madrid, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Custom Tour: Madrid in a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Experience the best of Madrid, and see the sights that you want to see on this private tour. Choose from a half- or full-day tour, then let your local guide ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3.5 hours (half-day tour) or 7 hours (full-day tour)

From USD $47.19
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.99
Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid

Discover Spain’s emerging craft beer scene on this 3-hour craft-beer and tapas tour in Madrid. Enjoy a delicious variety of hand-crafted Spanish beers, made ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.72
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado, Madrid, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Embark on a 2 1/2 hour sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares, ending with an entrance to the world´s ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.92
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $33.32
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with a brief stop at the Hard Rock Café for a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $36.54
Madrid Panoramic Private Tour by Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Panoramic Private Tour by Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio

On this 4-hour private tour you will be picked up at your hotel and will start off on a 4 hour ride through the streets of Madrid on this classy car with a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $217.84
Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the fascinating city of Madrid at night with its beautiful lights on this guided tour where you can enjoy a different way to appreciate the city!

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.00
El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day and Madrid Segway Tour, Madrid, Nightlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day and Madrid Segway Tour

Take this 5-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid. Delve into the fascinating history of the El ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.66
Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid

Live a unique, original and cultural experience on this 50-min tour that will allow you to know the city on board of a 3 seat Vespa.This is a convertible, ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.37

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