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  • Address: Madrid, Spain
  • Hours: Daily
  • Admission: Free

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Gran Vía Tours

Lined with high-end shops, restaurants, and bars of all types, Gran Via cuts through the heart of Madrid. The bustling street comes alive at night when locals eat, drink, and mingle into the wee hours. Gran Via is also known for its 20th-century architecture, including the Edificio Metropolis, which stands at the head of the thoroughfare and boasts a magnificent rooftop statue of Winged Victory.

The Basics
Meaning "Great Road,” Gran Via is a main thoroughfare in Madrid, built to connect Calle de Alcalá to Plaza de España. There are several hotels in the area, as it is well located amongst the cafes, clubs, and popular attractions such as the Prado Museum and Retiro Park. Just about every Madrid city tour will stop along the street, with visits to other popular points of interest such as the Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the bullring of Las Ventas. Both group and private tours are available.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The street is a must-see for architecture lovers, shoppers, night owls, and first-time visitors.
  • Gran Via is included in most sightseeing tours of Madrid.
  • There’s a lot to do on Gran Via, so don’t forget your comfortable walking shoes.

How to Get There
Gran Via is easily accessible by public transportation; metro lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 stop along the street at Santo Domingo, Callao, and Gran Via stations.

When to Get There
Strolling Gran Via is a very different experience by day and night. While daytime hours are popular for shopping at the high-end boutiques along the street, it’s after the sun goes down that the thoroughfare really comes alive.

Things to Do on Gran Via
While primarily known as a shopping and bar-hopping street, there’s plenty more to do on Gran Via. Sample cocido madrileño (chickpea-based stew), Madrid’s most famous culinary specialty, at one of the area restaurants, catch a film in an art deco movie house, tour the art collection at Convento de las Descalzas, or spend some time people-watching in the always bustling Plaza España.

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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket, Madrid, null
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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

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A guided tour inside the Prado Museum, a visit to Palacio Real, Europe's largest palace, and a stroll in the shaded park of the Spanish royal family. With this ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.29
Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
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Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 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 $20.00
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket, Madrid, Nightlife
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

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Embark on a sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares.

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $52.89
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

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Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour sightseeing bus tour of Madrid and discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares, ending with a skip the line ticket to get ...  Read more

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

From USD $52.89
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

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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 $42.82
El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day and Madrid Segway Tour, Madrid, City Tours
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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 $117.12
Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour, Madrid, Day Trips
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Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Visit some of Madrid's most important locations with this complete walking city tour for a small group. Your visit will be lead by a local expert guide who ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.00
Madrid Tour with Wax Museum, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Tour with Wax Museum

Take 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 Wax Museum. You ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.41
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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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 $47.86
Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid, Madrid, City Tours
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Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid

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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 $113.33

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