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  • Address: Madrid, Spain
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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 11 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 $47.94
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 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 $42.59
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket, Madrid, City 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 $43.68
Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Cardamomo Flamenco Show, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Guided Tour at Night with Optional Cardamomo 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
Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Nightlife
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 $37.13
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 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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 $33.85
Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour, Madrid, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Highlights Walking City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Craft-Beer and Tapas Tour in Madrid

Enjoy a delicious variety of Spanish hand-crafted beers, made with the same passion applied to our worldwide famous wines. This unique beer-tour thoughtfully ...  Read more

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

From USD $76.42
Madrid Guided Panoramic Tour with Wax Museum, Madrid, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid Guided Panoramic 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 $44.77
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 $221.30

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