Plaza de Espana Tours

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Located at the end of one of Madrid's busiest streets, Plaza de España forms the western base of Gran Vía. Its borders are also delineated by two of the city's most famous and tallest skyscrapers: Torre de Madrid - Madrid Tower - and Edifico España - Spain Building.

Occupying the center of the plaza is a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the famous Spanish playwright, poet and novelist. Surrounding the base of the monument are statues of characters from the writer's most famous work, Don Quixote de la Mancha. The protagonist and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, are accompanied by figures of Don Quixote's love, represented on one side by the peasant woman Aldonza Lorenzo and on the other as the imaginary Dulcinea de Toboso.

Day and night, the Plaza de España is a popular meeting spot for locals and tourists often find themselves here to rest on the benches and snap a few photos.

Practical Info

The plaza is accessible via the Plaza de España metro stop, which also serves the nearby Palacio Real - Royal Palace.

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Address: Madrid, Spain
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Coast through Madrid on a 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric Segway scooter during this 2- or 3-hour tour of the city's highlights and landmarks. On the 2-hour tour, follow your guide through the city center, passing locations important to the capital city's history and culture such as the San Miguel market, the royal palace and Plaza Mayor. Choose the 3-hour tour to add time traveling through the urban park El Retiro and down the Paseo del Prado. Instruction and use of all equipment included; no experience necessary.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$56.84 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$56.84 USD

Madrid Segway City Tour

Add a fun twist to your sightseeing as you zip around Spain’s largest city on a Segway. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic 3-hour tour of Madrid’s historic center. Glide down the grand boulevard of Paseo de Prado and around El Retiro park, and hop off along the way to admire landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, and the Mercado de San Miguel.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$80.04 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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7-Day European Tour Exploring Spain and Portugal

Discover the best of Spain and Portugal on a 1-week adventure. Visit the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Granada, Malaga, Seville, Lisbon, and Toledo during the week. Discover famous monuments such as the Royal Palace, Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, Alhambra, Plaza de Espana, the Alcazar of Seville, the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, and much more as you learn about the history and culture of each place.
  • Duration: 7 days
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$633.36 USD
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

Add some modern art to your Madrid sightseeing trip thanks to this flexible-length bus tour and admission ticket to the Reina Sofia Museum. Immerse yourself in Madrid’s history and its future as you discover landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España, and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid). Then enjoy skip-the-line access to the Reina Sofia’s unparalleled collection of masterworks, including Picasso’s ‘Guernica' and works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Juan Gris. A guide, your entrance ticket, and pickup from select hotels are all included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Madrid 90-minute Guided Segway Tour

Escape Madrid’s ‘concrete jungle’ to explore the city’s largest urban green space, Río Park, during a 90-minute Segway excursion. Experience some peace and quiet along the banks of the Manzanares River as you glide past the royal gardens, and enjoy quiet nature paths that lead to Cerro Garabitas viewpoint, a lookout where you can spot the city’s major monuments. A guide and helmet are also included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Day Trip to the Ancient City of Segovia and gourmet experience

Escape the bustle of Madrid for a daytrip to historic Segovia with a private guide. Skip the hassle of navigating and explore the medieval city and former capital of Spain with your guide leading the way. Learn about 2,000 years of Spanish history dating back to the Ancient Romans and relax over lunch at a traditional Segovian restaurant.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Madrid Running Tour - Small Group

Discover Madrid on foot with other running enthusiasts on this small-group running tour. You'll travel in a pack of between four and 15 runners, traveling between 5 miles (8 kilometers) and 13 miles (21 kilometers) through the streets and parks of Madrid. The run's pace and course can be adjusted to your preferences and ability.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Sightrunning Tour - Small Group

Discover Madrid on your sneakers during this Running Tour with MADRID OUTDOOR SPORTS. You can choose from different lengths, varying between 8km and 21km. (4-15 pax) During these 2-3-hours running tours, led by a guide passionate about sports and the city, you will get a complete overview of what the city has to offer while getting your exercise done. The itinerary and starting times are flexible. Also: an additional pick-up service is available if you prefer to start at a different location than your hotel lobby. Opt for a leisurely jog at a conversational pace with stops factored in, or ramp up the speed with a fast-paced run to cover more ground. Sightsee around town, passing attractions such as the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real), or explore parks like Casa de Campo or Buen Retiro Park. It’s an experience to suit all: avid runners, casual joggers or business travelers wanting to escape the hotel treadmill. .
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour

A hop-on hop-off Madrid sightseeing tour by open-top double-decker bus is the perfect introduction to this incredible city. Select a 1- or 2-day ticket that lets you board and disembark at any of the 37 stops along two interconnecting routes, so you can explore city sights at your own pace. Hear onboard audio commentary and check out Madrid’s many plazas, museums and theaters with the provided map and guidebook.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$25.52 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

Experience the best Madrid has to offer on this 3-hour combination excursion covering a Real Madrid stadium tour and city sightseeing trip. Stop by the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a behind-the-scenes visit inside this legendary team’s locker rooms, bench and presidential box. Then continue on an exploration of the architecture that has shaped this Spanish capital, exploring the city’s Moorish origins along with the key structures of its Habsburg and Bourbon eras. This Madrid combination trip also includes admission for the Bernabeu tour, a guide, transport by coach and free drink at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided

Discover all that Madrid has to offer, including art, architecture, culture and history, during this 4-hour combined sightseeing tour and Prado museum visit. Combine two of Madrid’s most popular excursions in one trip, starting with an exploration of some of the city’s most interesting attractions by luxury coach, including the Plaza Mayor, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and the Los Austrias neighborhood. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Prado Museum, investigating the most famous works in this sprawling institution with a guide. Your combined coach tour and Prado visit also includes complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Café.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$67.28 USD
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

Discover the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a 2.5-hour coach tour of Madrid. From the comfort of a luxury coach, gaze at arresting landmarks like Real Madrid football stadium, Calle Mayor and Palacio de la Zarzuela, the largest palace in Europe. Stop at the Hard Rock Café for a refreshing beverage and gain valuable insight into the rich history and culture of Madrid from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this 2.5-hour panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá), its Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and Cybele's Fountain (Fuente de la Cibeles). Along the way you'll tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This overview tour of Madrid also offers both am and pm departure times plus a complimentary drink at the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Madrid Segway Tour

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Madrid on a sleek, self-balancing Segway with a 1-5- or 2.5-hour tour of the captivating Spanish capital. Glide through the vibrant streets of the city and see some of its most iconic landmarks on your futuristic machine; cruise past the Royal Palace, Plaza de Mayor and the Templo de Debod and listen to entertaining and educational commentary from your expert guide. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 10.
  • Duration: Varies
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Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur

Get the royal treatment as you explore Madrid on this 4-hour city tour with a private luxury vehicle and included chauffeur. Travel in style as you sightsee on your own terms, customizing your day’s itinerary to meet your needs. You might learn about Madrid’s medieval heritage in the Barrio de la Morería, admire the elegant Royal Palace or discover Madrid’s famous bullring. Use your day as you see fit! A private guide, driver and luxury vehicle, plus round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$68.44 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Combine two incredible tours and save money with the Madrid Super Saver tour; delve into the medieval myriad of Toledo, a treasure trove replete with El Greco artworks and ancient architecture, and discover the best of Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. In the morning, see Madrid's spectacular sights on a comfortable coach. Visit Gran Via and the Castellana and see, too, Plaza de España and Puerta de Alcala. Then head to Toledo in the afternoon to stroll along the cobbled streets and hear of the city’s rich history from your guide. Your tour will conclude with drop-off back in Madrid.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$90.48 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Madrid on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Spanish capital’s cultural and architectural highlights. Select between a morning and afternoon departure, and then embark on a panoramic coach tour with a guide. See prominent landmarks like Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España and Real Madrid FC’s football stadium. Stop at Madrid’s atmospheric Hard Rock Café for refreshment and gain free admission to the globally renowned Museo del Prado after your sightseeing tour concludes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$48.72 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid

Riding in an open-air tuk-tuk is a great way to see the city up close and in a short time. Sit back, relax and let your driver take you on a tour. Get acquainted with the city by selecting an existing route or customize your tour by selecting which sights you want to see and how much time you want to spend at each one.
  • Duration: 50 to 120 mins
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$115.99 USD
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  • Duration: 50 to 120 mins
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El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day and Madrid Segway Tour

Experience two of Spain’s most impressive monuments, El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen, plus a 90-minute Madrid Segway tour, during this 5-hour day trip. Wander through the halls of El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before paying your respects to the dead from the Spanish Civil War at the Valley of the Fallen. Finish the excursion by rolling past top Madrid sights by Segway.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$107.88 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Toledo Guided Half Day and Madrid Segway Tour

Combine an exploration of Toledo with a Madrid tour by Segway on this 7-hour visit to two of Spain’s most famous cities. Check out Toledo landmarks like the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the Jewish Quarter, and Church of St. Tomé. Then travel back to Madrid, where you’ll spend 90 minutes discovering city sights like the Plaza de España, Royal Palace, and Plaza Mayor.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$91.64 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Entrance Ticket to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Add some modern art to your Madrid sightseeing thanks to this flexible-length bus tour and admission ticket to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Immerse yourself in Madrid’s history and its future, as you discover landmarks like the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid) and much more. Then enjoy skip-the-line access to the Thyssen, part of the triumvirate of Madrid art museums and home to unique collection of historic German, Dutch, English and Italian works. A guide, entrance ticket, and pickup from select hotels is covered.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$44.08 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Electrical Tricycles Guided Tour in Madrid

Roll quietly through the streets, squares, and parks of Madrid on this electric, passenger-tricycle tour. Onboard this pedicab your guide will pedal you past sites on along routes through either Retiro Park, the city center, or historic architecture. Learn about the buildings and monuments from your guide and watch the world go by as you sit back and relax.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$104.40 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Madrid Running Tour

See some of Madrid's top sites while getting some exercise with this small-group running out. You'll have the choice of one of five different itineraries, each of which pas by some fantastic attractions. And even if you aren't a fast runner, fear not: the group will keep pace with the slowest runner.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$75.98 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

View the main attractions of Madrid on a 3-hour bike tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. You’re fitted with an electric bike for easy riding or a classic bicycle if you’d prefer to do the pedaling. Set out to explore Spain’s central capital from west to east, including highlights such as Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Catedral de La Almudena (Almudena Cathedral), and town squares like Plaza de Oriente and Plaza de España.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$40.60 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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