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Plaza de Oriente

One of the last great monumental squares of Imperial Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente boasts an enviably grand location, flanked by the magnificent Royal Palace to the west and the Teatro Real opera house to the east. Although originally planned by Joseph Bonaparte, the plaza wasn’t finished until 1844 under the reign of Isabel II, opening to the public in 1850.

Laid out by architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer, the plaza features a set of beautifully landscaped gardens, punctuated by a series of 44 statues depicting prominent Spanish monarchs. Most famous is the 17th-century bronze equestrian statue of Felipe IV, designed in 1640 by Italian sculptor Pedro Tacca. The iconic figure shows the King’s stallion rearing up on its hind legs – a striking sight which towers 12 meters high over the central walkway.

A popular location for state occasions and public addresses, the tranquil oasis makes a scenic location for a stroll, especially at night when the palace and gardens are dramatically lit up. A number of cafés also line the square, offering great views of the formal gardens, most famously the Café de Oriente, with its terrace viewing area proving a big hit with tourists.

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Madrid Small-Group Walking Tour Including Royal Palace, Madrid, null
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Madrid Small-Group Walking Tour Including Royal Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 1262 Reviews

Take a walk around Madrid with a local guide, and see another side to this beautiful city. Walking with a local tour guide who shares insights and stories is ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.42
Private Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid, Madrid, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

Enjoy this 3-hour private walking tour and discover the essential history and secrets of Madrid. A local guide will be with you to show you the best of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $377.07
Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

Enjoy this 3-hour bike tour to see the main attractions of Madrid. You will cross Madrid from the West to the East and you can choose among an electric Mobiky ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $39.99
Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour, Madrid, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Discover Madrid on a smooth, self-balancing Segway during a 2- or 3-hour tour. The 2-hour Madrid Segway Tour will take you to the city center which has been ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.42
Madrid City Center Segway Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Madrid City Center Segway Tour

Explore the heart of Madrid by eco-friendly Segway on a fun 1-hour tour of the medieval center. Pass notable sights, such as the Royal Palace, Almudena ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.14
Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros

Explore the heart of Madrid on a 1-hour Segway tour and see sights like the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor from the safety of a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.56
Guided Walking Tour of Historical Madrid, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Guided Walking Tour of Historical Madrid

On this 2 hour walking tour you will stroll down through the core of medieval Madrid accompanied by a guide. The winding streets of the Arch of Cutlers will ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $54.85
Discover Madrid Guided City Tour With Ninebot Segway, Madrid, City Tours
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Discover Madrid Guided City Tour With Ninebot Segway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy Madrid from an unique perspective as you embark on a Guided Segway Ninebot Tour. This is an unique and fun way to admire some of the top sights of the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.14
Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour, Madrid, City Tours
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Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover Madrid on a 2 hour walking tour escorted by a local guide. Walk through Madrid and visit the most important places of the Old Quarters.

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.99
Downtown Madrid Custom Guided Walking Tour, Madrid, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Downtown Madrid Custom Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

A tour designed to meet the needs of a small family or group of friends who wish to have a private guide. 4 hours availability of a guide. The group will be ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $214.24

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