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Plaza de Espana Tours

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Plaza de Espana
Flanked by two of Madrid’s tallest skyscrapers—the Torre de Madrid and Edifico España— Plaza de España sits at the western terminus of Gran Vía in the heart of the city. A statue of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra stands at the center of the square, with smaller statues of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, at his feet.

The Basics
Day and night, the Plaza de España is a popular meeting spot for locals. Tourists often find themselves here to rest on benches and snap a few photos. Many sightseeing tours of the city pass through the Plaza, which also serves as a starting point for some guided Segway and walking tours. The square also features a fountain and pond, as well as a wooded area, making it a popular spot for picnicking and people-watching.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plaza de España is a must for first-time visitors and Cervantes fans.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat, particularly in summer.
  • The plaza and its corresponding Metro station are booth wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The plaza is accessible via the Plaza de España metro stop (Lines 3 and 10), which also serves the nearby Palacio Real (Royal Palace).

When to Get There
Plaza de España is always open and often lively, so there’s never really a bad time to visit. Pick a clear day in spring or fall (the shoulder seasons) for the best weather. If you’re visiting in summer, come first thing in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the afternoon heat.

What’s Nearby

While you’re in the area visiting the Cervantes Monument at Plaza de España, carve aside some time to walk to the Royal Palace, one of Europe’s largest castles, which has some 3,000 rooms. The somewhat out-of-place Temple of Debod (Templo de Debod) is also a short walk from the plaza.
Address: Plaza de España, Madrid 28008, Spain
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El Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen Day Trip from Madrid

El Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen Day Trip from Madrid

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Take time out of your Madrid trip to visit the monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. This day trip provides fast-track access to El Escorial, the vast Renaissance monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also receive fast-track access to the Valley of the Fallen monument, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range and built in honor of those fallen during the Spanish civil war.
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Old Town Madrid and Tapas Tour

Old Town Madrid and Tapas Tour

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The route will start in Spain Square (Plaza de España) heading to Orient Square (Plaza de Oriente). From the square itself, we’ll be contemplating the Madrid’s Opera House also known as the Royal Theatre (Teatro Real) and Madrid’s Royal Palace (Palacio Real) known to be Europe’s largest palace based on floor area with a whopping 3400+ rooms and ‘just’ under 1.5 million square feet of floor space. Before making our first stop in one of my favorite cañas & tapas bar, we’ll also look at Almudena Cathedral (Catedral de la Almudena) adjacent to the Royal Palace. After our first refreshment, we’ll continue enjoying other pretty city landmarks like the Main Square (Plaza Mayor) and other beautiful hidden streets before finishing at the iconic cast iron vault of the San Miguel food Market (Mercado de San Miguel) where I can give you recommendations for you to enjoy an amazing variety of well-presented tapas bars.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Historic Madrid + Modern

Historic Madrid + Modern

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The historic tour in Vintage is a different experience because it takes place in a unique car in the world, designed to give the customer a service that is at the maximum care, full of comfort and glamor. The explanations during the tour provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between carrying the unpacked car or carrying the transparent hood closed.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Madrid Sightseeing Tour with Toledo City

Madrid Sightseeing Tour with Toledo City

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Combine two best-selling tours into one great-value package on this full-day tour from Madrid. Visit Madrid highlights such as Plaza de España, the Bullring, and Gran Vía on a 2.5-hour bus tour, then spend the afternoon exploring UNESCO-listed Toledo, including landmarks such as Toledo Cathedral, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and the Church of St. Tomé.
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7-Day European tour exploring best of Spain and Portugal

7-Day European tour exploring best of Spain and Portugal

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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.
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Highlights and parks in Madrid by segway

Highlights and parks in Madrid by segway

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Cover lots of ground in Madrid in a short period of time during this half-day Segway tour. Hop aboard a 2-wheeled, self-balancing, electric scooter for a quick lesson, then take off through the city once you feel comfortable. Visit city highlights such as the Plaza de Armeria, the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, La Torre de los Lujanes, and others. Your guide will provide insightful commentary as you travel.
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Royal Palace Entrance Ticket

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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.
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Christmas lights tour in Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

Christmas lights tour in Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historic + Modern Premium Tour

Historic + Modern Premium Tour

The historical + modern tour in Vintage is a different experience because it is done in a unique car in the world, designed to give the customer a maximum care service, full of comfort and glamor. The explanations during the tour provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between taking the convertible car or carrying the transparent hood closed. The premium service takes an extended tour and stops to rest and take photos in the most picturesque places of the tour.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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Sunset in Madrid by segway

Sunset in Madrid by segway

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Be enchanted by the magic of Madrid on a Segway tour of the city by night. Follow a knowledgeable guide as you explore illuminated landmarks and nascent neighborhoods under the balmy cover of darkness; steer you self-balancing Segway to alluring attractions like Teatro Real, Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace of Madrid and gain a unique perspective of the luminescent landmarks. Feel the vibrancy of Madrid’s nightlife as you explore in a small group limited to only eight people.
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour and Toledo Half-Day Trip from Madrid

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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. Pass by Gran Via and the Castellana and see 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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Sightrunning Tour - Small Group

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. .
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Madrid 90-minute Guided Segway Tour

Madrid 90-minute Guided Segway Tour

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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.
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Andalusian Highlights: 5-Night Guided Tour from Madrid

Andalusian Highlights: 5-Night Guided Tour from Madrid

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Experience a whirlwind of food, culture, history and fun during this 6-day, 5-night exploration of the towns of Andalusia in southern Spain. You’ll experience a variety of highlights during your trip, including the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra palace in Granada, and the imposing Cathedral of Seville. You’ll also soak up some history during visits to the medieval quarter of Caceres, the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba and the hilly streets of Toledo. A guide, 5 nights of accommodations, some meals, and coach transport are included. An optional 8-day trip upgrade is also available.
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo del Prado

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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.
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Historical Walk through Madrid with a Local

Historical Walk through Madrid with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Madrid with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Madrid Our excursion starts at the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple that is now curiously in the middle of Madrid. Learn about how the city has grown and changed over time. From visiting the churches to discovering the history behind the Puerta del Sol or even Palacio Real, discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you. We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

Madrid Panoramic Tour with Museo Reina Sofia Entrance Ticket

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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 Plaza de España, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, and more. 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.
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Highlights of Madrid Tour by Segway

Highlights of Madrid Tour by Segway

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Explore Madrid’s ancient history and modern life during this guided Segway tour that lets you see more of the city without all the walking. Learn to ride your self-balancing, electric Segway and roll through the narrow streets past shops and through a bustling market. Glide your machine over cobblestones and stop to take in statues and plazas before visiting the Egyptian Temple of Debod overlooking the city.
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Madrid Segway City Tour

Madrid Segway City Tour

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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.
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Madrid 3-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

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.
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Private tour of Madrid and Las Rozas Village with hotel pick up and drop off

Private tour of Madrid and Las Rozas Village with hotel pick up and drop off

Discover the beautiful Spanish capital on this full-day private tour of Madrid. Customize the itinerary to your preferences with your guide and see the famous landmarks of the city such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Gran Via. Then head to the Las Rozas Village shopping center and discover over 100 shops with up to 60% discounts and shop to your heart's content.
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Madrid Sunset and Night Lights eBike tour

Madrid Sunset and Night Lights eBike tour

Spend a few hours touring Madrid at twilight on this electric bike tour with a guide. Riding through Madrid after dark might be daunting, but with a guide in the lead you'll feel completely safe and comfortable. Pedaling an electric bike means you can work as hard as you like with the electric pedal assist. Take in the sunset over local highlights such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, and Plaza de Oriente.
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Sunset in Madrid by Ebike Night Tour

Sunset in Madrid by Ebike Night Tour

Travelers that want to experience sunset over Madrid as the lights of the city come to life shouldn't miss this e-bike excursion, complete with a guide to lead the way. After hopping on your bike, you can set out to explore the center of the city, and enjoy views of landmarks like the Almudena Cathedral, Plaza de Espana, and verdant Sabatini Gardens. Then you can marvel at the setting sun at the Temple of Debod, a favorite meeting place among Madrileños.
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