Almudena Cathedral Tours

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The Almudena Cathedral is the official Cathedral of Madrid and is dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena. Taking over a century to complete, the Almudena is one of the youngest cathedrals in Europe, consecrated by Pope John II himself in 1993. A statue of the pope stands outside of the cathedral to mark the momentous occasion.

The lengthy construction process was due to the change in status from a church to a cathedral a year after breaking ground, which warranted an upgrade in style from Neo-Gothic to Neo-Classic and required new blueprints. Another event that put construction on hold was the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, during which building stopped entirely until 1944.

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What the cathedral lacks in historical significance and architectural merit it makes up for in sheer size - it's 104 m long and 76 m wide (340 ft by 250 ft), with a cupola measuring 20 m (65 ft) across. It is also conveniently located adjacent to the Palacio Real - Royal Palace, which is sure to be on everyone's list of must-see attractions.

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Address: Calle Bailén 8-10, Madrid, Spain
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Hours: Open daily 9am - 8:30pm
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Admission: Free
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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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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

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iVenture Card Madrid

See more of Madrid, for less, with the iVenture Card Madrid a money-saving attraction pass that offers access to up to 23 of the Spanish capital’s most popular sites. Pick between 3-, 5-, 7- and unlimited-attraction cards, granting access to Madrid activities and attractions like a guided tour of the Prado Museum, a Real Madrid tour, a Madrid city sightseeing tour and much more. Best of all, you call the shots on what to see and do. The choice is up to you.
  • Duration: 7 days
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Madrid Segway City Tour

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  • Duration: 3 hours
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2 Hour Hidden Oasis Retiro Park Madrid Small Group Segway Tour

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Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid

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Madrid Old Streets Walking Tour

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Electrical Tricycles Guided Tour in Madrid

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Madrid Gastronomic Tour by Beetle

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Madrid at Night Private Walking Tour

Visit the fascinating city of Madrid at night with its beautiful lights on this walking tour where you can enjoy a different way to appreciate the city!
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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Madrid Highlights: Guided Segway Tour

Go sightseeing in Madrid on a Segway, the personal transportation device that provides a fun ride. Stop outside the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the Temple of Debod — an ancient Egyptian temple in downtown Madrid! Roll through vibrant cultural hubs such as Plaza de Isabel II (Opera Square), Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Santa Ana and Puerta del Sol. Choose from a one-, two- or three-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide who provides full instruction on Segway operations; no prior experience is needed.
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Madrid City sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Tailored to the needs of travelers with limited time in Madrid, this 2-hour sightseeing tour provides a comprehensive overview of Spain’s capital city and includes convenient hotel pickup. Stay cool in an air-conditioned coach as you tick off top Madrid attractions such as Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, and the Almudena Cathedral. Upgrade your tour with touristic options designed to enhance your time in Madrid: choices include entry to the Prado Museum or Reina Sofia Museum, a tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, or a visit to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real).
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Downtown Madrid Custom Guided Walking Tour

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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Madrid Bike Tour

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Guided Walking Tour of Historical Madrid

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For those with limited time in the capital, this tour combines city sightseeing with a visit to Toledo, one of Madrid’s most popular day trip destinations. Spend the morning taking in Madrid’s highlights, including a panoramic bus tour and a walking tour of the Almudena Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, and Royal Palace. In the afternoon, explore the UNESCO-listed city of Toledo, including the Church of St. Tomé, the Jewish Quarter, and the Synagogue of St. Maria la Blanc.
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Madrid Segway Tour

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Madrid Sightseeing Segway Tour 2H

Save your feet and see more of Madrid as you experience the top city highlights aboard a sleek Segway scooter during this 2-hour tour. Glide along on your electric-powered ride as you discover Madrid landmarks including the food-focused San Miguel Market, the Plaza Mayor, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Almudena Cathedral, Manzanares River and much more.
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Madrid by Night Segway Tour

Be enchanted by the magic of Madrid on a 1-hour 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 Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor 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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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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Madrid 1.5-Hour Segway Night Tour

View the Royal Palace, Opera Square, Templo de Debod, Almudena Cathedral and more on a 90-minute Segway tour of Madrid at night. Let a local guide point out major landmarks and explain their significance while you cruise effortlessly through the city. Your 2-wheeled self-balancing device is easy to maneuver and comes equipped with headlights. Helmet and practice included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Sample the historic highlights of Madrid during this 2-hour guided walking tour. Meander past Madrid’s iconic Plaza Mayor and stroll the winding alleys of Plaza de la Villa. Learn about Madrid’s royal Habsburg dynasty and discover the city’s medieval heritage during stops at attractions like the House and Tower of Lujanes. A guide, plus hotel pickup, help ensure you spend your day sightseeing instead of navigating.
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Early Entrance Royal Palace Full-Day Madrid Tour with Prado Museum and Tapas

If you have limited time in Madrid, feel confident that you're seeing the city's best on this full-day tour that combines art, history, and authentic Spanish cuisine. Marvel at the treasures of the Royal Palace without the crowds thanks to early access, and skip the line at the Prado Museum to save more time for the masterpieces. In between, visit a historic market for a tapas and wine tasting, stroll down the city's most famous promenade, and soak up the views from an exclusive rooftop terrace.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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