Plaza de Colón Tours

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There’s perhaps no more Spanish stop you can make in Madrid than Plaza de Colón. Spanish because not only is it home to the largest Spanish flag in the world, but the square commemorates one of the country’s most famous historic figures, Christopher Columbus (Cristóbal Colón in Spanish, hence the plaza’s name). As such, the square has a statue in Columbus’s honor, in addition to three giant rock-like sculptures dedicated to the discovery of America.

The square is located along the border of the Chamberí and Salamanca neighborhoods as well as two of the city’s most famous streets: Serrano, known especially for its high-end shopping; and Paseo de la Castellana, the stroll-friendly, north-south thoroughfare. It’s also surrounded by other visit-worthy sights, which include the Spanish National Library, the recently opened National Archeology Museum, and the Fernán Gómez Theater (which sits below the plaza, and often hosts intriguing exhibitions).

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Colón is a great meeting and resting point, as it is packed with benches and sits at the crossroads of various sights. If you don’t come here by foot — indeed, it is a slight walk from the main tourist center — you may wish to visit it on a bus tour or GPS-guided GoCar tour.
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Address: Calle de Génova, Madrid 28004, Spain
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hard Rock Cafe Madrid

Visit the Hard Rock Café Madrid, located in the heart of Spain’s electrifying capital, and enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal of delectable dishes inspired by American classics. Delight in the impressive collection of musical memorabilia that adorns the walls as you await your meal in the vibrant atmosphere of the globally renowned restaurant. Listen to classic hits and enjoy superb service during this highly enjoyable cultural and culinary experience.
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Madrid Super Saver: Toledo Half-Day Trip and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Madrid Sightseeing Bus Tour With Optional Bernabeu Stadium Visit or Cable Car Ride

See highlights of magnificent Madrid on a 2.5-hour bus tour of the city’s most important plazas, monuments, buildings and boulevards. Learn fascinating facts with onboard commentary, and see landmarks old and new, from the historic quarters of the Hapsburgs and Borbón royal families to more modern sections. Stop for refreshments at the Hard Rock Cafe, and upgrade to include a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium (home to Real Madrid) or a cable car ride boasting panoramic city views.
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Madrid Sightseeing City Bus Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Art Museums

Get a great introduction to Madrid’s landmarks and history on this 2.5-hour bus tour. Listen to your guide’s onboard commentary as you drive past highlights like Plaza España, Puerta de Alcalá, the Real Madrid stadium, Paseo de la Castellana and more. Stop for refreshments at the Hard Rock Cafe, and upgrade to include skip-the-line entry to your choice of museum — El Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum or Thyssen Museum.
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