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Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Royal Palace of Madrid Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) with a licensed guide, and discover the former official residence of the Spanish Royal Family with your direct entry access. Also known as the "Palacio de Oriente" due to its close proximity to Plaza de Oriente on the east side of the palace, today the building is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies, and official events. The Palace has an extensive collection of upholstery, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and works of art including paintings by Goya and Velázquez. You can also stroll through some of the private rooms where royalty lived, the throne room and the royal dining rooms, as well as the mirror room of Charles IV's reign. Admire the rich ornamentations of official rooms, each one revealing its own personality. Visiting the Royal Throne room, the Gala Dinner room and the Royal Chapel.

Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

2. Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare typical tapas with the help of a professional chef. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Spain and prepare 10 small dishes that explain each region of the country. Get tutorials on traditional techniques and local ingredients and benefit from personalized attention during the 2.5-hour class. Make authentic dishes such as gilda (pepper and anchovy skewers) from the Basque Country and pan tumaca (bruschetta) from Catalonia. Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Spanish sangría. Get a gift of the recipes you created and an apron as a keepsake.

Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

3. Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2 or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green lungs of the city in the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully down the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literature Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of Spain’s temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll find the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the Iglesia de los Jerónimos. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel” one of the only sculptures of the Devil. Apart from its monuments, Retiro Park is an ideal place to experience an electric bike. As you depart the park, pass over the largest street of Madrid and see sights such as Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

Madrid: Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

4. Madrid: Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show

Visit Madrid’s iconic Royal Palace to admire this important landmark and take photos of its exterior at sunset. Another fascinating site on this 3-hour tour is the Gran Via, where you'll walk along the most famous street in Madrid and join in the nightlife of the city’s residents. On your walk along this important thoroughfare, be sure to look up and take in the lavishly decorated buildings that are all around you. Some of the most eye-catching of these are the Edificio Metrópolis or Metropolis building and the Telefónica building, a skyscraper built for the Spanish telecommunications company in the 1920s. The ending point of the tour is the Plaza Major, one of the oldest squares in the city. Located in the center of Madrid, it is just a few meters from the Puerta del Sol. Take a leisurely walk past the main restaurants and bars and stop to enjoy some great food and drink after the tour as you continue enjoying the night in Madrid.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 483 reviews

It was an amazing experience! The food was good and the vibe is really fun. Everyone had a great time together and the chef was also really nice and taught us amazing tricks. It is really worth the money!

It was absolutely an experience. Good cooking teacher and cooked and eaten a variety of tapas together. Highly Recommended.

Our guide was very good who gave us a good overview of Spanish history and he was also very eloquent and funny

Maoro the instructor was very nice, the ingredients was in the best quality, it was perfect! Thank you!

The guide was very nice, clear English and plenty of information. Fully worth the money