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Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

1. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your expert guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and La Latina and see the House of Cervantes and the La Latina Theatre. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Church of Los Jerónimos, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado. Explore the Salamanca neighborhood, ride through Plaza de Colón, and discover the National Library.

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Madrid: Old Town Exploration Self-Guided Game

2. Madrid: Old Town Exploration Self-Guided Game

On your own, with friends, or with family, make the most of your vacation and discover the historical wonders of Madrid on this fun-filled discovery game and tour. The exploration app provides all the directions you need for the adventure, so you won’t have to wait around for guide or rely on maps and GPS. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Madrid from a different perspective, and gain an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll visit locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination, and wander around the city streets, visiting iconic landmarks. You’ll also reveal hidden gems, bursting with fascinating secrets, legends, and myths.

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Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

3. Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.

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Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

4. Madrid: 2-Hour Segway Tour of the Historic Center

Explore the historic center (Centro) of Madrid by Segway on a 2-hour guided tour, and see monuments from the city’s Hapsburg past, including royal palaces and public squares. Meet your guide by the monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España. Then, following a short training session on how to operate the self-balancing vehicles, glide gently down narrow streets and wide boulevards to sights such as the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), the vast official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Learn the history and culture of the city as you enter public spaces, such as Plaza Mayor. Built during the reign of Philip III (1598–1621), the huge rectangular square is surrounded by 3-story residential buildings with 237 balconies facing the plaza. Experience everyday life in the city at the Mercado de San Miguel food market. Constructed in 1916, the market is the finest example of cast-iron architecture in Madrid. See some of the local and regional produce on display at the market’s 33 stalls. Learn more about the history of Spain along the way, and get tips on what to do during your stay in Madrid.

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Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

5. Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

Discover Madrid and its fascinating architecture on this exciting tour. Start the tour at Puerta del Sol and walk past the stunning sights such as the Church of San Ginés, the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and Almudena Cathedral. Learn all about the history of Madrid as you wander through the narrow streets off the main roads. In addition to the Palace of the Councils and the Plaza de la Villa, you also see the Torre de los Lujanes and hear interesting anecdotes before you continue on to the Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras and the Plaza de la Paja. Admire the old Cava Baja street, which is known for its taverns and tapas bars. The covered Market of San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Literary Quarter are further highlights on the tour that provide exciting stories of the Golden Age. After the tour you can mark further attractions and quaint taverns on your map to explore later on. You can also enjoy the view from a viewing terrace at the end of the tour upon request.

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Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

6. Madrid Walking Tour & Royal Palace Guided Visit

Start the tour from Debód Temple and continue on to Puerta del Sol Square. Pass by the Plaza de Oriente and the outside of the Sabatini's Gardens, and the Almudena Cathedral. Walk through the beautiful Plaza de la Villa and its winding streets which was the core of medieval Madrid. Continue on to San Miguel Square and see its famous market. Take a look at the Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and many more sights. End your tour with a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid. Enjoy a guided visit through the former residence of the Spanish Kings. See the beautifully furnished and decorated interiors. Admire the reception rooms, museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

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Walking Tour Madrid and San Miguel Market

7. Walking Tour Madrid and San Miguel Market

A Private Official Tourism Guide will pick you up at the hotel or agreed meeting point, to take you to the Heart of old Madrid and tour the squares and narrow streets constituting the old Madrid. The route will finish at the famous San Miguel market, a beverage is included (soft drink or wine or beer).   Habsburg Madrid (The Austrias): This tour encompasses 16th-17th centuries Madrid, including the grand plazas and traffic arteries that the Habsburg families built to transform a quiet town into a world-class capital. In this tour, you will visit the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), CalleMayor (Mayor Street), Palacio de Abrantes (Abrantes Palace), Palacio de Uceda (Uceda Palace), San Nicolás de los Servitas Church, Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel market), Plaza Mayor (Mayor Square), Callede Toledo (Toledo Street), Iglesia de San Isidro (San Isidro church), Colegio Imperial (Imperial school), Plaza de Cascorro (Cascorro Square), Calle de Segovia (Segovia Street), Calle de Cuchilleros (Cuchilleros Street), CalleBordadores (Bordadores Street) and Iglesia de San Ginés (San Ginés church). Being a private tour, you can decide the date and the starting time. This tour will run for 2 and a half hours. Please contact the operators with your hotel or accommodation details. The meeting point and the guide details (name and telephone) will be provided after booking. This tour is available in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese.

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Market Bites & Tapas: Culinary Tour with Rooftop Drink

8. Market Bites & Tapas: Culinary Tour with Rooftop Drink

As a Spanish cuisine lover, you must learn where and how you can buy the products necessary to cook all those delicious Mediterranean recipes. Learn the main ingredients of the secrets to Spanish cuisine from a professional culinary expert guide. This 4.5-hour Madrid Market Bites & Tapas walking tour includes a local Gastronomic Dinner Experience & Cocktail SkyBar, where you will have the chance to see the historic market of Mercado de San Miguel. You’ll continue the tour with a stop at the oldest restaurant in the world, Casa Botín - winner of a Guinness World Record. On this fantastic culinary tour you will hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, enjoying 9 of Madrid's most traditional tapas, learning the true art of "tapeo". The tasting includes croquettes, potato omelette, cod, Iberian ham, cheese and olive oil, all accompanied by beverages such as cider, red and white wines, beer, or vermouth. The tour will end with a sweet touch in the classic churros bar - Chocolatería San Ginés. To finish this amazing experience in the best way, there is nothing better than a fantastic Sangria cocktail in one of the most exclusive Sky Bars in the city, well off the beaten path, where you can enjoy the best panoramic views of Madrid.

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Madrid: Running Sightseeing Tour

9. Madrid: Running Sightseeing Tour

Discover the main attractions in central Madrid and get an understanding of how the city is laid out and its different neighborhoods on this running tour. Immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, gastronomy, and daily life as you run to sites such as the Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor and the city's royal palace. Your tour is capped at a maximum of 8 participants in order to guarantee a personalized experience. During the running tour, stop in front of some of the sights and learn more about them from your professional guide. The tour is suitable for all levels and will be adapted to the speed of the group.

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Madrid: Downtown Walking Tour

10. Madrid: Downtown Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid and its gardens and sprawling plaza. As you explore the city, your tour guide will share with you the history of the Habsburg and Bourbons families. Pass by the Almudena Cathedral and the Plaza de la Villa in the core of medieval Madrid. Wander the winding streets around San Miguel Square, the famous San Miguel Market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor. End your tour at Plaza de Oriente.

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What people are saying about Market of San Miguel

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 652 reviews

Gloria was a knowledgable and entertaining guide. The bars visited were excellent, with fabulous fresh mood and the distance actually walked was not too great.

Our driver, Felipe, gave us a wonderful tour. He was informative and kind. He shared local information that was very helpful for us.

We really enjoyed our guided tour. Thank you Bruno for such a great experience. Definitely recommend it if your in Madrid.

Be we was a wonderful guide, and we saw a lot more with this tour than we did from our first day of just walking around.

we enjoyed it! my kids love the ride and thank you for the blanket!!