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Plaza de Cibeles: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Take some time getting to know Madrid while riding through the city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice, or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid. Commentary is available via a headphones audio system in 14 different languages. Route 1 • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Vía, 14 • Gran Vía, 30 • Gran Vía, 54 • Plaza de España • Princesa esq. Alberto Aguilera • Plaza de la Moncloa • Teleférico • Templo de Debod • Puerta de San Vicente • Puente de Segovia • Puento de Toledo • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco el Grande • Catedral de la Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo de Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía • Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid Route 2 • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes • Plaza de Neptuno High Season: March to October 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Low Season: November to February 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. 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 guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

3. Madrid: 3-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

4. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour Hop-off at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to take a tour of the iconic home of Real Madrid. Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history as you explore the interactive museum and audiovisuals displays which tell the story of this footballing giant. Step into the press room, the dressing rooms, and walk along the Player’s Tunnel until you reach the pitch, where global superstars have showcased their skills for decades. Take an interactive journey aboard a replica of the official first team bus. See the wide collection of trophies that the club has accumulated over the years. Access the presidential box, the most exclusive area of the venue, and get an exclusive VIP perspective on the stadium which can hold more than 80,000 spectators. Enjoy an interactive experience which is suited to football fanatics and those with a passing interest alike.

Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

5. 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: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

6. Madrid: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Cibeles Palace. This beautiful building, located at the intersection of Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, was built in what at that time was known as the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Enter the building with your guide and get to know the opulent interiors. Then, head up to the rooftop for incredible views over Madrid and the Gran Vía.  After this, continue your tour by walking up Alcalá Street to enter Retiro Park. Find out how, in the 17th century, the Count-Duke of Olivares designed a space for the recreation of the king and his court, giving rise to the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Learn about how in 1868 the park became a municipal space and since then many elements have been added to its heritage. Listen as your guide explains the historical context behind the park's most outstanding attractions. Marvel at the size of the Big Pond and be dazzled by the beauty of the Crystal Palace.  Finally, contemplate the Fountain of the Galapagos or discover the legend of the statue of the Fallen Angel. At the end of the tour, you can stay in the park to discover more of its hidden corners, or sit down on the lawn and take a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to include a guided visit to Prado Museum with an expert guide by selecting the relevant option when booking.

Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

7. Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

Meet your private guide at Plaza de Cibeles, and begin your 2.5-hour tour learning about the monuments around the square. Continue to Retiro Park, Madrid’s popular and vast green space. Explore the park and see Madrid’s oldest tree and the San Jeronimos Church, where King Juan Carlos was crowned in 1975. Visit the Prado Museum with your private guide. Skip the lines and head straight into one of the world’s most important art museums. Admire works by artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco and Goya. The Prado guided tour lasts around 1 hour and you’ll cover all the must-see works of art. Your tour ends inside the museum, where you are welcome to stay after the tour.

Madrid Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

8. Madrid Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Discover 10 of the best sites in Madrid on this mobile scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Explore the city while solving riddles and following clues. Use the maps through the mobile app to easily navigate your way around the city. Start your adventure by downloading the app onto your phone (download instructions received after booking). In a matter of minutes, you're ready to begin your day exploring some of Madrid's historical buildings, markets, and royal history. Choose where you start, then simply follow the maps on your device to find your way around the heart of Madrid. At each stop, be ready to solve riddles in order to unlock the next location on the tour route. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, stop for a coffee, local snacks, or a break at any time. Enjoy a tour that's entirely on your schedule.  Start your tour at the Prado Museum! Visit the world famous Puerta Felipe IV. Take photos in the unique El Retiro Park and admire the fairytale Puerta de Alcalá. The National Archaeological Museum of Spain will leave you speechless as its unique exhibits amaze. Learn about the Cibeles Fountain, used in all the celebrations of the famous Real Madrid! The unique Edificio Metrópolis is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. The bustling and historic Plaza Mayor will be your next step. The church of San Ginés, one of the oldest in Madrid, is waiting for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Plaza de Oriente with its captivating architecture, in the historic center of Madrid.

Madrid Gastronomic City Tour with Cívitas Metropolitano Tour

9. Madrid Gastronomic City Tour with Cívitas Metropolitano Tour

Savour Madrid's gastronomy with this guided and themed gastronomic route through the city that will lead you to the Wanda Metropolitano tour. Live this exclusive experience organised by Bstadium, in which you will make different stops to enjoy the best tapas in the capital, you will learn the most curious stories related to football and Madrid and you will visit one of the best stadiums in the world. 1. TOURISTIC ROUTE 'MADRID AND FOOTBALL' (10:00H). Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing tour around Madrid themed for football lovers. Walk around the most emblematic places and learn about the most surprising stories linked to the main clubs in the capital. Led by a specialised guide who will reveal fascinating anecdotes and stories related to football and sport, get to know Madrid in a totally original way. The tour starts at Puerta del Sol, at the foot of the mythical statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, with an explanation of the square, its symbolism, the Presidency building, the clock, its traditional signage, etc. We will continue through the Barrio de las Letras, Plaza del Ángel to the beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana, where we will come across the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. We will advance along Calle del Príncipe to the Teatro de la Comedia and arrive at the recently refurbished and luxurious Plaza Canalejas. We will then continue on to the Congreso de los Diputados and from there we will arrive at the Plaza de Neptuno. From there and through the central boulevard we will enjoy part of one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. We will continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. At the end of this amazing tour we will enter Gran Vía to enjoy Madrid's busiest and most modern shopping area. 2. GASTRONOMIC ROUTE (12:30H) Enjoy a gastronomic route through Madrid while discovering some of the most iconic places in the capital, such as: Puerta del Sol, Barrio de las Letras, Museo del Prado... or iconic football places such as Neptuno and Cibeles. This route will have two gastronomic stops: Pavía bacalao + drink: Casa Larra, one of the most iconic bars in the capital. Bocadillo de calamares + drink: Plaza Mayor, a must if you visit the centre of the capital. 3. WANDA METROPOLITANO TOUR (16:00H) Tour the new Atlético de Madrid stadium on a guided tour that will reveal all the club's secrets and culminate in a visit to the Museum. You will also have access to the exhibition "25 years of the doublete" to immerse yourself in the history of Atlético de Madrid. IMPORTANT: The booking starts at 10:00 and will end with a visit to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium at 16:00.

Madrid: Football, Food, and Bernabéu Guided Walking Tour

10. Madrid: Football, Food, and Bernabéu Guided Walking Tour

MADRID AND FOOTBALL' TOURIST ROUTE Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing themed tour of Madrid for football lovers. Walk around the most emblematic places and learn about the most surprising stories linked to the main clubs in the capital. Led by a specialised guide who will reveal fascinating anecdotes and stories related to football and sport, get to know Madrid in a totally original way. The route starts at Puerta del Sol, at the foot of the mythical statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, with an explanation of the square, its symbolism, the Presidency building, the clock, its traditional signage, etc. We will continue through the Barrio de las Letras, Plaza del Ángel to the beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana, where we will come across the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. We will advance along Calle del Príncipe to the Teatro de la Comedia and arrive at the recently refurbished and luxurious Plaza Canalejas. We will then continue to the Congreso de los Diputados and from there we will arrive at the Plaza de Neptuno. From there and through the central boulevard we will enjoy part of one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. We will continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. To finish this amazing tour we will enter Gran Vía to enjoy the most modern and lively shopping area of Madrid. GASTRONOMIC ROUTE Enjoy a gastronomic route through Madrid while discovering some of the most iconic places in the capital, such as: Puerta del Sol, Barrio de las Letras, Prado Museum... or iconic football places such as Neptuno and Cibeles. Casa Larra, one of the capital's most iconic bars & Bocata de calamares in Plaza Mayor TOUR BERNABÉU Get to know the Santiago Bernabéu and access the secrets and history of Real Madrid CF. We take you first-hand into the stadium to learn all about the history of Real Madrid CF and gain access to restricted areas. You will see areas like: Panoramic view of the stadium, start the visit in style. Museum. Photomontages with players; take home a unique and original souvenir. Santiago Bernabéu XXI Century model. Can you think of a better way to recharge your batteries before discovering the secrets of the Bernabéu? We'll be waiting for you! *IMPORTANT: The activity will start at 10:00, followed by the gastronomic route and then at 16:00 there will be a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Cibeles

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,277 reviews

Great experience! Arturo was excellent. Knowledgeable, friendly and speaks perfect english. He let me take photos when I asked. Tour was great. We did 1.5 hrs but 2 hours would’ve been great. Worth every penny. Try booking for later in the afternoon not as hot during summer

We loved the bus tour around the city. Very informative. Staff were very helpful and polite. If there was one little negative feedback is that not all audio outlets work on board. We had to change our seats several times to find one that worked.

Our guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. It was a perfect way to get to know the city upon our arrival. Would definitely recommend doing!

We had an amazing time with Alex, he was so hospitable and went above and beyond. This was a great way to get a view of the city. Thank you!

The tour was great team. Pablo was very accommodating and a good storyteller. I highly recommend it.