From medieval fortress to the Capital of Spain.
Let's start our tour with the Royal Palace, where the history of Madrid begins, the second biggest of the world! We can see the different Royal Apartments with a luxurious collection of art, from Chinese porcelain to Moser cristal, French chandeliers and Italian sculptures from the XVII century, Flemish gobelins from the XVI and Spanish silver. Better look at the pictures I made. After that, we will know from the origins of Madrid to the XVIII century and after a small break we will continue exploring the Old City of Madrid and its evolution from the XI century until it became the main headquarters of the Spanish Empire in the XVI. You will feel satisfied and as an expert by the end of the tour, and . . . . don't forget your camera! We can make many interesting pictures.
Opera Metro Station, at Plaza de Isabel II to start with. From the Opera to the Royal Palace, tour inside.
Short coffee and toilet break.
From the Royal Palace towards the Main Square of Madrid (Plaza Mayor) through the maze of streets of the Old City and its History.
One thing, as the Royal Palace is a Government Building, it can close with short notice, in that case I will let you know in advance. We will still get there and give you all the necessary explanations about the origins of Madrid around the area.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Metro Station: Opera.
Under the Statue of Queen Isabel II. If it is too warm we'll figure out a shady spot. We'll talk.
End location: Wherever you wish in the area between Plaza Mayor and Sol
Duration: 4 hours
My Guiding fee as a authorised guide for the Royal Palace, preferential entrance (minimum queue) and reservations if needed.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 Euros - Entrance fee to Royal Palace and a coffee or so.
The entrance fees and any other expenses such as drinks, snacks, tips or souvenirs
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Susana was great! We had already seen the palace so she changed the tour on the fly and we had a wonderful time.