The Spanish capital is packed with emblematic sights that cannot be missed during your visit. Whether you want to enjoy the architecture its streets have to offer, or are passionate about cultural heritage or art, you can find a walking tour of Madrid to suit your tastes. Let yourself be carried away by the city!
What to see in Madrid
As a city of considerable size, it takes several days to get to know it in depth. This is why a walking tour of Madrid is an excellent option to make sure you do not miss any of its hidden treasures.
Madrid’s epicenter is the Puerta del Sol, which is also kilometer zero of Spain’s road network. This area is home to two of the city’s unmissable, representative icons : the statue of Charles III and the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. To kick off a walking tour of Madrid, La Mallorquina bakery will get you the sugar boost you will need.
The Puerta del Sol is the starting point for many different routes, taking you to each of the neighborhoods in the city. Nearby is the Plaza Mayor, a traditional square with terraces, an area that is highly popular among tourists.
If you head towards Gran Vía, probably the most important street in the capital, you can see the old skyscraper from 1926: the Telefónica building. The Plaza de Callao is also located on this popular street.
Other emblematic squares in the city are Cibeles, Plaza de Santa Ana and Plaza de España. In the latter, visitors can enjoy the Torre de Madrid (Madrid Tower), the Edificio España (Spain Building) and the monument dedicated to Miguel de Cervantes. The Parque del Retiro, with its Palacio de Cristal (Glass Palace) and the Mercado de San Miguel, cannot be missed on our walking tours of Madrid.
Make the most of your visit with a guided walking tour of Madrid
Madrid is a multi-faceted city that offers experiences for all tastes. Being the capital, there is far more to do than simply stroll through its streets and avenues lined with beautiful monuments and spectacular architecture. There are also guided walking tours of Madrid that reveal its more artistic side.
The capital is home to a wide variety of museums with different themes, which means everybody will have the chance to enjoy learning about something that interests them while on family vacation. As well as the popular art museums, such as the Museo del Prado or the Reina Sofía, there is also the Museo del Ferrocarril, de la Moneda, de Ciencia y Tecnología, and de Dibujo e Ilustración, among many others.
A walking tour through Madrid will take you to less traditional places. This means you will get the opportunity to delve into the depths of its streets. Only then will you discover the lesser-known side of the city.
In addition to the points of interest and museums, you can take walking tours of Madrid that show visitors its cuisine, through its wines and tapas. Lasting between two hours and a full day, at Spanish Touch we will make sure you get the most out of your experience in the city. Tell us what you want and we will organize your personalized tour.