Tours & activities in Madrid

Majestic Madrid Tour

See Madrid the way that some of history’s greatest writers and artists did


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ABOUT THE Majestic Madrid Tour

This 2-hour cultural walking tour shows you some of Madrid’s major landmarks. Stroll through the Barrio de las Letras to see the The Congress of Deputies, the Golden Triangle of Art, the homes of famous Spanish writers and many other must-see sites.


Your Majestic Madrid Tour starts and finishes in front of the Tourist Information Center in Plaza Mayor.


Madrid’s famous writers and literary neighborhood

Your expert local guide will start the Majestic Madrid Tour by leading you through the famous literary neighborhood, the Barrio de las Letras. Some of history’s greatest writers lived in this neighborhood including Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote (see where it was written!), Federico García Lorca, the Spanish poet murdered by Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, and even American Ernest Hemingway. See memorable quotes from these and other famous writers lining the streets of this vibrant neighborhood.

Stunning streets and architecture

Not only was incredible art created in this neighborhood, but stunning architecture was too. Grand streets host Madrid’s most iconic buildings, bright and bold in styles from Art Deco to Neo-Mudéjar. Walk past the famous Paseo del Prado, take in the Cibeles Fountain and Palace, and see the Golden Triangle of old masters, early modern and contemporary art with the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum.

Culture by day, bars by night

By now, you’ve realized this area of Madrid is beautiful, but Madrid’s cultural center by day becomes one of the best areas for nightlife in the evening. Ask your local guide about some of the best bars and cafés to visit during your tour!

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The Majestic Madrid Tour starts in front of the Tourist Information Centre in Plaza Mayor

  • See the Santa Cruz Palace, the Congress of Deputies and Cibeles Palace and Fountain
  • Stroll through the beautiful neighborhood of the Barrio de las Letras
  • Stop by the houses of great Spanish writers Cervantes, Lope de Vega and Góngora
  • Discover the incredible life and tragic death of Federico García Lorca
  • See the Golden Triangle of Art: the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum
  • Walk past major landmarks like the Paseo del Prado and Gran Vía



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