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Private Guided Half Day City Tour in Madrid with Private Vehicle and Chauffeur
"Enjoy this private 4 hour tour with your official tour guide and get to know Madrid’s most emblematic sights very comfortably in your private vehicle with chauffeur. Choose between a morning or afternoon departure directly from your hotel or plac then head through the Barrio of la Morería and enjoy the sights of the city’s medieval origins. Once you are there and after you have seen this great historical part of the city you will be able to enjoy the Royal Palace of Madrid. The tour will then continue towards Cibele’s Fountain a very important celebration point for the Real Madrid followers. You will also have a chance to enjoy the famous Alcalá Gate where you can just picture the scenery. The tour will also take you to the Gran Vía and the famous Paseo de la Castellan you will be able to enjoy the Barrio Salamanca and see the difference between the ancient Madrid and the modernist Madrid. Along this ride you will see the Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabeu)
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Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of 37 stops around the city. Then hop on and off as you wish or remain aboard for the entire loop. The two routes interconnect so you can switch between them — your ticket is valid on both.Follow Route 1 (Blue Route) around historical Madrid with its grand royal buildings. Hop off at the Paseo del Prado to visit the magnificent Prado; disembark to explore the Royal Palac or sit back and admire the Belle Epoque buildings of the Gran Vía Madrid’s main thoroughfare.Switch to Route 2 (Green Route) to focus on 19th- and 20th-century Madrid. Delve into elegant Salamanca
From EUR21.00
 
"Madrid Super Saver: El Escorial Monastery
"Madrid Super Saver: El Escorial Monastery Valley of the Fallen and Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour""Morning Tour: El Escorial Monastery and Valley of the FallenDeparting from the central Plaza de España begin your exploration of Madrid and its environs with a trip to El Escorial Monastery. Also known as the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real it was built by King Philip II in the 16th century to house the remains of his parents Charles I and Isabella of Portugal. Today the palatial complex is renowned for its collection of European art. Your guided tour highlights pieces from the collection and includes visits to the Pantheon of Kings and the basilica.Next stop is the p six miles (9.5 km) from El Escorial Monastery. Erected by dictator General Franco
From EUR79.00

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Plaza Del Colon

Monument to Colombus and another great set of fountains in this square. it was originally st James square until it was renamed in honor of Columbus in 1893. The National Library and Archaeological...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 18, 2016

Columbus Square

Them Spanish really love Christopher Columbus as they have many memorials and squares of him in Spain as he discovered the Americas under the Service of the Spanish Monarchs and helped Spain to begin...
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machomikemd
Oct 01, 2016

Plaza de Colon - Columbus monument

One of the most esteemed citizens of Spain is Columbus. Monuments to this remarkable seafarer can be seen in many cities of Spain. As a rule, it is an obelisk with Columbus's figure at the top. It is...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Dec 14, 2014

Plaza Colon

This monument was a bit of a surprise really. Located along some very busy avenues and seemingly surrounded by skyscrapers, there is a plaza honoring Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon in Spanish)...
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GentleSpirit
Jul 09, 2013

Columbus Memorial

We have all heard of Christopher Columbus, the great navigator who , history tells us, discovered the New World.This memorial is certainly worth visiting. Well located with many other interesting...
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Mikebb
Feb 24, 2010

Torre de Colon

The Torre de Colon was built in 1976 at a height of 102metres. A twin tower building, it was designed by Antonio Lamela and is one of the dominating structures in the Plaza de Colon. The building is...
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keeweechic
Sep 23, 2009

Monumental figure of Cristobel Colon

The monument picture of Cristobel Colon (Christopher Columbus) statue was taken from the bus during our Madrid city tour. Looking from the bus the monument looks impressive. Critobel Colon...
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fachd
May 25, 2009

Columbus Square

The square is dedicated to Christopher Columbus thus the name. Also his Statue with a fountain and Monument made of concrete cement are the two features for his honor. Under the fountain , you will...
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barbskie
Feb 13, 2009

The discovery

Of course being in Spain, you will find many different monuments as a homage to the discovery of America, or to Christopher Columbus himself. In Madrid we have to Plaza Colón (Columbus square), where...
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Urzu
Feb 04, 2008

Plaza Colon

one of the central plazas of Madrid. at this place is a statue of Columbus. the place is surrounded by the national library and museum for archeology. also a building of the Hero company and other...
ger4444
May 18, 2007

Get dry under the waterfall

Though the plaza is named after Columbus, the gardens are refered to as the Gardens of Discovery. The Colon bus stop is but one of the attractions under the plaza, the Cultural Center "de la Villa de...
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Joacim
Jan 30, 2007

Not so impressive, I must say

I expected a little more from this one. I have to concede both monuments dedicated to Colon and the discovery of America are nice, the jardines del descubrimiento (discovery gardens) are pretty plain...
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Quartzy
Aug 06, 2006
 
 
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San Francisco el Grande Basilica

Under the largest dome in Spain, larger even than St. Paul's cathedral, this basilica possesses some of the most magnificent paintings in Christendom. Outside it is a musty, pollution greyed building,...
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Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid

Train lovers lookie here! The Railroad Museum includes exhibitions of steam, electric and diesel trains and wagons. They have 4 rooms featuring infrastructure and models of foreign and Spanish trains....
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La Casa Encendida

So La Casa Encendida is a kind of socially-conscious project/creative and learning space sponsored by the Caja Madrid bank.... The building has several floors with various different spaces, most...
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El Rastro

El Rastro is the famous open market of Madrid. You can find souvenirs, clothes, books, bags and more in this busy market. It actually felt like the open markets in Istanbul while we were wandering...
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Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - in short: Museo Reina Sofía - is Madrids leading modern art museum. Established 1992, it began to take over the Prado Collection of 20th century modern...
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Arab Wall

Next to the Cathedral you find rememnants of an Arab citywall dating back from the 9 th century. Its a 3 meter high wall build in flintstone materials and is situated in the parque of Emir Mohamed,...
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