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Plaza de Oriente Tours

One of the last great monumental squares of Imperial Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente boasts an enviably grand location, flanked by the magnificent Royal Palace to the west and the Teatro Real opera house to the east. Although originally planned by Joseph Bonaparte, the plaza wasn’t finished until 1844 under the reign of Isabel II, opening to the public in 1850.

Laid out by architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer, the plaza features a set of beautifully landscaped gardens, punctuated by a series of 44 statues depicting prominent Spanish monarchs. Most famous is the 17th-century bronze equestrian statue of Felipe IV, designed in 1640 by Italian sculptor Pedro Tacca. The iconic figure shows the King’s stallion rearing up on its hind legs – a striking sight which towers 12 meters high over the central walkway.

A popular location for state occasions and public addresses, the tranquil oasis makes a scenic location for a stroll, especially at night when the palace and gardens are dramatically lit up. A number of cafés also line the square, offering great views of the formal gardens, most famously the Café de Oriente, with its terrace viewing area proving a big hit with tourists.

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Madrid Small-Group Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Royal Palace Guided Tour, Madrid, null
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Madrid Small-Group Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

Take a walk around Madrid with a local guide, and see another side to this beautiful city. Walking with a local tour guide who shares insights and stories is ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.25
Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour, Madrid, Walking Tours
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Madrid Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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Breeze through Madrid on this 2- or 3-hour Segway sightseeing tour. Choose two hours, and head to the city center, which has been Spain’s center of power since ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.66
Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid’s story and discover Spain’s capital with a local. Get to know the history, admire the must-see highlights and uncover its amazing ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.76
Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour in Madrid

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Take a trip through Madrid history on a comfortable electric bike with pedal assist that will take you to see the the most important attractions of the city ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.78
Madrid City Center Segway Tour, Madrid, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Madrid City Center Segway Tour

Explore the heart of Madrid by eco-friendly Segway on a fun 1-hour tour of the medieval center. Pass notable sights, such as the Royal Palace, Almudena ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.81
Madrid Segway City Tour, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Madrid Segway City Tour

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This 3-hour Segway Tour will take you to Madrid’s central district, which is the capital’s historical and cultural hotspot (see two-hour tour). Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.60
Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Private Group Walking Tour: Secrets of Madrid

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Enjoy this 3-hour private walking tour and discover the essential history and secrets of Madrid. A local guide will be with you to show you the best of the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $395.04
PRIVATE Kickstart Tour of Madrid, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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PRIVATE Kickstart Tour of Madrid

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Madrid is so captivating with its vibrant lifestyle, historical highlights, and cool hidden gems! Get the most out of your stay and kickstart your Madrid city ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $5.99
Madrid Old Streets Walking Tour, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Madrid Old Streets Walking Tour

Get back five hundred years in time in the old Madrid streets. Soak up the mixture of cultures, in the most important European crossroad in the Medieval era. ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.94
Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros, Madrid, Walking Tours
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Madrid Segway Tour with Chocolate and Churros

Explore the heart of Madrid on a 1-hour Segway tour and see sights like the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, and Plaza Mayor from the safety of a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.31

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