Historical Madrid Tour in Private Electric Tuk Tuk

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Travelers who want a fun and easy overview of Madrid will love this 90-minute tour that takes in many must-see places in Madrid such as the Royal Palace and the Prado Museum, among others.

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Operated by: Eco Tuk Tuk

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Pass By: Plaza de Santa Ana

Plaza de Santa Ana is an open space in the Cortes neighborhood, in the Centro district of Madrid. It dates from 1810 and throughout its history it has undergone numerous urbanization processes that have modified its appearance with varying degrees of success.

Pass By: Royal Palace of Madrid

Today the palace is used exclusively for receptions, ceremonies and official events since the kings of Spain reside in the Palacio de la Zarzuela. The Royal Palace is also called the Palacio de Oriente. The construction of the Royal Palace began in 1738 and the works lasted for seventeen years. Shortly after its completion, in 1764, Carlos III established his habitual residence there. The location of the palace was the same one that occupied the Palace of the Austrias, destroyed by a fire during Christmas Eve of 1734. The Palacio de Oriente is surrounded by the Campo del Moro gardens and the Sabatini gardens. The first, to the west, date from the Middle Ages; the latter were created in the twentieth century and are in the north. The Campo del Moro can be visited during the day.

Pass By: Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena

The Almudena Cathedral is the most important religious building in Madrid. On June 15, 1993, it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II, becoming the first consecrated cathedral outside Rome. The Almudena Cathedral Museum gathers dozens of objects that tell the story of the diocese of Madrid. In the twelve rooms that the museum has you will see from mosaics to episcopal shields and ornament.

Pass By: Jardines de Sabatini

The Sabatini gardens are located in front of the north façade of the Royal Palace of Madrid, between Bailén street and the San Vicente slope. They occupy an area of 2.66 hectares.

Pass By: Mercado San Miguel

Covered market from around 1916 with local food, delicatessen and events in an elegant atmosphere.

Pass By: Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

The Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, officially Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, is a Catholic church in Madrid, in the Palacio neighborhood, within the historic center of the capital of Spain.

Pass By: Casa de Cervantes

Former residence of the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quijote", with guided tours.

Pass By: Casa Museo Lope de Vega

The House of Lope de Vega, located on Cervantes Street, was built in the 16th century. Whoever was one of the great writers of the Spanish Golden Age acquired the property in 1610 and lived there until his death in 1635.

Pass By: Plaza de las Cortes

The Palace of the Spanish Courts, was built on the site of the former convent of the Holy Spirit that was used as the seat of Congress between 1834 and 1841. On the main facade, a staircase ascends to the neoclassical portico, with six imposing striated columns, of a Corinthian order, on which the triangular pediment decorated with reliefs of Ponciano Ponzano rises. The emblematic lions that flank the entrance are the work of the same sculptor and were cast with the iron of the cannons captured during the war in Africa. Under the pediment, the chiseled bronze door opens only on very marked occasions. Among the rooms of the building, symmetrical, stands out the well-known Session room, but also the library or the Conference room, better known as the "lost steps" room.

Pass By: Fuente de Neptuno

Both gods occupy prominent positions within the Greek mythological hierarchy and compete in the sporting arena, as Atlético de Madrid fans celebrate their victories in the Plaza del Dios del Mar, while Real Madrid do so in Cibeles.

Pass By: Prado National Museum

Uniquely rich in paintings by European masters from the 16th to 19th centuries, according to art historian and Hispanicist Jonathan Brown, "few would dare to doubt that it is the world's most important museum for European painting."

Pass By: Jeronimos

Popularly known as "Los Jerónimos", its official name is the Parish Church of San Jerónimo el Real. It is located next to the Prado Museum, at the back, and is in the late Gothic style with Renaissance influences from the early 16th century. Although little remains of the original building because over the centuries it has been remodeled and restored on numerous occasions.

Pass By: Puerta de Alcala

This monumental gate, built by order of Carlos III to replace a previous one dating from the 16th century, was inaugurated in 1778.

Pass By: Cibeles Fountain

Surrounded by the buildings of the Buenavista Palace (Army Headquarters), Linares Palace (America House), Communications Palace (formerly the headquarters of the Post Office and currently the Madrid City Council) and the Bank of Spain.

Pass By: Banco de Espana

Quite a decorative waste, awarded at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in 1884. The building was built with the aim of providing the National Bank with a headquarters more in line with the importance of its functions, such as the single issue of coins and bills for all the Spanish territory.
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