Madrid with a tourist guide

By | 4 January, 2015 | 0 comments

plaza mayor madrid“Be water, my friend” Bruce Lee used to say, a Buddhist precept that is relevant to us in this case. Being water inside this deep and rich riverbed filled with tourist attractions called Madrid can be handy and tourist guides can be an important ally. Designed for all sorts of tourists, adapted with people with any kind of disability, these guided routes are ideal to discover in depth the districts and areas of Madrid that have particularly rich historical or architectonic legacy.

One of them is the route of “The Bourbons and the Walk of Art” which starts at Plaza de Oriente, in front of the Palacio Real. It runs through the part of Madrid that was influenced the most by Bourbons like Carlos III, who ordered the construction of the Puerta de Alcalá, fountains, palaces, gardens and monumental buildings that changed the face of Madrid and made it a city up to the standard of other European courts.

You can also choose the route called “From the Habsburgs to the Bourbons”, which starts at the Plaza Mayor and it focuses on the old Madrid that was the capital of the court, immersing itself in the hidden corners that go from there all the way to Plaza de Ópera and stopping at Plaza Ramales, where they say Diego de Velázquez is buried.

You can get more information at Plaza Mayor, 27 (Plaza de la Panadería) and at this address, from where you can get personalised quotes for groups.

Another interesting way of seeing the city without having to lift a foot is by tourist bus: the Madrid City Tour. It is also a handy transport to get around the city. Tickets can be bought for one or two days and have unlimited trips for that time frame, with audio guides also available in up to 14 languages. 1-Day Adult ticket: 21 euros; 2-Day Adult ticket: 25 euros.

Another tourist service worthy of a mention is Madrid Card, which gives you the entry -with preferential access- to more than 50 museums as well as discounts in restaurants and shops.

A whole list of tourist plans is available to you when you stay at Posada de Huertas, one of the most central hostels in Madrid.

Categories: Madrid Guías

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