Discover the footprint of the Bourbons with this fantastic guided tour through the center of Madrid. Learn the secrets hiding behind the Puerta de Alcalá and the famous fountains of Neptune and Cybele.
Tour of Bourbon Madrid
The Bourbon legacy in Spain began with the crowning of Philip V in 1700. Madrid has been at the center of this regal history ever since then. With this guided tour, you will discover some of the essential landmarks around the Spanish capital which are testimony to this legacy.
We will start this route through Bourbon Madrid from the heart of the city in the Puerta del Sol square, the meeting point for most people in Madrid. We will meet our protagonist, Charles III, the king who imposed a new classicist style leaving behind the sober style that the Austrias had.
From Sol we head down to the Congress of Deputies, exploring the most iconic buildings of Madrid. Near the Congress of Deputies we will find the Fountain of Neptune, which, along with other fountains such as Cibeles and the Fountain of Apollo, have become some of the top attractions of the area.
We will continue walking along the Paseo del Prado, conceived by Charles III as a garden walk that would house buildings dedicated to science and art. While we find out the reason for all this, we will arrive at Alcalá Street, imposingly guarded by the famous Puerta de Alcalá, one of the five ancient royal gates that gave access to the city.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Tour in English
Children under 7 years oldFree
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide, specialized in the history of Madrid.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (Madrid local time).
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
Statue of Charles III (Puerta del Sol).