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.
|Adults||Children between 3 and 11 years old||Children under 3 years old|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children between 3 and 11 years oldUS$ 5.90
Children under 3 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
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.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
English speaking guide, specialized in the history of Madrid.
When to book?
You can book up until the previous day (10:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
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 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Statue of Charles III (Puerta del Sol).