Madrid, capital of the Kingdom of Spain. It is definitely an obligatory stop together with Barcelona. Walking through its streets, such as Gran via a street where we find the most important cinemas and theaters in the city, a street that never sleeps. Visit its internationally famous museums like the Prado where, among many, you can admire masterpieces of Velazquez, Goya, El Greco ... The Royal Palace, the Buen Retiro park, shopping or try its famous cuisine are certainly more than enough reasons to visit Madrid. Football lovers can visit the Santigo Bernabeu and watch live his collection of countless trophies. You can choose from a variety of tours around Madrid as El Escorial, Toledo, Alcala de Henares and many others.
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In this tour you will discover all the main places of Madrid. You will visit three near historical cities too: El Escorial, Segovia and Toledo. You will also visit Las Rozas Village Outlets, 20 km from Madrid, where you can find shops of major brands and designers with discounts up 60%.Download details in .pdfView Images >
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With 125 hectares and over 15,000 trees, Retiro Park is a green oasis in the center of Madrid. Some of its gardens deserve a very special attention: the Perennials garden, the gardens of Cecilio Rodriguez (classical gardens with Andalusian air), the gardens of the Architect Herrero Palacios, the Rose Garden (collection of roses) and the French Parterre with the Bald Cypress, the Madrid oldest tree, it is said that it might have about 400 years. It is not only one of the lungs of Madrid, but it also offers culture, leisure and sport to locals and visitors. Among its most important architectural and historical elements are found: the Great Pond where you can go rowing, Velázquez Palace and the Crystal Palace, both currently used as showrooms. In addition, El Retiro has remarkable sculptures and sources such as: the monument to Alfonso XII, The Fallen Angel that is the only sculpture in the world representing the devil and the Source of the Galapagos, which commemorates the birth of Isabel II.
The ancient palace of the Marquis of Matallana, built in 1776, houses an interesting collection of paintings, furniture and decorative arts of the nineteenth century, which help us to better understand the cultural, political and daily life of the Romantic Madrid. Master pieces by Goya, Esquivel, Madrazo, Alenza and the Becquer brothers, ceramics of Sargadelos and Sevres, jewelry, a collection of porcelain dolls, 15 pianos, furniture of the empire or Elizabethan style and the gun with which Larra committed suicide, serve to recreate the atmosphere of Romanticism, a cultural movement that during the first half of the nineteenth century, shook the hearts of young artists, intellectuals and politicians.
The Museum is located in the same house, built in 1910, where the painter lived with his family. Born in Valencia in 1863, Sorolla is considered the painter of the Mediterranean light of which has been able to give form and interpret as nobody else. In the museum most objects that Sorolla gathered on life are saved. The artist's work is predominant with his paintings and drawings. This is of course the largest and most representative collection preserved of the Artist.
We suggest an exciting tour. Bernabeu opens its doors to turn you into the real megastar. You will have the chance to look through the Stadium with no limits, and even have access to those places that you only had pictured in your mind. Our Stadium is awaiting you with all its real myths, like the tunnel to the locker rooms, the bench, the pitch, the press room, and even the presidential box. Also you will visit the new Trophies Exhibition, the chief exponent of Real Madrid legend, the Best Club in the 20th Century.
Located in the Pardo Mountains just outside of Madrid, this palace, whose construction started in 1405 by Henry III of Castile and whose last expansion was performed by Carlos III in 1772, is a place where flora and fauna are perfectly combined and has served as hunting grounds of the court during the last five centuries. It was the official residence of former Head of State Francisco Franco until his death in 1975. Currently, besides offering sightseeing, the palace is used as a temporary residence of kings and foreign Heads of State on an official visit as well as for official acts of the Spanish Royal Family.
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At 30 kilometers from Madrid, Alcala de Henares is one of the most important cities in the history of Spain. Here was founded in 1499 the Complutense University, which since its origin vindicated our language as the language of culture, reason why Alcala de Henares is part of the "Camino de la Lengua Castellana” that is “The Way of the Spanish language”. Since 1998 it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its monumental legacy.
Over the centuries, the Spanish kings spent the spring in the Palace of Aranjuez, due to its location in a fresh and fertile valley formed by the confluence of the Jarama River and the Tajo River. Thanks to its extensive and monumental gardens, the Aranjuez Cultural Landscape was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 2001. Here you can visit the Royal Palace with its monumental gardens as well as the old town of Aranjuez which has been declared a Historic-Artistic ensemble because of it is a unique example of the baroque urbanism.
This village located at 45 km southeast of Madrid, offers a wide variety of landscapes and places of strong contrasts. It is a town full of tourist attractions in which highlights its famous Plaza Mayor, declared the Material fourth wonder of Madrid, where Bullfighting festivals are held. We must also emphasize its typical products like the famous Anis de Chinchon.
Avila is declared a World Heritage Site. Behind the walls of this capital Castilian-Leonese is hidden a valuable set of churches and Renaissance palaces, witness of the past glory of the city. The symbol of the city is the wall, one of the best preserved medieval walled enclosures in Europe. Also do not miss the Cathedral, as well as the corners of the medieval look like the Plaza de los Davila, with more than a dozen Renaissance houses of noble lineage. We must also emphasize its excellent cuisine as the roast suckling pig and lamb, besides the famous Avila steak. Much of the Avila pastry Fame is due to the Santa Teresa yolks (made of egg and sugar).