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Tours Madrid, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.

Madrid Walking Tour 1, Starting at Callao Plaza

This Walking Tour is a 3,26 Kms (2 mi 45 yd), that will take you from a starting point, at Callao Plaza.  On this Walking Tour, you will be able to see: (A) Callao Plaza (B) Puerta de Sol (C) Plaza Mayor (D) Calle Cuchilleros y Cava Baja (E) Mercado San Miguel (F) Plaza de la […]

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Tours Madrid, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.

Royal Guard On the 2nd May Madrid, and the 12th October, National Day.

On May 2nd it’s an important holiday in Madrid. It is the commemoration, of the day the people rebelled against the occupation by the French Napoleonic troops. These events led to the Spanish Independence War, which lasted until April 17, 1814. Since 1983, May 2nd, is celebrated as the Day of the Autonomous Community of […]

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Fuente de las Conchas con el Palacio Real

Campo del Moro

The “Campo del Moro”, is a 49 acres park located in the western part of the Palacio Real.  It is the area that goes from the palace, down the slope towards the Manzanares River, and it is one of three gardens, surrounding the palace. After the first attempts, by King Philip II (1527-1598), the final […]

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Catedral de la Almudena y El Palacio Real

La Almudena and Royal Palace

The Debod Temple area is on a small hill, which makes it a great place to take pictures of Madrid. In this case, towards the south of the Temple, you have this spot where you can take a picture of  the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, and to the right, Basílica San Francisco el Grande. I […]

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Imagen del Palacio Real con los Jardines de Sabatini.

Royal Palace and Sabatini Gardens

In these gardens that were created in the 1930’s. Madrid Municipality organize acts and concerts on the summer evenings. They are worth seeing, not only because of the talent of the artists, but also because of the beautiful location. These gardens, created in 1930 by Sabatini, were once the  stables of the Palace, and they […]

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Tours Madrid, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.

Sabatini Gardens

The Sabatini Gardens are located off the north facade of the Palacio Real in Madrid. They occupy an area of 2.54 hectares. The Sabatini Gardens occupy an area of 2.54 hectares located off the north facade of the Palacio Real in Madrid. As the Royal Palace, they are of neoclassical style and in the past, […]

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Catedral de La Almudena

La Almudena Cathedral – North Facade

We leave the Plaza de la Villa, and go west on calle Mayor, up to the corner with Bailen street, where we find the imposing image as the one above of the Almudena Cathedral. If we follow a few meters to the west, we find the entrance to the Crypt of the Almudena, and what […]

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Tours Madrid, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.

Royal Palace – Royal Guard on October 12.

In such a special day as the October 12, Columbus Day and the discovery of America, it is an ideal time to visit the Royal Palace in Madrid. Besides the traditional military parade that day, that goes from the Glorieta de Atocha, to the Plaza Colon, the Kings of Spain, also open the doors of […]

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Roya Palace front plaza oriente

Royal Palace – Plaza Oriente

Once you have seen La Almudena, and the Armory Square of the Royal Palace, we walk 100 meters north, to see the Royal Palace, from Bailen Street, in the monumental Plaza Oriente. The Plaza Oriente today, is closed to traffic, and it is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Before Bailen St. […]

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Statues of the Kings of Spain in Plaza de Oriente

Plaza de Oriente – Statues Of Spanish Kings

Plaza de Oriente (Orient Square), is located in the historic centre of Madrid. It is a rectangular monumental square with a curved head, whose definitive layout responds to a design by Narciso Pascual y Colomer in 1844. It had several previous projects, and one of its main promoters was King Joseph I, who ordered the […]

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Terrazas en los alrededores de la Opera y el Palacio Real

Oriente Plaza- Terraces Next To The Opera

After stroll around the Old Madrid of the Habsburgs, nothing better than relaxing time in one of the terraces in the Plaza de Oriente, for a drink, or to have something to eat. In the Plaza de Oriente and around the Royal Theatre and overlooking the Royal Palace, you can enjoy cozy local bars and […]

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