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Madrid EDITOR'S PICKS
Madrid Top 10 Things to Do
Find out why Madrid is one of the most visited cities in the world and experience the charm of Spain's elegant capital. See treasures of the art world at the museums that make up Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art. Explore royal buildings, historic public spaces and beloved landmarks. Get a taste of culture with evening flamenco shows and tapas food tours. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites on day trips from Madrid.
On your next trip to Madrid, check these things to do off your bucket list!
1. Discover an unparalleled collection of European art at the Prado Museum, including the famous Las Meninas by Velazquez
2. Admire the grand interiors, gardens and rooms of the Madrid Royal Palace with a skip the line ticket
3. Complete your visit to Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art with skip the line tickets to the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
4. Spend some time in the scenic El Retiro Park, where you can admire perfectly groomed gardens, relax by the pond or take a boat ride
5. Witness the captivating artistry of dancers, singers and musicians on an evening Flamenco show
6. Try out the best tapas in Madrid on a tasting tour at the city’s bars and restaurants
7. Learn about the history of bullfighting at Las Ventas Bullring and Bullfighting Museum
8. Watch a Real Madrid match or tour the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
9. Explore the site of El Escorial and walk in the footsteps of royalty, visit the mausoleum of kings and queens and see the stunning basilica
10. Head out of the city to breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites on day trips to Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Salamanca or Aranjuez
18Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Skip the long lines at the Royal Palace of Madrid and discover the palace on a guided tour. Your local guide will be sharing stories about each room of the palace to make it a memorable experience!

    USD33.93

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Stroll through the streets and buildings of Hapsburgs, the name given to Madrid when Hapsburg Dynasty ruled Spain. Finish the tour at the well-preserved Royal Palace with skip the line access.
    English Available

    USD60.84

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Skip the long lines at Reina Sofia Museum and see some of the best Picasso and Dali artworks. This massive collection of Spanish art is best experienced with priority access and an expert guide!

    USD28.08

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Madrid Hop On Hop Off Bus City Sightseeing Tour
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    Be free to admire Madrid's architectural and cultural wonders on this hop on hop off double-decker bus, taking you along the route of your choice. Explore the city highlights with an audio guide.

    From USD25.74

    Daily
  5. Skip the long lines and enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid, home to Spain's monarchs. Explore and learn more about the history of its ornate rooms. Then, complete the experience with an optional walking tour around the El Retiro Park.
    English Available
    Accessible

    From USD39.78

    Daily
    2.5 - 4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Catch a flamenco show in the historic Torres de Bermejas, located in Madrid's Gran Via, and witness an electrifying fusion of art and passion. Complete the experience with a delectable Spanish dinner.
    Meal Provided

    From USD40.95

    Daily
    1.5 - 3 hour(s) (evening)
  7. Madrid Flamenco Show at Cafe de Chinitas
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    Enjoy a traditional flamenco show in Madrid at Cafe de Chinitas, a well known tablao where some of flamenco's most important artists have performed. Enjoy Spanish dinner or join flamenco master class!
    Meal Provided

    From USD49.14

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 - 4 hour(s) (evening, night)
  8. Madrid Small Group Tapas Tasting Tour with Drinks
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    Satisfy your appetite for tapas on this Madrid culinary discovery. Eat, drink and have fun like a local with stops at old and new hangouts such as a chiringuito or beach bar and a tavern in La Latina.
    English Available

    USD139.23

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. Discover Madrid with 15 tastings of delicious Spanish tapas and wine on this walking tour for foodies at night. Taste Rioja, Iberian Ham, Cava, Cheese and much more!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD81.89

    Daily
    (evening)
  10. Enter the Las Ventas known as a world-renowned bullring in Spain to explore its main areas like the tendidos and callejon. Also, be introduced to the history of bullfighting at the museum.
    English Available

    USD15.09

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Get ready to experience football fever at Santiago Bernabéu stadium, the home ground of Real Madrid. Explore different facilities such as the Presidential Box, Player's Tunnel, Trophy Room and more!

    USD29.25

    Daily
  12. Join a sightseeing tour of majestic Madrid in the morning followed by a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, one of the most famous and prestigious football stadiums. A must for any football fan!
    English Available

    USD63.18

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Take a trip to the Royal site of El Escorial which functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum and even a school. Also visit the moving Valley of the Fallen, a Spanish Civil War memorial.
    English Available

    From USD80.73

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    5.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Explore the grounds of El Escorial monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, visit the Valley of the Fallen and unravel the history of this grand complex and marvel at the world's largest cross.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD107.64

    Group Discount
    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Salamanca and Avila One Day Tour from Madrid
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    Visit and get acquainted with the rich history of the ancient Celtic city of Salamanca and the Spanish town of Avila, also known as the Town of Stones and Saints. See famous sights like the San Vicente Shrine, the Cathedral and more!

    USD92.43

    Wed, Sat
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Combine two separate sightseeing tours to get the most out of your holiday to Madrid. Enjoy morning half-day trip to Toledo followed by afternoon tour to the Royal Palace at Aranjuez.
    English Available

    From USD121.68

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Be amazed by the Walls of Avila and the aqueduct of Segovia with this day trip from Madrid. Travel back in time as you visit the cities full of history and declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD104.13

    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Toledo Day Tour from Madrid with Lunch Options
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    Enjoy a full day in the city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its rich cultural and historical heritage and spend a great day out of Madrid.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD90.09

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)