Welcome to Madrid
The marvellous city of Madrid is steeped in history and has many wonderful sights to savour. On this tour, you will see the spectacular Sabatini Gardens, covering an area of more than 2.5 hectares, and the Plaza de Oriente, dominated by the monumental work of genius that is the equine statue of King Phillip IV.
You will also see the Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the writer of Don Quixote, the Palace of the Senate, the Royal Convent of La Encarnación, The Palacio Real de Madrid, the largest royal residence in all of Western Europe, Almudena Cathedral, the Church of Saint-Nicholas, currently believed to be the oldest place of worship in Madrid, The Church of Sacramento, one of the most beautiful and elegant churches in Madrid, the Church of San Pedro el Viejo, one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande and the Gate of Toledo, one of Madrid's most popular tourist attractions. Madrid has many fascinating sights to savour on your visit. Your tour. Your way.
- 1. The spectacular Sabatini Gardens, covering an area of more than 2.5 hectares, are a study in geometric perfection.
- 2. The Plaza de Oriente is dominated by the monumental work of genius that is the equine statue of King Phillip IV.
- 3. The Palacio Real de Madrid, or the Royal Palace of Madrid, is an enormous Baroque style construction of white and grey stone with an area of 135,000 square metres, making it the largest royal residence in all of Western Europe.
- 4. The Church of Sacramento, or Iglesia del Sacramento, the church of the holy mystery, is one of the most beautiful and elegant churches in Madrid.