Explore the Christmas traditions of Madrid on a 4-hour walking tour of the city center and taste festive treats at an old nougat shop. See monuments from the Hapsburg Dynasty, and enter the Royal Palace of Madrid, built on the site of the old Alcázar.
What to Expect
Experience the Christmas traditions of Madrid and learn about the city's dynastic history on a 4-hour walking tour. Start in the historic Hapsburgs Quarter (also known as "El Madrid de los Austrias"), named after the dynasty that ruled Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries.
See some of the palaces and monuments that enriched the city during the reign of Charles I, and admire the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of the city center. Visit the Christmas Market at Plaza Mayor, and hear about the Christmas traditions of Spain. Stop at one of the city's oldest nougat shops and taste the typical Christmas turron (a traditional sweet made from ground almonds and honey), served with some sweet liquor.
Then, go to the Royal Palace of Madrid, built in the 18th century on the site of the old Alcázar. Take in the beauty of one of Europe's best preserved palaces. Formerly the official residence of the Spanish Monarchy from 1765 to 1931, it is now used mainly for the stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown.
- Official multilingual guide
- Entrance to the Royal Palace
Meet at the Julià Travel Office, Calle San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales).