Plaza Colon, Madrid

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Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Take some time getting to know Madrid while riding through the city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice, or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid. Commentary is available via a headphones audio system in 14 different languages. Route 1 • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Vía, 14 • Gran Vía, 30 • Gran Vía, 54 • Plaza de España • Princesa esq. Alberto Aguilera • Plaza de la Moncloa • Teleférico • Templo de Debod • Puerta de San Vicente • Puente de Segovia • Puento de Toledo • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco el Grande • Catedral de la Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo de Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía • Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid Route 2 • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes • Plaza de Neptuno High Season: March to October 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Low Season: November to February 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Madrid: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Madrid and discover some of the main monuments of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Madrid as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Madrid's most iconic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Ride through the charming neighborhoods of Las Letras and Retiro and see the House of Cervantes and the Church of Los Jerónimos. See the Palacio de las Cortes, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the facades of the museums of Paseo del Prado on this fun and exciting adventure through the city.

Madrid: Wax Museum Entry Ticket

3. Madrid: Wax Museum Entry Ticket

Brush shoulders with some of the most important figures in history, and mingle with the famous faces of today's pop culture, this timed entry ticket to the Wax Museum Madrid. Capture selfies and have fun posing with these incredible wax creations. See recreations of iconic scenes and environments from major events and historic time periods that help you to learn about the central characters and storylines of Spanish and world history. Behold the might of the Roman Empire, pay homage to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, hang out with the legendary explorer Christopher Columbus, the first figure created for the opening of the Wax Museum in 1972. Marvel at a miniature bullring, and meet the heroes of Star Wars and the current Spanish royal family. Share your thoughts with the wax figure of Donald Trump. View lifelike recreations of the world's best athletes and music stars. All are possible at the Wax Museum Madrid! Discover the artistic process of these handmade figures that require a rigorous attention to detail. Learn about how these creations are made over the course of a 6-month process.

Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

4. Scenic Madrid City Cycling Tour

Enjoy the sights of Madrid as you cycle through the city, enjoying the freedom and convenience of traveling by bike. This 3-hour excursion takes in all of the city's major landmarks. The tour begins at the steps of Madrid's famous Templo de Debod. This is actually one of the few Egyptian temples found outside Egypt today. From here you'll cycle past the Royal Palace, and continue on to the Cathedral of La Almudena, Plaza de la Villa, and the San Miguel Market en route to the city’s main square - Plaza Mayor. After visiting the Plaza, cycle through some of the city's traffic-free zones to the Plaza de Santa Ana, then down to the Prado Museum. Afterward, climb up a gentle hill to arrive at Retiro Park. Leaving the park by the imposing Alcala Gate, the tour continues toward Calle Serrano and Plaza de Colon. Wind your way through the lively streets, past the boutiques and cafés of the Chueca district, to Calle Fuencarral and then Plaza de España.

Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

5. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour Hop-off at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to take a tour of the iconic home of Real Madrid. Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history as you explore the interactive museum and audiovisuals displays which tell the story of this footballing giant. Step into the press room, the dressing rooms, and walk along the Player’s Tunnel until you reach the pitch, where global superstars have showcased their skills for decades. Take an interactive journey aboard a replica of the official first team bus. See the wide collection of trophies that the club has accumulated over the years. Access the presidential box, the most exclusive area of the venue, and get an exclusive VIP perspective on the stadium which can hold more than 80,000 spectators. Enjoy an interactive experience which is suited to football fanatics and those with a passing interest alike.

Madrid City Bus Tour and Reina Sofia Museum Ticket

6. Madrid City Bus Tour and Reina Sofia Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Accompanied by a local expert guide, begin your 2.5-hour tour at Ferraz St. Pass through Gran Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor street, Puerta del Sol, and Puerta de Alcalá until the Bullring. Visit Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Reina Sofia Museum. See the masterpieces of famous artists including Gaudí, Miró, and Picasso. 

Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

7. Madrid Walking Tour and Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this majestic city. Walk through the medieval streets and the majestic squares of the Old Town accompanied by your friendly local guide. The tour begins at Debód Temple and heads to Puerta del Sol square. Along the way, see the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Plaza de Oriente, the outside of Sabatini's Gardens, the Almudena Cathedral, the Plaza de la Villa, the core of Medieval Madrid and the winding streets around it, San Miguel Square and the famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, and Plaza Mayor.  Then, you have the chance to visit one of the most important galleries in the city, the Prado Museum. The Magnificent 18th-century building holds masterpieces by Spanish masters including Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Ribera, and Murillo. It also displays works by important foreign painters including Raphael, Rubens, Bosch, and Titian.

Madrid: City Bus Tour and Thyssen Museum Entrance Ticket

8. Madrid: City Bus Tour and Thyssen Museum Entrance Ticket

Explore the history and culture of Madrid, the majestic capital city of Spain, on a 2.5-hour bus tour. Accompanied by a local expert guide, the tour begins at Calle Ferraz.   The tour includes sightseeing of places such as Gran Vía, Plaza de España, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Puerta de Alcalá as far as the bullring. You will also see Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and much more.   This tour also includes a fast lane entrance ticket to visit one of Madrid's most important galleries, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Here you will discover one of the most complete private collections of modern art.

Madrid Highlights Tour and Entrance to the Royal Palace

9. Madrid Highlights Tour and Entrance to the Royal Palace

Discover the main sights of Madrid on a 2.5-hour orientation tour, and visit the most important monuments, squares and commercial avenues. Learn the history of the Spanish capital, from the old Habsburg and Borbon quarters, to the contemporary developments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Discover the art deco buildings of the Gran Vía. Go to Plaza de España at its western end to see 2 of the city’s most impressive skyscrapers. Venture into Ciudad Universitaria (University City) to see the Palace of Moncloa, official residence of the Prime Minister of Spain since 1977. Continue down Calle Mayor to Puerta del Sol, where you will discover the clock with the bell that marks the traditional eating of the “Twelve Grapes” on New Year's Eve. Marvel at the monumental gate of Puerta de Alcalá, and go to Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square) for a complimentary soft drink at the Hard Rock Café. Continue along the wide Paseo de la Castellana to the Real Madrid stadium of Santiago Bernabéu. See some of Madrid’s most striking contemporary architecture in Plaza de Castilla, including the Caja Madrid Obelisk. Then, go inside the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish kings, and look at the opulent furnishings of the official reception rooms, Royal Chapel, Throne Room and private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Private City Tour Madrid with Driver and Guide

10. Private City Tour Madrid with Driver and Guide

Enjoy this private 4 hour tour with your official your guide and get to know Madrid’s most emblematic sights very comfortably in your private vehicle with your driver. You can choose between a morning or afternoon departure directly from your hotel or place of choice. The tour will start off by heading towards the Plaza de España and then head through the Barrio of la Morería and enjoy the sights of the city’s medieval origins. Once you are there and after you have seen this great historical part of the city, you will be able to enjoy an ancient Arabic fortress (Royal Alcazar) as well as the Royal Palace of Madrid. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture of Madrid, mainly centered in Baroque and Renaissance era and enjoy squares like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. The tour will then continue towards Cibele’s Fountain, a very important celebration point for the Real Madrid followers. You will also have a chance to enjoy the famous Alcalá Gate where you can just picture the scenery for one of the 80s tits. The tour will also take you the the Gran Vía and the famous Paseo de la Castellana. Once here you will be able to enjoy the Barrio Salamanca and see the difference between the ancient Madrid and the modernist Madrid. Along this ride you will see the Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabeu) as well as the great bullfighting ring Las Ventas. The tour will continue along to Plaza Colón and enjoy the great and emblematic Parque del Retiro. When the tour is finished, your private vehicle will take you back to your hotel or place of choice.

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What people are saying about Plaza Colon, Madrid

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,529 reviews

We had never done a tuk tuk tour before, but were extremely happy that we took the chance with this one. I loved how quickly we zipped around the city, seeing so many sights in such a short amount of time. I was impressed with how much information our guide gave us about everything we were seeing. I will definitely book Tuk Tuk tours in other cities that we visit in the future.

So much fun with Ivan! His English was perfecto. This was our first activity upon arriving in Madrid - great intro to the city and helped us prioritize the rest of our trip.

Great option to explore the city, can get off at any point to explore more and then back on the buss.

Eduardo was informational, kind and funny. We loved our experience and learned so much. Thank you!

very nice tour, great guide, definitively worth booking!