Greet your guide at a central location in Madrid and embark upon your enriching exploration of the center. Listen as your scholarly guide provides a synopsis of Madrid’s past and leads you to the medieval myriad of the Old Quarter. Visit the ambient Isabel II Square, a landmark symbolic of the changes wrought by the 19th-century monarchy.
Stroll through the serpentine streets of the medieval quarter and admire the perfectly preserved buildings that date back to the 16th century. Hear tales of the protests that occurred at Puerta del Sol, the epicenter of Spain’s highway network, before continuing to the expansive and elegant Plaza Mayor.
Absorb the ornate opulence of the buildings that provide a picturesque perimeter to the Plaza and discover each function of the structures. Bid farewell to your guide in this vibrant spot and peruse the plethora of traditional tapas bars that surround the square.