The capital of Spain since the 17th century, Madrid assembles the best of European culture in one diverse city. The eclectic food markets, beautiful architecture of the historical buildings, and lively nightlife are just a few of its vibrant highlights.
The Spanish Royal family calls Madrid home, residing in the Zarzuela Palace and using the Royal Palace for state ceremonies. This French-inspired building is opulent with lush gardens, and it's a not-to-be-missed site in Madrid. For the architecture lovers, the Crystal Palace is another must-see. This building constructed mainly of glass stands within Retiro Park. It blends delicate glass arches with iron balustrades and aptly houses modern art exhibits.
Madrid may be known for architectural wonders, but foodies often delight in the city's array of choices. From calamari sandwiches to chorizo-infused everything, the fare is anything but light. Enjoy a traditional huevos rotos, or fried potatoes and eggs. Or grab a salt cod fritter if you're in a rush. If you're doing Madrid right, you won't go hungry!
But we want to make sure that you're getting the very best experience out of Madrid. That's why we've designed the perfect itinerary in our Madrid City Bike Tour. We take you to all of the highlights, show you the off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods, and fill you in on Spain's history so that you can better appreciate the city. Allow our local guides to share their love of Madrid with you, and get the most out of your stay.