Madrid is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. It’s got some of the elegant characteristics of Paris, the eclecticism and colors I loved in Marrakesh, and the vibrant energy and friendly atmosphere that only the Spaniards could give to a city. All of these factors are what truly made me fall in love with living & studying here. That being said, there are a lot of great ways to explore Madrid (besides getting lost while trying to find class like I did). Consider some of these fun alternatives to getting to know Madrid yourself, with friends, or as a good way to show the city to friends and family who visit. For a free map of Madrid and the metro plan, please click here!
Daily Walking Tours
Meet & Explore is Citylife’s free daily walking tour of the city center and all the important landmarks operated by our partners & friends Sandeman’s New Europe Tours. Make some friends while discovering the city. All you have to do is reserve your spot here!
If you’d like to explore the city in more detail, take a look at more of Sandeman’s amazing tours. Like the Majestic Tour, which explores Madrid’s charming neighbourhood of Las Letras, home to some of histories most famous writers. And the Inquisition Tour, a trip through Madrid’s dark past during the Spanish Inquisition.
With your personal City Card, participants can receive 10% discounts on these specific tours!
Bus, Bike or Segway Tours
The big red double decker touristic buses can be spotted in every major city around the world, and for good reason! It’s an excellent way to see a city, especially when you’re tired of all the walking inherent of traveling. Check out the routes and times here.
Trixi bikes offer great city tours every day by bike. They’re conducted in small groups so as not to lose anyone, and of course it includes stops for snapping photos. To sweeten the deal, City Card members get a special discount! See the discounts page for further details. You know you’ve always wanted to try riding a Segway. Now you can while exploring the city with Madrid Segway! Get ready to have some fun. And Citylife members, don’t forget to shoud your City Card for your discount. See the discounts page for more info.
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