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Madrid Walking Tours

Madrid, the Spanish capital and the country`s largest city contains unique, varied architecture and houses some of the world`s finest museums, monuments and palaces. It is an ideal venue for walking tours, but these need to be carefully planned to make the most of the experience.

A comprehensive guide book is an essential pre-requisite for a successful walking tour of Madrid. Better guides contain detailed maps of the city, along with some description and history of its major landmarks.

Obviously, some attractions will appeal more than others, so it is important to list the “must see” places, locate them on a map and plot an appropriate route between them.

madrin-walking-toursEven at a leisurely pace, a worthwhile walking tour will take a couple of hours, so comfortable footwear is must. The “Madrid experience” can be enhanced by reading about each location in the guide and taking photographs.

Many of Madrid`s popular attractions are within walking distance of the centrally-located Plaza Puerta del Sol and this is a popular starting point for exploring Madrid.

In the middle of the square is a large equestrian statue of King Carlos III, looking out to a beautiful 18th-century red brick building, the former main post office.

In front of this building on the pavement is the “kilometer 0” plaque, marking the center of the Spanish road network. Read the full story

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