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PLAZA MAYOR
PLAZA MAYOR
Madrid Local Tapas & Wine tour with Drinks & Views from a Rooftop
Toledo & Segovia Guided Tour with Optional Avila Tour from Madrid
Toledo & Segovia Guided Tour with Optional Avila Tour from Madrid

4.47

(1476)

$116.93

Headout

Toledo was one of the few cities in Europe that was thoroughly influenced by three different religions during the Medieval period. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have all played a vital role in the cultural development of the city. The jurisdiction of Toledo passed from the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, to the Visigothic rule after the fall of Rome, the Arabs between 700 and 1085 AD, and finally, the Christian rulers led by Alfonso VI after the Reconquista. Magnificent buildings like the Museum of Santa Cruz and the Puerta del Sol constructed by the legendary Knights Hospitaller adorn every corner of the city. Segovia is named after the medieval Alcazar (Moorish castle) located in the city. It is one of Spain’s most iconic castles due to its fascinating shape and architecture. It has served as a state prison, a royal palace, and a military academy in different eras since it was built. Today, it is one of the country’s most prominent museums. The city also has a Roman aqueduct and one of the last Gothic cathedrals to be built on the continent. This tour will take you through all of these exquisite sights and ensure that you have a thoroughly informative and enjoyable experience. Your Experience Explore the Gothic Toledo Take the bus from Madrid to Toledo after verifying your voucher at the meeting point. Stepping into Toledo is an exhilarating experience that feels like a trip through a time portal. Elegant Gothic and Renaissance buildings line the narrow streets of the city. The Toledo Cathedral and the Alcazar of Toledo are two of the most popular attractions here. Your journey here begins with a stunning view of the city at the Mirador del Valle, a perfect opportunity to snap a panoramic photo. Step into the old district of Toledo, and follow your guide through the historical Jewish quarter. Next, visit a traditional Damascene workshop to see swords made exclusively for the Lord of the Ring movies and Game of Thrones. Dive into the Past in Segovia You will then travel to the city of Segovia. Learn more about the 2000-year-old Roman Aqueduct as you begin your guided tour of the city. Visit the Segovia Cathedral, a Gothic-style cathedral in the Plaza Mayor that was built in the mid-sixteenth century. The Vitraux of the Virgin Mary located inside the cathedral is a glorious sight. Before you head back to Madrid, you will see the Alcazar of Segovia, one of Spain's most famous castles from the 12th century. The Herrera courtyard which consists of a moat, a keep, and a drawbridge is very interestingly designed. After an informative and engaging 11-hour tour, you will return to Madrid in your comfortable bus. Visit Avila: An Optional Uprage Admire the rolling hill countryside of Avila with an upgraded ticket. Well known for its intact medieval walls, the city has more than 80 semicircular towers and 9 gates. There's much to see and capture in this town, don't miss out on this hidden gem!
Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias
Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias

5.00

(15)

$54.64

Viator

We propose that you learn more about the origins of the city from the urban, historical and architectural point of view since the arabs founded it at the end of the 9th century, following with the conquest of the city by Alfonso VI of Castilla in the 11th century or the moment when Felipe II decided to fix the capital in Madrid, in 1561. We will begin in front of the Royal Palace, reviewing its history since the Arabs built the Alcázar, the defensive castle when Madrid was founded till the moment Felipe V ordered to built the Royal Palace as we know today. From there, we will learn more about the history of the Cathedral and the the new Royal Collections Museum designed by Tuñón and Mansilla. We will enjoy the only rests we have of the Walls built by the arabs. Crossing the Viaduct of Segovia, we will enjoy the views of the forest called Casa de Campo, the green lung, three times bigger than Central Park, the King’s private hunting site until 1931 and a Civil War front, stopping at a viewpoint from which we will enjoy the views of part of the cornice of Madrid. We will continue the walk trough La Latina where the muslims lived for centuries. Walking throught these old small streets and squares we will arrive to Plaza de la Paja where we will find the Palace of the Vargas and the Church of San Andrés where San Isidro were buried, close to the Museum of San Isidro. We will continue our walk discovering some of the rests of the Christian walls built in the XIIth century. Crossing Cava Baja full of old taverns and bars of tapas, we will arrive to the Square of Puerta Cerrada, one of the old gates of the old city. Mercado de San Miguel will be other of one stops where you could have a drink and tapas after visiting Plaza de la Villa where the old City Hall of the city is located. From there you will learn the history of Plaza Mayor, the best example of castillians squares, built 400 years ago.
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