This tour covers one of most alluring neigborhoods in Madrid, the Literary Quarters, the grandest avenue
in Madrid Castellana Avenue in its first section, Prado Boulevard, and the most elegant of the parks: Buen
Retiro Gardens. In the alleys of the Literary Quarters we´ll discover the footprints of the most prominent Spanish
authors: Cervantes last home in Madrid, monuments to Calderon de la Barca or Federico García Lorca and some of the
oldest bars and tarverns in Madrid (like the one where Hemingway had always a reserved table when he was in Madrid)
apart from that on Prado Boulevard we'll discover the buidings that host some of the most important art institutions
worldwide: Thyssen foundation or Prado museum, inspiring fountains dedicated to some of the most relevant Gods and Godesses
of the Olympus. The City Hall, Linares Palace and Alcala Archway are just few examples of the splendid architecture we'll
admire in our way to Buen Retiro Gardens, where we´ll take a stroll in the favourite oasis among 'madrileños'.
The Crystal Palace, the monument to Alfons XII or the French Gardens are just some of the treasures the 300 acres park host.
Regular tour duration: 3 hours
Extended tour duration: 5hrs (it includes 30 minute break within the 5 hours) and the visit to one of the three major Museums in the world: Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen-Bornemisza