AN AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCE
STROLLS IN MADRID BIGGEST PARK – TOUR OF THE OLDEST AND LITTLE KNOWN ROYAL PALACE – WINE AND ‘TAPA’ IN MADRID’S OLDEST TAVERN .
Fantastic Immersion in local ways and Madrid living style which tourists seldom experience.
We will pick you up at your hotel in a private car and head to Madrid’s largest park – in the outskirts of the city – to learn how an environmentally degraded area has been transformed into a marvelous space for sports, art and sustainable tourism. We will enjoy there a pleasant journey through its green areas, canals, wide open spaces, panoramic views punctured by beautiful sculptures and, above all, its magnificent Gardens of Three Cultures ( Arabic, Jewish and Christian ) .
Then, we will drive through a pristine scrubland dotted with olive trees and oaks, to arrive to the Royal Palace of el Pardo, the oldest in Madrid (1547) which, being away from downtown, is not much visited by tourists. This 220-room palace, commissioned by Emperor Charles V, is THE PLACE to learn the life style of Spanish Kings. A delight to our eyes with amazing and beautiful tapestries of the Royal Tapestry Factory, many of them embroidered from Goya cartons. We will walk through the private quarters of General Franco, who ruled Spain for 37 years, and tour some of the luxurious rooms where Leaders of Foreign Countries stay when they officially visit Madrid.
Before we drop you off at your hotel, we will make a stop for a glass of local wine and delicious gastronomic ‘Tapas’ of Madrid in the oldest and most genuine Bodega in town, ( year 1702 ), managed by the 8th. Generation of the same family: This Bodega is a favorite place for locals and unfortunately, unknown to tourists.
Prices in €uros per tour, NOT per person (21 % VAT to be added)