JUAN CARLOS PARK AND EL PARDO PALACE
This private tour features a nice Walk in the biggest of Madrid parks, a personalized visit of old and little known Royal Palace of El Pardo plus Wine and Tapa in Casa Pedro Madrid, most traditional tavern in town .
No doubt that this personalized tour of Madrid Museum Tours is a fantastic Immersion in local living styles Madrid which tourists seldom experience.
We will pick you up at your hotel in a private Van 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 marvellous 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 modern art sculptures by famous contemporary artists from the whole world and, above all, its magnificent Gardens of Three Cultures ( Arab, Jewish and Christian ) .
Time for a 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-rooms Royal 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 favourite place for local foodies and, unfortunately, unknown to tourists.