Essence of berlin

Bourbon Madrid: Discover the city's most scenic spots - Private Live Virtual Experience

Discover Madrid’s age of enlightenment in this virtual experience that let’s you travel back in time, to learn about one of Europe’s most influential dynasties – the Bourbon Royal family. Travel the world safely, responsibly and sustainably, and interact live in real time with a local to discover the Spanish capital's rich culture and history.

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Description

Travel back in time to explore the beauty of Madrid’s 18th century architecture and learn about the influences of the Bourbon Royal family. Your expert guide will lead you through the period of Enlightenment and the history that shaped the construction of modern Madrid. Wander along the famous Gran Vía street, where the first skyscrapers in Spain were built and pass by the historical Telefónica building that became an air raid shelter during the Spanish Civil War. Don’t forget to stop at the impressive Apollo fountain and the exquisite Cibeles Palace as you take in the many wonders Madrid has to offer.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Madrid’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Madrid. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Madrid of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Madrid's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Madrid time!

What's included

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Gran Via Avenue

We begin on the most famous street in Madrid, where your local guide will give you an introduction to the history of the Spanish capital during the last three centuries.

1

Metropolis building

See the icon of Madrid, the Metropolis building.

2

Alcalá Street

Your local guide will take you on a stroll along Alcalá Street, where you can admire the beautiful Bourbon architecture.

3

Bank of Spain

Next, your guide will stop at the National Central Bank of Spain, which was built over two hundred years ago!

4

Paseo del Prado

See where the most important museums of Madrid are located as your guide shows you Paseo del Prado, currently a candidate to join the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

5

Cibeles Palace and Cibeles fountain

Admire Madrid's impressive city hall and the fountain dedicated to the fertility goddess in Greek mythology.

6

Alcalá Gate

Discover the beautiful Alcalá Gate, one of the former entrances into the city of Madrid.

Retiro Park

We will finish the tour in the relaxing Retiro Park, which was originally home to one of the Habsburg's Palaces in Madrid, but is now a large, green oasis right in the center of the city.

Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Madrid time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Madrid time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@essenceofberlin.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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