Discover more about the captivating history of Madrid on a 3-hour guided walking tour through the center of Spain's capital. You will start your tour at the Plaza Mayor where your professional local guide will meet the group. Plaza Mayor is Madrid's central park, an expansive open space in the tightly packed streets. Here you'll find the city's main tourist office and arches leading to streets that go out into the labyrinth. Visit the busy Puerta del Sol, where most of Madrid's busiest streets meet. It is packed with locals and tourist, as well as shops, restaurants, and boutiques. As you continue on your historical walk through Madrid, you'll head on to see Metropolis building. Completed in 1910, this office building, with its stunning Beaux-Arts architecture, is one of the city's most popular sites to see. Walk through the busy street of Gran via and reach the grand Cilebes fountain where you can also see the government buildings nearby. Walk towards the Puerta de Alcala, a neoclassical triumphal gateway before you arrive at your last spot and the end of your historical tour to the El Retiro Park. This educational walking tour will definitely provide you with the information and knowledge of the tales of triumph and treachery of Spain's history.