The Madrid of the architect Antonio Palacios

Guided Tour with Mayte Embuena

Architect of Madrid

Antonio Palacios is the architect to whom we own many of the elegant buldings of the center. In our tour we will visit some of them: Town Hall, Cervantes Institute, etc.., entering inside them to admire the decorative elements.

We will finish the tour going up to Madrid best view point, also a work of Antonio Palacios.

WHAT WE WILL SEE

We will start our tour in The Town Hall, the building designed by Antonio Palacios as the main Post Office. We'll visit the splendid interior and the glass dome.

Palacio de Cibeles

Walking along our Broadway (Gran Vïa), we'll admire the Metropolis Building and the current "Cervantes Institute", both from the hand of Antonio Palacios through the elegant Madrid of the XX century. The city of the central banking houses and the "Casino de Madrid", meeting point of a new social class in town.

Casa de las Cariátides

Close by we'll see the public and private buildings built by the architect in Calle Mayor: Casa Matesanz and Casa Palazuelo. We'll enter to admire the modern interior of the last one.

Casa Palazuelo

Returning towards where we started our tour we'll see the last bulding of Antonio Palacios, where he used steel in its façade for the first time.

Círculo de Bellas Artes

We'll finish our visit in the Circle of Fine Arts, where we'll enjoy the best view of Madrid from its roof-top (elevator fee not included).

Panorama view from Círculo de Bellas Artes roof-top

TECHNICAL TOUR INFO

TYPE OF ITINERARY

Walking tour. Outdoors

ACCESSIBILITY

Apt for people with reduced mobility.

DURATION

3 hours

MEETING POINT

Plaza de Neptuno

END OF THE TOUR

Plaza de Oriente

LANGUAGES

Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese

TESTIMONIALS

A Maite foi uma das melhores guias que já conheci. Preparadíssima sobre questões históricas, políticas, econômicas e até a mais triviais, sempre com bom humor e disposição. Foi um prazer passar os dias em Madri com ela. Tanto que mantivemos contato até hoje. Certamente recomendo a todos e espero poder encontrá-la novamente um dia!

Patricia Nogueira Brasil

Grazie! Città bellissima proposta in modo innovativo e interessante. A presto!

Francesca Gemignani Italia

The tour was really interesting especially because the guide was able to communicate her love for Madrid. She was very professional and was able to let us live the real spirit and history of the town. Highly recommended.

Giovanna Italia

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