If you ask yourself “what can I see in Madrid”, its palaces are a must. Singular and loaded with history, closer than ever now, especially if you move in segway.
We tell you about 10 dream palaces to see in Madrid, many of them unknown even to the people of Madrid.
The most important palace. Carlos I ordered to build it after the fire that destroyed the former Alcazar. Just a step away from the Opera House and surrounded by the gardens of Campo del Moro and Sabatini Gardens, a must spot for visitors to the city.
Address: Calle de Bailén s/n.
Originally a country house, now the President of the Government home. Meeting point of political leaders, it has undergone numerous reforms until it had to be practically reconstructed after the Civil War.
Address: Av. Puerta de Hierro, s/n.
In this neoclassical palace you will find the residence of the Alba House. Considered the largest private address in Madrid with more than 200 rooms. In its spectacular art collection you will see the great geniuses of painting.
Address: Calle de la Princesa, 20.
In a unique setting, near the Debod Temple, the museum shows you the splendor of the nineteenth century aristocratic life. Opened to the public only a few years ago, it is one of the jewels that you can not miss in Madrid. We pass by this place daily, in our Madrid Fun and Sightseeing segway tour.
Address: Calle Ventura Rodríguez, 17.
Today the Army Headquarters. Its origin dates back to the 16th century, when Felipe II received the Altillo de Buenavista farm as a gift. In 1769 it was acquired by the Duke of Alba and is linked to the army since 1816.
Address: Plaza Cibeles, 3.
The current Casa de América was at the end of the 19th century one of the most sumptuous residences. It remained closed for a long period in the twentieth century. It is known for its legends about ghosts living there.
Address: Plaza Cibeles, s/n.
One of the most representative examples of modernist architecture in Spain. Work of the famous Antonio Palacios, it forms, with the Cibeles statue, one of the stamps that you must know. Now it is the headquarters of Madrid Mayor’s Office.
Our Parque del Retiro segway tour allows you to pass through this palace and admire its façade.
Address: Plaza Cibeles, 1.
Marqués de Salamanca Palace
In the middle of Paseo de Recoletos you will find this impressive building from the middle of the 19th century. Its beautiful garden with centenary trees also stands out. Today it is the seat of a well-known bank and its foundation, where different cultural activities are carried out.
Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 10.
It was the place where Fabiola de Mora y Aragón was born and lived, who would end up being known for being King Balduino of Belgium wife. The palace will amaze you by its majesty. It belongs nowadays to the Ministry of Development.
Address: Calle de Zurbano, 7.
A treasure of the sixteenth century in Huertas neighborhood. Eclectic in style after numerous renovations, the sobriety of the facade contrasts with its majestic halls. It belongs today to the Madrid Chamber of Commerce.
Address: Calle de Las Huertas, 13.
As you see Madrid has much more to know than you can believe. And using a Segway is one of the most comfortable ways to tour the city. In order that you don´t miss anything of this capital.
Visit us at Plaza San Miguel 2, if you want us to guide you on a segway through Madrid. We have many tours to offer you.