Things to do in Las Letras Quarter

Our most recommended things to do in Las Letras Quarter

Madrid: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

1. Madrid: Electric Bike City Sightseeing Tour

Get a bike fitted to your size, meet your guide, and get ready to explore the sights and history of Madrid. Visit Retiro Park, a huge green area often referred to as "the lungs of Madrid." Venture into the Old Town where your guide will fascinate and entertain you with the interesting history of Madrid. Stop for a short break at a local market. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or explore at your own pace. On the way back, ride through the amazing Las Letras neighborhood and the Paseo del Prado.

Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

2. Madrid: Royal Palace & Prado Museum Private Tour

Take a trip to one of the best-preserved palaces in Europe, enjoy a delicious lunch, and then tour one of the world's finest galleries in this inclusive experience. Start your day of culture at the Royal Palace, a symbol of the Spanish Monarchy from the Habsburg to the Bourbon dynasties. Take in its perfectly executed architectonic beauty as your guide explains its charm and decoration, and shows you the precious art held within. Next, take a gentle stroll through the historic city center towards the Literary Quarter. Stop for a delicious inclusive lunch of small and sharing plates, together with a drink of your choice. Then, head for your afternoon destination: the famous Prado Museum. Your expert, art historian guide will help you make the most of your visit to a place regarded as the pride of Spanish art.

Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

3. Madrid: Retiro Park 1.5-Hour Segway Tour

Climb aboard a self-balancing Segway to explore the most beautiful park in Madrid. Start with an introduction to the electric vehicles, and once you are comfortable on the Segway, glide over to the so-called "Barrio de las Letras" ("Literary Quarter") where some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega, used to live. Journey down Calle de las Huertas to reach the Prado Museum, a world-famous temple of art. Then, follow your guide past one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid. See the magnificent facade of the Iglesia de los Jerónimos before arriving at Retiro Park. Ride around the park for about 40 minutes and see landmarks such as the lovely pond, Crystal Palace and monument representing Lucifer's fall from Heaven. Enjoy the relaxing sensation of gliding along the park's large avenues. Depart the park and make your way back to the start point, passing the Puerta de Alcalá (Alcalá Gate), Palacio de Cibeles (Cybele Palace) and Puerta del Sol at the true heart of the city.

Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

4. Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2 or 3-hour electric bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green lungs of the city in the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully down the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literature Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of Spain’s temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll find the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the Iglesia de los Jerónimos. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel” one of the only sculptures of the Devil. Apart from its monuments, Retiro Park is an ideal place to experience an electric bike. As you depart the park, pass over the largest street of Madrid and see sights such as Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

Madrid: Guided Tour of the City, Prado Museum, and Toledo

5. Madrid: Guided Tour of the City, Prado Museum, and Toledo

Take a walking tour of Madrid's vibrant neighborhoods, like Plaza Mayor and Las Letras, before visiting the Prado Museum for a guided tour of Spain’s greatest masterpieces. Get driven to Toledo to see the historical side of the region and take an optional tour of its gothic cathedral.Start your day at Plaza San Miguel where your guide will be waiting for you. Take a walking tour through Plaza Mayor, on to Plaza del Sol, and to the historic district of Las Letras. Pass by Congreso de los Diputados and the Thyssen museum until you reach the Prado museum.Enter Prado to learn about Velázquez, El Greco, and more great figures from Spanish art history with almost 8,000 works on display. Marvel at the majestic architecture of the museum that’s almost 200 years old and take some time to walk through the pristine gardens.Head to Toledo and discover its inspiring reputation as the "city of three cultures" with your guide. See landscapes of the Spanish countryside while you relax during the ride to this UNESCO World Heritage city.Choose the upgraded option for a guided tour inside the Primatial Cathedral, whose architecture is a perfect example of the Spanish Gothic style. Notice the intricate architecture and golden-detail of the interior that are characteristic of the gothic style.Enjoy some free time to explore Toledo on your own and picture life in the Middle Ages walking through the narrow streets of the old quarter. Ask your guide for recommendations on some hidden gems for coffee or lunch before your ride back to Madrid.

Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

6. Madrid: Tour of the Historic City Center

Discover Madrid and its fascinating architecture on this exciting tour. Start the tour at Puerta del Sol and walk past the stunning sights such as the Church of San Ginés, the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and Almudena Cathedral. Learn all about the history of Madrid as you wander through the narrow streets off the main roads. In addition to the Palace of the Councils and the Plaza de la Villa, you also see the Torre de los Lujanes and hear interesting anecdotes before you continue on to the Monastery of Corpus Christi las Carboneras and the Plaza de la Paja. Admire the old Cava Baja street, which is known for its taverns and tapas bars. The covered Market of San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, and the Literary Quarter are further highlights on the tour that provide exciting stories of the Golden Age. After the tour you can mark further attractions and quaint taverns on your map to explore later on. You can also enjoy the view from a viewing terrace at the end of the tour upon request.

Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

7. Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

Discover the most emblematic locations related to Madrid's soccer culture on this guided walking tour. Afterward, sample local dishes on a food tour then explore the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on a guided tour with entry included. Soccer TourJoin a specialized guide for a tour designed for soccer lovers. Start the route at Puerta del Sol, where you will learn about the square's importance in Madrid's soccer history and gain an overview of its architecture and history. Continue through the Barrio de las Letras and Plaza del Ángel to Plaza de Santa Ana, where you can see the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. Stroll along the central boulevard to see one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. Food Tour Enjoy a gastronomic route through Madrid while discovering some of the most iconic places in the capital, such as Puerta del Sol, Barrio de las Letras, and the Prado Museum. Sample two tapas dishes each served with a drink in Casa Larra, one of the capital's most iconic bars, and Bocata de Calamares in Plaza Mayor. Santiago Bernabéu StadiumImmerse yourself in the history and secrets of Real Madrid CF on a guided tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with access to restricted areas and entry tickets included. Start the visit with a panoramic view of the stadium before visiting the museum. Take a unique photo with photomontages of the players for a souvenir of your action-packed day.

Madrid: Footsteps of Famous Writers Interactive Game

8. Madrid: Footsteps of Famous Writers Interactive Game

Discover Madrid as never before with this original interactive game experience. Use your mobile phone and solve intriguing location-based riddles to learn all about the famous Literary Quarter. The place was home to famous writers, poets, and playwrights such as Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega or Maria de Zayas. The rules of the game are easy, as each riddle is made up of directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint, but this adds 10 minutes of "penalty time" to your overall completion time. If you’re lost, you can skip a riddle but this also adds 20 minutes of "penalty time". Sharpen your senses and appreciate the most wonderful and often hidden details around you. Also, unlock lesser-known local stories and recommendations as you solve the clues. Whether you know the Literary Quarter or not, this experience will inspire your curiosity.

Madrid Football Walking Tour with Civitas Metropolitano Tour

9. Madrid Football Walking Tour with Civitas Metropolitano Tour

Enjoy this unique experience created by Bstadium. If you are a football lover this plan is perfect for you as it combines the culture, history and football tradition of Madrid with a visit to one of the best stadiums in the world. 1. 'MADRID & FOOTBALL' TOURIST ROUTE Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing themed tour around Madrid for football lovers. Walk around the most emblematic places and learn about the most surprising stories linked to the main clubs in the capital. Led by a specialised guide who will reveal fascinating anecdotes and stories related to football and sport, get to know Madrid in a totally original way. The route starts at Puerta del Sol, at the foot of the mythical statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, with an explanation of the square, its symbolism, the Presidency building, the clock, its traditional signage, etc. We will continue through the Barrio de las Letras, Plaza del Ángel to the beautiful Plaza de Santa Ana, where we will come across the façade of the Teatro Español, an artistic symbol of the capital. We will advance along Calle del Príncipe to the Teatro de la Comedia and arrive at the recently refurbished and luxurious Plaza Canalejas. We will then continue on to the Congreso de los Diputados and from there we will reach the Plaza de Neptuno. From there and through the central boulevard we will enjoy part of one of the cultural jewels of Madrid, the art triangle with the Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. We will continue along the Paseo del Prado to the imposing Plaza de Cibeles with the Madrid City Hall and the Bank of Spain on both sides. To end this amazing tour, we will enter Gran Vía to enjoy the most hectic and modern shopping area of Madrid. 2. WANDA METROPOLITANO TOUR Tour the new Atlético de Madrid stadium on a visit that will reveal all the club's secrets and culminate in a visit to the Museum. Get to know the history of your team, all the corners of the stadium, the anecdotes of the day to day and everything you don't know about the team. Territorio Atleti is a place of more than 1,400 m² located in the Wanda Metropolitano, which allows every visitor to enter fully into the world and the red and white culture from our foundation in 1903 to the present day. Buy your Museum + Tour ticket and immerse yourself in the red and white history like never before. IMPORTANT: The booking starts at 10:00 and will end with a visit to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium at 16:00. We are waiting for you!

Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

10. Madrid: Retiro Park and Literary Quarter by Bike

Escape the busy city streets of Madrid and enjoy a 2-hour bike tour of Retiro Park. Discover the green oasis of the city at the heart of its arts and museum district. Cycle through a green oasis in the heart of the city, and glide gracefully across the "Barrio de las Letras" (Literary Quarter). Learn more about some of Spain’s major literary figures, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to the Prado Museum via Calle de las Huertas. Admire the façade of this temple of Spanish art and pass through the Prado promenade, where you'll discover the art triangle. See one of the most beautiful churches in Madrid as you pass the San Jerónimo el Real Church. Once inside the park, discover a lovely pond, a crystal palace, and a monument to the “Fallen Angel”, one of the only sculptures of the Devil in Spain. As you depart the park, pass through the largest street in Madrid and see sights such as the Alcala Gate, Cibeles Palace and Puerta del Sol in the true heart of the city.

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What people are saying about Las Letras Quarter

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 423 reviews

This electric bike trip was perfect. Abdul, our guide was charming and knowledgeable and very patient with any newcomers to electric bikes, who were a little anxious - yes that’ll be me!!! It was the perfect start to a long weekend break - fun and informative. Gave us a very good sense of this magnificent city. No hesitation recommending this tour and, especially, Abdul. Thank you

Abdul guided a group of 9 of us yesterday. Abdul chose a route and sites which provided a great overview of the history and present day Madrid. Abdul made sure we were very safe in traffic and quickly modified routes if traffic was heavy. We highly recommend this tour.

The guided tour by bike was a very nice way to experience Madrid. We saw very many sights and the guide told many stories and gave many recommandations for our further stay in Madrid.

This tour is a great way to see the highlights of the city. Definitely choose an e-bike, there are a few hills or steep roads that an e-bike made it so much easier to manage.

It was easy to learn to use the Segway. The trip was great and the guide very good