Plaza de Cibeles

Plaza de Cibeles: Our most recommended tours and activities

Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Madrid: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Take some time getting to know Madrid while riding through the city aboard an open-top double-decker bus. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice, or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid. Commentary is available via a headphones audio system in 14 different languages. Route 1 • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Vía, 14 • Gran Vía, 30 • Gran Vía, 54 • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real (temporarily suspended) • Palacio Real (temporarily suspended) • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco el Grande (temporarily suspended) • Catedral de la Almudena (temporarily suspended) • Plaza Mayor (temporarily suspended) • Puerta del Sol (temporarily suspended) • Círculo de Bellas Artes (temporarily suspended) • Museo Thyssen (temporarily suspended) • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía • Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid Route 2 • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol (temporarily suspended) • Plaza de las Cortes • Plaza de Neptuno High Season: March to October 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Low Season: November to February 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

2. Madrid: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour

Explore Madrid in comfort and convenience on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. Discover Madrid's historic landmarks and its modern attractions in detail with a single ticket. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you wish and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are two routes available: Blue Route: Historical Madrid • Museo del Prado • Puerta de Alcalá • Barrio de Salamanca • Plaza de Colón • Plaza de Cibeles • Gran Via  • Plaza de España • Templo de Debod • Teatro Real • Palacio Real • Puerta de Toledo • San Francisco El Grande • Catedral Almudena • Plaza Mayor • Puerta del Sol • Círculo Bellas Artes • Museo Thyssen • Museo Reina Sofía  • Jardín Botánico Green Route: Modern Madrid • Plaza Neptuno • Plaza de Cibeles • Plaza de Colón • Museo Esculturas • Museo de Ciencias Naturales • Nuevos Ministerios • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium • C.S.I. Científicas • Museo Lázaro Galdiano • Serrano • Museo Arqueológico • Puerta de Alcalá • Alcalá • Puerta del Sol • Plaza de las Cortes Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Tour Hop-off at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to take a tour of the iconic home of Real Madrid. Relive more than a hundred years of Real Madrid history as you explore the interactive museum and audiovisuals displays which tell the story of this footballing giant. Step into the press room, the dressing rooms, and walk along the Player’s Tunnel until you reach the pitch, where global superstars have showcased their skills for decades. Take an interactive journey aboard a replica of the official first team bus. See the wide collection of trophies that the club has accumulated over the years. Access the presidential box, the most exclusive area of the venue, and get an exclusive VIP perspective on the stadium which can hold more than 80,000 spectators. Enjoy an interactive experience which is suited to football fanatics and those with a passing interest alike.

Madrid: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

3. Madrid: Cibeles Palace & Retiro Park Walking Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Cibeles Palace. This beautiful building, located at the intersection of Paseo del Prado and Calle Alcalá, was built in what at that time was known as the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Enter the building with your guide and get to know the opulent interiors. Then, head up to the rooftop for incredible views over Madrid and the Gran Vía.  After this, continue your tour by walking up Alcalá Street to enter Retiro Park. Find out how, in the 17th century, the Count-Duke of Olivares designed a space for the recreation of the king and his court, giving rise to the Jardines del Buen Retiro. Learn about how in 1868 the park became a municipal space and since then many elements have been added to its heritage. Listen as your guide explains the historical context behind the park's most outstanding attractions. Marvel at the size of the Big Pond and be dazzled by the beauty of the Crystal Palace.  Finally, contemplate the Fountain of the Galapagos or discover the legend of the statue of the Fallen Angel. At the end of the tour, you can stay in the park to discover more of its hidden corners, or sit down on the lawn and take a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to include a guided visit to Prado Museum with an expert guide by selecting the relevant option when booking.

Madrid: Guided Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and City Tour

4. Madrid: Guided Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and City Tour

MADRID AND FOOTBALL' TOURIST ROUTE (10:00H) Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing themed tour of 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. To start the day, our specialized guide will pick you up at the meeting point, in front of the main door of the Madrid City Hall. From here we will tour the majestic boulevards of the Paseo del Prado and we will visit the fountains of Cibeles and Neptuno, we will send symbols of the main teams in the city. We will continue along Carrera de San Jerónimo to the Congreso de los Diputados, where we will learn all kinds of anecdotes related to football and the most prominent politicians. We will cross Canalejas and its luxurious hotel complexes until we enter the **Barrio de las Letras**, where we will recall the Golden Age of Spanish Arts and Letters. We will advance until we reach the Plaza Santa Ana and then, we will arrive the kilometer 0 of the country, the Puerta del Sol. We will visit too the Royal Palace. Next, we will go across Calle Arenal until we reach the Plaza Mayor, a meeting place for fans at international matches. BERNABÉU TOUR (4:00pm) Get to know the Santiago Bernabéu and access the secrets and history of Real Madrid CF. We take you first-hand into the stadium to learn all about the history of Real Madrid and access restricted areas. You will see areas like: Panoramic view of the stadium, the visit begins in style. Museum. Photomontages with players; take home a unique and original souvenir. Santiago Bernabéu XXI Century model Can you think of a better way to complete your visit to the Santiago Bernabéu than touring the most emblematic and secret places in the capital? We'll be waiting for you! *IMPORTANT: The activity starts at 10:00, the Santiago Bernabeu tour will be at 16:00.

Madrid: Literary Quarter & Retiro Park Electric Bike Tour

5. 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 Gastronomic City Tour with Cívitas Metropolitano Tour

6. Madrid Gastronomic City Tour with Cívitas Metropolitano Tour

Savour Madrid's gastronomy with this guided and themed gastronomic route through the city that will lead you to the Wanda Metropolitano tour. Live this exclusive experience organised by Bstadium, in which you will make different stops to enjoy the best tapas in the capital, you will learn the most curious stories related to football and Madrid and you will visit one of the best stadiums in the world. 1. TOURISTIC ROUTE 'MADRID AND FOOTBALL' (10:00H). Bstadium has exclusively designed an amazing tour around Madrid themed 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 tour 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 arrive at 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. At the end of this amazing tour we will enter Gran Vía to enjoy Madrid's busiest and most modern shopping area. 2. GASTRONOMIC ROUTE (12:30H) 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, Museo del Prado... or iconic football places such as Neptuno and Cibeles. This route will have two gastronomic stops: Pavía bacalao + drink: Casa Larra, one of the most iconic bars in the capital. Bocadillo de calamares + drink: Plaza Mayor, a must if you visit the centre of the capital. 3. WANDA METROPOLITANO TOUR (16:00H) Tour the new Atlético de Madrid stadium on a guided tour that will reveal all the club's secrets and culminate in a visit to the Museum. You will also have access to the exhibition "25 years of the doublete" to immerse yourself in the history of Atlético de Madrid. IMPORTANT: The booking starts at 10:00 and will end with a visit to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium at 16:00.

Madrid Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

7. Madrid Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Discover 10 of the best sites in Madrid on this mobile scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Explore the city while solving riddles and following clues. Use the maps through the mobile app to easily navigate your way around the city. Start your adventure by downloading the app onto your phone (download instructions received after booking). In a matter of minutes, you're ready to begin your day exploring some of Madrid's historical buildings, markets, and royal history. Choose where you start, then simply follow the maps on your device to find your way around the heart of Madrid. At each stop, be ready to solve riddles in order to unlock the next location on the tour route. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, stop for a coffee, local snacks, or a break at any time. Enjoy a tour that's entirely on your schedule.  Start your tour at the Prado Museum! Visit the world famous Puerta Felipe IV. Take photos in the unique El Retiro Park and admire the fairytale Puerta de Alcalá. The National Archaeological Museum of Spain will leave you speechless as its unique exhibits amaze. Learn about the Cibeles Fountain, used in all the celebrations of the famous Real Madrid! The unique Edificio Metrópolis is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. The bustling and historic Plaza Mayor will be your next step. The church of San Ginés, one of the oldest in Madrid, is waiting for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Plaza de Oriente with its captivating architecture, in the historic center of Madrid.

Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

8. Private Skip-the-Line Prado Museum & Madrid Secret Gems Tour

Meet your private guide at Plaza de Cibeles, and begin your 2.5-hour tour learning about the monuments around the square. Continue to Retiro Park, Madrid’s popular and vast green space. Explore the park and see Madrid’s oldest tree and the San Jeronimos Church, where King Juan Carlos was crowned in 1975. Visit the Prado Museum with your private guide. Skip the lines and head straight into one of the world’s most important art museums. Admire works by artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco and Goya. The Prado guided tour lasts around 1 hour and you’ll cover all the must-see works of art. Your tour ends inside the museum, where you are welcome to stay after the tour.

Madrid: Soccer, Food, and Bernabéu Stadium Walking Tour

9. 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 Football Walking Tour with Civitas Metropolitano Tour

10. 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!

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What people are saying about Plaza de Cibeles

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,397 reviews

Alex, Ana and David exceeded expectations. The trip was really smooth, bus very comfortable and the sighting amazing, I strongly recommend to take this tour. Carlos Vassallo, an Uruguayan living in Canada.

It’s a brilliant way to see the important sights & you learn a lot with the headphones you are supplied with. All languages are spoken you just press on the language you want to hear.

Very informal and because I went on a day it was raining, it was nice to have it covered on top

Great way to know Barzelona. we enjoyed the experience.

Great way to get the lay of the land so to speak!!