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Madrid de los Austrias is the name given to Madrid from the time when the Habsburg dynasty reigned in Spain(1516–1700) . This reign began with Carlos I, who enriched the city with palaces and monuments. Later, when Felipe II took over, Madrid became the capital of Spain and the city grew remarkably.
This tour of the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of this period is perhaps one of the most picturesque and intriguing tour of Madrid.
During the tour you will see:
Plaza de la Opera: One of the oldest and most historically relevant plazas in Madrid
Palacio Real: The official residence of the Royal Family of Spain.
Catedral Almudena: The Catholic cathedral in Madrid, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
St. Nicolas Church: A church dates back to medieval times, although it has been much altered over the centuries. Its tower was declared a national monument in 1931.
Plaza de la Villa: The Plaza de la Villa is a picturesque small square in the heart of Madrid, not far from the much larger Plaza Mayor.
Plaza Mayor: The grand, famous plaza of Madrid
Iglesia de San Isidro: A Baroque church in the city centre
Plaza de la Paja: The square that hosted the city’s main market in the 12th and 13th century.