Salamanca Walking Tour, Madrid

The Spanish capital is a vibrant metropolis made up of 21 districts. This walk brings you to and around one of them - Salamanca - one of the wealthiest and most expensive areas of Madrid, home to many foreign embassies and upscale venues. To see what else makes Salamanca a famous destination, take this walk and find out.
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Salamanca Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Salamanca Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid (See other walking tours in Madrid)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Author: emma
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National Mint Museum

1) National Mint Museum

Mint Museum has its origins based in the 18th century, by Tomas Francisco Prieto general engraver of the mint of King Charles III of Spain. The Museum has 17 rooms that recount the history of Spanish money. Also on display are machinery and instruments used in production of the currency and stamps.

Operation Hours: Tuesday- Friday:10:00- 17:30; Public holidays and Weekend: 10:00-14:00; Closed: Mondays, 1 and 6 January, Easter Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday and 24, 25 and 31...   view more
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Plaza de Dali

2) Plaza de Dali

If you're in Madrid, you should not miss the Plaza de Dali. It is a square surrounded by El Cortes de Goya and the Sports Palace of the community of Madrid. The square contains a surrealistic sculpture, designed by the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali, called "La Esfera de Newton", in order to honor the painter and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo Arqueológico Nacional

3) Museo Arqueológico Nacional (must see)

You really should spend an afternoon in Madrid’s Museo Arqueologico Nacional, housed in a splendid 19th-century Neo-classical building beside the Plaza Colon.

The museum was founded by Royal Decree in 1867 by Isabelle II and here you will find an excellent collection of Prehistoric, Iberian, Roman, Greek and Celtic objects, as well as Visigoth, Muslim and Christian artifacts.

The highlights of the museum include Iberian sculptures: the bust of the Lady of Elx, executed in the 4th century...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Centro Cultural de la Villa

4) Centro Cultural de la Villa

One of the most important cultural centres in Madrid is the Teatro Fernan Gomez and you will find the entrances to it on the Plaza Colon, at each end of the fountain surrounding the statue of Christopher Columbus.

The centre was built when the city council decided that the Plaza Colon should be redesigned to include the land where the Royal Mint once stood. During the planning stage the architects included an underground parking area and the area which became the Centro Cultural de la Villa....   view more
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Biblioteca Nacional

5) Biblioteca Nacional

If you are a bibliophile you should not miss an opportunity to visit the huge and impressive Biblioteca Nacional de Espana on Paseo de Recoletos, not far from the Plaza Colon.

This wonderful public library was founded in 1712 by King Philip V and by Royal Decree a copy of every book printed in Spain from that date was required to be given to the library. Ownership was transferred from the Crown to the government in 1836 and the library was opened to the public in 1896 when a new reading room...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Plaza de Colón

6) Plaza de Colón (must see)

The Plaza de Colon is something of a paradox: situated not far from busy intersections, it is nevertheless a place where many people go to relax.

It is a lovely square and well worth spending a while walking in the “Jardines del Descubrimiento” (Discovery Gardens), or sitting on a bench in the sun watching the children who flock here with their skateboards and mountain bikes.

The square, once named after St James, was renamed in 1893 in honor of Christopher Columbus. In the center of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mercado de la Paz

7) Mercado de la Paz

Even though it is located in the Barrio de Salamanca, one of Madrid’s most exclusive areas, you will find that the prices at the Mercado de la Paz are affordable and it is a great place to visit.

The building that houses the market stalls was built in the late 19th century by Gustave Eiffel and it became a market area in 1943. The first overwhelming impression is the smell of freshly baked bread, that overlays even the smell of fresh fish in certain parts of the market, and definitely...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Lavinia

8) Lavinia

What to buy here: Spanish Wine.

It seems the Spaniards have been keeping their phenomenal wine a secret for quite awhile - but slowly that secret is getting out. Still often the cheapest option on wine lists around the world, the vinos of the Iberian Peninsula really shouldn’t be overlooked. And for good reason, because unlike American wines, Spanish wines are almost always a hit, and rarely a miss. Even more enticing – decent bottles can easily be purchased for just a couple of euros –...   view more
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Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre

9) Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre

The Spanish are nothing if not inventive and imaginative. For proof of this, visit the Museo de Escultura al Aire Libre, around and under the Enrique de la Mata Gorostizaga Bridge.

This innovative open air museum, founded in 1979, was the clever idea of Eusebio Sempere, who also took part in the construction of the bridge. Under and around the foot of the bridge on 4200 square meters of three terraces and gardens you can admire over seventeen sculptures by contemporary artists.

You will...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museo Sorolla

10) Museo Sorolla (must see)

Museo Sorolla features work by the artist Joaquín Sorolla. The building was originally the artist's house, and was converted into a museum after the death of his widow. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1962. The House Museum of painter Joaquin Sorolla contains a rich artistic legacy of the artist with his paintings, drawings and sculptures. The House was built between 1910 and 1911 and the building is surrounded by a garden designed by the painter himself.

Why You Should...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Museum of Natural Sciences

11) National Museum of Natural Sciences

National Museum of Natural Sciences is the National Museum of Natural History of Spain. It is situated in the center of Madrid, by the Paseo de la Castellana. It is managed by the Spanish National Research Council. The Museum was created in 1772 by Charles III of Spain as the Gabinete Real de Historia Natural, changing names several times until its current denomination. The museum originally hosted a collection donated by a Spanish merchant, Pedro F. Dávila. In 1867, some facilities were...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Madrid, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Create Your Own Walk in Madrid

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madrid is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Retiro Walking Tour

Retiro Walking Tour

Located in the southeastern part of central Madrid, Retiro district is a major area renowned primarily for the presence of the El Retiro Park, nicknamed “the lungs of Madrid”, as well as for its closeness to the Puerta de Alcalá and the world-famous Prado Museum. Together with Paseo del Prado, Retiro Park has added character to the area of Los Jerónimos, while the rest of the District is shaped by the Atocha Railway Station. No trip to Madrid is complete without a walk through the Retiro district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Hemingway's Walking Tour

Hemingway's Walking Tour

There have been many writers who express a love for Madrid, but one who did so quite famously was Ernest Hemingway. During his life, Hemingway was a frequent visitor of Madrid, finding in it his muse, popular success and critical acclaim. Don Ernesto, as he was called in Spain, was a frequent visitor to specific sites in Madrid that became major tourist attractions. The majority of those sites are described in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Cortes Entertainment Walk

Cortes Entertainment Walk

Madrid is the economical, political and cultural center of Spain. Founded in the 9th century, this city is one of the most relevant destinations that Spain has to offer to its visitors concerning culture and history. Madrid is a hot destination filled with interesting spots including museums, historical sites, Flamenco bars and much more. Discover Cortes barrio step by step, as proposed in the list below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
City Center Walking Tour

City Center Walking Tour

The oldest part of Madrid, Centro district is one of the most happening areas of the Spanish capital. A place of regular celebrations and festivals, it is also home to some of Madrid's major attractions, such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Espana, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, as well as many cultural venues – theaters, museums and galleries. On this walk you will visit a good number of them.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

Gran Via and Sol Nightlife

Citizens of Madrid are famous for being dynamic and very outgoing. Living in one of the liveliest cities in Europe, locals enjoy the nightlife, when Madrid transforms into an array of colors and music. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Madrid in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

Buen Retiro Park Walking Tour

El Parque del Buen Retiro is one of the main attractions of the city of Madrid. Known to the locals simply as "El Retiro," the park is a favorite place to spend weekends and summer days and was considered a Royal Park up until two centuries ago. Highlights of the park include several fountains, palaces, monuments and arranged gardens. Discover this historical site step by step in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km

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