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Independence Plaza Tours

Independence Plaza (also known as the Plaza de la Independencia) is one of the most popular and busiest squares in Madrid and one of the most important symbols of the city. Opened in 1778 during the reign of King Carlos III, the plaza is found at the intersection of several major streets: Calle de Alcala, Calle de Alfonso XII, Calle de Serrano, Calle de Salustiano Olozaga and Paseo de Mexico. Standing at the center of the square is the Puerta de Alcala, a neo-Classical monument built in the 18th century. The huge monument consisting of several arches replaced a smaller city gate from the 16th century and functioned as the main entrance to the city. 

Designed by architect Francesco Sabatini, the current shape of the square dated back to 1869 and it is surrounded by buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2001, several gardens were added to the square and lights were added to the Puerta de Alcala, all in honor of Madrid being named the World Book Capital. In 2010, nearly 100,000 people packed the square for the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Practical Info

The closest Metro station to Independence Plaza is Retiro, while the Banco de Espana station is also within walking distance.

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Madrid Segway Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Admission, Madrid, null
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Madrid Segway Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Admission

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Ride to and from Santiago Bernabeu Stadium – home to Real Madrid football club – by Segway, and visit the stadium and its museum at leisure. On a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.43
Private Tour: Madrid Walking Tour of Los Austrias, Madrid, Segway Tours
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Private Tour: Madrid Walking Tour of Los Austrias

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Get to know Madrid’s vibrant Los Austrias neighborhood on a 2.5-hour walking tour, led by a private guide! Often called Habsburg’s Madrid in ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.05
Madrid Scooter Rental, Madrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Madrid Scooter Rental

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Come to discover Madrid with the finest scooter rental at the best prices you can find and do not miss any of its attractions! Are you looking for a scooter ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $48.90
7-Day Southern Spain Tour: Granada, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda from Malaga, Malaga, ... 
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7-Day Southern Spain Tour: Granada, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda from Malaga

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Get to know Spain in just seven days on this tour from Torremolinos to Madrid and Andalusia's most famous cities: Granada, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda! ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $910.11
Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided, Madrid, Multi-day Tours
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Madrid Combo: City Sightseeing and Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided

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See Madrid’s top city sights from the comfort of a luxury coach, and then spend your afternoon exploring Spain’s national museum – the Prado – with an expert ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.52
6-Day Spain Tour from Barcelona: Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia, ... 
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6-Day Spain Tour from Barcelona: Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia

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From Barcelona, spend six days in Spain's most famous cities! Enjoy fascinating guided tours of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia, and have plenty of free ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $892.94
6-Day Andalucia Tour from Lisbon to Madrid: Cordoba, Seville, Costa del Sol, Granada, Madrid, ... 
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6-Day Andalucia Tour from Lisbon to Madrid: Cordoba, Seville, Costa del Sol, Granada, Madrid

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Leave Portugal to seek out the charm of southern Spain on a 6-day Andalucia tour from Lisbon to Madrid! With an expert guide plus sightseeing tours and five ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $767.02
Madrid GPS-Guided GoCar Tour, Madrid, Multi-day Tours
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Madrid GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

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See the best of the Spanish capital on an independent GoCar tour of Madrid! Simple, fun and easy to drive, GoCars are fitted with GPS navigation systems for ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.37
3-Night Madrid Tour from Lisbon Including Toledo, Lisbon, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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3-Night Madrid Tour from Lisbon Including Toledo

Get to know the seductive Spanish capital of Madrid as well its neighboring cities on a 3-night tour from Lisbon! Sightseeing tours of Madrid and the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $452.20

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