The capital city of Spain, Madrid is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Europe. It is the seat of the World Tourism Organisation and is home to royal palaces and major art museums, and the city receives more than a million tourists each year.
Madrid has a well-developed public transport infrastructure, but navigating it can be quite daunting for a new visitor. With Madrid’s Hop On Hop Off Buses, you can see all the top spots in the city in just a few days. And, with this convenient mode of transport, all you need is one ticket!
Read along to learn more about Madrid hop-on hop-off bus tours.
Here is why you should choose Madrid hop on hop off bus tours to travel around the city:
Flexible Cancellation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Discounted tickets: Children aged 7-15 and senior citizens above 65 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets. Tickets for families with 2 adults and 2 children can also be purchased at a discount.
* Audio Guide Languages: Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Japanese. Kids’ Channel available in English and Spanish
Route 1 - Historical Madrid
Route 2 - Modern Madrid
There are two curated routes that cover over 35 tourist attractions.
Stops at popular historical landmarks with 21 stops. These include the Museo del Prado, Puerta de Alcalá, Barrio de Salamanca, Plaza de Cibeles, Plaza de España, Templo de Debod, Puerta de Toledo, Plaza Mayor, Museo Reina Sofía, Jardín Botánico, and more.
Cover modern attractions with 16 stops such as Plaza de Neptuno, Plaza de Colón, Museo de las Esculturas, Nuevos Ministerios, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Museo Arqueológico, Puerta de Alcalá, Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid Stadium, and more.
The Pardo Museum is one of the most famous in Madrid, housing over 8,000 artworks and 700 sculptures. Many classics can be found in its vast collections, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century, with masterpieces from the likes of Goya, Titian, Reubens, and El Greco.
The Plaza Mayor is one on the main public squares in Madrid. It was once the center of Old Madrid, built during the reign of Philip III the 15th century. Just a few blocks away you can find another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol.
The Reina Sofía Museum is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. Here you can find Impressionist and Expressionist art, as well as paintings by modern masters like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the home of the popular football team Real Madrid since 1947. This stadium is one of the most-visited stadiums in the world. You can visit the stadium and its museum, which showcases awards, team memorabilia, and various exhibits.
The Royal Palace of Madrid was completed in 1755, and is the Spanish royal family's official residence in Madrid, and is now used for state functions. When not in use it is open to the public, and you can explore the 3,418 rooms, spread across a vast 135,000 sq m.
Queen Isabella II established the National Archaeological Museum in 1867. It is located on Calle de Serrano beside the Plaza de Colón, and features a vast collection of antiquities from prehistoric times to the 19th century.
The Madrid Zoo Aquarium opened in 1770 and is spread across 20 hectares. It houses a wide variety of diverse terrestrial and marine species. It is also one of the only zoos in the world that houses several giant pandas, as well as leopards, lions, giraffes, zebras, sharks, dolphins, and more.
The Thyssen Museum, is an art museum that is part of the "Golden Triangle of Art", with the Prado and the Reina Sofía national galleries. The museum was established by Baron Thyssen, and houses a collection of over 1,600 paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries
The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to the Egyptian sun god Amun which was disassembled and reconstructed at Parque de la Montana in the heart of Madrid.
The Plaza de Cibeles is a square in Madrid that is surrounded by a complex of neo-classical buildings, marble statues, and fountains. Also here is the Cybele Palace which serves as the city hall.
Once the private park for the Spanish Royal Family, Retiro Park is one of the largest parks in the city. It has a rode garden, a glass pavilion (called the Crystal Palace), hundreds of statues, and a lake where you can go boating.
This covered market in Madrid, located near Plaza Mayor. Here you can find all kinds of gourmet tapas, baked goods, wine, and more. The San Miguel Market was originally built in 1916, and renovated and reopened in 2009.
A. Yes, Madrid has a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
A. You can buy Madrid hop-on hop-off tickets online.
A. Yes, Madrid hop-on hop-off tickets are available online.
A. Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour ticket prices start from €23.
A. Hop-on hop-off buses in Madrid allow you to get on and leave the bus at any of the designated stops to see the major city landmarks whenever you want.
A. Madrid hop-on hop-off buses run between 10 AM to 6 PM and arrive at a frequency of 15 minutes.
A. Yes, there are audio guides available for adults in over 14 languages on the Madrid hop-on hop-off bus tours. Audio guides for children are available in English and Spanish.
A. Yes, Madrid’s hop-on hop-off bus tours are accessible to wheelchair users.