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Romanticism & 19th-Century Madrid Private Tour

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Duration 3:30 hrs.
The 19th century was a time of cultural and economic flourishing which marked the arrival of Spain as a modern European nation. With this exclusive private tour, you'll visit some of the city's most beautiful palaces and museums to discover the elegance, innovation and Romanticism of 1800's Madrid.


  • Visit 19th-century palaces to see what life was like for the Spanish aristocracy.
  • Tour the Museum of Romanticism and how this movement shaped Spanish culture.
  • Stop of one of Madrid's oldest restaurants to sample a 19th-century delicacy.

What to expect

The 19th century was a time of rapid advancement in the Spanish capital. After the devastation of the Napoleonic invasion and the ensuing political turmoil, the Spanish government undertook great efforts to modernize the country and bring it in line with contemporary European standards. During this private tour, you'll visit the Spanish Parliament, the Stock Exchange and the Bank of Spain to discover for yourself the incredible economic and political advancement of the era.

To get an idea of daily like in 1800's Madrid, you'll also visit one of the city's famous palace-museums like the Cerralbo Museum or the Lázaro Galdiano Museum to discover the lavish lifestyles of the 19th-century nobility and admire the fine artworks and valuable period furniture on display.

This 19th-century splendor can also still be found today in many historic business and restaurants throughout the heart of the city. During the tour, you'll have the chance to visit some of Madrid's historic shops to see how they keep the original 19th-century traditions alive and visit Madrid's first haute-cuisine restaurant to sample some classic dishes from the era.

Of all the cultural trends of 19th-century Spain, perhaps none were quite as important as Romanticism, a movement which broke from the cold rationalism of the Enlightenment in favor of an ideal which celebrated individualism, nature and emotions. You'll delve into this important cultural movement at the Museum of Romanticism, a stunning aristocratic residence whose halls and galleries are filled with Spanish Romantic art and decor. During the guided visit, you'll discover the impact that his movement had on everything from music to art to politics and how its influence can still be felt today throughout the Spanish capital.

VIP Experience

This tour is led by a professional licensed guide who will work exclusively for you and your group so that you can enjoy a flexible and personalized experience.


With this experience, you have the option of including round-trip transfers in a private luxury vehicle with a professional driver. For groups of 2 people or less, the vehicle will be a Mercedes-Benz E-Class; for groups of 3 to 5 people, the vehicle will be a Mercedes-Benz Class V. If you do not wish to include private transportation, the supplier will contact you prior to the tour to establish a meeting point. In this case, the tour itinerary will be done by taxi at the expense of the client.


This tour is conducted in English.
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