Audio tour

Audio tourHistoric Madrid - Where Heaven Kisses Earth

Only in English

2 sights

  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Madrid is many things to many people. The one description I’ve never heard disputed explains Madrid perfectly: “Donde el cielo y la tierra beso” which translates to “Where Heaven Kisses Earth.”

    Puerta del Sol, the Gateway to the Sun, is located at kilometer zero and in the exact center of Spain. Sol is the never-sleeping hub of Spain’s capital and used as a gathering spot for Madrileños and visitors alike. Quite literally, the majority of interest points can be easily accessed from Sol and most are within a short walking distance.

    Madrid is divided into “barrios” or neighborhoods. While there are 128 barrios at last count, there are a few that, more than others, beg for the visitor’s attention. Sol and Plaza Mayor; Barrio Austrias and Plaza de Oriente with the Royal Palace and the Opera House for starters; Barrio de Las Letras’s (Literary Madrid) Plaza Santa Ana and Calle Huertas, Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado and Gran Via. Each is uniquely different and for the visitor interested in Historic Madrid, all have much to see, wonder at and experience.

    No city is more vibrantly alive than Madrid. The inherent energy reflected in a love of life and living every moment is, in this traveling writer’s opinion, unmatched anywhere.

    As we wind our way through Madrid’s narrow cobble stoned streets and main thoroughfares take the time to discover the very best of all Madrid’s secrets. Get to know the Madrileños. They are warm, loving, fun, gracious and always friendly. Your Spanish, if it is like mine, is somewhat lacking; just remember a smile goes a long way.

    The best way to savor all that Madrid has to offer is to go at your own pace. That is why we have designed this tour with your interests in mind. Take your time and change the route if you want. Spend as much time as you desire in any of areas; there is always tomorrow.

    You can listen to all stories on the web but the best and most comprehensive experience includes GPS navigation and can be found at izi.TRAVEL app. Stop whenever you want and when you are ready to continue on your tour simply turn the app back on. Just as a reminder, each stop along the walk is indicated by the attraction name and number. The relevant section will be played automatically when you get to the stop but you always can play it manually.

  3. 1 Plaza de la Puerta del Sol
  4. 2 Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
  5. 3 Teatro Real (Opera House) in Barrio de Palacio-Opera
  6. 4 Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace)
  7. 5 Catedral de la Almudena
  8. 6 Plaza de la Villa
  9. 7 Plaza Mayor
  10. 8 Plaza Santa Ana in Barrio de Las Letras and Calle Huertas
  11. 9 Templo de Debod in Parque del Oeste
  12. 10 Plaza de España
  13. 11 Plaza Cibeles
  14. 12 Puerta de Alcalá
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Madrid is many things to many people. The one description I’ve never heard disputed explains Madrid perfectly: “Donde el cielo y la tierra beso” which translates to “Where Heaven Kisses Earth.”

    Puerta del Sol, the Gateway to the Sun, is located at kilometer zero and in the exact center of Spain. Sol is the never-sleeping hub of Spain’s capital and used as a gathering spot for Madrileños and visitors alike. Quite literally, the majority of interest points can be easily accessed from Sol and most are within a short walking distance.

    Madrid is divided into “barrios” or neighborhoods. While there are 128 barrios at last count, there are a few that, more than others, beg for the visitor’s attention. Sol and Plaza Mayor; Barrio Austrias and Plaza de Oriente with the Royal Palace and the Opera House for starters; Barrio de Las Letras’s (Literary Madrid) Plaza Santa Ana and Calle Huertas, Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado and Gran Via. Each is uniquely different and for the visitor interested in Historic Madrid, all have much to see, wonder at and experience.

    No city is more vibrantly alive than Madrid. The inherent energy reflected in a love of life and living every moment is, in this traveling writer’s opinion, unmatched anywhere.

    As we wind our way through Madrid’s narrow cobble stoned streets and main thoroughfares take the time to discover the very best of all Madrid’s secrets. Get to know the Madrileños. They are warm, loving, fun, gracious and always friendly. Your Spanish, if it is like mine, is somewhat lacking; just remember a smile goes a long way.

    The best way to savor all that Madrid has to offer is to go at your own pace. That is why we have designed this tour with your interests in mind. Take your time and change the route if you want. Spend as much time as you desire in any of areas; there is always tomorrow.

    You can listen to all stories on the web but the best and most comprehensive experience includes GPS navigation and can be found at izi.TRAVEL app. Stop whenever you want and when you are ready to continue on your tour simply turn the app back on. Just as a reminder, each stop along the walk is indicated by the attraction name and number. The relevant section will be played automatically when you get to the stop but you always can play it manually.

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    5 out of 5 rating 02-20-2016

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