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Madrid: Zarzuela's Racecourse Guided Tour

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Discover the spectacular world of horse racing on a guided tour of the Zarzuela's Racecourse. Visit the stables and watch a training session from Monday to Saturday, or enjoy an unforgettable behind the scenes look at racing day on Sunday mornings.


  • Tour Zarzuela during the morning training session or on a racing day
  • Discover the behind the scenes world of horse racing
  • Understand how the racetrack operates and guide the bets
  • Immerse yourself in the exciting world of horse racing


Monday - Saturday: From Monday to Saturday, visit Zarzuela's Racecourse Training Center on a 2-hour guided tour. Start the tour with an explanation of the history of the racecourse and the structure of the stands - a masterpiece of 20th-century Madrid architecture. Then, learn about the characteristics of the different tracks before heading down to the green track to see the horses train.  Next, go up to the stables for a closer look at the champions of this sport. Gain special access to enter areas that are reserved for professionals on racing days. Finish your visit with the chance to dress up like a jockey and hold a photo as you have your photo taken.  Sunday: On Sunday mornings, visit the racecourse on Racing Day for a 1-hour tour. Starting at 10 AM, 1 hour before the start of the first race, and ending at 11 AM when the race ends. First, learn about the racing program, who the best jockeys and horses are, and get the tips and tricks to bet on the winner, clarifying the different types of bets. Then, head over to see the horses in the paddock. Watch the first race with your guide, then enjoy the rest of the day to explore the venue at your own pace. Make use of the different leisure options (gastronomic, children's, musical) that the racecourse offers.


Guided tour Ticket for the races on Sundays A souvenir of the visit (Monday to Saturday)
Food and drinks

Important Information

  • • This tour will take place rain or shine

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