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Plaza Mayor Tours and Activities

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Today this central square is a popular meeting place for tourists and locals, but Plaza Mayor’s history goes back to the early 17th century during King Felipe III's reign. The central statue is a nod to the king’s role in overseeing the project's completion. Forming the outer walls are a series of 3-story buildings with balconies overlooking the center.

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Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

Madrid City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off

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A hop-on hop-off Madrid sightseeing tour by open-top double-decker bus is the perfect introduction to this incredible city. Select a 1- or 2-day ticket that lets you board and disembark at any of the stops along two interconnecting routes, so you can explore city sights at your own pace. Hear onboard audio commentary and check out Madrid’s many plazas, museums, and theaters with the provided map and guidebook.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.62
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$28.62
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Historic Madrid + Modern

Historic Madrid + Modern

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The historic tour in Vintage is a different experience because it takes place in a unique car in the world, designed to give the customer a service that is at the maximum care, full of comfort and glamor. The explanations during the tour provide interesting information and anecdotes that will make the tour more enjoyable. The customer can choose between carrying the unpacked car or carrying the transparent hood closed.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.75
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Highlights of Madrid by Bike

Highlights of Madrid by Bike

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Admire the spectacular sights of Spain’s vibrant capital on a bicycle tour of Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, cycle at a leisurely pace to important monuments like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Stop intermittently to listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide, and to capture photographs of Madrid’s historical and architectural highlights. All safety equipment is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.81
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$29.81

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.86
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$54.86
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Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour

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Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene on a delicious tapas tour. Stroll through the evening-lit streets with a guide and sample delicious tapas dishes at popular restaurants while learning about the local ingredients. Treat your palette to delicious Spanish wines complemented by items like Iberian ham, salted cod, rich chickpea stew and more. To keep this experience intimate, group size is limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.44
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Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor

Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor

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We demystify Spanish wine in a fun way, with no pretentiousness, witty banter and bad jokes. Oh, and we try lovely wines!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.08
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Madrid Custom Private Tour with Optional Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

Madrid Custom Private Tour with Optional Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and intriguing history of Spain’s spectacular capital on a half- or full-day walking tour of Madrid with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests prior to your tour then enjoy a customized itinerary that promises to satisfy all cultural cravings. Enjoy complimentary public transport and pre-planned logistics as you discover significant sights such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid whiles listening to commentary tailored to your interests.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.29
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Madrid Private Tour

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Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park and more. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.44
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Tapas, Taverns & History Tour in Madrid

Tapas, Taverns & History Tour in Madrid

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In Spain, culture and cuisine are inextricable. Experience Madrid’s historical and culinary highlights on an evening walking tour, perfect for beating the capital’s scorching daytime heat. In between critically acclaimed tapas bars, you’ll learn about the ancient history of Madrid’s Old Town and sample local specialties washed down with sangria, Spain’s favorite summer beverage. This small-group tour is limited to 10 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.92
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$141.92
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Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

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One of the darkest and most fascinating chapters in the history of Spain is the Spanish Inquisition, when power centralized under the unified Spanish kingdom. On this walking tour that's perfect for history fans, learn how the brutal tribunals played out in Madrid. Uncover the legends of the Inquisition, its key players, and how torture was used against its victims. By the end of the tour, see Madrid through the lens of history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.99
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$16.99
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Madrid Walking Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show

Madrid Walking Tour at Night with Optional Flamenco Show

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The sun that constantly shines on Madrid can make daytime exploring an exhausting endeavor. This 4-hour evening tour allows you to stay cool and see Madrid’s sights illuminated by night. Tick off highlights such as the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), Plaza Mayor and Gran Via, and receive recommendations for popular nightlife destinations. Small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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4-Hour Private Night Walking Tour of Madrid: Custom Tour

4-Hour Private Night Walking Tour of Madrid: Custom Tour

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Experience the local culture and vibrant energy of Madrid at night, when the city truly comes alive. On this private, 4-hour tour, set off with a savvy guide during the early evening hours on a tour that can be completely customized to suit your interests. See iconic landmarks illuminated as night falls, and discover tucked-away treasures that only locals know. At the end of the tour, rest your feet and drink in the city’s famous nightlife at an authentic tapas bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.26
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Private Tapas Tour

Private Tapas Tour

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Experience Spanish tapas and learn about the history and gastronomy of Madrid during this private, guided, walking, and food tour that visits 3 tapas bars. Find yourself eating and drinking among locals sampling famous dishes like rich Iberian ham, saucy patatas bravas, and chocolate-covered churros. See the sights and learn their history as you walk between bars taking time for photos and exploring at your own pace. We mix gastronomy with history. So, apart from enjoying gastronomy, you will learn more about my city and my country. Enjoy a private tour of tapas. Go to three tapas bars in the center of Madrid and taste local dishes. After that go to one of the best churrerias to try delicious churros with chocolate (winter) or enjoy a refreshing ice cream (summer).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.41
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$95.41
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Madrid Walking Tour and Flamenco Show with Tapas

Madrid Walking Tour and Flamenco Show with Tapas

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Stroll through several centuries of Madrid history during this 3.5-hour guided walking tour with an evening Flamenco performance. Stomp around Madrid on two feet with a local guide, discovering landmarks like the iconic Plaza Mayor, the Arch of Cuchilleros and some of the city’s oldest buildings. Then let the performers handle the stomping (and dancing) during a performance hosted at Madrid’s famous Flamenco Torres Bermejas venue, accompanied by an included tapas dinner. Hotel drop-off is also covered.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.10
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Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner

Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner

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Treat your taste buds to this 3.5-hour walking tapas tour of Madrid! Gain insight into the cherished Spanish culinary tradition from your local guide as you visit four or five eateries around the city on a lunch or dinner tour. Sample authentic tapas like Iberian ham, locally produced cheeses and paella, accompanied by regional wine or beer at each stop. All tapas and drinks are included, so be sure to bring your walking shoes and your appetite!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Historical Tour in Madrid

Historical Tour in Madrid

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Collect moments instead of things! Sol Tours Madrid we are a company of young entrepreneurs with great fascination for the tourist service. Our empathy, fun tours and preferential treatment make us distinguish from others. Join our fascinating tours where you will learn and get to know Madrid in the most fun way and let yourself be seduced by the stories that keep every corner of this beautiful city. Nothing better than touring the city with an expert guide making you know those places where you can taste typical dishes, places and historical monuments, etc. Know, Live, Enjoy! and Olé !! Make your reservation NOW! Note: we manage small groups of 2 to maximum 12 people. We differentiate ourselves from other companies since our tours are practically personalized
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.81
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Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

Madrid Historical Walking Tour with Food Tasting and Dinner

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Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a history and tapas walking tour in Madrid, including dinner. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, to feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria, and typical liquors.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.32
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3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour of Madrid w/ Private Tour Option

3-Hour Tapas Secret Food Tour of Madrid w/ Private Tour Option

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Sample the culinary secrets of Madrid as you taste and tour your way the historic center of the city. You’ll visit eight delicious stops with your group, as your guide fills you in on the rich culture and history of Madrid, and the Spanish approach to food. Your tour will include tastings of savory tapas, sweet treats, and Spanish wines and cider (or a non-alcoholic substitute).
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.26
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Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour in Madrid

Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour in Madrid

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Learn about Spanish culture through its world-famous food on a 4-hour walking tour of Madrid’s historic city center. Taste 12 dishes and four beverages, enough for a breakfast and hearty lunch, and meet the vendors behind each family-run eatery as you go.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.92
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Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

Madrid Highlights Tour with Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Entrance

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Experience the best Madrid has to offer on this combination excursion covering a Real Madrid stadium tour and city sightseeing trip. First, explore the architecture that has shaped this Spanish capital, exploring the city’s Moorish origins along with the key structures of its Habsburg and Bourbon eras. Then, head to the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium for a behind-the-scenes visit inside this legendary team’s locker rooms, bench and presidential box. This Madrid combination trip also includes admission for the Bernabeu tour, a guide, and transport by coach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate, its Palacio Real, and Cybele's Fountain. Along the way, tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This tour of Madrid offers both morning and afternoon departure times.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.58
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Walking Tour Madrid Old Town: Secret Spots and Hidden Gems

Walking Tour Madrid Old Town: Secret Spots and Hidden Gems

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Discover the history and culture of Madrid as you walk the medieval streets of Old Town during this guided, walking tour that brings the city’s story to life. Visit Plaza Mayor where markets once flourished and stand in the center of iconic Puerta del Sol square before visiting the world’s oldest restaurant. Discover the world of Spanish food and along the way and see the Royal Palace and grounds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.85
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Welcome tour to Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

Welcome tour to Madrid by electric tuk-tuk

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Eco Tuk Tuk offers you a 120-minute trip through the city of Madrid. A contact with the capital of Spain in which our guides will be able to point out the most relevant areas of the city and discover its secrets. It is a perfect way to get a broad idea of everything you can enjoy in the city on your travel days. And also the best possible photographic tour for the traveler. Turn your stay in Madrid into an unforgettable experience and take home a great memory of this wonderful city! We comply with the measures for the reduction of contagion by COVID19 of the Ministry of Health of Spain for guides and means of transport. * Note: in winter the tuk-tuk have protective layers against rain and wind. They also have blankets so that our clients do not get cold.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.85
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$88.85
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Madrid Markets Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés

Madrid Markets Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés

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Discover the rich history and prosperous present of Spain’s capital city on a walking tour of Madrid. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, return to the 17th century as you discover the historical heart of Madrid; stroll the serpentine streets of La Latina to observe antique architecture and note the contrast between the chic modernity of new structures. Explore the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés to witness the rich cultural tapestry of Asian, African and Asian influences and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to only 12 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.68
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Should I book Plaza Mayor tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Plaza Mayor can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Plaza Mayor 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Plaza Mayor costs USD 3.88. Guided Plaza Mayor tours start around USD 3.88 per person.
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