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Free Tour Free Tour "Inspiring Madrid" - The Barrio de las Letras
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Guru: Xtreme Tours Madrid
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Free Tour 🏅 Discover the Barrio de las Letras📚: Free Tour through the Heart of Madrid! 😸
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Hours: 11:00

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Guru: Trip Tours Madrid
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Free Tour Madrid de las Letras DAY AND NIGHT!! -Lyrics Free Tour-
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Hours: 11:00, 11:30 and 4 more

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Guru: Mad Experiencias - FREE TOURS
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Free Tour The Madrid of the Muses - Free Tour Barrio de las Letras
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Duration: 2h and 30min
Hours: 17:00 and 18:00

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Guru: Vive Madrid Tours
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Free Tour Literary Quarter Free Tour
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Hours: 11:00, 17:00 and 1 more

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Guru: Un gato en Madrid
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Free Tour NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE LETTERS. Golden Age. Essential
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Free Tour The Barrio de las Letras. The Spanish Golden Age (Afternoons)
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Duration: 1h and 30min
Hours: 11:00 and 18:00

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Guru: Asociación Cultural Free Tour Madrid
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Free Tour Free Tour Barrio de las Letras. The Golden age
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Guru: Cuéntame Madrid
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Free Tour Free tour of literary Madrid
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Hours: 10:00, 12:30 and 2 more

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Free Tour Madrid, Villa and Corte: a tour of the Barrio de las Letras
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Hours: 11:00

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Sandra was DELIGHTFUL!!! There, I said it, and it is absolutely true! Because of my last minute winter booking, I had the absolute good fortune of a solo adventure. We mixed & matched her native knowledge, energy and enthusiasm for all things food, fashion and pop-culture - exactly what I wanted! I won't give away the specific locations, but I sampled delicious traditional fare, went "concept shopping" in Malasaña and hit the beach ;) Sandra brought a real warmth and charm to her services. She was friendly and engaging and made sure to recommend activities and restaurants for my final day in Madrid to make the most of my time in this amazing city! I really appreciated her personal touch and highly recommend her services :)
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The tour is amazing! The tour guide has a rich knowledge of Madrid history and a great sense of humor, with elegant tone and accent. We managed to learn and visited the core part of Madrid in 2 hrs. And it was a surprise that we could find such a private tour guide for us on the Christmas Day. Thanks Santiago!
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Excelente, didactico y muy ameno. Nos transportó posiblemente al tiempo más creador de la literatura universal. Maravilloso!!!
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Excelente explicacion tanto de cuadros como de esculturas, muy minucioso en todos las obras de arte. Me encanto.
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To visit the Barrio de las Letras in Madrid is to enjoy the history of the Spanish capital and its literature, especially that of the Golden Age. This is why many of the streets in this area of the city are named after literary greats such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega and Quevedo. 

The Barrio de las Letras is not an official administrative district, it is a touristic denomination for a specific area of the Barrio Cortes, in the Central District of Madrid. 

This area is bounded by Paseo del Prado, Calle Atocha, Carrera de San Jerónimo and Calle Cruz. Most of the area is pedestrianised and closed to traffic, and it is a very enriching experience for tourists to visit it in peace and quiet. 

The nerve centre of the Barrio de las Letras is Plaza Santa Ana, where in addition to many terraces and restaurants you will find the Teatro Español, and the statues of two literary greats, García Lorca and Calderón de la Barca. 

Calle Huertas is the main artery of the Barrio de las Letras. Walking along this street you will come to points that represent a small piece of the history of Spanish literature from the Golden Age. Like the Church of San Sebastián, where Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was married and where Lope de Vega was buried. Or the Mentidero de los Representantes, a place where writers and actors met to chat, gossip and keep abreast of current affairs. 

As you can see, a stroll through the streets and squares of Madrid's Barrio de las Letras is a journey through part of the history of the capital and of Spain and its literature through the experiences of the main writers of the Golden Age of Spanish literature. But as well as strolling around, you can enjoy an aperitif, a coffee, lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants, or on one of the terraces in its squares and streets. 

The range of hotels in the Barrio de las Letras is also extensive and you can stay in renowned hotels or in picturesque hostels full of history. 

And of course, the proximity of museums as important as the Prado Museum, make the cultural offer of this area of Madrid one of the must-see places for tourists who visit the capital every year. 

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