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Free Walking Tours in Literary Quarter (Barrio de Las Letras), Madrid

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🎭Full Madrid with Artista Tours!🎭
🎭Full Madrid with Artista Tours!🎭
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Duration: 3h
Starts at: 10:00, 11:00 and 1 more

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Guru: Artista Tours
Madrid de las Letras DAY AND NIGHT!! -Lyrics Free Tour-
Madrid de las Letras DAY AND NIGHT!! -Lyrics Free Tour-
3845 ratings
4.8
Duration: 2h
Starts at: 11:00, 11:30 and 6 more

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Guru: Mad Experiencias - FREE TOURS
Free Tour "Inspiring Madrid" - The Barrio de las Letras
Free Tour "Inspiring Madrid" - The Barrio de las Letras
179 ratings
4.9
Duration: 2h and 30min
Starts at: 11:30

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Guru: Xtreme Tours Madrid
 💫Discover the Barrio de las Letras📚: Free Tour through the Heart of Madrid! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
💫Discover the Barrio de las Letras📚: Free Tour through the Heart of Madrid! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
181 ratings
4.9
Duration: 2h and 15min
Starts at: 11:00

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Guru: Trip Tours Madrid
Free Tour of Forgotten Women
Art and Culture
Free Tour of Forgotten Women
111 ratings
4.8
Duration: 2h
Starts at: 11:00 and 17:00

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Guru: Todo Tours
The Madrid Literary Movement
The Madrid Literary Movement
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Duration: 1h and 30min
Starts at: 20:00

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Guru: Hugo
Free literary tour in the center of Madrid
Free literary tour in the center of Madrid
18 ratings
4.8
Duration: 1h and 30min
Starts at: 20:00

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Guru: Hugo
Free Tour Barrio de las Letras en Femenino
Free Tour Barrio de las Letras en Femenino
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5.0
Duration: 2h
Starts at: 11:00

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Guru: La Marina Tours
The Barrio de las Letras. The Spanish Golden Age (Afternoons)
The Barrio de las Letras. The Spanish Golden Age (Afternoons)
27 ratings
4.4
Duration: 1h and 30min
Starts at: 11:00 and 18:00

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Guru: Asociación Cultural Free Tour Madrid
The Madrid of the Muses - Free Tour Barrio de las Letras
The Madrid of the Muses - Free Tour Barrio de las Letras
112 ratings
5.0
Duration: 2h and 30min
Starts at: 17:00 and 18:00

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Guru: Vive Madrid Tours

49,968 opinions from other walkers about Madrid tours
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Jason 26 Mar 2024
Raleigh

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Laura was perfect for a first timer in Madrid. From the main attractions to lesser traveled areas of the city even down to local favorites, Laura's got you covered! Great knowledge of history from the Madrid's origins right up to modern times!
Welcome to Madrid! Discover the essential Madrid with our official Madrid guide.
omer 24 Mar 2024
Kiryat Tiv'on

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
We highly recommend the tour. We had two fascinating hours . Juanilo is extremely knowledgeable in Spanish history, architecture archeology and arts and has a very nice way to guide in a way that is interesting for both adults and teenagers.
The romantic walk of the visionary poet: the Los Jerónimos neighborhood
Cris 17 Mar 2024
Alicante

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Me ha encantado este Freetour tan distinto. El mercado muy bonito y con un ambiente único. Gracias a Izan por su dedicación y buen humor.
Gastronomic Experience at the Rastro Market
Julian 16 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Fantastic experience! Very good knowledge of gastronomical culture and great tips! Very much recommended! Thanks again to Giuseppe
Free Tour Tapas and Mercados Madrid
Tam 02 Mar 2024
Cardiff

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Highly recommend this tour. Ian was a fantastic tour guide who knew his information and gave us a few laughs along the way. Gracias!
Free Tour of the Center of Madrid
Engly 22 Feb 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
The Tour was amazing! Our guide Felix did a great job! Showing us the best not only of the historical places also took us to live for some moments the local lifestyle! Thanks again for this amazing tour!
MADRID FREE ENGLISH WALKING TOUR
Aurélien 18 Feb 2024
Nantes

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Really good tour, very interesting and fun! Thank you Osmel
🎭Full Madrid with Artista Tours!🎭
Mikhail 24 Dec 2023
Danville

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Great overview of the park. Visited a lot of areas that otherwise would not see if just walking by yourself.
Free tour Retiro esencial
carl 26 Nov 2023
Antwerp

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Nice tour ,madrid big city
Essential Madrid Free Tour

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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