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  • Catedral de la Almudena, Madrid

Curiosities and legends of Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru HistoAventura

My name is Alexandra, I created HistoAventura four years ago with the idea of ​​bringing Madrid to the people of Madrid and being able to show the city to those people who have lived here for 50 years and don't know the history of the streets they go through every day; and with that philosophy we continue. 80% of our clients are from Madrid looking for weekend plans and we g... More »

My name is Alexandra, I created HistoAventura four years ago with the idea of ​​bringing Madrid to the people of Madrid and being able to show the city to those people who have lived here for 50 years and don't know the history of the streets they go through every day; and with that philosophy we continue. 80% of our clients are from Madrid looking for weekend plans and we go through the neighborhoods together. That makes us have a good customer loyalty but we move away from the tourist from outside, hence the need to look for platforms like this to be able to reach that tourist who comes to Madrid for a couple of days. I studied guide, information and tourist assistance; In addition to having been working for many years in the tourism sector in different parts of the world and types of business. My colleagues Christian and Marta also have the guide module and Óscar and Alba are historians, therefore we also escaped from the famous "work intrusion" that is heard so much in the free tour. HistoAventura is formed by a group of qualified guides, historians, and great lovers of the city of Madrid. Our desire to spread love for this city

About the tour

In an exciting tour of surroundings to two hours and media we will visit the most emblematic sites of the city (Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral ...). We will talk about the Spanish Civil War, inquisition, Moorish ruins, the Bear and the Madroño, we will meet the Robin Hood of Madrid and visit the oldest restaurant in the world. We will discover where the origin of tapas comes from, the expression “dabuti” or where the expression “get looking for Basin” originated. We will visit the most emblematic streets of the city and also the most hidden streets full of magic. Among many curiosities and anecdotes we will enter 1200 years of history. Our puzzle will be formed based on pieces that begin before the IX century, when Madrid was populated by Muslims who gave life to "Mayrit", we will talk about conquests, battles, kings ... Anecdotes, legends and curiosities that make up the Madrid we are today .

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How to find me: In front of the Horse of Felipe III, blue t-shirt with the HistoAventura logo
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Isabel Andújar

2 years ago

Ya no se me olvidará nunca de dónde vienen las tapas o quién fue el bandolero más famoso de Madrid! Tour muy recomendable donde aprenderéis incluso de dónde viene la expresión ponerse mirando pa Cuenca! nuestro segundo tour con HistoAventura y dos guías estupendos. En este caso Gracias a Alexandra por la bonita tarde que pasamos.

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Cristina Rodrigo

2 years ago

Maravilloso recorrido por las calles de Madrid. A pesar de 50 años viviendo aquí ha sido la primera vez que pasaba por muchas calles y Alexandra nos ha trasladado con sus historias a muchas etapas de la historia de una forma amena y divertida. Repetimos seguro!

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