Essential Free Tour of Old Madrid

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: 4U Madrid
Quality Verified Registered on August 23, 2018

We are a group of professionals in love with Madrid. Our mission is to accompany you on your journey through the emblematic places in the city while telling you the most relevant facts of Madrid’s history. We tell you those details that you’ll miss in a walk alone and we give you practical advice, to make your visit to the capital of Spain, something totally unforgettable. Fall in love with Madrid with us!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join us to get to know the Barrio de los Austrias , that emblematic area of the capital populated by tourists and natives, where the traditional meets the current and the traces of monarchical dynasties, republics, dictatorships, democracies, uprisings and attacks converge. Through those streets of a virtual medieval layout, art, gardens, monuments, gastronomy and history are perfectly mixed , which makes Madrid one of the most visited cities in the world and the inspiration of the most varied creators, who for centuries they have paid homage to him with their work.
Stroll with us through the most essential Madrid, where you will discover the true origins of the capital , its past of fire and water , the same landscape that powerful kings, miraculous saints and attractive bandits traveled through, the town of palatial intrigues and the plebeian cliques , the squares of unjust executions and the corners of furtive romances, the place of war and reconstruction… the Madrid of yesterday and the Madrid of today! Let's walk, get to know and enjoy the city, let's go through the Austrias neighborhood together.

This tour ends at the Plaza de Oriente.

We will wait for you!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Prta del Sol, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Prta del Sol, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    We are waiting for you with the purple umbrella (Portal No. 6 of Puerta del Sol, in front of the ZAPSHOP shoe store)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Puerta del Sol
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Town Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cathedral Church of the Armed Forces
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Catedral de la Almudena
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Madrid
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Oriente

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Miguel 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Muy atenta , genial y amena.
Carlos 01 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Excelente opción para tener una visión general de la ciudad.
Nathan 28 Jul 2023

Josefina delivers the tour in a fun and enjoyable way. The tour was very informative and comprehensive
Nieves 19 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Recomiendo Madrid antiguo la gurú Patricia encantadora .
Eme 16 Jul 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Nos ha encantado el tour con Patricia: simpática, con humor y profesional. Repetiremos en la próxima visita a la capital.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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