Essential Free Tour of Old Madrid

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, 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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  • Meeting point:
    Prta del Sol, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Prta del Sol, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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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Nancy 22 May 2023
St. John's

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Josephina was our tour guide and she was amazing! There were only four people because others didn't show up and never even cancelled!! She was so professional and carried on with a very, very interesting and entertaining tour of Madrid's history. She explained everything clearly and answered all our questions. I would highly recommend this tour and if you can - ask for Josephina! Nancy and Wade Clarke, Canada
ILEANA 16 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Muy bien, Paty muy informada
Mercè 07 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Tour recomendable e información interesante. Se nota que a Patrícia le gusta Madrid y su trabajo. Gràcies!
MERC... 04 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Se notó que le gusta lo que hace.
Marie 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
What a wonderful way to start a visit of Madrid. Our guide, Josephina, was fun and offered so many great pointers historical as well as everyday life (where to fill up your water bottle, for exemple) and good eateries along the way. I feel much more prepared because Madrid has so much to offer it’s overwhelming! Start you visit with a free walking tour!
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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 4 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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