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Free Tour - Ancient Madrid

Your guru: 4U Madrid
Questions? Contact with 4U Madrid

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  • Madrid
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru 4U Madrid

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. ... More »

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!

About the tour

Join us to get to know the Habsburg Quarter, that emblematic area of ​​the capital populated by tourists and natives, where the traditional meets the current and converge the traces of monarchical dynasties, republics, dictatorships, democracies, uprisings and attacks.

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. for centuries they have paid homage to him with his work.

Walk 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 of powerful kings, miraculous saints and attractive bandits, the villa of the palace intrigues and the plebeian corridors. , the places of unjust executions and the corners of furtive romances, the place of war and that of reconstruction ... the Madrid of yesterday and the Madrid of today!

Let's walk, get to know and enjoy the city ... let's tour the Habsburg Quarter together.

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Meeting point
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How to find me: Next to the main entrance of the Metro, in front of the Vodafone Store. We gonna be there with the PURPLE UMBRELLA!
Tour duration: 2 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

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 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (15)

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Natali Carolina Zapata Velez

11 days ago

La guía excelente, nos contó parte de la historia, en general el tour estuvo genial.

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Response from 4U Madrid:

Mil gracias por tu mensaje Natali... vuestra compañía durante el recorrido si que fue genial!
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Sabina

1 month ago

We recommend this tour to everyone when they arrive in Madrid. Carlos was our guide and he was great. The tour is interesting and factual but contains lots of funny historical stories to keep you engaged. The best way to see the Madrid sights!

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Response from 4U Madrid:

Thank you so much for your recommendation, Sabina! It was an immense pleasure to have you on our tour through Ancient Madrid and we were very happy to know that you and they enjoyed the city and the company of our guide Carlos!
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Aleksandra

2 months ago

It was my first time in Madrid and joining the tour with Carlos and 4U Madrid was the best decision i could have made. The tour was great, very informative and i learned a lot. Carlos, our guide is such a good person, so positive, patient and full of passion. It was one of my favorites days and all thanks to 4U Madrid. I totally loved it. Thank you Carlos!

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Response from 4U Madrid:

Thank you, Aleksandra, for having chosen us to show you the beauty of this city and a thousand more thanks for leaving us this nice review, where you tell us that this was the best decision you could make to learn and enjoy Madrid! We loved having you with us, but that you say that we made this day one of your favorites, we love it much more!
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Karolina

2 months ago

It was an amazing tour! Carlos is a very kind, helpful person with a great sense of humor and vast knowledge about the history of Madrid. He showed us variety of places, talked not only about the history but also about the lifestyle, traditions and gave us great recommendations where to eat and have a drink (everything so delicious). This tour was unforgettable and much better than others in which I took part. I truly recommend to choose purple umbrella because is the best way to start your trip in Madrid. Carlos did an amazing job!

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Response from 4U Madrid:

It was incredible to have you as a traveler! Our work is, under normal conditions, something very enjoyable, for the simple fact of having to go through the beautiful and old streets of Madrid, but to make the journey with people like you, turn enjoyable into something extraordinary! A thousand thanks for choosing us and a thousand more thanks for leaving us such a nice message! Come back, Madrid and also we, are waiting for you!!!
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Eloise

2 months ago

Despite being few, the heat and any other excuse that can be sought for not doing a walking tour, I was delighted with the decision I made, it was very enjoyable, fun and informative .. You can say that its the best way to start the day, since the tour guide Carlos also did a really nice recommendation of where to have lunch, overall a really nice experience, hope to see you again in another tour!

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Response from 4U Madrid:

Eloise thank you for your words and for having accompanied us to visit the historical center of the city. With people like you, we forget even the heat! We hope to see you at another of our tours!
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Dave Hammil

2 months ago

Carlos like the king! (as he said) was a really amazing tour guide, I didn't expect it to be so good, for being free, but the truth is that these guys do an excellent job, so, do not hesitate to value monetarily the work they do in the same way, totally will recommend this tour to my friends and I'll some others tour with you guys when I go back to Madrid!

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Response from 4U Madrid:

Thank you, Dave! Messages like yours inspire us to continue putting the same affection to our work! We will love to see you again, so do not hesitate to return to perform another of the tours!
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