Free Tour Madrid Essential 2.5 hours through the heart of Madrid

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on December 10, 2018

MADride TRAVEL is proudly one of the pioneering companies in the concept of FREE TOURS in Madrid that began its adventures in 2005 🥇🥇 taking travelers from all over the world to discover those streets full of stories and legends that we love so much. OMG we were so young!💗💗 Today when you come to our tours you will be sure that you will find the quality of many years of hard work and reinforced by the experience gained during all that time. Ahhh, but discovering Madrid does not end with the free tour, since we have many and varied activities for you to take advantage of the city and meet new people (just ask your MADride TRAVEL guide). Our mission is that you see Madrid from our eyes, so at the end you fall in love with that Madrid, which we love so much.💖💖

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

Tour description


⭐ ⭐   WELCOME TO MADRID! ⭐  ⭐ 

Explore with us different sides of Madrid by foot on a 2.5 hours free walking tour with passionate local guides and learn the history of the Spanish capital as you stroll through neighborhoods full of historic monuments, shops and cafés.

Get to know the Madrid we love!  💖 💖 


Departing from the centric Puerta del Sol, your guide will immerse you in the energetic vibe of the city, describing what the capital was like throughout history, and how it turned to be the great city that it is today.

As well as the history, you will discover the artistic side to the city, see areas popular for nightlife, and discover modern architecture.

Some of the places you'll visit in this tour are:

  • Puerta del Sol (the main square) and its monuments
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  • Arenal Street
  • Oldest Churros place in Madrid
  • Royal Teather (opera house)
  • Plaza Oriente
  • Royal Palace
  • Almudena Cathedral (main cathedral in the city)
  • Las Vistillas (panoramic views)
  • Barrio de los Austrias (the oldest neighbourhood)
  • Plaza de la Paja
  • Oldest restaurant in the world
  • Plaza Mayor
  • And more...

*Groups bigger than 6 people will be rejected even if they are in different reservations.

*For groups bigger than 6 people you should contact MADRIDE TRAVEL.
*The Free Walking Tour Madrid Essential is subject to be canceled if the tour does not have a minimum of 4 people. Either way, our guides will do their best to help you to make the most out of your stay in Madrid. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Prta del Sol, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Prta del Sol, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    We meet every day at 11:00 in Puerta del Sol at the bear statue. You can recognize us because we’ll be holding a big SIGN that says free tour on it and wearing the red t-shirt/jacket (on winter look only for the sign) both with the MADride travel logo (THE BEAR). WE DO NOT USE umbrellas of any colour! If you have trouble finding it you can search in Google Maps the following address: Puerta del Sol, 1, 28013.

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    Outside visit
    Sun Gate Square
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    Kilometer Zero
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    Outside visit
    El Oso y el Madroño
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    Outside visit
    Arenal Street
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    Outside visit
    The oldest chocolate shop (and churros) in Madrid
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    Outside visit
    Teatro Real
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    Outside visit
    Plaza de Oriente
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    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Madrid
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    Outside visit
    Catedral de la Almudena
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    Outside visit
    The Vistillas
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    Outside visit
    Barrio de los Austrias (the oldest neighborhood)
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    Outside visit
    Straw Square
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    Outside visit
    oldest restaurant in the world
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    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor

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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Mary 30 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Explanations of historical events and monuments with humor. Very enjoyable. Definitely recommend.
Marie 26 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The tour was excellent in all respects. We not only visited major sites but also a few off the tourist track. Our guide was informative and entertaining.
Theresa 10 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Paula was lively and informative. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot.
Sara 23 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Time well spent!
Büsra 21 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Es war in Ordnung. Mein Highlight: Wir haben an einem Restaurant gehalten, wo wir gegen 3€ einen lokalen Schnaps probieren konnten. Die Tour Guide war eine Zugezogene. Ich hatte Probleme sie manchmal zu verstehen und konnte mich leider nicht mitreißen lassen, da der Elan gefehlt hat. Sie war auch oft am Handy. Sie war trotzdem nett und hat regelmäßig nachgefragt, ob sie Fotos von jemanden machen soll, ob jemand aufs Klo muss, ob jemand Durst hat, etc.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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