Free Tour Madrid Essential 2.5 hours through the heart of Madrid

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified 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 it's 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 3 people. Either way, our guides will do their best to help you to make the most out of your stay in Madrid. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Prta del Sol, 3442, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Prta del Sol, 3442, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    We meet every day at 11:00 in Puerta del Sol at the bear statue, look for our guides holding a yellow sign and wearing the red t-shirt both with with the MADRIDE TRAVEL logo (the bear). ¡ATTENTION! ⚠️ Puerta del Sol is under construction at the moment 🚧 and the Bear Statue is currently covered, we are meeting right next to the Vodafone Store! If you have trouble finding it you can search in Google Maps the following address: Puerta del Sol, 13, 28013 REMEBER, WE DON'T USE UMBRELLAS OF ANY COLOR!

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    Sun Gate Square
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    Kilometer Zero
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    El Oso y el Madroño
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    Arenal Street
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    The oldest chocolate shop (and churros) in Madrid
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    Teatro Real
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    Plaza de Oriente
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    Royal Palace of Madrid
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    Catedral de la Almudena
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    The Vistillas
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    Barrio de los Austrias (the oldest neighborhood)
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    Straw Square
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    oldest restaurant in the world
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    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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Dianne 21 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Merick was a fantastic guide he knew so much about Madrid, its history, places to see and where to eat in order to avoid those terrible “tourist” meals. We felt a lot more confident about finding our way around the city after the tour. Highly recommend this tour
Julia 10 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Paula is a great guide with a very happy spirit! It was a pleasure to walk theough madrid with her and get her recommendations.
Nyema 03 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Merrick was extremely attentive and informative throughout our tour. We were able to visit some of the biggest landmarks, buildings, and monuments located on the western side of the city and learn tons of Spanish and history along the way. Unlike other walking tours I have taken, Merrick included the royal cathedral as a stop on the tour and allowed us attendees to proceed inside for 15-20 minutes without him. It was a great interlude to the middle of the tour and allowed us attendees to see the inside of a National landmark, use the restroom, and have a rest. I also enjoyed how he included a stop at a traditional restaurant and introduced us to a traditional madrileño drink called “‘madroño” that we were then able to have a shot or “chupito” of if we desired. It was a nice, interactive and gastronomic touch to the already intriguing tour.
Mariona 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Fue un tour muy divertido y dinamico. Además nos recomendo sitios increibles donde comer. Mil gracias Paula
Daniel 14 Feb 2023
Delray Beach

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Fernando is a great guide, and we would highly recommend him. Danny and Debbie.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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