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Reverse Madrid History Tour - With Free Samples!

Your guru: Alberto
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  • Madrid
  • Available in: English

About the guru Alberto

Hola! My name is Alberto and I would love to show you my city! I was born and raised in Madrid, but after 18 years I left with a basketball scholarship to the US, where I have resided over the last 6 years. Now I'm back in my beloved city and I want to share it with you. I am a very fun and extroverted person and I love traveling (28 countries and counting!) and interacting ... More »

Hola! My name is Alberto and I would love to show you my city! I was born and raised in Madrid, but after 18 years I left with a basketball scholarship to the US, where I have resided over the last 6 years. Now I'm back in my beloved city and I want to share it with you. I am a very fun and extroverted person and I love traveling (28 countries and counting!) and interacting with people from all around the world. Let me show you why Madrid is one of the top capitals in the world!

About the tour

Do you want a different approach to a walking tour? Do you like free food samples? Then this is your tour!

Join me in discovering Madrid in an unconventional way - from new to old!

The tour will start in Puerta de Alcalá, the iconic gate that used to give access to the walled city of Madrid. For the first half of the tour we will be exploring the city’s newer buildings and monuments - those from the Borbones dynasty.

As we progress throughout the tour, we will go deeper into the history and culture of this wonderful city and learn about Madrid de los Austrias, the oldest quarter in the city. We will finish the tour in Palacio Real, the palace that sits where the city’s first building once was.

Fuente de Cibeles, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza de la Villa, Catedral de la Almudena… The list goes on and on. From the impressive sights to the fascinating stories, this tour will captivate your attention from the very beginning.

To sweeten and enhance your experience I will provide some free typical sweets and candy from Madrid and Spain that will give you a taste of one of the best gastronomies in the world.

Madrid is ready to be discovered. What are you waiting for?

IMPORTANT - Please read:

Due to the Covid-19 measures, please bear in mind the following:

- Masks are mandatory throughout the whole tour.

- You must maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter between you and others.

- Tours may not have more than 10 people (including me).

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the entrance to Retiro Park that is located in the Puerta de Alcalá roundabout (Plaza de la Independencia). I am 2 meters tall (6’6’), so you won't miss me :)
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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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 €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 28

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Chris

6 months ago

My husband and I highly recommend this tour. We are return visitors to Madrid and while we recognized some of the stops on this tour we were definitely introduced to new one´s. Alberto was an excellent tour guide. He is very fluent in English (having lived in the USA for 5 years) and super knowledgeable about Madrid both past and present. We covered a lot of ground and quite a few centuries of history in 3 hours. Truthfully the time flew by. Alberto filled the time with interesting tidbits about Spain (and Madrid´s) social life and customs. The stories he told about events in Madrid´s history were interesting and often related to the architecture of buildings on the tour. We looked up and we looked down and each time discovered something we hadn´t seen before. Thanks to him we saw Madrid in a whole new way. Take his tour and you will not be disappointed. I know that we weren´t.

Zpwarzpi

Response from Alberto:

Thank you very much for coming on the tour guys. I’m glad I was able to show you a different perspective of Madrid!
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Caroline

6 months ago

Wow, what a great tour!

Alberto is super approachable, considerate and friendly! He made sure to adapt to the clients and took the time to listen to our needs before starting the tour.

During the tour, he provided a lot of interesting information with the help of visual aids and fun facts that made the tour light-hearted and fun! To top it all off he offered samples of food, yum :)

I would absolutely recommend Alberto! By combining humor and knowledge he will make learning about Madrid’s vast culture and architecture a memorable experience :)

Zpwarzpi

Response from Alberto:

Thank you for your kind words, Caroline. Glad you enjoyed the tour!
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Kostia

7 months ago

Really great and interesting tour! We live in Madrid but we still learned more about this beautiful city! Alberto has many little stories about the architecture the statues and he showed us some good food places to eat after the tour ;) I recommend him !

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Response from Alberto:

Thank you very much, Kostia!
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Véronique

7 months ago

Original and pleasant tour to discover Madrid. Alberto, very friendly and communicative, has managed to capture our attention throughout the visit, very interesting and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Response from Alberto:

Thank you for coming, Véronique!
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Giselle

7 months ago

Awesome day with Alberto! I had fun in every single part of the tour. I absolutely recommend you to join into one as well. You’ll laugh, know about history, food, funny facts, places to visit and much more!

Thank you! ☺️

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Response from Alberto:

Thank you very much, Giselle! I’m glad you had a good time in the tour!
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Tess

7 months ago

Alberto is a great guide and his English is fluent. His is a fun tour and he provides a lot of valuable cultural and sightseeing tips. He also has small surprise give-aways which is a nice touch.

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Response from Alberto:

Thank you for coming, Tess! It was a pleasure meeting you and Gerald. Safe travels back!
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