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Madrid of the origins (Austria)
Hello everyone! I'm Rubén, official tour guide and guru of Madrid;), I'm 26 years old, I like to be called Rubens, I consider myself a "cat" (native to Madrid). I have a degree in tourism and I am half way through history and at the moment I am self-employed. I started to fall in love with the profession in 2019 thanks, in part, to my friend Aurora, but from 2020 I worked with arkeotour, which is a company that also helped me a lot, and then in 2021 I started doing the tours on my own and try. You must take into account that Madzguía has been active for a short time and many times the minimum number of attendees necessary is not reached, starting, as you well know, is not easy at all. I am a fun guy, I consider myself close to people and I love exchanging opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled a bit around Europe and that has helped me a bit to love this job, because in every corner there is always a story to tell and I think that Madrid is a perfect city to teach all kinds of routes. It is a city full of life where everyone feels at home, for me it is one of the best cities in Spain and one of the best in the world. I have experience as a local guide, but I have a lot of passion for my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That is why I think that being able to work in my own city in something that I like as a local guide is a privilege.
Welcome to this tour with which you will discover Madrid!
This tour reveals some secrets of the origin of the city at various points, it is a very enjoyable tour in which you will see a large number of places and monuments spread over a route that runs through the old heart of Madrid or ''Magerit''. It is a city with 1,200 years of history that began in a small Arab fortress and has ended up being one of the most metropolitan cities in the world with approximately 3 million people. How has it evolved so much? Find out with Rubens. Few cities in the world have such a varied evolution as ''Magerit''. Although it is a route based on Madrid de los Austrias, you will see enclaves from the early days of Madrid when it was a small town, you will also see buildings and monuments from the Bourbon reign such as the Royal Palace. Many funny characters have passed through here, very top characters…. We will talk about kings, food, customs, legends…. With a particular touch of humor. At the end of the tour, you will have known endless secrets. You are ready?
Among the places that will be visited are:
- Sun Gate
- Oldest inn in the city
- Main Square
- Cutlers Arc
- oldest restaurant in the world
- town square
- Oldest business in Madrid
- Royal Palace
- Plaza de Oriente
For the tour to leave, at least 4 people are necessary.
If you want to come with a large group, I do a private tour too.
For night hours, at least 5 people are necessary.
If you are bringing a pet, please let us know.
This tour includes civil liability insurance and additional explanation material.
This tour ends near Plaza de Oriente.
Meeting point:Puerta del Sol, Madrid, SpainPuerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
Next to the statue of Carlos III. It is located in the center of the Puerta del Sol square. I will carry a light blue umbrella to distinguish myself.
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).