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Madrid's origin

Your guru: Rubén
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  • Madrid
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Rubén

Hi everybody! I am Rubén, guru from Madrid ;), I am 23 years old, I like to be named Rubens, I consider myself a genuine "cat"(autochthonous person from Madrid). I am a funny guy, I consider myself close to people and I love to exchange opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled in Europe and that ... More »

Hi everybody! I am Rubén, guru from Madrid ;), I am 23 years old, I like to be named Rubens, I consider myself a genuine "cat"(autochthonous person from Madrid). I am a funny guy, I consider myself close to people and I love to exchange opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled in Europe and that has helped me a little to love this work, because in every corner there is always a story to tell and I think Madrid is a perfect city to teach all kinds of tours. It is a city full of life where everyone feels at home, for me is the best city in Spain and one of the best in the world. I have experience as a local guide, but I have a lot of passion about my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That's why I think being able to work in my own city of something I like as a local guide is a privilege.

About the tour

This tour reveals in several secret spots the origin of the city, it is a very nice tour in which you will see a lot of places and monuments scattered on a route that runs through the old heart of Madrid or ''Magerit''.

It is a city of 1200 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 an evolution as varied as "Magerit". Although it is a route based on the Madrid of the Austrias, you will see places of the early days of Madrid when it was a small village, you will also see buildings after the monarchy of the Austrias as the Royal Theatre.

Many funny characters have passed through here, very funny characters.... We will talk about kings, food, customs, legends.... With a particular touch of humor from Ruben. At the end of the tour, you will have known several secrets that neither Madrid people know. Are you ready?

Among the places to be visited are:

-Puerta del Sol

-Plaza Mayor

-Cava Baja de San Miguel

-Plaza de la Villa

-Almudena cathedral

-Royal palace

-Plaza de Oriente

Meeting point
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How to find me: Next to the statue of Charles III, with a black coat, backpack and a black umbrella.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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 €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 8

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Juan

6 months ago

El tour ha sido muy ameno de la forma tan agradable que lo esplica Rubén , con un recorrido muy interesante y descubriendo rincones muy bonitos y curiosos

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Response from Rubén:

Muchas gracias Juan Carlos por el comentario! Me alegro que os haya gustado :D
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Fernando

7 months ago

Me pareció fantástico y divertido conocer la historia de Madrid. Recomiendo el Tour

Mirada

Response from Rubén:

Muchas gracias Fernando por el comentario! Me alegro que te haya gustado!
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Lara

7 months ago

Me encantó el Tour, lo recomiendo al 100%

Mirada

Response from Rubén:

Muchas gracias Lara por el comentario! Me alegro que te haya gustado.
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Pilar

8 months ago

Muy buen trato y encantada del servicio. Volvería a utilizar el servicio.

Mirada

Response from Rubén:

Muchas gracias Pilar por el comentario!! Me alegra que te haya gustado, te espero en la próxima! :)
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Ricardo

8 months ago

Conoces sitios que seguramente no has visitado!

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Response from Rubén:

Muchas gracias por tu valoración Ricardo! Me alegra saber que conociste nuevos lugares :)
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Gonzalo

8 months ago

Ruben ha sido un guía fantástico, demostró pasión por lo que hace al haber iniciado el tour habiendo sido yo el único participante. Sus conocimientos y el recorrido han sido muy buenos. RECOMENDABLE.

Mirada

Response from Rubén:

Muchas gracias por tu recomendación Gonzalo! Me alegra mucho saber que te gustó el tour, un verdadero placer para mí! :D
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