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Squares, Churches and Palaces of Historic Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Juan Antonio

In addition to having studied the Degree in Tourism, I consider myself a great lover of travel, history and art, especially of the different architectural styles through the successive historical and artistic stages. I will do my best and guide you in an interesting, fun and entertaining way.

In addition to having studied the Degree in Tourism, I consider myself a great lover of travel, history and art, especially of the different architectural styles through the successive historical and artistic stages. I will do my best and guide you in an interesting, fun and entertaining way.

About the tour

On this tour you will learn much of the history of Madrid from the Muslim origins of the town in the High Middle Ages to the end of the period of the reign of the Habsburgs in the 17th century. Starting next to the Arab wall and, after a brief historical introduction to the capital, we will visit the most beautiful and traditional squares of ancient Madrid, such as Plaza de la Villa, Plaza de la Paja and Plaza Mayor. Throughout the tour we will also contemplate externally different churches of medieval origin such as those of San Nicolás, San Pedro and San Andrés, as well as other temples of later centuries in the Renaissance and Baroque style, such as the Iglesia del Sacramento, the Collegiate Church of San Isidro, the Church of San Ginés and the Monastery of the Descalzas Reales. We will also stop before the imposing palaces and houses found in the different streets and squares of Madrid de los Austrias, such as the Palacio de los Uceda, the Casa de la Villa and the Palacio de Santa Cruz, among others. Don't think about it anymore. I wait for you! Monday and Wednesday- 09:00 and 16:00 Tuesday and Thursday- 12:00 Friday- 09:00

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How to find me: In Plaza de Oriente next to the equestrian monument of Felipe IV
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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