Free tour

🥇Secret Madrid 🤫 The only free tour that shows you the ❤️ of Madrid

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Quality Verified Registered on July 15, 2024
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Our tour begins in the famous Puerta del Sol, under the watchful eye of the well-known Bear and the Strawberry Tree and the beautiful Mariblanca. There we will learn the history of this lively Madrid square, kilometer 0 of all the radial roads in Spain. Ready to start?

We will continue advancing along Calle Mayor, an old road converted into the main thoroughfare of the city, which for centuries has seen people, goods and secrets pass by in front of its facades. We will show you the Posada del Peine (the oldest hotel in Spain) until we reach the Plaza Mayor , a place where bullfights, plays, processions or trials have been held. We will reveal to you where the caves and underground galleries hidden under the current plaza are located!

Continuing towards the San Ginés Passage, you will enter one of the most magical corners of Madrid. Next to it is the beloved Parish of San Ginés, with a mystical atmosphere that keeps numerous relics and legends inside.

Going down Arenal Street we will approach the very heart of old Madrid, and we will show you the Royal Theater, the stately Plaza de Oriente, the impressive Royal Palace and the imposing Almudena Cathedral. You can't leave the city without visiting the interior of 3 musts ! We will inform you of prices and schedules during the route.

We return to Calle Mayor, where each corner seems to tell a new story. There you can see the Sefarad Center, where the traces of the Jewish community in Madrid are shown.

Finally we will arrive at the Plaza de la Villa, with the Torre de los Lujanes or the Casa Cisneros, it is an enclave of power and conspiracies. Each building has its own tales of political intrigue and dark secrets. We recommend that you be prepared to take dozens of photos in this beautiful corner of Madrid.

We will pass by the bustling San Miguel Market, which among its aromas and flavors also hides stories of meetings between famous people and secret deals for centuries.

During the tour we will be able to visit the old Reina Madre Pharmacy (the oldest business in the city) and the Casa Botín (the oldest restaurant in the world), where we will end our route.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Prta del Sol, 1, Centro, 28013 Madrid...
    Prta del Sol, 1, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    See you next to the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. We will carry a red umbrella with the Arkeo Tour logo!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Puerta del Sol
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Calle Mayor
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Posada del Peine
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Pasadizo de San Ginés
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Parish of San Gines
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Arenal Street
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Teatro Real
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Oriente
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Palacio Real de Madrid
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Remains of the old Church of Almudena
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Villa
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Poltergeist en el Palacio de Cañete
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Comercio más antiguo de Madrid
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Mercado de San Miguel
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Sobrino de Botín

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

(15 ratings)
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Andrea 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Tour gradevole con informazioni particolari raccontate in modo semplice e coinvolgente
Andrea 12 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
It was fun and we got a lot of information.
Andres 09 Jun 2024

Muy recomendable. Si es la primera vez que visitas Madrid, lo debes hacer
Nicolas 09 Jun 2024

Un tour muy completo. Lo recomiendo.
Ana 08 Jun 2024

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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