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Madrid of the Habsburgs

Your guru: Javier
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20191231 121936
  • Madrid
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Javier

Graduated in Tourism from the Carlos III University of Madrid, I am passionate about the history of art. I have worked as a tour guide throughout Europe for two and a half years. Here in Madrid, I have been taking tours for 3 years.

Graduated in Tourism from the Carlos III University of Madrid, I am passionate about the history of art. I have worked as a tour guide throughout Europe for two and a half years. Here in Madrid, I have been taking tours for 3 years.

About the tour

On the Madrid de los Austrias tour, you will discover the history, legends, monuments and most important secrets of the Spanish capital through a tour of the most emblematic sites of the city. The Habsburg house was one of the most important royal dynasties in the entire history of Europe. Its territories, with the coronation of Carlos I of Spain and V of Germany in 1516 until the death of the last monarch of the house, Carlos II, in 1700, extended from present-day Netherlands to America, passing through Spain, Germany and Italy. . Discover, through our tour, how Madrid, a small Castilian town, becomes the capital and seat of the most important court of the Empire in the world. We will visit the most emblematic places in the city; starting with its imposing Plaza Mayor, witness to public executions, bullfights, Christmas markets ... We will lose ourselves in the famous San Miguel market; one of the main gastronomic markets in the world, and we will visit the oldest restaurant on the planet, where Goya himself worked as a dishwasher to pay for his art studies. We will understand the origin of the city of Madrid through the motto of the city: I went on built water, my walls of fire are. Get ready to recall the stories of one of the great writers of the Spanish Golden Age, the ingenious Don Quevedo, through one of the most historic streets of the capital, Calle del Codo. We will immerse ourselves in the Plaza de la Villa, where we will find, in a few meters, three centuries of history and, finally, we will know the history and curiosities of the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Madrid, as well as a host of curiosities , legends and secrets throughout the tour.

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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.

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