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Discover what Madrid is really about!

Your Guru: Alex
Questions?
  • Madrid
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours y 30 minutes

About the Guru

Hello! I'm Alex! I was born in Limerick, Ireland, but grew up in Asturias (north of Spain), so I'm as Spanish as an Irishman can be! After completing my BA in English & Spanish Literature I moved to Madrid and don't plan on leaving! I've been a tour guide for three years and couldn't imagine a better way to spend my time than showing off my adopted city to people from ar... More

Hello! I'm Alex! I was born in Limerick, Ireland, but grew up in Asturias (north of Spain), so I'm as Spanish as an Irishman can be! After completing my BA in English & Spanish Literature I moved to Madrid and don't plan on leaving! I've been a tour guide for three years and couldn't imagine a better way to spend my time than showing off my adopted city to people from around the world.

About the Tour

Did the Moors ever reach Madrid? Why is it the capital of Spain? Is flamenco a big deal here? Did anyone really expect the Spanish Inquisition? Can you still feel the aftermath of the civil war? What's a tapa? Where can I get the best tinto de verano? What's tinto de verano?

All these questions and many more will be answered in this engaging and entertaining two and a half hour walking tour of Spain's mysterious capital city. From its origins of a small Roman market town to the bustling metropolis it is today, weave through ancient alleys towards modern plazas... Have fun, and learn!

Tour highlights:

1) Original walls of the city

2) Palace and cathedral district

3) Literary neighborhood

4) Retiro Park

5) And many more enchanting corners of this magnificent city

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Plaza de la Puerta Cerrada, by the big cross.

Tour Schedule

  • Tue, 19 Jan
    19:30
  • Wed, 20 Jan
    19:30
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    19:30

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!

Tour opinions (1)

Iona 3 months

Totally recommend Alex for free-flowing information on topic of Spain in Europe over the centuries, combined with reverence for literature ,writers and conviviality. A two and half hour journey round courtyards/plazas, very old restaurants, monuments and statutes, spectacular architecture and landmarks. A most enjoyable walk and talk combining religion, politics, centuries of history, monarchs and emperors, geography and conceptions of the world of those times, philosophy, local lore and Spanish literature. Great stuff. Highly recommended. Thanks a bunch Alex, I'm very glad we managed to schedule this. five stars.

5.0(1) Ratings

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!

5.0(1) Ratings