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The authentic Madrid: guided tour of Lavapiés and La Latina

Your Guru: Arkeo Tour
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  • Madrid
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Arkeo Tour was born from an idea of a group of youngs from Andalusia and Madrid who loved its History, culture and heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing of tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries an... More

Arkeo Tour was born from an idea of a group of youngs from Andalusia and Madrid who loved its History, culture and heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing of tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries and museums. We consider that our land has great heritage and cultural potential that must be valued for both residents and tourists. We do not believe that transmitting our history is bored. We want you to enjoy it. May you live the experience. And that you impregnate yourself with the vestiges of our past. Join this adventure with us!

About the Tour

We want to discover two of the most traditional and multicultural neighborhoods in Madrid, and enter its narrow streets still wrapped in that mysterious halo of its medieval origin. Located in the heart of Madrid, Lavapiés and La Latina maintain their irregular layout of houses built at different heights and around a central patio: the corralas (a popular building model of the capital between the 17th and 19th centuries). Its old commercial tradition gives its name to many of its streets and squares, such as the Plaza de la Cebada, the Plaza de los Carros or the Plaza de la Paja. But, without a doubt, the best representation of this ancient tradition is found in the Rastro: the most famous open-air market in Madrid. These two neighborhoods, which represent the best example of Spanish tradition, have become the meeting point of very different cultures. In them, the popular legacy of Madrid coexists in perfect balance with the customs and traditions contributed by a well-established immigrant population, arriving from different origins. You will discover a Madrid full of life. El Rastro, its tapas, the festival of La Paloma, Las Vistillas ... What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Puerta de Toledo metro exit, next to the Pedro Salinas Library entrance. (Puerta de Toledo. Madrid). You will recognize our guides by their striking red shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route)

Tour Schedule

  • Spanish
    Wed, 29 Sep 19:30
  • Spanish
    Thu, 30 Sep 12:30
  • Spanish
    Fri, 01 Oct 17:00

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 (7)

Carlos 08/27/2021

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For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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