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The authentic Madrid: guided tour of Lavapiés and La Latina

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2020

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!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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!

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  • Meeting point:
    Roundabout of the Puerta de Toledo 6 ...
    Roundabout of the Puerta de Toledo 6 28005 Madrid Spain
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    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)

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

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4.27
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4.0
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4.2
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4.13
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Juan Carlos 16 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Muy interesante, aunque seas de Madrid.

Abril 10 Aug 2022
Rosario
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

nos encanto el tour, la info justa y certera, muy profesional y divertido. aprendimos muchísimo y nos enamoramos de los barrios que visitamos, recomiendo y queremos ha...

Fernando 17 Dec 2021
Basauri
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021

Ameno y divertido

Claudia 13 Jun 2021

Rubén es un guía excelente.

Celestina 19 May 2021
Madrid
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Travelled in group - May 2021

¡Excelente el tour con Rubén!

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If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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