The traditional 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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  • 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 delve into its narrow streets still wrapped in that mysterious aura 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 in the capital between the 17th and 19th centuries). Its ancient 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 neighbourhoods, which represent the best example of traditional castiza, have become the meeting point for 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, coming from different origins. You will discover a Madrid full of life. El Rastro, its tapas, the verbena de la Paloma, Las Vistillas... What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Only groups of up to 6 people are allowed in this activity. If you are 7 or more people, you will be asked for a payment per person in advance to join the visit.

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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 entrance to the Pedro Salinas Library. (Gate of Toledo. Madrid). You will recognize our guides by their striking red t-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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4.35
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4.12
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4.29
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4.24
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Carmen 29 Jan 2023
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Nos encantó David, fue cautivándonos por todo el recorrido con mucha información y datos curiosos. Muchísimas Gracias David
Tamar 22 Jan 2023
Madrid

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
El guía es muy recomendable. Simpático, se ha quedado con nuestros nombres y ha hecho un tour muy ameno, en el que hemos interactuado mucho. Y , lo que nos ha encantado, es que en la zona de Lavapiés, ha estado en todo momento pendiente de nuestra seguridad.
Juan... 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 hacer más con la misma empresa, marca la diferencia con el resto de las ofertas
Fern... 17 Dec 2021
Basauri

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
Ameno y divertido
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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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