Free Tour through medieval Madrid

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Madzguía
Quality Verified Registered on December 11, 2019

Hello everyone! I'm Rubén, official tour guide and guru of Madrid;), I'm 26 years old, I like to be called Rubens, I consider myself a "cat" (native to Madrid). I have a degree in tourism and I am half way through history and at the moment I am self-employed. I started to fall in love with the profession in 2019 thanks, in part, to my friend Aurora, but from 2020 I worked with arkeotour, which is a company that also helped me a lot, and then in 2021 I started doing the tours on my own and try. You must take into account that Madzguía has been active for a short time and many times the minimum number of attendees necessary is not reached, starting, as you well know, is not easy at all. I am a fun guy, I consider myself close to people and I love exchanging opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled a bit around Europe and that has helped me a bit to love this job, because in every corner there is always a story to tell and I think that Madrid is a perfect city to teach all kinds of routes. It is a city full of life where everyone feels at home, for me it is one of the best cities in Spain and one of the best in the world. I have experience as a local guide, but I have a lot of passion for my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That is why I think that being able to work in my own city in something that I like as a local guide is a privilege.

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Tour description

It is a guided tour that runs through the most interesting places and streets of the neighborhood where the Moorish, crafts and shops were in the Middle Ages.

Throughout the tour numerous stories and legends of medieval Madrid will be told. That Madrid that emerged to turn the city of water into a capital as it is today; It is true that Madrid has few vestiges of this era, but many of them we will see in the Museo del Madrid de los Orígenes whenever it is open.

Do you want to know the origins of the Emir Mohamed I park? sign up and find out!

It is a tour between the area of La Latina and Los Austrias.

As long as it is open, we will visit the Museum of Origins to see the most interesting vestiges of Christian and Islamic Medieval Madrid.

We will visit some of the most popular squares in the neighborhood:

  • Moorish Gate Square
  • The straw square
  • Moorish Square
  • Emir Mohamed Park
  • Alamillo Square


For the tour to leave, at least 3 people are necessary.

For the night schedule (every day) at least 5 people are necessary.

On Mondays and at night (every day) the Museum of Origins is not open .

If you bring a pet, please let us know.

This tour includes civil liability insurance and additional explanation material

The tour ends at the viewpoint between the Royal Palace and the Almudena.

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  • Meeting point:
    Puerta Cerrada, 28005 Madrid, Spain
    Puerta Cerrada, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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    I will be in the Plaza de la Puerta Cerrada, near the statue of the cross with a sky blue umbrella. .

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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Rafael 22 Oct 2022

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Rubén es un joven muy atento y esmerado en llevarlo a uno a sitios diferentes y contarle historias poco conocidas. Es un tour interesante en la medida pero debe ser claro que no es el tour usual del dentro de la ciudad. Se va a La Latina que es un barrio que no se visita tan frecuentemente
Esther 17 Nov 2021

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Travelled in group - Nov 2021
Rubén, es muy simpático y te explica muy bien el recorrido que haces por el barrio de La Latina, te responde todas las dudas y te da muchos datos curiosos de los sitios que visitas en el tour. Además nos ha descubierto un museo, el de los orígenes, que no conocíamos, que me parece muy interesante para hacer una visita más en profundidad y también te da un montón de ideas de visitas para próximas ocasiones. Ha sido un placer conocerle. Muchas gracias.
Ximena 05 Nov 2021
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2021
Excelente experiencia, estuvo padrísimo. Rubén se tomó el tiempo para darnos el tour a pesar de ser solamente 2 personas, no dudó en llevarnos a rincones secretos de Madrid y darnos varios tips. ¡100% recomendado!
Jose 09 Oct 2021
Yerba Buena

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Travelled in group - Oct 2021
Excelente tour. El guía es muy simpático y sabe mucho sobre Madrid.
Isa ... 15 Sep 2021

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2021
There was a substitute at the last moment. Ruben was awesome. Thank you Ruben!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
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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