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MEDIEVAL Madrid: The Old Town

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on September 04, 2020

We are a group of tourist guides, accredited in Venice and Madrid, with extensive experience in the city, both historically and culturally, as well as in leisure and gastronomy. We will be delighted if you visit Venice or Madrid 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

On this tour we are going to visit the oldest, and also unknown, part of Madrid. A city whose oldest remains date from pre-Roman times (8th-2nd centuries BC) to gain a certain political and military importance under the power of Al-Andalus (860 AD) thanks to Emir Muhammad I and to be Christianized in 1085 by the King Alfonso VI to become part of the Kingdom of León and later Castile. On this tour, therefore, we can distinguish very well the enormous cultural, artistic and architectural differences between Moors and Christians. We are going to delve into the birth of Madrid and what this city was like before it was converted into the Capital of Spain (1561) by Felipe II , going through its narrow and steep streets and the vestiges that still persist from medieval times. On this tour we will be accompanied by the memory of illustrious characters such as Isabella I of Castile (the Catholic), El Cid Campeador , the French King Francisco I, Alfonso X "El Sabio" or San Isidro himself, among others. There will be no shortage of cultural and gastronomic recommendations.

The places that we are going to visit in this tour are the following:

- PLAZA DE ORIENTE AND ROYAL PALACE

- CHURCH OF SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS SERVITAS

- TOWN SQUARE. OLD TOWN HALL. PALACE OF THE LUJANES.

- HOUSES TO "LA MALICE"

- GREEN CROSS SQUARE

- ALAMILLO SQUARE

- PLAZA DE LA PAJA AND CHURCH OF SAN ANDRÉS

- HOUSE OF SAN ISIDRO

- ALMOND STREET. CHRISTIAN WALL

- CHURCH OF SAN PETER THE OLD




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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Plaza de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    You will find our guide in the Plaza de Isabel II, next to the statue of Isabel II, at the Metro de Ópera exit. The guide will carry a RED UMBRELLA and an official tourist guide accreditation.

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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Cinthya 26 Nov 2022
Mexico City
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Totalmente recomendable!!
Beatriz 21 Nov 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Súper recomendable!
José 20 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Paco hizo un tour muy interesante y ameno. Contestando incluso cuestiones que excedían cuestiones de la temática demostrando sus muchos conocimientos como historiador. Recomiendo este tour encarecidamente.
Celi 16 Nov 2022
Mejor imposible!!!
Sant... 29 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Muy entrenido. Paco daba mucha información, pero todo relacionado para ir entendiendo los orígenes de Madrid. Y bastantes curiosidades que siendo de Madrid ignorábamos. Recomendable!
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What should you know?

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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