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MEDIEVAL Madrid: The Old Town (ESSENTIAL)
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.
On this tour we are going to visit the oldest, and also unknown, part of Madrid. A city whose oldest remains date back to the pre-Roman period (VIII-II centuries BC) to acquire 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 then of Castile. On this tour, therefore, we can clearly distinguish 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 turned into the Capital of Spain (1561) by Felipe II , visiting 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 Castilla (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 we are going to visit on this tour are the following:
- ORIENT SQUARE AND ROYAL PALACE
- CHURCH OF SAN NICOLAS OF THE SERVITES
- SQUARE OF THE VILLA. OLD TOWN HALL. PALACE OF THE LUJANES.
- HOMES TO "MALICIA"
- SQUARE OF THE GREEN CROSS
- ALAMILLO SQUARE
- PLAZA DE LA PAJA AND CHURCH OF SAN ANDRÉS
- SAN ISIDRO HOUSE
- STREET OF THE ALMOND TREE. CHRISTIAN WALL
- CHURCH OF SAN PEDRO EL VIEJO
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Plaza de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, SpainPlaza de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, SpainDirections
1Outside visitElizabeth II Square
2Outside visitPlaza de Oriente
3Outside visitChurch of Saint Nicholas of the Servites - Order Servants of Mary - Servites
4Outside visitTown Square
5Outside visitGreen Cross Square
6Outside visitAlamillo Square
7Outside visitStraw Square
8Outside visitSaint Isidore Museum
9Outside visitAlmond Street
10Outside visitSaint Peter the Old Church
11Outside visitthe nunciature
12Outside visitClosed Door Square
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).