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OLD MADRID

Duration: 2h and 15min
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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

In this tour we are going to visit the oldest, and also unknown, part of Madrid. A city whose oldest remains date back to pre-Roman times (8th-2nd centuries BC) to gain certain political and military importance under the power of Al-Andalus (860 AD) thanks to the Emir Muhammad I and to be Christianized in 1085 by the King Alfonso VI to become part of the Kingdom of León and then 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 being converted into the Capital of Spain (1561) by Philip II , walking through its narrow and steep streets and the vestiges that still persist from the medieval period. On this tour we will be accompanied by the memory of illustrious characters such as Isabel 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 we are going to visit on this tour are the following:

- PLAZA DE ORIENTE AND ROYAL PALACE

- CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS OF THE SERVITES

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

- HOUSES TO "LA MALICIA"

- GREEN CROSS SQUARE

- ALAMILLO SQUARE

- LA PAJA SQUARE AND SAN ANDRÉS CHURCH

- HOUSE OF SAN ISIDRO

- ALMENDRO STREET. CHRISTIAN WALL

- CHURCH OF SAINT PETER THE OLD




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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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 Ópera Metro exit. The guide will carry a RED UMBRELLA and an official tour guide accreditation.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Elizabeth II Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Oriente
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Church of Saint Nicholas of the Servites - Order Servants of Mary - Servites
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Town Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Green Cross Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Alamillo Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Straw Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Saint Isidore Museum
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Almond Street
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Saint Peter the Old Church
  • 11
    Outside visit
    the nunciature
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Closed 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).

Tour opinions

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4.9
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4.68
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4.87
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4.93
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Nadia 03 Jan 2024
Brussels

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
This tour exceeded my expectations! The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Madrid and it’s hidden gems. The information was engaging. Overall, the tour was very interactive. 10/10
Laura 21 Mar 2023
Valladolid

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Paco fue un excelente guía, contó muchas curiosidades y ofreció mucha información haciendo que siguieras la historia paso a paso, sin duda recomendable!
Andrea 20 Mar 2023
Madrid

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Sin duda, el mejor tour de todos los que hemos hecho en Madrid! Paco nos ha contado millones de detalles curiosos e interesantes y nos ha llevado por calles con mucho encanto que no conocíamos
Luis 11 Dec 2022
Murcia

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
El guía Paco, genial. Muchísima información pero muy ameno.contestó a preguntas incluso no relacionadas con el tour Un diez en todo
Cinthya 26 Nov 2022
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Totalmente recomendable!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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