Free tour

Free Tour Secrets in the Madrid of the Austrias

Duration: 2h
Quality Verified Registered on July 26, 2020

Not all cats live in Madrid, and not all cats in Madrid are cats. Some had to go out and carry the city inside. Others, we stay, we continue discovering it; discovering more of its secrets, more of its corners, more of its people. Some of us walk through unknown streets to know a little more about the city where we were born and the one that saw us grow up. To us, to our parents, to our grandparents ... Do you know why they call us cats? Do you know when you are a real cat? Let me take you through my favorite corners, tell you what no one knows, discover this chaotic city and give you space in places to breathe. Let me take you to taverns with history, to walls that have seen war, let me show you who walked our avenues. Because history is not always what we were taught in school. Because history often gets out of the books and comes to life in buildings, in statues, in images. Because History is not just data, names and dates. Because history can be savored, it can be laughed at, it can be told in a way that is contagious. Because no one can speak better of something than someone who is in love with it. And I love Madrid as much as I love History and its traditions. A lot of people have passed through Madrid, are you going to leave Madrid without her having passed by you?

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Surely we all know the famous bandit who gives his name to one of the best-known restaurants in the Plaza Mayor, but...
Do you know why on this route we stopped at the Armenian embassy ?
Is there a more Madrid image than some cats leaning on the Arab wall of Madrid? Maybe us taking some violets contemplating that picture...

We will tell you rumors that changed the course of history on this route where Galileo with Velázquez, La Calderona with Galeote or Luis Candelas with Fortunata and Jacinta mix.

Aren't you CURIOSITY?

Come with us!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Mayor, 2-22, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Plaza Mayor, 2-22, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    You can find me next to the equestrian statue of Philip III. I will be wearing a white t-shirt with the Un gato en Madrid logo.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Knifemen's Arch
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Closed Door Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Town Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Oriente

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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Arancha 07 Dec 2021
Las Rozas de Madrid

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Travelled in family - Dec 2021
Óscar genial. Muy ameno. Hemos ido con niños y les ha gustado y han participado un acierto
Gloria 16 Aug 2021

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Travelled in group - Aug 2021
Óscar genial
ELENA 13 Aug 2021

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Travelled in group - Aug 2021
Un tour ameno y divertido con muchas historias curiosas Oscar el guía fenomenal
Susana 08 Aug 2021

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Travelled in group - Aug 2021
Maravillosa la tarde de ayer conociendo las historias ocultas del viejo Madrid. Óscar, el guía, es un gran profesional que te hace vivir cada uno de los rincones del tour .... aprendes y te diviertes .... lo pasamos estupendamente, no se puede pedir más. Un 10!!
Toñi 13 Jun 2021

Si queréis pasar una tarde o mañana divertida, cautivante y inolvidable, Oscar es el mejor. La verdad esque te lo pasas genial, se nota que disfruta de la historia de su ciudad y hace que tu también disfrutes. Increíble, probar y ya veréis, provoca adicción
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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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