Literary Quarter Free Tour

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 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

"The dark swallows will return". The Barrio de las Letras is one of the most emblematic areas of Madrid. During the tour we will literally go through the words of Bécquer, through theaters where Arniches , Tirso de Molina premiered or where queens found their smile, through houses on opposite streets and centenary taverns . We will find "different" Quixotes . We will remember epic battles and nuns making up for their parents' sins. We will be accompanied by the stories and anecdotes of the lives of writers and artists who lived in this neighborhood.

We will return to the orchards that once existed and to the brothels that once existed.

Madrid is filled with incredible LETTERS and stories on this route.
Discover them!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de las Cortes, s/n, 28014 Madri...
    Plaza de las Cortes, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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    You can find me next to the CERVANTES SCULPTURE. I will wear a white t-shirt with the logo of Un gato en Madrid.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de las Cortes
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians of San Ildefonso
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Lion Street
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Street of the Orchards
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Spanish Theater

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).

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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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