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🎖️ 🇪🇸 Free tour of the affairs and intrigues of the Court: the sauce of kings, lovers and bastard children 👑 ⚔️ 🏰

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2020

Arkeo Tour was born from an idea of a group of youngs from Andalusia and Madrid who loved its History, culture and heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing of tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries and museums. We consider that our land has great heritage and cultural potential that must be valued for both residents and tourists. We do not believe that transmitting our history is bored. We want you to enjoy it. May you live the experience. And that you impregnate yourself with the vestiges of our past. Join this adventure with us!

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

Tour description

Love has always been one of the main engines of History.

Numerous interpersonal relationships between important figures of the Court or the Government have in the past provoked passions, hatred, rivalries and conspiracies that have affected the course of future events.

The Hispanic dynasty of the Habsburgs is characterized, among other things, because many of its members have lived well-known marital and extramarital love stories, which have influenced their royal lives and given rise to many legitimate and bastard children; from the womanizer Felipe el Hermoso , married to poor Juana la Loca; to the insatiable Felipe IV and his famous relationship with the actress María Calderón; without forgetting the countless lovers that Philip II hid under his façade as an austere and pious king.

As if it were a real Sálvame set from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, in this guided tour we will learn about the most lustful and stormy relationships of some of our most famous characters.

Walking through the alleys and squares of old Madrid , we will relive the stories and legends, which bring us closer to the love affairs of Barbara de Blomberg, Bishop Carrillo, Pope Borgia or the Princess of Eboli , and we will learn about Philip II's taste for paintings. Titian's erotic works, Juana I 's attacks of jealousy towards her own ladies, the endless parties between women, wine, music and games that made Philip III almost drown the royal coffers or the alleged beating that Philip IV received when the Duke of Albuquerque discovered him with his wife.

Finally, we will see on Calle Mayor , the monument that pays tribute to the victims of the attack that took place at the wedding of Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia . Afterwards we will go to the Plaza de la Villa , where we will learn about which famous French king was imprisoned in the Lujanes tower .

Thanks to this route we will discover that things about love have changed very little in the last 500 years.


Only groups of up to 6 people are allowed in this activity. If you are 7 or more people, you will be asked to pay per person in advance to join the tour.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Isabel II, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Pl. de Isabel II, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    Next to the monument of Isabel II. (Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid)You will recognize our guides by their striking red t-shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the activity).

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Oriente
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Madrid
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Stock Market Street
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

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

16 ratings
4.9
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Professionalism
4.93
Fun
4.8
Expression
4.67
Quality
4.87
Route
4.67
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Paz Muñoz 07 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Se nos ha pasado el tiempo muy rápido, la información ha sido muy interesante y amena.
Nuria 22 Mar 2024
Madrid

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Mucha profesionalidad
Francisco 15 Jan 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Muy recomendado, interesante y divertido
patricia 18 Mar 2023
Guadalajara

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Buenas explicaciones, gran profesional, se notaba que sabía lo que decía porque me apasiona la historia.
Sheila 10 Feb 2023
Fuenlabrada

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
David era increíblemente majo y nos gustó mucho Volvería a hacer otro tour con él
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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
A minimum of 4 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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