Free Tour of the Madrid of the Austrias

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on November 19, 2020

"Choose a job that you like and you will not have to work a day of your life" Confucius. Madrilenian by birth and traveler by vocation. My passion is traveling and this has also led me to live in Munich for a few years, which has allowed me to grow in many ways. It was in this city, where by chance I started working as a tour guide, a profession that allows me to combine two fields that I am passionate about, tourism and communication. I have always been linked to the world of tourism, which has allowed me to accumulate experience in different sectors and jobs. Ambitious in character, always looking for new projects to go a little further and constantly reinvent myself. This led me in 2019 to create my own tour company in Madrid and Munich called Todo Tours. With my feet on the ground and my eyes on a plane on my way to a new destination, I am always ready to undertake a new project, discover something new and learn as much as possible.

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

Tour description

How did a simple town in Castile become "the New Babylon", the capital of one of the greatest empires in history?

For just over two hours we will visit the old town of Madrid , which reached its maximum splendor during the reign of the House of Austria in the 16th and 17th centuries.

We will learn about the origin of the city and its first years of life and development, and we will relive the miseries, glories and excesses of the wonderful Golden Age.

T he Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa or Plaza de Oriente and the Royal Palace will mark some of the main points of our visit, in which we will try to understand many of the cultural and social phenomena that explain modern Madrid.

Palace intrigues, revolutions, romances, wars, decadence and splendor... come and discover the Madrid of the Austrias with us.

We promise you humor, rigor... and a huge passion for history!

*The minimum to take this tour is 4 people. Normally we reach this figure, if not we will notify you in advance.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Mayor, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Pl. Mayor, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    The guide will be waiting for you next to the Statue of Felipe III with a blue Todo Tours umbrella.

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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Alice 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
A good overview of Madrid and Spanish history , told in an engaging and amusing way.
Francisco 22 Jul 2023

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Lexi is awesome as a tour person. Her Madrid’s knowledge is excellent, she is fun and her approach to explain facts and historic events is outstanding.
Sally 24 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
A very knowledgeable guide who engaged us with interesting stories and historal facts about early Madrid times. An excellent tour !! Highly recommended !!
Omar 13 Jan 2022
San Juan

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Travelled in group - Dec 2021
Fun and very insightful!
Laura 02 Jan 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
Me encantaron las explicaciones de Lara, se ve que le gusta su trabajo y su ciudad.
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Who is this tour for?

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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