Historical and alternative Madrid - Free Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Nicolò
Quality Verified Registered on May 31, 2021

Hi, I'm Nico! I am 26 years old, I was born in Italy but I am now in Madrid recounting the beauties of this wonderful city. I love traveling and meeting other travelers. A hug!

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

Tour description

  • Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to this fascinating, attractive and alternative walk through the streets of this wonderful and surprising European capital.

  • The idea is to create a tour that has a historical and chronological sense in which the history of the city is learned by following, as far as possible, its development, mixing historical dynamics to more alternative parts (the theme of art street scene in the streets of Lavapiés, the arrival of the first cinema in the capital in 1902 or the importance of flamenco music and culture ).

  • We will start in the Plaza de Juan Goytisolo , which will allow us to have a snapshot of the current structure of the city and some of its most outstanding monuments and places, such as the Prado Museum , the Reina Sofía Art Center and the Retiro Park . We will continue through the neighborhoods of Lavapiés and La Latina , to Plaza de la Paja, Plaza de la Villa and Plaza Mayor , the vibrant heart of Madrid de los Austrias . The Madrid of the Bourbons will embrace us, arriving at the Plaza de Oriente, its gardens, its majestic Royal Palace, and its Cathedral . The tour will not lack details and anecdotes about the foundation of Mayrit (the Arab Madrid) and the iconic construction of the Gran Vía ...

  • This and much, much more. Escape from the typical, and follow me on this adventure... From Mayrit, to Madrid, to heaven!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de Juan Goytisolo, 28012 Madrid...
    Plaza de Juan Goytisolo, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • 1
    Outside visit
    El Retiro Park
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Paseo del Prado
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Dore Cinema
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Latina neighborhood
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Straw Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Saint Michael Market
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Town Square
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Madrid
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Catedral de la Almudena

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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SUSANNA 27 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Molto disponibile e preparato
Fede... 24 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Nicolò ha dimostrato grande professionalità e preparazione sui temi trattati. Il tour è stato ricco di informazioni e la spiegazione è stata chiara ed esaustiva: ottimo tour!
Donald 23 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Nico was great. Informative, interesting and fun! It was our first morning in Madrid and he brought the city alive for us with history and stories and context! Thanks a lot Nico! All the best. Don and Ofra
Mary 21 May 2023
Los Gatos

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Travelled in group - May 2023
I found it really entertaining and informative. Nocoló knows his stuff; there was a great mix of “serious” history with cultural and gossipy anecdotes to keep it interesting. My only tip for someone considering this tour is that it runs long. Bear that in mind for scheduling your day after the tour.
Andrew 20 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We were privileged to be the only people on the tour - so Nicolo tailored the tour to us. We learnt so much and had a great time sharing experiences. It’s nice to come across with both passion and knowledge of local history. We even had a stop for coffee and a ”sugar stick“ pastry in the Carabanchel district! Highly recommended.
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What should you know?

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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