Free Tour through the stories and legends of Barrio Maravillas

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Madzguía
Quality Verified Registered on December 11, 2019

Hello everyone! I'm Rubén, official tour guide and guru of Madrid;), I'm 27 years old, I like to be called Rubens, I consider myself a "cat" (native of Madrid). I also collaborate with friends and family who help me occasionally with reservations. I have a degree in tourism and a history degree halfway through and at the moment I am self-employed. I started to fall in love with the profession in 2019 thanks, in part, to my friend Aurora, but starting in 2020 I worked with arkeotour, which is a company that also helped me a lot, and then in 2021 I started doing the tours on my own and prove. You must keep in mind that Madzguía has only been active for a short time and many times the minimum number of attendees necessary is not reached. Getting started, as you well know, is not easy at all. I am a fun guy, I consider myself close to people and I love exchanging opinions with travelers, since they can bring you experiences without having traveled outside of Madrid. I have traveled a little around Europe and that has helped me a little to love this job, because in every corner there is always a story to tell and I think that Madrid is a perfect city to teach all kinds of tours. It is a city full of life where everyone feels at home, for me it is one of the best cities in Spain and one of the best in the world. I have experience as a local guide, but I am very passionate about my work and I like to teach and explain events, for me it is the ideal job. That's why I think that being able to work in my own city doing something I like as a local guide is a privilege.

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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

This tour covers the most original streets in Madrid ; in the heart of the Maravillas neighborhood; It is different because it includes a mixture of legends, churches, iconic squares, markets, some cursed house and many more interesting facts.

It is a little-known area in tourist Madrid, but no less important for that.

Do you want to know the secrets of Calle del Pez?
Do you want to know why it is called the Maravillas neighborhood?

Sign up with me and you'll see!

You will be able to see the Old Conde Duque Barracks, the street of the fish, some unpredictable church, the mysterious convent of San Plácido, among other interesting places...
You will have a great time with me on this guided tour.

In case of rainy days it is very possible that the tour will not start, it is recommended in those cases to have an alternative plan.

For the tour to leave, it is essential that there are at least 4 people.

This tour includes civil liability insurance and additional explanation material

If you are bringing a pet, please let us know.

This tour ends on the street of the fish.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Calle de Fuencarral, 78, 28004 Madrid...
    Calle de Fuencarral, 78, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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    I will be next to the entrance of the Madrid History Museum

  • 1
    Outside visit
    History Museum of Madrid
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Dos de Mayo
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parish of San Ildefonso
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Church of Saint Anthony of the Germans
  • 5
    Outside visit
    fish street

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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Pilar 02 May 2023

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Travelled in family - May 2023
Ha sido maravilloso !. Una vez más he quedado encantada con este nuevo tour con su guía y aprovechando la fecha de hoy 2 de Mayo me ha encantado la historia que nos ha ido narrando muy amena .
Alfonso 21 Mar 2023

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Travelled in family - Mar 2023
Un recorrido muy pero que muy interesante por un Madrid castizo. y muy bien acompañados por madzguia que hizo que la experiencia fuese completa y didáctica.
Beatriz 28 May 2022

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Travelled in group - May 2022
Hemos disfrutado muchísimo del tour. Somos madrileñas y nos ha contado muchas anécdotas y leyendas relacionadas con la historia de Madrid que no conocíamos. Se nota que a Rubén le encanta su trabajo y lo sabe transmitir.
Carlos 15 Nov 2021

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Travelled in group - Nov 2021
Un tour maravilloso en el que hemos conocido muchísimas curiosidades de Malasaña. Rubén ha sido un guía estupendo. Un tour súper recomendable!!
Miguel 02 Nov 2021
São Paulo

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2021
Nos ha encantado!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 9 people.
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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