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Traditions and magic of Christmas in Madrid

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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Tour description

Christmas is coming. And with it, the four wise men, the tree without its candles, Mira nougat, traditions of Roman origin, and some French stuff ...

But how, you don't know all this?

Well, you sure do know who Zarathustra is and his relationship to these festivals. Or why do we celebrate on December 25 something that the documents tell us could have happened in May ...

Either? Come discover a different party. Origins, traditions, feelings, Christmas spirit, illusion and history come together in this route about CHRISTMAS.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de las Cortes, s/n, 28014 Madrid,...
    Pl. de las Cortes, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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    You will find me next to the Cervantes sculpture, in the Plaza de las Cortes. You will recognize me for wearing a white sweatshirt with the Un gato en Madrid logo and a gray backpack.

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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Claudiavillarroel 12 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
La experiencia fue buena, Oscar el guía fue muy entretenido contando la historia, conocí lugares de Madrid que no sabía de su existencia, creo muy buen ambiente y me fui feliz de haber conocido un poco más la Bella Madrid.
Karla 10 Dec 2023
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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Oscar fue un increíble guía, se nota el entusiasmo con el que hace su trabajo, la información que nos dio fue apropiada y sumando datos curiosos, la verdad lo disfrutamos muchísimo.
Maria 09 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Un buen plan....
Pedro 09 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Todo perfecto.👍🏻🍾🥂
Walter 08 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Excelente el recorrido, incluso con el caos de gente que es Madrid en estos días de fiestas. Muy entretenido el guía (Oscar).
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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.
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