Free tour

Free Tour of the Madrid of the Bourbons

Duration: 2h
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 is a tour in which you will visit sublime, mythological places steeped in history in one of the most spectacular walks in this beautiful city, the Landscape of Light. In addition, this area has recently been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

It is a tour that takes you through the main streets, buildings, hotels, museums, statues that daub this Landscape of Light, as well as its curiosities and anecdotes. Furthermore, the proximity that exists between all the components of this route is optimal, since everything is organized around the garden areas of the Paseo del Prado. The tour begins in the Plaza de las Cortes and little by little we will spread around the area to see the history of each corner, the fountains of Cybele, Apollo, Neptune... We will see the mysteries of the Bank of Spain... A one of the most important doors of access and exit to the city in past centuries: La Puerta de Alcalá.
Carlos III laid the first stone to beautify it, are you willing to sign up for this tour?


It is a tour that covers practically the entire Paseo del Prado; It is about 3 kilometers, it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes.

Does not include visit to the Prado Museum

For the tour to go out, at least 4 people are necessary.

This tour ends in Platería Martínez Plaza.

- If you bring a pet, please let us know so we know.
- This tour includes civil liability insurance.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de las Cortes, s/n, 28014 Madrid,...
    Pl. de las Cortes, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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    I will be next to the statue of Cervantes with a sky blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de las Cortes
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Neptune Fountain
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Fountain of Apollo and the Four Seasons
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cybele Fountain
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Puerta de Alcalá
  • 6
    Outside visit
    National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • 7
    Outside visit
    San Jerónimo el Real
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Prado Museum - Botanical Garden
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Plaza Platería de Martínez

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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Alberto 08 Jul 2022

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Travelled in family - Jul 2022
Hemos disfrutado de Madrid (gracias Rubén) y hemos podido conocer mejor unas de las zonas más frecuentadas de paso de Madrid y, a su vez, menos visitadas con detenimiento. Imprescindible para conocer bien la zona más artística de Madrid
J 22 Jan 2022

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Travelled alone - Jan 2022
Se hizo muy ameno venia bien documentado y preparado. Para repetir
Olga 06 Dec 2021

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Travelled in group - Dec 2021
Muy ameno y recomendable . Además te hace todo tipo de recomendaciones de Madrid 😉
jose 23 Nov 2021

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Travelled alone - Nov 2021
Visita guiada espectacular! Conocía poco el Paseo del Prado y durante 2 horas he aprendido muchísimo entre fuentes mitológicas, hoteles clásicos, edificios sublimes... Es un guía de los mejores que he visto, va teniendo experiencia y se nota que le entusiasma su profesión.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 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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