Imperial Splendor: Discovering Madrid of the Austrias

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Registered on April 01, 2022

¡Hola visitors! I welcome you to Madrid ☀ I am Kwame, your guide in Madrid 😊 I am a fun person, I consider myself to be friendly and I love interacting, meeting and talking with people from around the world. I've always thought that getting to know different cultures brings us together and make us grow. 🌎 I've lived in the UK for 15 years, London and Bristol mainly, and I have worked as tour guide in Barcelona but Madrid is where I'm based now. You can be sure that my tour will be serious, professional, informative but also very enjoyable. Come discover Madrid with me and I assure you that you will never forget this incredible city.

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

Tour description

Walk with me through the most essential spots of Madrid, where you will discover the true origins of this capital city - from its past of fire and water to the same landscape that powerful kings, from the miraculous saints and attractive bandits roamed, to the town of palace intrigues and plebeian cliques, the squares of unjust executions and the corners of furtive romances, the place of war and reconstruction. . . the Madrid of yesterday and the Madrid of today!

This is the Madrid that I live in, my neighborhood and the place that I ever wanted to be so come join in me on this tour, where you will be with a guide that lives, works and walks in the city. You can't miss my Free Tour in Madrid!

If you like history this is a tour you cannot miss! The tour to the old town city of Madrid or Madrid de los Austrias includes:

 Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, San Miguel Market, Plaza de la Villa, Muslim Wall, Almudena Cathedral, The Royal Palace and Royal Theater, and Plaza de Isabel II

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
    Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
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    On the equestrian statue with the yellow umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Villa
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mercado de San Miguel
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palacio Real de Madrid

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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Laura 12 Mar 2024
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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Hernan led a very informative tour. He was very knowledgeable and kept the tour to a perfect amount of time.
Marco 01 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
The guide did not show up and not even bother to cancel the tour...very disappointing
Leila 26 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Tour was awesome! Kwame is very knowledgeable and explained us a lot about Madrids Old Town. We liked that he included the relevant historical facts as well as some fun facts. We were also able to ask lots of questions and he had some great recommendations. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Vladimir 15 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
We were instructed to arrive at the square 10 minutes before and look for a yellow umbrella. Unfortunately, after 25 mins we could not find Kwame. We contacted him through the app, but there is no reply (even after 6 hours). Our group was on a very short schedule and we were extremely disappointed. Overall, our plans to tour Madrid were totally spoiled.
Alain 10 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Kwame is a great tour guide with very interesting and personal insights
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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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