Discover Historic Madrid - Madrid de los Austrias (Old Town)

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 02, 2022
  • 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

Spectacular tour of Historic Madrid: the Madrid of the Habsburgs. The tour lasts approximately two (2) hours and 20 minutes approximately.

We start the tour at the iconic Puerta del Sol , where we talk about King Carlos III, the Royal Post Office, Bear and Madroño, Km Cero, etc. After a short walk, we continue to the iconic Plaza Mayor , where you will be fascinated by all its history, then we go down Toledo Street to Cuchilleros Street and there we stop at the oldest restaurant.

We keep going up and the route takes us to a gastronomic icon temple: El Mercado de San Miguel , a place where you can eat the best delicacies of the entire Iberian Peninsula. The tour continues with a short stop at the Old Pharmacy of the Queen Mother, full of many years of history and then we will stop at the first square in the city: the Plaza de la Villa .

Following our tour of Calle Mayor , we will deviate a bit for a brief stop at the Curious Neighbor statue, then we arrive at the emblematic Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral , finally we will arrive at the Royal Theater , in Plaza Isabel II , very close to the starting point of the tour.


  • Sun Gate
  • Main Square
  • toledo street
  • Cutlers Street
  • St. Michael's Market
  • Town Square
  • Main Street
  • Royal Palace
  • Almudena Cathedral
  • Royal Theatre
  • Elizabeth II Square

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  • Meeting point:
    Puerta del, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Puerta del, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    Puerta del Sol, in front of the equestrian statue of Carlos III, locate us with the burgundy umbrella (garnet, wine red)

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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Maria 30 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Alba nuestra guía una chica muy maja. Una explicación muy completa en contenidos, con apoyo de imágenes y otros recursos (muy trabajado). Lo recomiendo 100%. Un rato muy agradable para conocer más de Madrid.
Jose... 26 Nov 2022
Roberto lo ha hecho muy ameno y sobre todo didáctico
David 24 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
The tour was well organized. We got exact instructions how to meet the guide, and expectations were set before the tour. Mihaela, our guide, was superb. Very lively and informative. She kept a group of 20 highly engaged during 2.5 hours, which is not and easy task. At the end she tested us to make sure that we remembered all details if the tour. Very fun, highly informative and helpful even after the tour (by sending a list of restaurants and even other tours in other cities). A highly recommended experience.
Daniel 21 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Amazing tour with Melissa! Fun and engaging as you make your way around the landmarks, while also being conscious of the social and political significance of many of the parts of history.
David 31 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Oct 2022
Tomas fue un Guia genial. Mucho conocimiento qué lo hizo muy ameno!!
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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 4 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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