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

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
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 Historical Madrid: Madrid de los Austrias. The tour lasts approximately two (2) hours and 20 minutes.

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

We continue 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 in the entire Iberian Peninsula. The tour continues with a brief stop at the Old Pharmacy of the Queen Mother, full of many years of history and then we will stop at the first square of the city: Plaza de la Villa .

Continuing our tour of Calle Mayor , we will deviate a little for a brief stop at the statue of the Curious Neighbor, 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
  • Cuchilleros Street
  • San Miguel Market
  • town square
  • Main Street
  • Royal Palace
  • Almudena Cathedral
  • Royal Theatre
  • Elizabeth II Square

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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 (maroon, red wine) or orange & yellow umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Puerta del Sol
  • 2
    Outside visit
    salt street
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Main Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Closed Door Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cutlers Street
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Saint Michael Market
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Town Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Catedral de la Almudena
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace of Madrid
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Teatro Real

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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Élise 26 Mar 2023
La Madeleine

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Mes parents et moi avons fait la visite avec Bruno, en français. C'était vraiment très intéressant, entre histoire de Madrid et de l'Espagne et anecdotes amusantes. Il nous a partagé l'amour de sa ville, nous avons adoré ! Je recommande vivement 👍
Jose 26 Mar 2023
Porto Alegre

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Excelente super recomendo para conhecer a cidade de madri
Gerard 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
First time we visit Madrid, we were glad to book this tour, Melissa, our tour guide was great and enthusiastic. We enjoyed the experience!
Jim ... 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
A great introduction to Old Madrid. Lots of really useful information to bring the history and place alive tor us. Well delivered by an excellent guide.
Brenda 18 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Pablo was a super tour guide! We all really enjoyed the tour and he gave lots of recommendations for places to eat around Madrid which was really helpful! Highly recommend this tour!
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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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