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HISTORICAL MADRID. The AUSTRIAS: Inquisition and Golden Age (Free Tour)
We are a group of tourist guides, accredited in Venice and Madrid, with extensive experience in the city, both historically and culturally, as well as in leisure and gastronomy. We will be delighted if you visit Venice or Madrid with us.
In this tour we are going to visit the historical part of the city that corresponds to Madrid de los Austrias or Madrid Imperial . We will visit the most important part of Madrid, full of history and curiosities of the kings and queens who reigned in this period. Along the way we will find many of the most important buildings and institutions in Madrid, such as the Plaza Mayor , the Descalzas Reales Convent , the San Miguel Market , the Arco de Cuchilleros , the oldest restaurant in the world , the Palacio of Santa Cruz or the Posada del Peine . King Felipe II , painters such as Velázquez or El Greco , writers such as Cervantes or Lope de Vega , women as enigmatic as Elizabeth I of England or the most famous bandit in Madrid: Luis Candelas , will be the protagonists of our tour. And there will be no shortage of explanations about the Spanish Inquisition and the Golden Age .
The places that we are going to go on the tour are the following;
- CONVENT OF THE ROYAL DESCALZAS
- MOUNT OF PIETY
- CHURCH AND ALLEY OF SAN GINÉS
- SAN MIGUEL MARKET
- SAN MIGUEL CAVA
- CUTLERY BOW
- OLDEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD (Casa Sobrino de Botín)
- SAN MIGUEL'S CHURCH
- PLAZA MAYOR AND CATHEDRAL OF SAN ISIDRO
- MURALS OF MINGOTE
- OLDEST HOTEL IN MADRID (Casa del Peine)
- CHURCH AND PALACE OF SANTA CRUZ
- SUN GATE
There will be no shortage of gastronomic, cultural and leisure recommendations on this tour.
If you want to complete your visit to Madrid with us, you can do so by taking the following tours:
- MADRID OF THE BOURBONS
- MEDIEVAL MADRID
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Meeting point:Pl. del Callao, 10, 28013 Madrid, SpainPl. del Callao, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
You can find our Guide in La Plaza de Callao (Metro Callao), next to the marquee of the Callao Cinemas. You will be able to recognize him because he will be wearing a RED UMBRELLA and an official guide accreditation.
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).