The Madrid of the Bourbons and the Enlightenment.

Duration: 2h
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified Registered on July 07, 2022

I am Diego Barrios Canora, creator of a small tourism company (Barrios de Madrid). My love for the city I live in, the country where I was born, and the history, art and culture of both, has been the engine that drove the development of this project. I hope you will join me on this vertiginous and encouraging journey through the history of Madrid, its streets, its citizens, its traditions... I am an official tourist guide and a friend of the Royal Economic Society of Matritense Friends of the Country (RSEMAP). Regarding my studies, I am a senior technician in Tourist Information and Marketing, graduated in Law and I have a master's degree in Planning and Management of Tourist Destinations. In addition, I took the PREDIF course on Accessible Tourism for All People.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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

The walk through the Madrid of the Bourbons and the Enlightenment allows us to remember a time of certain progress, and optimism at different levels, of the town. The best and most unknown civil, religious and aristocratic buildings will be shown on our tour.

With us you will be able to know the most representative monuments and know why Carlos III is named as "the king mayor" ; the literary trends that were flourishing or the political changes, sometimes convulsive, as Esquilache felt in his own flesh.

What was the attitude of the residents of Madrid towards these events? What is what we know as the “age of lights”? A Madrid that I assure you that you do not know.

NOTE. It is important that each assistant bring headphones since the visit will be carried out with a radio guide.

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  • Meeting point:
    Tribunal, 28004 Madrid, Spain
    Tribunal, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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    I will have my official guide accreditation clearly visible.

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).

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Juan 15 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Muy ameno. Las dos horas se nos pasaron volando
Núria 14 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Diego es un guia fantástico! Amable, con pasión por lo que hace y buen conocedor de la historia de su ciudad. El tour es muy ameno y está abierto a cualquier pregunta. Experiencia 100% recomendable!
María 15 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Muy buen guía! Muy interesante sus comentarios
Jose Catacora 03 Nov 2022

Muy buena persona, un especialista en tema cultural, y me dio varios tips para mi estadía en Madrid y Europa. Recomiendo su tour.
Carmen 05 Oct 2022

El tour fue muy interesante, se notaba que controlaba el tema y te enganchaba. El recorrido fue muy bonito y cómodo. Repetiremos con otro de los tour que tiene. Sin lugar a dudas lo recomiendo.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 12 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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