Free tour

The Madrid Literary Movement

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Hugo
Quality Verified Registered on November 20, 2022

Hi, I'm Hugo. As a Tourism Technician and Literature Graduate, I love transmitting this type of knowledge in a pleasant way to all people. I like to read, write and travel, which has enriched my literary experience. Madrid is a literary treasure that I want you to experience with me

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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
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Tour description

Hello! I am Hugo and I invite you to enjoy an exciting cultural tour where the great artists of the Spanish word brought life and an ingenious literary duel , and you will learn about their great contribution to universal literature.
In just an hour and a half you will see where the writers of the Golden Age lived and created part of their works: Cervantes, Góngora, Lope de Vega, Quevedo... and also the poets of Romanticism such as Bécquer and Zorrilla; the Nobel Prize winners for Literature Echegaray and Benavente, and even the member of the Generation of '27 García Lorca, as well as other interesting characters and places.


  • Monument to Calderon de la Barca.
  • Monument to Garcia Lorca.
  • Spanish theater.
  • Matute Square.
  • Royal Academy of History.
  • Convent of the Trinitarian Order.
  • House of Quevedo /Gongora.
  • House-Museum of Lope de Vega.
  • House of Miguel de Cervantes.
  • Birthplace of Jacinto Benavente.
  • Church of San Sebastian.

During the tour I will tell you why the archetype of the "women-mocking" man is called Don Juan Syndrome; I will also tell you why Cervantes arranged for his mortal remains to rest in this Barrio de las Letras.
I hope to see you on my free tour and I am sure that you will always have a pleasant and unforgettable experience about the Madrid literary scene!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    C. del Príncipe, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    C. del Príncipe, 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    I will be in the Plaza Santa Ana, statue of Pedro Calderón de la Barca and I will wear a purple cap that says SPAIN.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Santa Ana
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Teatro Español
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle de las Huertas
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Convento de las Trinitarias Descalzas de San Ildefonso
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Casa-Museo de Lope de Vega
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Casa Miguel de Cervantes (vivió y murió)
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de San Sebastián
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Calle de Quevedo
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Calle del León

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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CARMELO 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy bien explicado y claro el tema. Recorrido interesante con buenos datos de cada punto y que aportaron mucho conocimiento. Recomendado total.
Valeria 28 Sep 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Excelente tour! El guía de una calidad y sensibilidad humana suprema. Con la.misma sensibilidad y pasión por la literatura me ha transmitido su conocimiento, Ha conseguido imprimir en mi corazón el amor al siglo de oro. Agradezco su amabilidad y originalidad
Óscar 28 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Un gran guia
Jose 03 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
El tour fue genial. Aprendimos mucho y fue una grata experiencia en Madrid.
Sergio 14 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Nos encantó el tour con Hugo. No hacía buen tiempo pero disfrutamos mucho y se nos hizo muy ameno. Sea uno conocedor o no de la literatura, caminar por este barrio mientras te cuentan las vivencias y anécdotas de tantos escritores hace de este tour una experiencia muy enriquecedora.
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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
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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