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Free Theatrical Tour: Madrid de las Letras

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 02, 2020

SPAIN FREE TOURS ® is a young, dynamic and expanding company. We are a team of tourism professionals and guides with extensive background in culture, history and art. We work every day from our headquarters in Valencia to become a reference in tour guides services in Spain.

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Tour description

Join the Free Theatrical Tour Madrid de las Letras and accompany our prestigious playwright Ramón María del Valle-Inclán on a walk through literary Madrid. We will become characters from different eras and we will learn at street level the history and evolution of Hispanic culture that has given us unsurpassed writers. A journey of past, present and future in which we will discover the Spanish Golden Age, Madrid's bohemia and the great generations of writers who have passed through our city.




This Madrid is not real. It is an impossible Madrid. It is a city in which all eras mix; where the house where Lope de Vega lives coexists with the speakeasies where Hemingway drinks rum and with places where the arts and sciences of the 21st century are disseminated.

It is the past, the present and the future of Madrid, only conceivable through the absurdity and the deformation of concave and convex mirrors. This world, halfway between reality and dream, has been created by Ramón María del Valle-Inclán. As characters in it, we will walk through it hand in hand with its author. Thus, both he and ourselves will check if his existence (and our own) makes sense, at least, through literature.

 

🎩Follow in the footsteps of Valle-Inclán…

We will meet in the Plaza de Santa Ana, entering the Barrio de las Letras ; We will see ourselves reflected (and deformed) in the famous mirrors of Callejón del Gato , while the “Bohemian Lights” will illuminate our route; We will enter La Fontana de Oro popularized by Pérez Galdós and the house of Lope de Vega; We will celebrate a Nobel Prize ceremony in the Plaza de Jacinto Benavente and we will attend the controversy that caused a duel with clubs, with serious consequences for Valle-Inclán, at the Café de la Montaña ; We will pass by the houses of Giacomo Casanova , the most famous seducer of all time, and Miguel de Cervantes , one of the greatest figures of Spanish literature and author of Don Quixote, one of the best works of universal literature; We will witness a cock battle between Quevedo and Góngora with verses from both writers, encouraging our favorite poet; and we will end up directing our footprints towards the Ateneo de Madrid and the Spanish Theater .

We will immerse ourselves in events and legends, in the city as the setting and inspiration for a great literary work, along a journey that will open the doors of the absurd and social realism. Alleys, squares, old comedy corrals and social gathering cafes will show us a Madrid written in golden letters .

 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    C. del Príncipe, 25, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    C. del Príncipe, 25, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    We are waiting for you in the Plaza de Santa Ana next to the sculpture of Federico G. Lorca. Look for the ORANGE umbrella!🦘

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Santa Ana
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Alvarez Gato Street
  • 3
    Outside visit
    cross street
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Golden Fountain
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Puerta del Sol
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Carretas Street
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jacinto Benavente Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Ángel
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Lope de Vega Street
  • 10
    Outside visit
    quevedo street
  • 11
    Free admission
    Casa-Museo de Lope de Vega
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Cervantes House Museum
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Ateneo de Madrid
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Spanish Theater

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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4.56
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4.75
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4.76
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Estefania 10 Jun 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Un tour interesante y divertido. El chico que hizo de guía dominaba el tema tanto a nivel histórico como de anécdotas curiosas emulando a Valle-Inclán estupendamente. Además, con un trato atento y detallista a preguntas y propuestas culturales. Muy recomendable.
Consuelo 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Interesante y bien documentada.
Raquel 06 Jun 2024
Aviles

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Realmente merece la pena. Te sorprenderá
LOURDES 02 Jun 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Muy entretenido y divertido, hemos aprendido y disfrutado mucho con Clau.
Catalina 30 May 2024
Lima

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Claudia es EXCELENTE. Este un un tour hecho con mucho conocimiento y calidad, tanto de información como de teatralización. Es buenísimo para quienes no saben nada de dramaturgia y teatros madrileños. Y suma mucho para los ya conocedores. Nada convencional. Altamente recomendable!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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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