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  • New city

Free madrid landmarks tour - new city

  • Madrid
  • Available in: English, Spanish

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About the tour

Witness the push of both Madrid and Spain to become a more modern country, and how it transformed itself from the end of a decaying empire to today’s modern democracy.

Observe how the new Frenchified order seeks to enlighten the new city with the rays of reason, as you walk around the very symbolically-charged new urbanism, heavily influenced by the classical period. See the French king’s use of the rich cultural heritage (which was inherited from the Austrian kings) with the creation of museums and academies, which today translates to the famous Art Triangle. It’s here where in only a few hundred meters apart you have three of the most important art galleries in the world: The Prado Nacional Museum, The Reina Sofia and the Nacional Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza. Visit the fountains in which Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid celebrate their numerous titles.

Cross La Puerta del Sol (The Gate of the Sun), centre of the city, the beginning of all roads in Spain, and a symbol of the new enlightened order from where Charles III would pronounce the sentence that would guide his entire reign: “Everything for the people, but without the people.”

Meeting point
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How to find me: Opera Metro Station, Arenal and Plaza Isabel II exit (see map). Look for our guide carrying a red umbrella.

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A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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