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Free tour

🏰 "From Medieval to Modern" Unveil Madrid's Timeless Saga: From Majestic Squares to Mystic Sunsets 🌇

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 29, 2018
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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

We present "From Medieval to Modern", a free tour that is more than just a stroll: it is a gateway to the souls of the eras that have marked Madrid.

Discover Madrid like never before with "From Medieval to Modern", a free tour that takes you through the beating heart of the city and its most closely guarded secrets! It's not just a walk, but an immersive experience that will transport you from the Plaza Mayor, the cradle of Madrid's history, to the modernity that surrounds the iconic Temple of Debod.

What makes it unique?
This tour is not a mere listing of sites; it's a living narrative that weaves together history, culture, and intrigue into a tapestry that only Madrid can unfold. Each stop is a scene, each story a thread, and you are the protagonist in this urban adventure.

Points of interest:

  • Plaza Mayor: the stage of our journey, where every building has a story to tell.
  • Puerta Cerrada: discover the significance of this lesser-known gate in the medieval wall.
  • Cava Baja: a visual and gastronomic feast inviting you to savor Madrid.
  • Museum of San Isidro: where the legends of Madrid come to life.
  • Plaza de los Carros and Plaza de la Paja: the essence of medieval Madrid, a haven of peace with stories of kings and nobles.
  • Basilica of San Francisco el Grande: an architectural gem with one of the most impressive domes.
  • Las Vistillas: a viewpoint offering breathtaking vistas.
  • Parque del Emir: a tribute to Madrid's Muslim origins.
  • Plaza de la Armería: uncover stories of battles and conquests.
  • Sabatini Gardens: a green retreat honoring a king's memory.
  • Plaza de España: a space that bridges past and present.
  • Temple of Debod: our stunning finale, a sunset that's a gift from the pharaohs.

The tour culminates in the mystical atmosphere of the Temple of Debod, with panoramic views that will leave you speechless, a place that alone deserves to be the epic end of our journey.

This free tour is your chance to dive deep into the soul of Madrid and live the city beyond tourist brochures. 
Book now and secure your spot. The history, mystery, and beauty of Madrid await! Will you miss it? 

Reserve "From Medieval to Modern" and let Madrid enchant you with its charm!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Mayor, 23-1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Pl. Mayor, 23-1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    Look for the YELLOW umbrella in front of the historic "Casa de la Carnicería" in Plaza Mayor. Your guide will be waiting for you, so be sure to arrive a few minutes early to start this unforgettable experience without delay. See you there!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Closed Door Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle de la Cava Baja
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Saint Isidore Museum
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cart Square
  • 6
    Entrance not included
    Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Vistillas Garden
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Vistillas Garden
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Emir Mohamed Park
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Armory Square
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Sabatini Garden
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Plaza Espana
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Temple of Debod

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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Maryia 17 Jun 2024

Guided by Marik
Travelled in group - Jun 2024
It was fantastic! Dynamic, interesting, with a comfortable dive into the history of Spain and Madrid. Highly recommend!
Kathy 15 Jun 2024

Guided by Marik
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The tour guide was very prepared and knowledgeable, it was very obvious that he loves Madrid and loves sharing info . We thoroughly enjoyed this tour . Thank you for a lovely tour.
Wendy 15 Jun 2024

Guided by Marik
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Very worthwhile city walk with Marik. A very informative tour, excellent choice of highlights covering a lot of ground.
Jeff 13 Jun 2024

Guided by Marik
Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Our guide was very well-informed, interesting and engaged with each of the participants. He took us to some places we would not have found by ourselves - always a bonus, and showed us a side of Madrid new to us.
Nora 12 Jun 2024

Guided by Marik
Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
We enjoyed our tour with Marik. He showed us the most beautiful spots in Madrid. He is very passionate about food too and gave lots of restaurant recommendations. Highly recommended.
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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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