Essential Free Tour Madrid

2-2.5 Hours
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2-2.5 Hours

Essential Free Tour Madrid

  • Stroll through the oldest area of Madrid, built during the 16th-century Spanish Golden Age.
  • Discover why a bear and a strawberry tree are the surprising symbols that represent the city.
  • Feel amazed by wonderful palaces, charming churches and lavish squares in the Austrias area.
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Tour Features

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Royal Palace

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Almudena Cathedral

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Plaza de Oriente

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Plaza Mayor

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Puerta del Sol

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San Nicolas de los Servitas

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Plaza de la Villa

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Royal Theater

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

Latest reviews

What a fantastic tour! Paul was so knowledgeable and entertaining! Outstanding!
Muy buen tour . Javier ha sido un guía muy ameno y nos ha hecho disfrutar de la experiencia de conocer Madrid esencial en una mañana . Totalmente recomendable

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Ready to explore the oldest area of one of the most energetic and artistically rich capitals of Western Europe? The historical heart of Madrid is called the Austrias Quarter—a cluster of palaces, majestic avenues and lavish squares built during the heyday of the Spanish Golden Age in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Essential Free Tour of Madrid will let you see the magnificent Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family. From Plaza de Oriente, guests will be able to take impressive pictures while listening to interesting historical facts and spicy stories about former kings, queens, aristocrats and swordsmen. Nearby the group will find out about the Muslim heritage of Spain's capital taking a look at the remains of the old Arab wall, as well as enjoying dazzling views over Casa de Campo Park.

Just some streets away there’s the Royal Theater and the wonderful Plaza Mayor, whose colorful arcades are one of the most famous landmarks in Madrid. Right there, the group will make a short stop at a very special place: San Miguel Market, a renovated hall full of tiny boutique cafés, fresh fruit shops, traditional eateries and more. It’s the perfect place to relax for a minute, grab a drink and enjoy typical treats from the region: fried squid sandwiches, chocolate with ‘churros’, Spanish ham ‘tapas’ or egg omelet. Walking through cobbled streets with your local guide, you'll pass through the city's narrowest street just next to Plaza de la Villa, and you'll find some of the oldest restaurants in the city dug into caves along the surprising Cava de San Miguel.

Your Free Tour in Madrid old town wouldn’t be complete without visiting the very heart of contemporary Madrid, the Puerta de Sol square. This is the center (Km 0) of the radial network of highways crossing Spain. But it’s also the place where all important events, social gatherings and protests in the city are held, so guests will have a unique opportunity to feel the pulse of authentic Spain. Additionally, visitors will discover why a Bear and a Strawberry Tree are the surprising symbols that represent the city! We recommend booking your seats for the Essential Free Walking Tour of Madrid just now. Learn about important figures that have shaped Madrid including kings, architects, thinkers, poets, conquerors, and hear fascinating stories and historical facts as you navigate through this stunning city next to a local guide!

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