Free Art Quarters Tour
Where: Tirso De Molina Statue
Duration: 2,5 hours
This tour is not running in English at the moment, please visit the tour calendar to see the current departures.
Explore one of the neighborhoods which has homed the most artistic and literary geniuses in world history on our Free Art Quarters Tour. A neighborhood in which since the distant 16th century all the great names of Spanish literature have lived, leaving their mark in some way or another.
Learn about the amazing life story of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of the second most translated book in the world after the Bible: “Don Quixote”. Hear how he fought with true bravery and lost his right arm, his writing arm, and how despite him writing several very successful books during his lifetime he sadly died a very poor man.
Laugh at the anecdotes of literature’s most famous antagonisms: The great ego battle between the two greatest poets of the Spanish Baroque, Quevedo and Góngora, who didn’t just write pungent, witty, hurtful sonnets about each other, but also went to great lengths to make each other’s life impossible.
On our Free Art Quarters Tour you will discover a neighbourhood which has become a mandatory pilgrimage to all those who write and love Spanish literature; a place which has been called home by so many of the greatest writers of the Spanish language, one which is so widely spoken throughout the world.
This tour will be operated by our local partners in Madrid
Calle del Leon
Casa de Cervantes
House of Quevedo and Góngora
The Esperpento of Valle-Inclán
Statue of Calderón de la Barca
Church of San Sebastián
Church of Cervantes
Lorca Statue in Santa Ana Square
Felipe the 4th Mural
Just did the Strawberry Madrid’s Art tour with Leticia. Regardless of the cold wind and rain she kept on telling her stories enthusiastically!! I really did not know a lot about the artists and stories that were so significant for the area we walked through.I have walked on those streets and plazas before but feel very fortunate learning so much about them today. Gracias Leticia, I would definitely recommend this tour. It’s the second time I’ve done a Strawberry tour (also did one in London), ❤️that they donate to a local charity!!!
Kim K - Toronto, Canada
Tirso De Molina Statue - by the Tirso de Molina Metro Station - Exit Magdalena (See Map).
The Free Art Quarters Tour lasts around 2.5h.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a light blue umbrella. If you have any problems send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.
We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Madrid has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, our tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. Our Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.