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Free Walking Tour Madrid New City

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Where: Puerta del Sol

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Language: English & Spanish

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Duration: 2,5 hours

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Price: Free

This tour is not running in English at the moment, please visit the tour calendar to check the current departures.

On our Free Walking Tour Madrid New City you will 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.

Explore the Madrid of the Borbón dynasty, learn how the first French King Philip V was so horrified by Madrid upon his arrival when comparing it to his native Paris, and how he found the Spanish capital harsh and out-of-style.

Cross La Puerta del Sol, The Gate of the Sun, the center of the city. 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 National Museum, The Reina Sofia and The National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza

On our Free Walking Tour Madrid New City you will understand the very complex and fascinating Spanish political climate over the last three centuries, and the problems and realities that its national identity faces to this very day.

This tour will be operated by our local partners in Madrid.

Girl at Cibeles Fountain
Musicians at Puerta del Sol
Girl at Retiro Park
Couple taking a photo at El oso
Girl at Puerta de Alcala
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Free Walking Tour Madrid New City Highlights

  • Visit the fountains in which Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid celebrate their numerous titles.
  • Hear the stories of the Napoleonic Invasion.
  • Go over the tortuous path the led Spain from Enlightened Absolutism to today’s Parliamentary Monarchy.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Puerta del Sol

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Free Walking Tour Madrid New City Features

San Fernando Academy
Cristal Palace
Velazquez Palace
Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue
Parliament
Neptune Fountain
Prado Museum
Apollo Fountain
Cybele Palace
Alcala Gate
Monument to Alfonso the 12th
Bank of Spain
San Fernando Academy

Cristal Palace

Velazquez Palace

Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue

Parliament

Neptune Fountain

Prado Museum

Apollo Fountain

Cybele Palace

Cibeles Square and Communications Palace

Alcala Gate

Monument to Alfonso the 12th

Bank of Spain

San Fernando Academy
San Fernando Academy
Cristal Palace
Cristal Palace
Velazquez Palace
Velazquez Palace
Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue
Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue
Parliment
Parliament
Neptune Fountain
Neptune Fountain
Prado Museum
Prado Museum
Apolo Fountain
Apollo Fountain
Cibeles Square and Communications Palace
Cybele Palace
Alcala Gate
Alcala Gate
Monument to Alfonso the 12th at the Retiro
Monument to Alfonso the 12th
Bank of Spain
Bank of Spain
San Fernando Academy
San Fernando Academy

Cristal Palace
Cristal Palace

Velazquez Palace
Velazquez Palace

Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue
Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue

Parliment
Parliament

Neptune Fountain
Neptune Fountain

Prado Museum
Prado Museum

Apolo Fountain
Apollo Fountain

Cibeles Square and Communications Palace
Cybele Palace

Cibeles Square and Communications Palace

Alcala Gate
Alcala Gate

Monument to Alfonso the 12th at the Retiro
Monument to Alfonso the 12th

Bank of Spain
Bank of Spain

Reviews

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Great Walking Tours of Madrid

5 out of 5

We had two excellent walking tours in Madrid and learned so much about the city, it’s history and traditions. We did the Old City tour with Samuel and the New City tour with Rodrigo. They had different styles, but both spoke good English and were so proud of the city and it’s history. I wished we had done the New City tour earlier in our visit as there were places I would have liked to go back to for food or to learn more about. I would recommend both tours at the start of your visit to Madrid to give an overview of the city and to know where to spend more time.

Joan L - Los Gatos, California

May 2019

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We covered an area not covered by other tours. Would highly recommend.

5 out of 5

Did Strawberry afternoon Madrid New City tour. Leticia was excellent. She had lots of information and we covered an area not covered by other tours. Would highly recommend.

Denny B - San Francisco, California

May 2019

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Starting Point

Starting Point: Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol - By Carlos III on his horse Statue (See Map).

FAQ

The Free Walking Tour Madrid New City is not running in English at the moment. The meeting point is: Puerta del Sol - By Carlos III on his horse Statue. No Tours on 24/12, 25/12 and 31/12.

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.

The Free Walking Tour Madrid New City lasts around 2.5 - 3hrs.

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 the guide carrying a light blue umbrella. If you have any problems, please send us an email to madrid@strawberrytours.com

Due to the high demand of the 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.

All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.

Price Free

Meeting Point: Puerta del Sol

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Price: Free

No need to print ticket.

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