Free Walking Tour Madrid New City
Where: Puerta del Sol
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
All tours are suspended until further notice due to government’s regulations
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.
Cibeles Square and Communications Palace
San Fernando Academy
Puerta del Sol and Carlos the 3rd Statue
Cibeles Square and Communications Palace
Monument to Alfonso the 12th
Bank of Spain
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
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
Puerta del Sol - By Carlos III on his horse Statue (See Map).
The Free Walking Tour Madrid New City runs Mon to Sat at 16:00 from Puerta del Sol - By Carlos III on his horse Statue. No Tours on 24/12, 25/12 and 31/12.
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 our guide carrying a light blue umbrella. If you have any problems finding the location please contact the Global WhatsApp support: +34 611 485 028.
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, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! 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.
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.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.