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Free Walking Tour Madrid Old City

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When: Mon-Sat

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Where: Puerta del Sol

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Language: English & Spanish

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Time: 11:00

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Duration: 2,5 hours

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Price: Free

All tours are suspended until further notice due to government’s regulations

Dive into the roots of Madrid, from its settlement in the 9th century, to its establishment in the 16th century as the capital of the most powerful family in medieval Europe also known as The Habsburgs. 

Learn about all the cultures that form the rich Spanish genealogical map: From classical Greece and Rome, the Germanic and Moorish invasions, the reclaiming of the Christians who would expel the Jews, and the influence of the New World, America. Let our guides show you the essence of them all which today is still evident in the city’s architecture, culture and the everyday life of Madrileños.

On Our Free Walking Tour Madrid Old City we will give you the keys of understanding modern-day Madrid through its history: An inclusive, cosmopolitan, welcoming, culturally-rich city full of contrasts. You will discover how it transformed to an empire so big that in the words of Phillip II: “The empire on which the sun never sets.

This tour will be operated by our local partners in Madrid

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Free Walking Tour Madrid Old City Highlights

  • See how a minor Latin language (Castilian) became one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world thanks to the colonisation of the Americas.
  • Get frightened by the shocking stories of the infamous Spanish Inquisition.
  • Enjoy the religious heritage of the city through its many stunning temples scattered through its streets.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Puerta del Sol

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Free Walking Tour Madrid Old City Features

Plaza de Oriente and Felipe the 4th Statue
Royal Palace
Almudena Cathedral
The Bear and the Strawberry Tree
Puerta del Sol
Royal Theatre
Petite Palace Posada del Peine
Plaza de la Villa
Market of San Miguel
Cava de San Miguel
Sobrino de Botín
Plaza Mayor
Plaza de Oriente and Felipe the 4th Statue

Royal Palace

Almudena Cathedral

The Bear and the Strawberry Tree

Puerta del Sol

Royal Theatre

Petite Palace Posada del Peine

Plaza de la Villa

Market of San Miguel

Cava de San Miguel

Sobrino de Botín

Plaza Mayor

Plaza de Oriente and Felipe the 4th Statue
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral
The Bear and the Arbutus
The Bear and the Strawberry Tree
Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol
Royal Theatre
Royal Theatre
Inn of the Comb
Petite Palace Posada del Peine
Square of the Village
Plaza de la Villa
San Miguel Market
Market of San Miguel
Cava of San Miguel
Cava de San Miguel
Botin Restaurant
Sobrino de Botín
Main Square
Plaza Mayor
Plaza de Oriente and Felipe the 4th Statue

Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral

The Bear and the Arbutus
The Bear and the Strawberry Tree

Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol

Royal Theatre
Royal Theatre

Inn of the Comb
Petite Palace Posada del Peine

Square of the Village
Plaza de la Villa

San Miguel Market
Market of San Miguel

Cava of San Miguel
Cava de San Miguel

Botin Restaurant
Sobrino de Botín

Main Square
Plaza Mayor

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Reviews

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Fantastic experience

5 out of 5

Leticia was our tour guide and I was with my parents and brother (we are in our 30’s). Everyone had rave reviews after the tour! It was longer than we expected (about 3 hours) but we enjoyed every minute! Leticia made the history of the city interesting and exciting with minor details that you would never know unless taking the tour. Her knowledge and story telling skills kept us all engaged. You really walk around the major parts of the old city and learn how it expanded over the centuries. I feel that people just think of Madrid as the capital and a city to just see in a layover, but we learned so much about the history and food/ drinking culture that our next days in the city were more exciting because of what we learned on the tour. 100% and recommend!

Adrienne, A - Vancouver, Canada

June 2019

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Highly recommend this tour

5 out of 5

Rodrigo took us on a tour of the Old City of Madrid, which included all the "must-see" attractions in this part of the city. Rodrigo's passion for the city definitely came out during the tour - I absolutely loved learning about Madrid's rich, often mystical history, along with personal anecdotes from Rodrigo. Highly recommend this tour. It lasted about 2.5-3 hours and did not actually include that much walking.

Yushavia R - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 Old City runs Monday to Saturday at 11.00 from Puerta del Sol - By Carlos III on his horse Statue. No tours on the 25/12 and 04/10.

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 our regular tours. Instead , please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

The Free Walking Tour Madrid Old 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 us on our Global WhatsApp support: +52 1 221 205 3215.

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.

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.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility with your own guide you can book this as a private tour for just £135.

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.

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Price Free

Meeting Point: Puerta del Sol

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Price: Free

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