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A private tour of Madrid City Centre

See and experience the city of Madrid beyond its football furore

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 6     Destination : Spain  

Category : Tours & Experiences     Recommended For : Individuals & Small Groups

Overview

If you haven’t visited Madrid because you perceive it to be not as impressive a capital as many other Western European cities, join us on this tour and you’ll be taken aback. This Spanish capital has plenty to offer in terms of history as well as culture. The presenter is a native expert guide who is keen to show you around the central area of Madrid and offer enticing stories from Madrid’s history, as well as some Spanish legends.

The tour begins at what was once the entrance to a fortified city – Puerta del Sol, which roughly translates to the Sun Gate. Find out about how the place earned its name as we stroll past a unique statue of a bear standing up against what looks like a strawberry tree, and into the ‘square.’ Look out for age-old landmarks in the square that include the clock tower especially popular to count down to the New Year, the guitar-wielding sherry bottle sign of Tio Pepe and La Mallorquina, a 19th century patisserie that has a very inviting window display of its delectable baked goodies.

Small groups will enjoy the local folklore that our presenter shells out as we pass through Arenal Street. He has stories about the Spanish Tooth Fairy and how a crocodile found its way into a Church, that will keep you interested as we walk up to the sight of the climax of our tour. As we approach the end of Arenal Street, we see a large impressive building that is the Royal Alcazar (Palace) of Madrid. Although it was originally built by the Arabs in the 8th century, it was left unharmed, and instead extended by the Christians in the 11th century, who also built the magnificent Almudena Cathdreal right behind the palace.

When you join this tour, you are bound to be fascinated by the many stories Madrid has to offer. This small group tour will show people that there is much more to Madrid beyond the its famous football clubs.

Your Presenter

  Pablo .

Pablo is a native of Madrid and is passionate about history and arts. He also enjoys telling stories of adventure, mysteries and love. His degree in Tourism and History led him to Berlin as part of a student exchange program, whereby he improved his German. He returned to Madrid after his studies and has been working as tour guide for the last five years. Through his job he has had the opportunity to learn about other cultures and is always excited to meet new people and share stories from the history of his home town.

How it works

This is a private tour that accommodates up to 6 people. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session. All you need to do is click on the link on the said date and time. Please note that you do not have to download Zoom to access the session, and only need to follow the link on the date and time confirmed. You can access the session from your mobile, laptop or desktop.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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