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Madrid city tour for schools

A walking tour of Madrid's city centre for schools.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 25     Destination : Russia  

Category : Tours & Experiences     Recommended For : Schools

Overview

Madrid is a capital city that is often undermined for its wealth of history and culture. It can be as vibrant or as cosy as you’d like a capital to be. Join this tour to explore the city’s central area as our expert native presenter takes us through the wide streets with plenty of shops on either side. School children will certainly learn a few things from the pages of Madrid’s history and are also likely to be spellbound by the some of its fascinating legends.

Our tour begins at one of the most popular areas of Madrid city – Puerta del Sol, roughly translated as Sun Gate. Find out how the area earned its name while also strolling past the statue of a bear and a strawberry tree, and proceeding towards the square. Look out for the landmarks of this square such as La Mallorquina, a century-old patisserie displaying delectable baked goods in its window, the clock tower especially popular during the count down to the New Year, the odd Meninas statue spread across the city or the Tio Pepe signboard of a guitar-wielding sherry bottle that invites people to try ‘bottle Andalucian Sun.’  

The tour continues with our host taking us through Arenal Street edging toward the climax of the tour. As we walk along, be prepared to hear the strangest stories from many buildings such as The Spanish Tooth Fairy, or the one about the Church and the Crorodile (!). We then arrive at the site of two of Madrid’s most impressive buildings – the expansive Royal Alcazar (or Palace) of Madrid and the magnificent Almudena Cathedral right behind it. Although the Palace is believed to have been originally built by the Arab during their conquest in the 8th century, it was extended by the Christians in the 11th century, who eventually built the Catholic Church behind the palace too.

When you hear so many exciting tales and see the fantastic city of Madrid, children and adults and bound to realise this Spanish capital has much more to offer than just its ever-so-popular football teams. Join this tour, and see Madrid from a new perspective.

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 tour has been designed specially for school children. This is a group tour that accommodates up to 25 children at a time. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session.  Children and teachers can log in from their individual classes or congregate in one single class/hall and access the tour via the link provided.

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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