Experience Madrid’s authentic sights and secret locations on a free walking tour of the historic city. Learn about the past, present, and future of the Spanish capital from a local guide who is passionate about Madrid.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 3-hour free walking tour of Madrid and discover the fascinating history behind the Spanish capital. The tour is the ideal way to get to know Madrid, with expert guides that are so passionate about the city, they work for their tips only.
You will walk through the heart of the city, down twisting medieval streets and grand boulevards, covering the most famous must-see sights as well as the secret places that tour buses can’t go.
Among the highlights you will visit are the Royal Palace and Teatro Real (Royal Opera House), the imposing Catedral de Almudena and the Church of San Ginés, Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de Puerta Cerrada.
You will discover Moorish ruins and learn the story of the Spanish Inquisition, Spanish Empire, and Spanish Civil War. You will hear about Madrid’s own Robin Hood and the origins of tapas. Along the way, you will also see the world’s oldest restaurant, go to the heart of Madrid at the Sol neighborhood, and visit Madrid’s famous bear and madroño tree.
What's Not Included
- Entrance tickets
- Food and beverage
The Free Tour starts everyday at 11:00 and 14:00, in front of the Tourist Information at Plaza Mayor. Take Metro Line 1, 2, or 3 to Sol Station and then walk 400 meters. Just look for the guides with the red T-shirts and umbrellas.
What to Remember
• The tour runs in all weather
• The price of pre-booking this tour online is for covering the administrative cost