Welcome to Madrid! From a dusty outpost on the edge of the enlightened Moorish kingdom to the glorious capital of the world’s biggest empire, from the birthplace of Don Quixote to the dark heart of the Spanish Inquisition, Madrid has seen its highs and lows. Anarchist assassins, dictators and despots, painters and poets - the passion that runs through Spanish blood burns with genius and madness.
We’ll take you down medieval streets, across majestic squares and through 1200 years of history. Like all of our famous tours worldwide we offer engaging storytelling that is both entertaining and informative!
**SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY FREE TOUR: MARCH 6, 8 & 10 AT 3PM**
Our special International Women’s Day Tour celebrates the female heroes that have shaped our history! Be inspired by the bravery of Manuela Malasaña Oñoro who stood up to the French invaders, learn about the rise of the first Spain queen Joanna the Mad and discover the hidden talents of the Las Sin Sombrero - Spain’s greatest generation of forgotten women writers.
From queens to writers to war heroes, there is no doubt that women have transformed Spain into the country it is today. Join us as we explore some of the memorials, locations and statues around Madrid that commemorate these great women.
On this special International Women's Day Free Tour we cover:
- Plaza Mayor, the 3 cultures
- Monastery of Descalzas Reales, women and church
- Puerta del sol, women and literature
- Plaza del Carmen, women and literature
- Edificio Telefónica
- House of the seven chimneys, women and jobs
- Plaza del Rey, women and war
- Plaza de las cortes, women in politics
*Average tour length. The Madrid Free Tour usually ends by Plaza de Isabel II (Metro Ópera). The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
- Plaza Mayor
On this 2.5-hour* tour you will see:
- Teatro Real (Royal Opera House)
- Alfonso XIII’s anarchist attack
- World’s oldest restaurant
- The Spanish Empire
- The Spanish Inquisition
- The origins of tapas
- Catedral de Almudena
- Plaza de Puerta Cerrada
- Spanish Civil War
- Madrid’s Robin Hood
- Segovia’s Viaduct
- San Miguel’s Market
- Oriente Square
- Royal Palace
- Plaza Mayor
- Moorish Ruins
- Plaza de la Villa
...and much more!