Private Walking Tour Madrid de los Austrias

Madrid de los Austrias is possibly the biggest tourist attraction in Madrid. However, not all visitors delve into its history: it was a fascinating period full of lights and shadows, Madrid became a Court as well as a Villa, and the open and roguish character, typical of Madrid's people, was forged. Do not miss the amazing palaces, the cute little squares, the baroque style of the churches and the narrow streets that transport you to another time.

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Architecture Tour Old Madrid, from the Arabs to the Borbons, trough the Austrias

We propose that you learn more about the origins of the city from the urban, historical and architectural point of view since the arabs founded it at the end of the 9th century, following with the conquest of the city by Alfonso VI of Castilla in the 11th century or the moment when Felipe II decided to fix the capital in Madrid, in 1561. We will begin in front of the Royal Palace, reviewing its history since the Arabs built the Alcázar, the defensive castle when Madrid was founded till the moment Felipe V ordered to built the Royal Palace as we know today. From there, we will learn more about the history of the Cathedral and the the new Royal Collections Museum designed by Tuñón and Mansilla. We will enjoy the only rests we have of the Walls built by the arabs. Crossing the Viaduct of Segovia, we will enjoy the views of the forest called Casa de Campo, the green lung, three times bigger than Central Park, the King’s private hunting site until 1931 and a Civil War front, stopping at a viewpoint from which we will enjoy the views of part of the cornice of Madrid. We will continue the walk trough La Latina where the muslims lived for centuries. Walking throught these old small streets and squares we will arrive to Plaza de la Paja where we will find the Palace of the Vargas and the Church of San Andrés where San Isidro were buried, close to the Museum of San Isidro. We will continue our walk discovering some of the rests of the Christian walls built in the XIIth century. Crossing Cava Baja full of old taverns and bars of tapas, we will arrive to the Square of Puerta Cerrada, one of the old gates of the old city. Mercado de San Miguel will be other of one stops where you could have a drink and tapas after visiting Plaza de la Villa where the old City Hall of the city is located. From there you will learn the history of Plaza Mayor, the best example of castillians squares, built 400 years ago.

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Madrid 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover the downtown area of Madrid on a 2 hour walking tour escorted by a local guide. Walk and visit the most important places of the Old Quarters.

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Guided Walking Tour of Historical Madrid

On this 2 hour walking tour you will stroll down through the core of medieval Madrid accompanied by a guide. The winding streets of the Arch of Cutlers will lead you to some of the oldest buildings such as the house and tower of Lujanes where the King Francois I of France was held prisoner. You are offered several options to end the tour, combined with a visit to El Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, a traditional Flamenco show, or with some Spanish delicious tapas.

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Madrid and Royal Palace by walking tour

Wide walking tour through the old town of Madrid with a guide and access to the Royal Palace. Get to know the old part of the city, the so-called Madrid de Los Austrias, to get to know the important Plaza Mayor, and walk down through the Cuchilleros Arch and the winding streets around the Plaza de la Villa, the core of medieval Madrid. We finish the tour with the entrance to the Royal Palace and guided tour

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Walk through the Madrid of the Austrias

Madrid began its true splendor with the Austrias, since it was under this dynasty that the city became the capital of Spain. During the visit we will see the most emblematic places in Madrid: Plaza de Oriente, Viaduct, Vistillas, Plaza de San Andrés, Plaza de la Paja, Puerta Cerrada, Plaza de la Villa, calle Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sun. We will get to know the history of the most relevant buildings and we will immerse ourselves, through history, in the environment of the 16th and 17th centuries (the period of the Austrian Dynasty in Spain).

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Madrid of the Habsburg walking tour

With the Habsburg, Madrid begins its true splendor, since it is under this dynasty when the city becomes the capital of Spain. During the visit we will see the most emblematic places in Madrid: Plaza de Oriente, Viaducto, Vistillas, Plaza de San Andrés, Plaza de la Paja, Puerta Cerrada, Plaza de la Villa, calle Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor and Sun Gate. We will know the history of the most relevant buildings and we will immerse ourselves, through history, in the environment of the 16th and 17th centuries (the period of the Habsburg Dynasty in Spain).

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A local's Madrid: Tuck into the city's history and some tapas on an audio tour

If you like food and history, join me on this self-guided audio tour. If you would like to learn about the history of Madrid and fill your tummy up with tapas and drinks along the way, you’ve come to the right place. We walk around the historic district of Madrid, starting in the 1700s and working our way to the oldest quarter of Madrid with plenty of fun historical and personal anecdotes along the way. En route, I will point out three traditional tapas restaurants that my family has been frequenting forever, for some great food, such as croquettes, Spanish ham, chorizo, Manchego cheese, Spanish omelette, gazpacho, paella, accompanied by wine, beer, traditional Sangria and Castilian after dinner shots. Highlights include •The second oldest nightclub in Madrid, once frequented by Julio Iglesias. •The origins of the Spanish Tooth Fairy mouse •The Madrid new years eve custom •The oldest standing restaurant in the world •A walk through Da Vinci Code territory •The best paella in Madrid

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Madrid Segway Tour

Explore Madrid's most emblematic monuments on a Segway tour. After a brief training by an experienced guide, you're off to slide through the city highlights. Select from an Essential Madrid (60 minutes), Downtown Madrid (90 minutes) or a Madrid with a tapa (150 minutes) tour. Three itineraries full of history and lots of fun!

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Discover Madrid by Segway 03 Hours

Visit the most beautiful places in Madrid. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. We start at Plaza San Miguel and continue towards Calle Cuchilleros, then we will visit Puerta Cerrada Square, Plaza de la Villa, where we can see some medieval buildings that are still preserved. Visit the beautiful Paseo del Pintor Rosales, the green Parque del Oeste. We will then return to the Jardines de Oriente, towards Arenal Street and visit the Puerta del Sol, where the symbol of Madrid is located: El Oso and El Madroño.

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