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Walking Tour - Ancient Madrid: the essentials of the city provided by 4U Madrid Walking Tour

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Join us to know the Habsburgs Quarter, that emblematic area of the capital populated by tourists and natives, where the traditional is united with the current and the traces of monarchical dynasties, republics, dictatorships, democracies, rises, and attacks converge. Art, gardens, monuments, gastronomy, and history are perfectly mixed in those streets of a virtual medieval layout, making Madrid one of the most visited cities in the world and the inspiration of the most varied creators, who for centuries have paid tribute with their work. Walk with us through the most essential Madrid, where you will discover the true origins of the capital, it's past of fire and water, the same landscape that powerful kings, miraculous saints, and attractive bandits toured, the villa of palace intrigues, the squares of unjust executions and the corners of furtive romances, the place of the war and the one of the reconstruction… the Madrid of yesterday and the Madrid of today!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sol
    28013 Madrid, Spain
    Near the fountain located in front of the Vodafone Store.
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  • 1
    Puerta del Sol
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Plaza Mayor
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Sobrino de Botin
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Mercado San Miguel
  • 4
    Plaza de la Villa
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Royal Palace of Madrid
  • 5
    Plaza de Oriente
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Teatro Real
  • You'll end at
    Plaza de Isabel II, 3
    Plaza de Isabel II, 3, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    In front of the royal theater near the Opera metro station
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sol, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return Details
Plaza de Isabel II, 3, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to the monuments. The explanations will be given from outside.
  • Entry/Admission - Sobrino de Botin
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eric wrote a review Feb 2020
Bad Honnef, Germany1 contribution
I had a wonderful time. Carlos was a great guide, very nice, knowledgeable and funny! After the tour we had lunch in a very nice Tapas place - great food! I can really recommend the tour!
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Matthias H wrote a review Feb 2020
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We enjoyed a fantastic tour together with our congenial guide Carlos! He told us a lot of interesting facts in a funny and coherent way and showed us spots we'd definitely missed if we would have been on our own. Also we got a great restaurant recommendation. Thank you!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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1caringmom wrote a review Feb 2020
Deerfield Beach, Florida417 contributions74 helpful votes
Fantastic, informative tour with a really knowledgeable, friendly guide. My husband and I would definitely recommend this tour to our family and friends. It’s provides a great opportunity to get familiar with Madrid. Wear comfortable shoes.
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Daniela wrote a review Feb 2020
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This tour was just perfect to discover the city! It took us all around the city giving us insight about the small things you would never notice by yourself.. Our tour guide Carlos was awesome! Nice guy, always smiling and telling funny stories here and there, not in a hurry!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from caedoro, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Walking Tour - Ancient Madrid: the essentials of the city
Responded 3 Feb 2020
What it was amazing was meeting you! What a great pleasure to know that our work has turned your experience in Madrid into something so interesting and fun! Thank you so much for choosing us, for providing such a good vibe and for this extraordinary recommendation!
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Carlos B wrote a review Jan 2020
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Very nice and informative tour with a nice guide. Me and my friend had fun and enjoyed all the tour and great history of the city and places of ancient Madrid. We will book again on our next Madrid sightseeing tour. Thanks!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from caedoro, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Walking Tour - Ancient Madrid: the essentials of the city
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Carlos, we loved having you with us and we hope you repeat ... thank you so much for choosing us to walk getting to know the city and thank you so much for your beautiful words!
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tyeelee
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Carlos is bravo
Wen enjoyed the tour very much and Carlos is very professional and informative with good recommendation for bar and
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Snar002
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Highly recommended! Great tour with lots of interesting information!
The tour with Carlos was by far one of the most enjoyable tours I have had the opportunity to join! He is incredibl
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cirelli17
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Carlos is the best tour guide
I have been on walking tours all over the world and by far Carlos was the best tour guide I have had. He was very k
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Diana R
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Discovering Madrid with our great guide Carlos
Me and my friends spent a weekend in Madrid and our Walking Tour with Carlos was the first thing we did. Carlos is
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Giorgiasko
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Great tour
Carlos was a great guide, very friendly, knowledgeable about the city, and told us lots of funny stories related to
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Anita M
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Antient Madrid with Carlos
Great tour with a lot of historical facts and trivia about Madrid! I highly recommend Carlos as your guide. Keep up
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chanelccnz
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Sensational walking tour!
Carlos is a fantastic guide. Lots of stories and history into a compact tour with short walking distances. He gives
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Telma C
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Ancient Madrid with Patricia
Our guide was Patricia. It was a amazing tour. Patricia is really nice and funny guide, and showed us the main monu
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Culture664828
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Great!
Our guide was Carlos and he is fantastic! Carlos is young man with great sense of humor and funny character. With h
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pmanchina
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Incredibly fun.
Had a good day walking around with Carlos. We got to learn a lot about the city and then have an amazing dining exp
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yoonkiepls
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A fantastic short tour full of trivia!
Carlos was a patient, humorous, enthusiastic fantastic (and cute) tour guide! He really knows his thing! My cousin
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SMH400
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A unique tour, it was my 4th trip to Madrid and this tour still let me explore new places!
Carlos was a great guide who really bought modern and historic Madrid to life. A lovely person with lots of interes
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digitalindio
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Carlos was great and so is Madrid!
It was our first day in Madrid and the free walking tour with Carlos was the best way to orient ourselves in the ci
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Brentravels7
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Interesting and entertaining tour
Carlos was a great and very knowledgeable tour guide! Highly recommend for anyone looking to learn more about this
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Stocking_cat
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Nice but nothing extraordinary
The knowledge of the tour guide is okay. Not much engagement with the audience. the route was good, saw most of the
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