This is an essential tour in Madrid. To learn about the origins of the city and to experience the most "castizo" and genuine sector of Madrid.
Full of narrow streets and very peculiar and unique places, the best way to visit it is on foot.
Spain was in the 16th century the most powerful country in the world, and Madrid became its capital in 1561.
We will start by the visit of the Royal Palace, the largest one in Europe. It is very well preserved, and you will learn about how the Kings' life in such a magnificent building. The Royal Palace is still used by the Royal Family at present. We will see the Throne Room, the Gala Dining Room, the private rooms of the King that have preserved their original decoration, frescoes and furniture.
Soon after this visit, we will discover the beautiful places of this oldest sector in Madrid. Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de la Villa, Plaza Mayor, the Market of San Miguel and finally, the busy Puerta del Sol, that is the heart of the city.
Cultural & Historical Walking Tour
225 EUR (private group price)
Your private guide: Mariluz Gutiérrez
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Your Private Guide:
Certified Madrid Guide
Member of: Asociación Profesional de Guías de Turismo de Madrid (APIT)
Hola, welcome to Madrid! My name is Mariluz and I am a fully licensed professional guide of Madrid, Toledo, Avila and Segovia.
I graduated from the University of Zaragoza with a degree in tourism with an extensive knowledge of Spanish history and art. I also have a degree from the same university in economics, and another degree in foreign languages from the University of Poitiers in France.
After traveling for some years within Europe guiding groups from Spain and America, I decided to become a local guide of Madrid; the city that adopted me more than 23 years ago! I love Madrid because it is a very interesting and openhearted city which have a lot to offer everyone. Very soon, you will know what I am talking about. I have provided tours to very famous people from Hollywood, such as Morgan Freeman, Robert Downey Jr., Patrick Stewart and many more.
I have been working as a Local Guide for the last 18 years. I guide in all of the most important museums in Madrid, and have the license to guide inside all the monuments that are part of the National Trust or Heritage (Patrimonio Nacional), such as the Royal Palace.
I love my job and I feel very blessed to be able to show you the treasures of my beautiful city. I am also excited for you to see the way of life for a “gato” (a person from Madrid).
In short; if you love history, paintings, culture, and food then I can promise you will be happy in Madrid. I will be here waiting for you.