Madrid The Old City Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Stroll the streets and squares of the Spanish capital on this 2.5 hour private guided walking tour, discovering the secrets of Madrid’s old city. Your guide will lead you through the most iconic locations in Madrid, peeling back the history and characters that have marked them over the centuries.

What's Included

Duration 2.5 Hours

Private Walking Tour

Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

What's Not Included

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 5
  • YOUTH: Age: 6 - 16
  • ADULT: Age: 17 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No lar
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Royal Palace of Madrid
You will start your tour by visiting the beautiful Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Although having been a home to the Kings of Spain from Charles III to Alfonso XIII, today it is only used for state ceremonies.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena
We will then make our way to the Almudena Cathedral, a Catholic Church consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993. You will also see the Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena, a museum that is part of the church.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Arab Wall
Next we will visit the Muslim Walls of Madrid, also known as the Arab Walls, located on the road Cuesta de la Vega. The walls are probably the oldest construction surviving in the city, and their construction is linked to the origin of Madrid.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle Mayor
After this we will walk along the Calle Mayor, a centric street in Madrid starting in the Puerta de Sol and ending at the Cuesta de la Vega. Created in the Middle ages, this road became the main thoroughfare of the city in the Early Modern Period.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de la Villa
Along the Calle Mayor we will see the Plaza de la Villa we will see the Plaza de la Villa, one of Madrid’s best-preserved monuments. Located in the historical zone next to the Puerta del Sol Gate it is one of the main medieval centres of Madrid.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

La Latina
You will then walk through La Latina, a historic neighbourhood in the centre of downtown Madrid. The area occupies much of the oldest section of Madrid and is filled with small narrow streets for you to explore.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de la Paja
A major marketplace during the 13th and 14th century, Plaza de la Paja is known for its crowed streets pulsing with life. However, one can find small moments of serenity in the most surprising places. The square is an idea place to have a drink or bite to eat while admiring beautiful architecture that spans several centuries.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de los Carros Madrid
Plaza de los Carros is a nice little square with a lovely fountain. Here you can enjoy a nice drink and and take in the buzzing atmosphere.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza De Puerta Cerrada
Following on you will then see the Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, located in the La Latina neighbourhood of the historic center of the Spanish city of Marid. Built on a medieval Islamic fort, the La Latina neighbourhood is city’s oldest and one of its liveliest.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Arco de Cuchilleros
Afterwards you will see the Arco de Cuchilleros, a well-known historical archway with stairs leading to the 16th century Plaza Mayor, arguably the most famous plaza in Marid.
Well-known historical archway with stairs leading to the prominent, 16th-century Plaza Mayor.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado San Miguel
Afterwards you will visit the Mercado San Miguel, located in the heart of the city centre, next to the historic Plaza Mayor. This historic market is not only considered beautiful but is full of food from all around the country.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Mayor
We will then head to Plaza Mayor, a grand arcaded square in the centre of Madrid. First build during the Habsburg period of Philipp III’s reign, it was once the centre of old Madrid, and is very popular with locals and tourists alike today.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Real Casa de Postas
Following, you will see the Real Casa de Postas, an administrative building, neoclassical in style which was the home to the telegraph service offices of the National Police force until it was bought by Madrid’s Regional Government in 1985.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Puerta del Sol
Getting to the end of our tour, we will visit Puerta del Sol, a bustling square in the center of Madrid and one of the city’s most famous sites. It is the centre of the radial network of Spanish roads and also contains the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Guide, Javieradam was...
Marc_S, 18-09-2022
Guide, Javieradam was great. Very knowledgeable and personable. Enjoyed hearing history of royal palace and the walls of Madrid as well as the history of the Hapsburg kings.
Great experience
Sarandonga7, 09-07-2022
Great way to enjoy, walk and learn so much about Madrid, it’s history and architecture. Luis David was accommodating, patient and very knowledgeable. We had a great time and highly recommend this tour.
Awesome tour
Vahna_B, 07-07-2022
Guide was Great very knowledgeable and attentive. This tour is fantastic. We saw so many amazing things.
A special tour not to be missed!
Y946QQjamess, 13-06-2022
Enrique was amazing. He loves his city of Madrid and truly grasps the history of Spain. As he took us through the old town of Madrid he tied everything to the history of the city and the country. He had maps on his phone of the city through the millennia. He also had great suggestions for places to visit and dine for the rest of our stay. This has been the best tour of our trip to Spain including the Palace and the Prado..
A great walk through an amazing city
JHR218, 31-05-2022
Ana was great! She was very knowledgeable about the city and the history of Spain. Would highly recommend her and the company!

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