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Madrid Jewels: Discover downtown history and its landmarks

Your guru: Beatriz
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  • Madrid
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Beatriz

Hola and welcome to Madrid! My name is Beatriz and I was born and raised in this beautiful city where I work as a licensed local guide as well as in Toledo, Avila and Segovia. After finishing my University studies in Tourism , I decided to travel and lived overseas for a while. I spent almost 9 years living and working in the UK and Australia, always within the Travel Ind... More »

Hola and welcome to Madrid! My name is Beatriz and I was born and raised in this beautiful city where I work as a licensed local guide as well as in Toledo, Avila and Segovia. After finishing my University studies in Tourism , I decided to travel and lived overseas for a while. I spent almost 9 years living and working in the UK and Australia, always within the Travel Industry where I worked in Hotels, Museums (such the British Museum or the V&A Museum in London), as a Product Manager in online travel accommodation and as a freelance tour guide in my free time. After travelling around the world, I decided it was about time to go back home and work in my daydream job: being a local Tour Guide. Since I was a child, I had a passion for Art and History, I've always been very curious, enthusiastic and a storyteller. As a very proud 'Madrilenian', I love showing my city through my eyes: the official history, the hidden gems, my favourite corners, the 'real' Madrid. Besides guiding in monuments such the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Reina Sofia or the Habsburgs quarter I also organize and tailor gastronomic, tapas or markets tours, flamenco shows, Retiro Park walk, Letters quarter, La Latina and tours focus in Family and Children. Additionally, I also work as a Tour leader travelling throughout Spain and Portugal, so I'm happy to help you and give you tips about the rest of the Iberian peninsula best places.

About the tour

This walking tour is the first step to explore Madrid highlights and its monumental historic centre and to learn about its legends, tips & anecdotes.

Madrid has not always been the capital of Spain. I will explain you how the city was developed from a Moorish settlement in the 9th century to the capital of the Hapsburg dynasty.

We will visit the city most beautiful squares and some of the iconic landmarks.

You will learn how "Madrilenians" used to lived back in the time and some anecdotes and "gossips" about the Spanish monarchs and some of the most representative characters who lived in city.

We will also walk around "La Latina" popular quarter, see where local people like eating Tapas, traditional markets, theatres, medieval squares and a secret garden!

We will visit:

- Puerta del Sol

- Plaza Mayor

- La Latina quarter

- A secret garden

- The oldest restaurant in the world

- Food markets such St Miguel

- Plaza de la Villa

- Mayor street

- Almudena's Cathedral.

- Royal Palace

- Orient's Square

- Opera House

Meeting point
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How to find me: At the Puerta del Sol, in front of the equestrian statue of King Charles III, right in the middle of the square.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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