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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Discover tales of romance, revenge and mystical happenings on a 2-hour evening tour of Madrid! Showcasing the quirky sites that many tourist maps miss, the walking tour brings the city’s dark streets to life with commentary full of intrigue and humor. Learn of 16th-century hauntings at the House of Seven Fireplaces (Casa de las Siete Chimeneas), hear of mysterious trysts at the Church of San José, and admire illuminated buildings along Gran Via and at Puerta del Sol. Finally, visit a chocolatiers for hot chocolate and 'churros' (Spanish donuts) — a delicious finale to an evening of tales.

Highlights

  • 2-hour evening Madrid legends and mysteries tour
  • Hear ghost stories, tall tales, legends and lore from an expert local guide
  • Admire the Baroque Church of San José while learning the story of the 'white rose'
  • See some of Madrid’s lesser-known sights such as the House of Seven Fireplaces
  • Admire beautifully illuminated buildings along Gran Via and at Puerta del Sol
  • Finish the walking tour on a high note with hot chocolate and churros

What You Can Expect

Madrid Myths and Legends Evening Walking Tour

Walk around Madrid at night and learn about its dark secrets from your guide

Start your tour at Plaza de Cibeles in central Madrid and, after meeting your guide, set off to discover the city’s dark and mysterious history that many visitors don’t experience. Every building, square and shadowy corner has a tale to tell, and your guide will keep you entertained with anecdotes and tidbits of lesser-known history as you walk.

Pass an array of illuminated buildings such as Puerta de Alcalá and the Bank of Spain, and stop at the Church of San José to hear the story of the ‘white rose.’ Learn how a young guard’s night of passion was said to culminate with a funeral at the church, and then make up your own mind as to whether the tale is true!

Continue to the House of Seven Fireplaces a lesser-known gem where a series of tragic occurrences took place in the 16th century. Look up at the windows to see if a woman dressed in white appears; according to local legend, the lady has haunted the house for years at a time.

Besides haunted houses and sites that are steeped in legend, your tour takes in several top Madrid sights, too. Stroll along the vibrant high street of Gran Via as well as Alcalá Street, and admire Círculo de Bellas Artes, Cervantes Institute and the Casino of Madrid — all illuminated at night.

Continue to Puerta del Sol to see the square’s clock that rings in each New Year, and then visit Plaza Mayor to hear of the square’s dark history as the principal public execution site during the Spanish inquisition. Finally, head to a beloved chocolatiers in Plaza Mayor to finish your tour with a hot chocolate and churros!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fernando gave me a fantastic informative tour I was very lucky the other party had cancelled and I had a one on one tour it was brilliant

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

A new tour, a few wrinkles but we had a great night. Walked through the historic centre of Madrid, some fun stories and a friendly guide.

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