Tour code: 5903WALKTOUR
Immerse yourself in the regal resplendence of Madrid’s Los Austrias neighborhood on a 2.5-hour walking tour with a private guide. Famed for its plethora of monuments left by the Hasburg dynasty, the neighborhood boasts an array of impressive sights sure to satisfy cultural cravings. Stroll through the ambient and opulent Plaza Mayor; admire the imperial majesty of the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real); and visit Mercado de San Mighel for an authentic cultural experience. Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a private tour as you explore some of the Spanish capital’s most intriguing sites.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour private walking tour of Madrid’s Los Austrias neighborhood with an expert local guide
  • Learn about the Habsburg dynasty and see the architectural legacy it left on Madrid
  • See the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) and hear about the Bourbon kings who once lived there
  • Admire the architecture of the city’s oldest church, Iglesia de San Nicolás de los Servitas
  • Visit the colorful food market of Mercado de San Miguel, and then relax in Plaza Mayor

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Madrid Walking Tour of Los Austrias

See the Bear and the Strawberry Tree monument on your Madrid walking tour!

Depart from your centrally located Madrid hotel and embark on your enriching exploration of Los Austrias. Greet your private guide and listen as the historical scene of the city is set, and the former prosperity of the Hasburg dynasty is brought to life. First, saunter past the impressive Royal Palace of Madrid and hear tales of eccentric emperors who inhabited the regal residence.

Admire the elegant facades of buildings on Calle Mayor then capture photographs outside of Madrid’s oldest church, Iglesia de San Nicolás de los Servitas. Gaze upwards at its enormous bell tower, noting the Moorish influence in the architecture. Venture to the metropolitan Mercado de San Miguel to experience the sophistication of gourmet food stalls and ambient bars, then stroll the city’s undisputed centerpiece, Plaza Mayor.

Watch street performers and engage with intriguing historical tales as you wander around this impressive expanse of Plaza Mayor. Immerse yourself in the bustle of Calle de Toledo as you amble past charming churches and opulent college buildings on your way to Calle Bordadores. See evidence of Madrid’s thriving lace industry through quaint shops originating in the 17th-century, then enjoy the enticing aromas of refined restaurants on Cueva de Luis Candelas.

After 2.5-hours, bid farewell to your guide on Calle del Arenal, a street ideally located to allow further exploration.  

Customer Reviews

jemt81

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

There was only the two of us, which was wonderful. Our guide was the sweetest elderly gentleman who was obviously proud to be from Madrid, and more than happy to show it off to foreigners. We saw the major highlights, and got lots of history. A slower pace that we thought it would be, more of a casual stroll, but we enjoyed it immensely.

Mike L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it. It's a great way to get to know the city better and our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Our lovely guide also gave us some excellent recommendations for restaurants including a wonderful authentic paella restaurant. If you are dong this in summer - start your tour early morning to avoid the heat and crowds.

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