Lope de Vega House Tours

This historic Madrid structure was once home to one of Spain’s most celebrated writers, Félix Lope de Vega Carpio, who spent the last 25 years of his life here. Lope de Vega is Spain’s most famous playwright, sometimes referred to as ‘the Shakespeare of Spanish literature.’ In his lifetime he wrote over 2,000 plays. It is also one of the few three-story houses that still remains from the 16th century. The home now functions as a museum, telling not only the story of Lope de Vega’s life and work but also of everyday life in Spain’s Golden Age of Literature. Period features such as whale-oil lamps and historic furniture bring the past to life. The bedrooms, his study, kitchen, and prayer room have been carefully preserved restored. Visitors can also see the courtyard and gardens where he would often sit to write.

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The house is located in central Madrid, not far from the Prado Museum. Ironically it can be found on the street named for his rival, Cervantes. The nearest metro station is Antón Martín. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free, though reservations in advance are recommended.
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Address: Calle de Cervantes, 11, Madrid, Spain
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Hours: Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm
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Private Highlights and Hidden Gems of Madrid Tour

Experience the highlights and hidden gems of the Spanish capital on this private tour. Accompanied by your private guide, visit memorable landmarks such as Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, and the Royal Palace; escape the crowds to explore Park Emir Mohamed I and Retiro Park; and enjoy a drink (included) at a rooftop bar with a magnificent view of the city. As this is a private tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as long as you want taking photos.
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Majestic Madrid Walking Tour

See the best of Madrid on foot with this walking tour of the city. Your enthusiastic local guides will take you to many of the city's most important attractions, including the House of Cervantes and Lope de Vega, the Palace of Santa Cruz, and the Square of Santa Ana, where you'll learn all about Madrid's cultural history and the lives of some of its most celebrated writers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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