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Overview

Discover the rich history and prosperous present of Spain’s capital city on a 4-hour walking tour of Madrid. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, return to the 17th century as you discover the historical heart of Madrid; stroll the serpentine streets of La Latina to observe antique architecture and note the contrast between the chic modernity of new structures. Explore the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés to witness the rich cultural tapestry of Asian, African and Asian influences and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to only 12 people.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Madrid with a local guide
  • Explore the winding streets of La Latina in Madrid Old Town
  • Discover the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés
  • Visit a bustling food market and see how the locals shop
  • Learn about the city’s modern art scene and flamenco and gypsy culture
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people to ensure a more personalized experience
Greet your knowledgeable guide at a central Madrid location and embark upon your enriching 4-hour exploration of the city. Head straight to the bustling and bohemian neighborhood of La Latina, an enclave steeped in history bequeathed by the Hasburg dynasty. Stroll from sprawling squares to narrow, serpentine streets as your guide engages you with tales of local legends; pass charismatic cafes, ancient gardens and historical inns transformed into boutique hotels. 

Venture to Madrid’s former main street to visit an old convent that sells delicious sweets made by nuns according to age-old recipes. Sample the specialty (own expense) then wander to the next neighborhood on your itinerary. Arrive in Lavapiés and immediately notice the cosmopolitan cultural scene; in this magnificent melting pot of cultures, Spanish taverns stand beside African eateries and Asian supermarkets. Discuss issues of immigration with your guide then saunter to your final stop. 

Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of a local food market and browse stalls replete with exotic produce and fresh ingredients. Taste tapas and sip refreshing drinks, then walk to the arts center to gain insight into modern arts and the vibrant flamenco culture. Peruse multicultural stores for special souvenirs then bid your guide and group farewell in the Lavapiés area.

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, Jul 2018

The best way to get to know nooks and crannies of a new city. We were an intimate group that roamed Lavapies and La Latina while tasting the neighborhoods best. Dont miss it!
Our guide Leila offered the perfect balance of history, culture and culinary info. A real pleasure.

M
, Jul 2018

This was a really fun tour. Andrea and Daniella made it seem as though I was visiting Madrid with old friends. They are both extremely personable and knowledgeable and have a passion for sharing their extensive knowledge of Madrid’ with you. I like history, architecture, food and getting a feel for daily life so I’m looking for that when I take a walking tour. I like to do one the first day I am in a new city to get an intelligent overview and introduction. Madrid is a big place so no tour can cover everything. This one was special because we touched ion some of the “major” sites but then veered off to two local neighborhood and visits to their markets. Along the way we tasted great cheeses, olives, wines, bread and olive oil and I bought cookies from cloistered nuns. This tour gives you an insight into living in Madrid and shows you some special places you may not find on your own, such as a section of the original city wall in an apartment building and an Inquisition era prison in the basement of a community center. A great way to spend the morning. I highly recommend this tour.

G
, Jun 2018

Excellent tour. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

C
, Jun 2018

Absolutely Outstanding. Lovely young lady leading tour. Great food samples. Great itinerary. Fun, Funny, Perfect thing to do on a short stay. Answered all our questions. Awesome

K
, Apr 2018

This is a must do if you are going to Madrid. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and her love and appreciation of her city was shared. She knew the history, geography, food, and culture of the city, and shared it in a way that helped her group appreciate it all. Go hungry, because the food sampling was amazing - a generous taste of Spain.

g
, Apr 2018

Cecilia was tour guide from urban adventures, and she is one amazing senorita with bubbles of energy and historical information. This tour is more than value for money and Cecilia will ensure that you get taste of local food, wine and history, all in one in this 3-4 hours tour. One precaution: please be prepared to be stuffed like your grandma would do on this tour : Cecilia took us on this tour with wine tasting but also portions of food which will keep you filled up for the whole day !. She took us from the old part of the town to new one going through gypsy quarter - LA Latina. Day started with visit to the chocolate shop - San gines churros and chocolate and through the local Mercados markets where even more food tasting and wine selection was on menu. Different types of olive oil tasting, white wine, CAVA and olives ensured we were fueled throughout the tour. She has very good communication skills and information on local sites, traditions and culture. Will recommend this tour with her for any one passing through Madrid and with few hours on hand to explore the best of central Madrid.

K
, Mar 2018

The guise was excellent! We really enjoyed all the tastings and visits to the markets. I would suggest this tour to anyone who really wants to explore the older and more historic areas of Madrid. And by the way, we got more than 4 hours of sightseeing.

v
, Mar 2018

Wonderful trip, even in the rain. Our guide Andrea was fantastic, took us to some of her favorite secret spots cookies from Closterd nunsbring an appetite lots of treats along the way. The tour covers some very interesting areas tourist never see.

j
, Mar 2018

HIGHLY RECOMMEND. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Madrid. Our guide, Andrea had such a bright personality and a great knowledge of the city. We felt like we got some inside access to local life in Madrid by visiting these neighborhoods and meeting the vendors at local markets. It is not advertised nearly enough in the description, but the food and drink samples are generous. Come with an empty stomach! We got to try some wonderful local delicacies and full drinks at several of the booths. We were actually a little tipsy by 2 p.m. : Really enjoyed this tour, and even ended up booking another one with Andrea later in the trip.

J
, Dec 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable Andrea and the walking tour offered more then we anticipated. Highly recommend it!


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