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Madrid Historical Centre & Old Town Walking Tour in French

1. Madrid Historical Centre & Old Town Walking Tour in French

Meet your guide at the central square of Puerta Cerrada, a symbolic and interesting departure point. After a short meet and greet with your guide you will start the tour as you stroll through the colorful streets and learn about Madrid's history. Visit the beautiful and famous Mayor Square, explore San Miguel Market and arrive later to Plaza de la Villa, the oldest square in town. Continue towards the famous square of Puerta del Sol, home of the Bear and the Tree statue. Walk through Arenal Street and arrive at the Opera House. Explore the Orient Square and the Sabatini gardens. Admire the impressive Royal Palace, the former residence of the Spanish royal family, and Almudena Cathedral. To finish, follow your guide through the narrow and medieval looking streets of La Latina district. Admire its beautiful and quiet squares, its old churches and local markets. Enjoy the traditional architecture, learn the origins of its name, and find out why this area was once the heart of the city and home to the Patron Saint of Madrid.

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Highlights of Madrid: Walking Tour with Private Guide

2. Highlights of Madrid: Walking Tour with Private Guide

On this 4-hour guided walking tour you’ll see all the important sights of Madrid. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will tell you about the city’s history and share some interesting anecdotes and legends as well. A stop for tapas and a drink at the end of the tour is included. You’ll be met by your guide at your hotel. Your guide will then take you to the impressive and photo-worthy Templo de Debod, San Antonio de la Florida, and the lovely Jardines del Moro. You’ll also see Las Vistillas, San Francisco el Grande, La Latina, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza de la Villa, before the tour concludes. If you are hungry afterwards, your guide would be happy to recommend a restaurant, and a table can be reserved for you for lunch. Please note: the weather may impact this walking tour, so you should be prepared for rain even though Madrid is generally not a very rainy place. Also, if you have any special requirements or would like to end the tour at a different spot, please indicate this when making your booking.

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Madrid: 4-Hour Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

3. Madrid: 4-Hour Markets and Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour

Your Madrid gourmet tapas adventure begins in front of the Opera House, in the oldest part of the city. After setting the scene, your expert local guide will lead you towards one of the most famous chocolaterias in town to enjoy a deliciously sweet breakfast of hot chocolate and churros! Afterwards, take a stroll around the city center, as your guide shows you some key landmarks and regales you with historic tales about the Spanish monarchy and the people of Madrid over the centuries.  Your second stop will be the first ever gourmet tapas market in Spain, Mercado de San Miguel, built in 1916. Taste a few different tapas dishes as you hear about Spanish culinary culture, food traditions and the introduction of gourmet markets to the foodie shopping scene.  Next, head to Madrid’s only remaining cluster convent to buy homemade sweets, a proud tradition of Spain. After your visit to the convent, make your way to the neighbourhood of La Latina to discover hidden historical corners and heritage inns from the 18th century. The third stop will be the local grocery market of La Latina. After the tasting, walk through the biggest flea market in Spain, El Rastro. Your guide will give you the lowdown on this popular market. Next on the foodie agenda is the multi-cultural Lavapies neighborhood, home to the original born-and-raised Madrileños, a common name for the people of Madrid. This area has now transformed into an exciting and tasty fusion of world cultures. African restaurants rub shoulders with Asian shops and Indian cafés. Along the way, explore an old Inquisition prison and discover its stories.  Your gourmet tapas tour of Madrid will end in Barrio de las letras, a very bohemian and chic neighborhood in the heart of Madrid. Make a stop at the market in Anton Martin where you will enjoy a tasting of organic olive oil and wine. Spain is the orchard of Europe and its wine and olive oil industries are among the largest in the world. The agriculture is moving more towards organic production now, respecting the land and promoting high-quality products. This tasting will help you better understand this organic revolution. After the tasting, you’ll dig into dishes of delicious gourmet tapas paired with a glass of Spanish wine.

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Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

4. Madrid: Street Art Tour with Local Graffiti Hunter

Explore the street art scene of Madrid on a guided tour of the multicultural neighborhoods of Lavapiés, Embajadores and La Latina. Listen to insider information from a local graffiti writer who collaborates with CALLE Lavapies, Urvanity and Muros Tabacalera street art festivals. Then, stroll through the streets of Lavapiés to see graffiti art by some of the city's urban artists. Continue down Calle Argumosa and Calle de Embajadores to look at the walls of the former tobacco factory of La Tabacalera. Learn about the different free workshops offered in photography, dance, yoga, cycling, longboarding and more. Receive an insider's guide to the street art of veteran artists at Esta es una Plaza, or up and coming new talents at Calle Sombrete.

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Private Tour: Lookout Points & Círculo Bellas Artes

5. Private Tour: Lookout Points & Círculo Bellas Artes

Experience Madrid from above with a visit to three unique panoramic terraces, which you won’t find in any travel guide. Discover the contrasts between the modern side of the city and its past on the Gran Via, one of the main streets in the city. You can also enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Madrid. At the first terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view of Plaza de España as well as a fascinating view of the Royal Palace on the other side. The second terrace offers a bird's-eye view of Plaza del Callao on the Gran Via, the Chamberí district, and the bustling north. Admire the third largest Christian dome of San Francisco El Grande Basilica in the La Latina district, where the famous El Rastro flea market is located. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy a drink (included in the tour). You’ll finish the tour at an impressive panoramic point that clearly presents the proportions of the city. See the Buen Retiro Park, the Prado Museum, the Salamanca district, Chueca, and the Madrid Atocha railway station.

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Market Bites & Tapas: Culinary Tour with Rooftop Drink

6. Market Bites & Tapas: Culinary Tour with Rooftop Drink

As a Spanish cuisine lover, you must learn where and how you can buy the products necessary to cook all those delicious Mediterranean recipes. Learn the main ingredients of the secrets to Spanish cuisine from a professional culinary expert guide. This 4.5-hour Madrid Market Bites & Tapas walking tour includes a local Gastronomic Dinner Experience & Cocktail SkyBar, where you will have the chance to see the historic market of Mercado de San Miguel. You’ll continue the tour with a stop at the oldest restaurant in the world, Casa Botín - winner of a Guinness World Record. On this fantastic culinary tour you will hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, enjoying 9 of Madrid's most traditional tapas, learning the true art of "tapeo". The tasting includes croquettes, potato omelette, cod, Iberian ham, cheese and olive oil, all accompanied by beverages such as cider, red and white wines, beer, or vermouth. The tour will end with a sweet touch in the classic churros bar - Chocolatería San Ginés. To finish this amazing experience in the best way, there is nothing better than a fantastic Sangria cocktail in one of the most exclusive Sky Bars in the city, well off the beaten path, where you can enjoy the best panoramic views of Madrid.

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4-Hour Walking Tour in Madrid

7. 4-Hour Walking Tour in Madrid

This customized walking tour is perfect for families and for small groups. Your guide will meet you at your hotel to start the tour. You can either end the tour back at your hotel or you can choose to stay somewhere else in the city. The tour will take about four hours and will cover at least four kilometres of walking. Experience an alternative side to the city’s landmarks, monuments and historic neighborhoods. Some of the places you will visit are: Puerta de sol, Plaza mayor, San Miguel market, La Latina, Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace, Plaza del Oriente and Debod Temple.

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Madrid: Market Brunch Tapas Tour

8. Madrid: Market Brunch Tapas Tour

Dive into the rich terrain of Spanish cuisine in the country's bustling capital city. Head to a vibrant local market alongside a friendly guide who will ensure you taste only the most authentic and delicious favorites of Madrid gastronomy. Make 5 different stops and learn 3 ways to enjoy the food on offer. Get in touch with food culture and local lifestyles. Come hungry as the different dishes will add up to the equivalent of a hearty meal. And don’t forget the drinks. Every tapas dish you try will come with the ideal drink pairing so you can enjoy the full gastronomic experience.

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Madrid: Private Tapas Tour

9. Madrid: Private Tapas Tour

Meet your guide at 12:30 PM or 7:00 PM at The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree in Puerta del Sol. Your guide is an expert in history and gastronomy. Follow them to the most popular tapas bars of Madrid where the locals go to eat the famous tapas of Iberian ham, fried cod, Spanish omelet, and bravas. For dessert, go to one of the best churrerías in Madrid to have chocolate with churros or ice cream. Pass by iconic landmarks including the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, La Latina neighborhood, Plaza de la Villa (The Old City Council), San Miguel Market, and the oldest restaurant in the world. During the tour, learn about the history of Madrid and the tapas tradition in a personalized way. Go at your own pace and ask what you want.  Follow the guide to the most popular tapas bars of Madrid where the locals go to eat the famous tapas of iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros (in the winter), or ice cream (in the summer).

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Madrid: Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

10. Madrid: Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

Experience Madrid through its food culture on a tapas walking tour through various bars in the center of Madrid. Together with a culinary expert guide, you’ll discover authentic signature cuisine, gourmet products, and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid. Start the tour at the famous San Miguel Market, where you’ll taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao. After the San Miguel Market visit, head to La Latina and enjoy traditional Croquettes in the renowned street Cava Baja. Continue the tour through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you’ll taste delicious Spanish omelet and cod tapas, mushrooms tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or cider. After your tapas walking tour, experience another side of Spanish culture. Flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, is the most authentic and popular expression of Spanish culture. Enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the fantastic atmosphere of The Tablao Flamenco, a hidden treasure in the center of Madrid. Enjoy a complimentary drink during the show.

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What people are saying about La Latina Neighborhood

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 110 reviews

The Street Art Tour with Gerardo was a very enjoyable and educational experience for us! We brought our dachshund along and he was also quite happy with the tour. The walk is quite manageable for little dogs. Would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to learn more about the local culture and check out some great street art. After this tour, we started noticing a lot more of it around the city.

Ignacio gave us an absolutely wonderful tour of the city. I have been to Madrid many times before, but I was now traveling with my family. He was knowledgable, engaged and very pleasant. This tour is an absolute must when in Madrid!

It was great! Very interesting way to get to know Madrid, Patricia is so nice and knowledgeable! Tnx so much

We highly recommend Phillip…knowledgeable, accommodating, and flexible. We learned a lot and had fun.

Very interesting tour with a very sympathetic guide Valerie and Philippe