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Madrid Historical Centre & Old Town Walking Tour in French

4.9 / 5

56 reviews

Madrid Historical Centre & Old Town Walking Tour in French

From US$ 174.76 per group up to 4

Discover Madrid on this walking tour. Visit the main and most emblematic attractions of the city center, enjoy the beautiful squares, and the narrow and twisted medieval streets of the Old Town.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Madrid and its history
  • See the most emblematic attractions in town
  • Explore the old town and its tiny and narrow medieval streets
  • Find secrets gardens, old remains of demolished churches or hidden and unexpected museums
  • Visit La Latina neighbourhood, a beautiful and quiet part of the Old Town
Full description
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.
Includes
  • French-speaking guide
  • Small-group or private tour (depending on option selected)
  • Customized itinerary
  • Beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

By the cross, Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, 28005 Madrid

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  •  Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts.
  •  In case of rain, bring your umbrella. Last-minute cancellations in case of rain or bad weather won't be rescheduled and will receive no refund.
  •  In case of a no-show, the tour won't be rescheduled and you will not receive a refund. The local partner classifies a no-show as 30 minutes late, with no contact
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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Terrific Tour!!!

The tour was super informative & well structured. We were shown all of the main tourist attractions and learned lots about the city’s history and culture. Our guide, Leire, was fantastic and really made an effort to show us extra little hidden gems around the city, taught us a few Spanish words and gave us special recommendations for food etc! From start to finish the tour was really enjoyable and the time just flew by! Would definitely recommend to family and friends looking to explore Madrid!

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February 6, 2019

Leire fut un formidable guide. Elle s'est surtout adaptée à mes attentes et à mes envies. Avec de fortes connaissances historiques, elle a su m'expliquer pendant 2 bonnes heures 30 l'évolution de Madrid et sa situation actuelle (sociale, économique...) en visitant à mon rythme encore le centre historique de cette belle ville de Madrid (que je méconnaissais totalement). Tout en me conseillant de bonnes adresses pour le reste de mon séjour. Je précise que nous prenons toujours une visite de 2/3 heures quand nous allons dans un nouvel endroit et je pense fortement que c'est la meilleure des guides sur j'ai pu rencontrer. Merci Leire.

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January 26, 2020

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Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre guide Abdul qui nous a fait visité les lieux historiques du vieux Madrid en mêlant l’histoire,les anecdotes et l’humour. Toujours disponible et d’une grande gentillesse il a volontiers répondu aux diverses questions posées en ne regardant pas sa montre et a largement débordé sur le temps imparti. Qu’il garde toutes ses qualités et son succès sera au rendez vous!!!

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January 3, 2020

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