My name is Mayte Embuena and I am an official guide of Madrid, Toledo and all of Castilla.
In Spain, official guides need a degree in Tourism, and in my case I also studied History.
I was born in the Madrid neighborhood of Chamberí, some half a century ago (not going into details) and I live in it.
I love this city. Madrid is a European capital so different, so cozy, so passable, so green and as full of museums as taverns. You can fall in love with Madrid for its Velazquez skies, for the quality of its gastronomy and undoubtedly for its people. There are a thousand reasons to feel the Madrid spell!
Let me show you the most traditional Madrid in Lavapies, the oldest taverns in the Villa, the most collected squares, the Goya of the Prado Museum and the genius of Picasso in the Reina Sofía; the Crystal Palace and the Palace of Oriente, the Arab Mayrit and the Madrid of the Habsbourgs; and the Paseo del Prado ...