Old City Tour

Guided Walking Tour with Mayte Embuena

Austrian Madrid, or Habsbourg Madrid, refers to the dinasty who ruled in the World between 1500 and 1700,when Madrid became the capital of an Empire from Mexico to Philipines.

Our walking tour will take us through the historical center, starting from the Orient Square, facing the same view of the Guadarrama hills painted by Velazquez, and from the same convent that was the residence of queens and princesses during 200 years.

We'll walk across the medioeval markets, the squares, meeting points of all sort of citizens, scenaries of balls and executions, till we'll arrive to the theater quarter, where, meanwhile London had The Globe, sixteen theaters or "Corrales de Comedias" entertained the people from Madrid on the XVII century.

There, in the same area, convents, whorehouses and scenaries shared the quarter. We will finish in front of the tumb of Cervantes, the author of Don Quijote

WHAT WE WILL SEE

TECHNICAL TOUR INFO

TYPE OF ITINERARY

Walking tour. Outdoors

ACCESSIBILITY

Apt for people with reduced mobility.

DURATION

2 hours

MEETING POINT

Plaza de Oriente

END OF THE TOUR

Convento de las Trinitarias

LANGUAGES

Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese

TESTIMONIALS

Grazie! Città bellissima proposta in modo innovativo e interessante. A presto!

Francesca Gemignani Italia

The tour was really interesting especially because the guide was able to communicate her love for Madrid. She was very professional and was able to let us live the real spirit and history of the town. Highly recommended.

Giovanna Italia

Excelente Mayte, con peso especial cada palabra, es difícil ser guía de guías y tú puedes! Un beso y espero verte pronto!

Yiannis Lymtsioulis Grecia

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