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Magnificent Madrid History Walk

Madrid, Spain

Experience hosted by Bradley

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at Madrid's Plaza Mayor and stroll through the winding streets of the medieval center, visiting architectural gems and charming squares. As a specialist in Renaissance history, I'll tell you about Madrid's fascinating transition from a fortified medieval outpost to the regal capital of a global empire. We'll discuss kings, queens, writers, and local figures, giving you the context to appreciate Madrid's history and it's place in the world. I'll also share my perspective as a resident of modern Madrid - a vibrant city with a world-class scene for arts and gastronomy.

**This tour previously included stops for food and drinks, but due to health and safety concerns we'll now stay outdoors. After the tour, I'll give you my personalized guide for restaurants, bars, and lesser-known places to visit.
Other things to note
Group size is limited to 8 so that everyone can comfortably chat, ask questions.
We'll meet at Madrid's Plaza Mayor and stroll through the winding streets of the medieval center, visiting architectural gems and charming squares. As a specialist in Renaissance history, I'll tell you about Madrid's fascinating transition from a fortified medieval outpost to the regal capital of a global empire. We'll discuss kings, queens, writers, and local figures, giving you the context to appreciate Madrid's history and it's place in the w…

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Sun., 18 Apr.
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Meet your host, Bradley

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I'm from the U.S. and have lived in Madrid for several years. I hold a PhD in Spanish history and I'm passionate about sharing this wonderful city with others.
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Where you'll be

The tour will pass though the heart of Old Madrid, beginning at the magnificent Plaza Mayor and ending in the Latina neighborhood. We'll see a few of Madrid's important monuments, but the goal is to show you the hidden corners you may not have found on your own.
David
March 2021
We are a family of 5 with 3 young children. Bradley was fantastic and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We’ve all come away from the tour having a greater appreciation for Madrid and saw some sites we would have never of seen.
Abby
February 2020
Bradley's experience is perfect for someone looking to learn about the history and landmark of the city mixed in with fun facts that really colored the experience. The dip into the museum was a highlight for me.
Tobias
February 2020
What a great tour! We took this tour on the last day of out visit. We had already gone around and seen all of the tourist destinations, so we were afraid that we would repeat ourselves on the tour. We did not! Bradley doesn’t show you all the touristy things that you could easily see by yourself, he shows you wonderful back allies that you would have never gone down. We were the only two on the tour, so it was more of a conversation than a guided tour. The drink to start of was a great way to loosen up, then followed by walking down beautiful streets, getting to know each other better, and of course some really interesting history. We finished the walk with some local tapas, which was really good. Bradley is a fella who loves history. You could really sense his love for the subject, when explaining historical context or historical architecture. Being American, he is of course fluent in English, but he is also fluent in Spanish, which comes in handy when ordering food, translating murals, or conversing with locals. Overall a wonderful tour, and a must do, if you have the time!
What a great tour! We took this tour on the last day of out visit. We had already gone around and seen all of the tourist destinations, so we were afraid that we would repeat ours…
Joe
January 2020
If you’re really into history then this tour is definitely for you. Wear comfortable shoes! You’ll be doing a decent amount of walking. Madrid is a beautiful city but so is Bradley (the tour guide). ;D ^.^
Linda
November 2019
Such a wonderful experience! We learned so much about the history & culture in Madrid. The tapas & wine were excellent. Bradley is so knowledgeable about his subject and conveys this in a wonderful and interesting way. Highly recommend!!
Anna
November 2019
It was a great event. Bradley knows a lot about the city and explains you everything you want to know . We had a really good time and I would totally recommend it to everyone.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable Shoes - we'll be walking about 2km.