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Madrid Free Walking Tour
Activities in Madrid

Madrid Free Walking Tour

9.30 / 10
Enrique was a great and fun guide. He knows a lot of historical things with the ability to make the culture very interesting and light
10 Laura Giacomelli
  • Free
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 3 hours

Take a free walking tour of Madrid and discover its most emblematic areas, monuments and buildings accompanied by a local bilingual guide and learn about this beautiful city’s history and legends.

Madrid Free Walking Tour

Follow your guide through the historic streets of Madrid and find out about how it was established and delve into its most significant periods up until the present day. You’ll stroll through the medieval part of the city, El Madrid de los Austrias and El Madrid de los Borbones.

On the two hours of the Madrid free walking tour you’ll visit the most iconic streets, squares and landmarks, including the Segovia Viaduct, Plaza Mayor (the scene of spine chilling events during the Spanish Inquisition), the Royal Palace (the largest functioning Royal Palace in Europe) and its statue filled gardens in Plaza de Oriente. The tour also takes in Plaza de la Villa, one of Medieval Madrid's main centres, the still-functioning Opera house, the Mercado de San Miguel (a delightful wrought iron covered market) and much more.

While you wander through Madrid’s fascinating historic centre, you’ll be regaled with interesting anecdotes about the capital’s past, traditions and folklore that live on in the palaces, convents, boulevards and squares.

Important information

If you’re travelling with a group of over 9 people, please book a private tour. Groups with over 9 people will not be allowed to participate in the Madrid Free Walking Tour. 

Party with Civitatis

As well as our free tour of Madrid, we'll give you a Civitatis wristband to so you can make the most of the capital's nightlife (for over 18s only). You'll have free access to 4 bars in the centre of Madrid (Commo, Enbabia, Planet, Nomad). And you'll enjoy a shot in each bar (four in total) as well as a cocktail in one of the four.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Expert English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 11 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Tourist Information Office in Plaza Mayor