Book the original Madrid free walking tour and visit many of
the city's highlights with a local guide
ABOUT THE FREE TOUR OF MADRID
Taking in many of Madrid’s major landmarks, you’ll see the Royal Palace, Teatro Real (the Royal Opera House) and even the world’s oldest restaurant on this 3-hour Free Tour of Madrid’s must-see sites.
Your Madrid Free Tour starts in front of the Tourist Information Centre in Plaza Mayor and finishes by Plaza de Isabel II (Metro Ópera).
One of Europe’s most beautiful cities…
You’ll fall in love with Madrid and see it as the locals do – as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! As well as the stunning San Miguel Market (one of Madrid’s gastronomic highlights) and the Plaza de la Villa (one of Madrid’s prettiest squares), your expert local guide will also introduce you to some of Madrid’s most iconic royal sites. See the famous Royal Opera House and marvel at the gorgeous Madrid Royal Palace.
…with some of the darkest days of Spanish history
Sadly though, it hasn’t all been happy royal families and majestic squares for Madrid. The city has seen its share of dark times, which your expert local guide will explain to you on this walking tour. The Madrid free tour starts in Plaza Mayor, where public torture and executions took place during the Spanish Inquisition, before taking you to the monument for the victims of the assassination attempt on King Alfonso III, when a homemade bomb disguised as a bouquet of flowers went off on his wedding day. You’ll also see the Almudena Cathedral, and hear about how the Spanish Civil War halted its construction.
Free Tour concept
The tips-based model of the Free Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.