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Get to feel the vibe of the city walking and learning some history to understand what Madrid used to be like until how it has become in the great and majestic city it is today!

Explore different sides of the city walking on a 3 hours free tour Madrid with passionate local guides. Learn with  us the history of the Spanish capital as you stroll through the hidden streets where buses can’t go. Get to know the amazing stories, legends and anecdotes of this majestic city!

This is a FREE tour!

Provided in English and Spanish / Espanol

(tips basis only)

The walking tour Essential starts every day at 11 am by the BEAR Statue in Puerta del Sol (metro line 1, 2 and 3). Look for our guides with the BEAR logo in the red t-shirt and the big yellow sign (check the map below) REMEMBER! We don’t use umbrellas of any color)

The Tour

Enjoy the 3 hours Madrid free tour, and experience an alternative side of the Spanish capital, going from the big avenues to the city’s landmark, monuments, and historic neighborhoods.

Departing from the central Puerta del Sol, your guide will immerse you in the energetic vibe of the city, describing what the capital was like through the history, and how it turned to be the city that it is today.

As well as history, you will discover the artistic side of the city. Also, you’ll see areas popular for their nightlife, and discover modern architecture. Walk through history, as you learn about the former Moorish empire, Napoleon’s invasion, and the dark side of the holy Spanish inquisition.

There is the possibility to Book two different of Tour one with less then 10 people, and a second tour with more then 10 people.


Feel free to tip what you can afford and what you feel the tour was worth. In MADRID TRAVEL, we all have been travelers and we know what is to be in a low budget, so don’t worry in case your trip economy is a little bit tight, with loud applause and your recommendations will be enough. Either way, we’ll have a great time and we hope, you do as well!

In the Madrid Essential Free Tour we’ll visit some of the most important places in the city center. This tour together with the Madrid Free Tour Highlights is covering the most important parts of the city.

Those are some of the sights we’ll cover on the free tour Madrid Essential

  • Puerta del Sol (the heart of Madrid)
  • Royal Opera House
  • Royal Palace (Muslim Madrid)
  • Almudena Cathedral (the main cathedral in town)
  • The origens of the “Tapas”
  • Barrio de los Austrias (the oldest neighbourhood)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • The world’s oldest restaurant
  • Barrio de las Letras
  • Hemingway’s Madrid
  • Advises about where to go, where is free, what to eat and much more..
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Meeting point

We’ll be waiting for you and the rest of the folks who want to join the free tour every day at 11:00 AM by the Bear Statue in Puerta del Sol, metro line number 1, 2, & 3 (see the map below)

Free tour Madrid Essential is provided in Spanish and English (different groups)

Tours run all year

No matter the weather conditions, the free tour Madrid runs all year long, well except the 24th, 25th, 31st of december and 1st of january, we also need a break 🙂

After the tour

After the free tour Madrid Essential we normally go all groups together (Spanish group and English group) to have lunch to a nice and local tavern. You are welcome to join us!

If you want to contemplate your visit and find out more about the city sites join our free walking tour Highlights.


If you are new in a city sometimes you can have problems finding a specific spot. Especially in Madrid you can get confused with a lot of umbrellas offering free tours, but remember if you want to get the proper MADRIDE TRAVEL experience just follow these easy tips:

Find Puerta del Sol and the right spot in Google maps:

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