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Discover Madrid in a unique and exciting way with our Basic Madrid route! Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Spanish capital as you tour emblematic places guided by experts who will make each step an unforgettable adventure.

From the majestic Plaza Mayor, you will enter historic alleys until you end at the emblematic Puerta del Sol. You will visit the charming Plaza de la Villa, the mystical Convento de las Carboneras del Corpus Christi and the imposing Almudena Cathedral. You will continue towards the imposing Royal Palace and the magnificent Plaza de Oriente, to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Opera Palace.

Our passionate guides will take you through the picturesque Arenal Street, the bustling Mercado de San Miguel and the narrow Calle del Codo. You will retrace the historical steps of the attack on Alfonso Embark on this unforgettable adventure and let yourself be captivated by the charm of Madrid!



  • Plaza Mayor
  • Arco de Cuchilleros
  • Puerta Cerrada
  • Mercado de San Miguel
  • Plaza Conde de Miranda
  • Calle del Codo
  • Convento de las Hermanas Carboneras
  • Plaza De la Villa
  • Atentado Alfonso XII
  • Calle Mayor
  • Catedral Almudena
  • Palacio Real
  • Plaza de Oriente
  • Palacio de la Ópera
  • Calle Arenal
  • Chocolatería de San Ginés
  • Kilómetro Cero
  • Oso y Madroño
  • Puerta del Sol


Start: Plaza Mayor

Ends: Puerta del Sol



Clothing and weather: Dress comfortably in walking shoes. On sunny days, bring water and sunscreen. If there is a chance of rain, bring an umbrella or light jacket.

Punctuality: Arrive 10 minutes early at the meeting point as the tour will start on time.



Active participation: Ask questions to enrich your experience.

Personal preparation: Bring a camera or notebook to capture moments or take notes. Make sure your devices are charged to take photos or access extra information.

Flexibility and interaction: Maintain a flexible attitude to changes in the itinerary and meet other participants to enrich the experience by sharing impressions.

Comments and reviews: After the tour, rate your experience by leaving a comment or review about the tour and the guide. This helps improve the service and guides future people interested in the tour.



If you wish to CANCEL for any reason, please notify us by the confirmation email sent to you



Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00hrs
Languages: English
Meeting point In front of Tourist Information Office, Casa de la Panaderia at Plaza Mayor. Just look for our tour guides with the white  umbrellas.
Route Walking
Duration 2 hours

Asociación Cultural Free Tour Madrid, Registro Autonómico 37.397 Resolución del director General de Seguridad. Fecha 8 de Mayo de 2017 – Allianz Seguros R.C.PYME Póliza nº 56236849

  1. Howard:

    “Great tour with Marianna!”

  2. Monica Blasi:

    Our guide was AMAZING, we really enjoyed our day.

  3. Gonzalo:

    I liked very much the tour with Mariana. It was full of information, he spoke excellent English, and was professional, friendly and humorous. We went quite rapidly through many important places and some lesser known and quieter spaces. Because of a pandemic, we had to wear masks, and I was the only customer . . . it was lucky for me: everywhere was uncrowded, I had the guide’s full attention, I could ask many questions and chat, and we moved faster than if there were many people.

  4. Pier Paolo:

    We had Mariana as a tour guide today. We could not have asked for a more fun, history-filled, awesome tour and tour guide. We spent around 1.5 hours walking Plaza Mayor and visiting other sites with Marcos to include the oldest restaurant IN THE WORLD, a market where we sampled Vermouth Wine, an old Convent to learn about and see the Tourno in action, and ended up at the Royal Palace. We seriously loved it!! Marcos was amazing and answered every single question we had. He knows so much history and loves his job and educating others about the rich history of Madrid & Spain!

  5. Gracy thomson:

    Great walking tour with Marcos. Learned a ton, got to go into some hidden gems that I never
    would have found otherwise, and ended up making some friends that became my traveling
    companions for the next few days. Strongly recommend!

  6. Samuel:

    Had an excellent tour with Marcos this morning. Highly recommend it! He is knowledgeable and very charismatic. I learned a lot about the history of Madrid. Plus, because our group was so small, he took us to some secret corners of the Centro. Overall, would highly recommend – especially if you can get Marcos. Not to mention it’s extremely affordable!

  7. Sagar:

    Great tour and highly recommend such tour for any one visiting Madrid for the first time

  8. Ruth:

    Very friendly, learned so much about history, great experience!

  9. Michelle:

    A very interesting experience. I gained new knowledge

  10. Sonal:

    Loved the host, he was friendly, polite and informative

  11. Steven:

    Great walking tour with lots of historical information

  12. Mary:

    This was a good tour. We learned a lot about the history of Madrid. A good value.

  13. Aliya:

    Excellent! Flexible guide and customized to our needs and situation.

  14. Izzeldeen:

    Mariana was amazing, enriched our knowledge with here stories, recommended!

  15. Wija:

    Geweldige ervaring met lokale gids Francisco (noem me maar Fran…). Hij heeft veel kennis van de historie van Madrid en maakte daardoor de toer onvergetelijk.

  16. Safiatou:

    Francisco est un super guide. Merci à lui. Il nous a fait découvrir Madrid avec un récit passionné et entraînant. Rapport qualité prix imbattable. Je recommande vivement l’expérience. Et merci à Nestor aussi. Ils sont très professionnels.

  17. Jessica:

    Marianna was a great tour guide. We had a lovely relaxed and informative morning learning about Spanish history. The weather was also perfect!

  18. Jaume:

    We got this private tour to visit Madrid. We were an eclectic group from 3 to 85 years old people. Some of them only speaking Spanish and some only English. We got the tour in the two languages. Our tour guide had to adapt the route to make it accessible since one of the members was in a wheel chair. She was so patient explaining everything twice: one in English and one in Spanish.
    Moreover she was engaging making questions to the team.

  19. Isabella:

    We got an amazing time on this tour. I am very happen we were able to find a tour in english because we still wanted to explore the history of Madrid. Something my family will remember forever! Thanks again.

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- Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point: Plaza Mayor in Madrid, in front of the tourist information office under the white umbrellas

- How much does it cost?
The Free Tour guide is the true driving force of the activity, so it is valued based on the degree of satisfaction. Voluntary contributions, which have an average of 10 euros per participant, help to appreciate their work, although this amount is not mandatory.

- What payment methods do you offer?
Voluntary contributions must be paid in cash or by Bizum at +34 655918507.

- How do I make a group reservation?
The reservation on the page is limited, but you can join without problem. Contact us at the confirmation email to adjust your visit. We only need a contact name, an email and a WhatsApp phone number to add you.

- If it rains, do we go out?
Of course! The Free Tour will take place regardless of weather conditions. Even if it rains, we will ensure that you do not get wet and we will continue with the tour so that you can enjoy the experience

- What is the nearest metro station?
The closest metro station is Sol, which is located near a McDonald's. From there, walk along Postas Street towards the Plaza Mayor and you will see the access arch. We're just a straight line from that point, ready to start the Free Tour. We will wait for you

- Is there any parking nearby?
Yes, there are parking options near the Plaza Mayor, including an underground parking under the plaza that can be a convenient option. However, in the busy downtown, finding parking can be difficult. It is recommended to arrive early if you come by car

- Can I bring a dog?
Small dogs are allowed on the Free Tour under the owner's responsibility. Please make sure that they do not disturb other participants. Thank you!

- Is the tour suitable for children in strollers?
Clear! Our tours are designed to be as accessible as possible. They are generally stroller friendly, but there may be some stretches with uneven terrain or steps in specific areas. However, our guides will always try to adapt the tour so that it is comfortable for everyone.

- We are going in a wheelchair. Is the tour suitable?
Of course, our tours are designed to be as accessible as possible, although wheelchair suitability may vary depending on the tour. Our guides are dedicated professionals and will do their best to re-adapt the tour as much as possible, ensuring that all participants enjoy the experience to the fullest.

- Where can I find the group photo?
Clear! If you are looking for the group photo, you can find it on our Instagram account: @freetourmadridapie. Every day we upload photos of our groups after the tours.

- What happens if I can't stay the entire time of the tour?
No problem, you can leave the tour at any time. We want everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy the experience. Likewise, be sure to make your donation when you leave.