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Stroll Through Madrid's Downtown through Its Famous Landmarks

First of all, we will taste the origins of Mayrit (a land full of water named like that by the Arabs 1100 years ago), currently the location of the Royal Palace and Cathedral. You will see the facade of the biggest Palace in western Europe with more than 3000 rooms!

From Madrid
Online Experience
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Spain
Upto 10 people
English, German, Spanish
Highlights
  • Virtual walk streamed live from Madrid's famous downtown area
  • Marvel at the architecture of the Royal Palace and the New Cathedral
  • Walk around Plaza Mayor, famous for its bullfights and carnivals
  • Look for the Tooth Fairy and Kilometre 0 at Puerto del Sol 
Description

Did you know the word Madrid traces its origins to "Mayrit", the name bestowed by the Arabs 1100 years ago to mean "a land full of water". 

Join me on this Online live experience to know many more such interesting trivia, anecdotes and little known facts, as we start our tour at the location of the Royal Palace, the biggest palace in Western Europe with more than 3000 rooms! The Almudena cathedral right next to it is an interesting mixture of artistic styles which just ended construction recently, and is used for regular and royal ceremonies.
Then, we will get lost in the alleys downtown. Walk through the Old City Hall Square as I point out the Arabic influences or tell you about how the royal family moved the court to Madrid to make it the capital. Our path will also take us to the oldest restaurant globally and to the famous and lovely San Miguel Market to see how we casually eat in Spain.
But Madrid is nothing without its famous Plaza Mayor, a centre point for the madrileños since the last 400 years full of stories and public entertainment, from bullfights to carnivals! We will end our tour at Puerta del Sol, the popular location where our city welcomes the New Year.  Two things you cannot miss here are the Spanish tooth fairy's home, and Kilometre 0! Come join me on this Online Experience to know more!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens OR as a private session for 125 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
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Pablo Ardoy Ocaña is a native of Madrid and passionate about history and arts. He also enjoys telling stories of adventure, mysteries and love. He has studied for a degree in Tourism and History and has worked in Madrid as a tour guide for the last five years. Through his job, he's had the opportunity to learn about other cultures and is always excited to meet new people and share stories from the history of his home town.

Adam Aizenberg is a professional tour guide currently living and working in Madrid.  He is a tour guide and travel agent who has worked in Buenos Aires, Dublin and Madrid. He loves to travel and discover new cultures and try new food. He loves football and reading history books. He loves to show people on his tours a good time while learning cool and fun facts about the city of Madrid. Originally from Buenos Aires, where he started to work as a tour guide, then he started to travel the world a little bit, and he lived in Sydney for 6 months and then 5 years in Dublin, where he worked as a tour guide as well.

From USD 82 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.