Free Tour The Other History of Madrid

Discover the most essential part of Madrid, its main squares and monuments on a guided tour in an alternative way, with various legends and anecdotes!

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Free Tour The Other History of Madrid

We will gradually discover the history of the city through anecdotes and legends that do not appear in history books. We will immerse ourselves in the old streets of a city full of curiosities and we will talk about its main protagonists.

The inbreeding of the Habsburgs, hygiene and ancient medicine, the miracles of San Isidro, the macabre origin of certain sayings or the most famous thief in Madrid will be some of the main topics that we will touch on our tour. We will cross the Villa de Madrid towards the old Jail of the city and the Plaza Mayor, headquarters of official acts, celebrations and torture, closely related to the Inquisition and its famous Black Legend.

Luis Candelas will wait for us after this, the murderous frenzy of Madrid in the 19th century and the oldest restaurant in the world. We will talk about the origin of Madrid's gastronomy, the history of jealousy, blood, betrayal and death of the Habsburgs and the legends of Carlos V and finally, the story of the curious Almudena and her Virgin, the tragic end of the architect of the Royal Palace. and the miracle of the blood of San Pantaleón.

Highlights to see in Free Tour The Other History of Madrid

  • Puerta del Sol


2 hours
Guide in Spanish

Adults and children: free

Availability and starting time
Not available
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity


Spanish Speaking Guide
1 Participación en Premios Mensuales: Ver Premios


Meals and drinks

Meeting point

The tour guide will meet you at Puerta del Sol, right in front of the Clock Tower with a blue umbrella with the word Free Tour. The guide's name is Jorge, so you don't get confused.


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Only the exterior of the named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Fully adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

Contact us

Do you have any question?
Would you like this tour in private?
Reservation online or by phone (+34) 621002436
Cancel or modify reservation

Reviews Free Tour The Other History of Madrid

Other activities available

Online Tour in Madrid ¡Relive your trip!
Online Tour in Madrid ¡Relive your trip!
Route through Madrid at Christmas
Route through Madrid at Christmas
Best of Madrid Tour with Tickets
Best of Madrid Tour with Tickets

Free Tour The Other History of Madrid

This is another message about cookies! Everyone eats cookies, but we use them to improve our service and customize your experience. OK | More information