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Now that we have to be tourists in our own city, why not take advantage of the



to get to know the capital in a different way.

Among all the possibilities that Madrid offers, there are

free tours:

guided tourist routes in which a fixed rate is not required from visitors, but each one, depending on their economic possibilities and valuation of the route, gives a


to the guide. at the end of the tour.

You have to know that

free tours

do not always include entry to monuments;

they usually last from one to three hours;

the guide, as in the rest of the tourist routes, answers any questions that may be raised;

And, also, if

you don't like


free tour,

you can leave the group whenever you want.

For a reason it is a

free route.

With all this in mind, we have selected five

free tours

that will allow you to discover

corners and stories of Madrid

that will not leave you indifferent.

1. the secrets of the Quinta de los Molinos

The appointment is at the Suances subway exit, in the middle of Calle Alcalá.

An expert guide on the historical heritage of Madrid awaits us there.

There is much to discover: La Quinta de los Molinos was an old recreational estate belonging to the count of Torre Arias and, later, it passed into the hands of the architect Cort Botín, who turned it into a green lung to walk through.

In spring it is a popular bet thanks to its impressive almond grove.

You can book this tour here.

The almond trees of La Quinta de los Molinos park.

2. A morning with Cervantes

This is a time back to the Spanish Golden Age.

Did you know that the Spanish Theater in the Plaza de Santa Ana was built on one of the most famous comedy corrals of the 16th and 17th centuries?

This free guided tour of the Barrio de las Letras, stopping in places such as the Parish of San Sebastián or the Convent of the Trinitarians and remembering the tremendous enmity that arose between Cervantes and Lope de Vega.

You can book this tour here.

3. among illustrious women

And from the geniuses of letters to the history of some of the most important women in our country.

This is what this route proposes, which runs through such emblematic institutions as the Congress of Deputies, the Prado Museum or the Monument to the Fallen for Spain, an ideal place to talk about some of the forgotten women of the town of Madrid.

When was the female vote obtained?

How was that moment?

The Illustrious Women Tour answers these questions and many more.

You can book this tour here.

The Prado Museum, stop on the Illustrious Women 'tour'.

4. indulge yourself

Built by order of the Duchess of Osuna between 1787 and 1839, El Capricho is the only Romantic garden that the capital has preserved.

During a two-hour visit, the guide reveals the history of this intriguing space and its connection with Freemasonry and esotericism while touring all its landmarks, from the Templete de Baco Dance Casino.

You can book this tour here.

5. What's new in Malasaña

If there are two neighborhoods where you can click what is cooking in the capital, they are Chueca and Malasaña, the two protagonists of this guided tour that starts in the Plaza de la Luna.

From the dazzling church of San Antonio de los Alemanes to the bars on Calle del Pez with a nod to the Movida Madrileña of the 80s, and from the San Ildefonso market to shops linked to LGTBI culture or the Casa de las Siete Chimneys

This tour is as vibrant and diverse as the streets it explores.

You can book this tour here.


By reserving these 'free tours' through our website, you will not get an additional advantage, but you will help VIAJES to obtain a commission for each purchase as an affiliate of the Civitatis program.

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