Madrid Tour Literary Quarter and Paseo del Prado
After our Madrid Free Walking Tour which covers the oldest part of the city, we offer you our Tour “Inspiring Madrid” in which we will travel back in time to a splendorous period of Spanish history.
- Learn about the Spanish Golden Age
- Feel the unique atmosphere of the Literary Quarter, home to all the best Spanish writers in history
- Discover the exact place where Miguel de Cervantes was buried
- Prado Museum
- Explore the majestic Madrid of the Bourbon dynasty
- Get useful local tips about what to visit, what to eat, etc.
During this 2,5 hour tour we will discover two fascinating stages in the history of Spain, the arrival of the Bourbon dynasty which transformed the country and the Spanish Golden Age, a period of flourishing in arts and literature never seen before (Miguel de Cervantes, Diego de Velazquez, Lope de Vega, Murillo, Quevedo, Calderon de la Barca among others).
During the first part of the tour we will visit the emblematic “Barrio de las Letras” (Literary Quarter) where the great geniuses of Spanish literature lived (16th-17th centuries). All writers, poets and playwrights settled in this neighborhood when they came to Madrid seeking fortune and success. Undoubtedly, it was the most exciting district in Madrid at that time: taverns, brothels and inns were full of “Madrileños” and strangers. It is said that even the King Philip IV, a great lover of arts, visited in disguise this neighborhood to feel this unique atmosphere.
After this part we will discover the majesty of the Bourbon Madrid, an area designed in the eighteenth century full of palaces, gardens, boulevards, museums and monumental fountains. With this project the new dynasty wanted to equate Madrid with other major European capitals like Paris or Vienna.
Price and How to book
Book now our tour “Inspiring Madrid” here and discover a fascinating stage of the history of the Spanish capital. This tour costs 16€ per person. Just select your preferred date and the number of people and you will receive your tour confirmation immediately.
Places are limited (15 pers. max. per group) so it is important to book your spots well in advance, especially during high season and weekends. For tours with less than 24 hours notice, please call us / WhatsApp at (+34) 660 594 952. Contact us for special rates for groups! ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cancelation Policy: If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of the tour, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
Important Note: A minimum of 2 persons is required for this tour
- Santa Ana Square
- Literary Quarter
- House of Miguel de Cervantes
- Prado Museum
- Spanish Parliament
- The fountain of Neptune
- Monument to the Fallen for Spain
- Bank of Spain
- Cybele´s Square
- Alcalá Gate
Schedule and Meeting Point
This tour runs from Monday to Saturday at 16:00 in all weather conditions. Attention! Advance booking is required.
Our meeting point is located at Puerta del Sol Square (Equestrian Statue of King Carlos III), just look for our guides holding a sign of the company.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to intense heat during the summer months of July and August this tour will start at 17:00.