Guided Tours in and around Madrid

Neighborhood tours

Even if the “barrios” of Palacio, Sol y Cortes (see our history walked tours Medieval, Austrias, Bourbons, Enlightment, Quevedo) in the Central District concentrate Madrid’s main monuments, many other districts deserve an in-depth visit to enjoy their history and hidden monuments, often excluded from walked tours because they seem to be too far from the city centre.


Justice around Chueca: an area of contrasts

Justice around Chueca: an area of contrasts

Experience:

The neighborhood of Justicia (literally, Justice, because of The Supreme Court of Justice) has always been an area of contrasts: born as an industrial area in 18th century, it became aristocratic in the 19th; later, from being a conservative neighborhood around the...
Letras: bohemian and literary Madrid

Letras: bohemian and literary Madrid

Experience:

From its very origins in 16th century, the “Barrio de las Letras” (literally, “Neighborhood of Letters”) was associated with theater and related activities. Golden Age writers fixed their residences around the theaters where they expected to achieve success and passed...
Lavapiés: a working-class neighborhood through centuries

Lavapiés: a working-class neighborhood through centuries

Experience:

The neighborhood of Lavapiés was historically the proletarian neighborhood of Madrid, even long before the first factories appeared in late 18th century with a first wave of the Industrial Revolution. It played, therefore, a very relevant part in the social, economic...
Maravillas or Malasaña: a two-faced neighborhood

Maravillas or Malasaña: a two-faced neighborhood

Experience:

The east-end of the “Barrio de Universidad” is what is popularly known as Malasaña, at least, since the 1980’s. Before that, the area was generally referred to as Maravillas, because of the old convent that still stands in its very heart. The whole...
Conde Duque: monks, soldiers and students

Conde Duque: monks, soldiers and students

Experience:

Conde Duque is, roughly speaking, half of the “Barrio de Universidad”, one of the neighborhoods within Madrid’s Central District of Madrid . Because of its La zona de la ciudad popularmente llamada barrio del Conde Duque es la mitad occidental del...