We are committed to the character of the city—its built environment, cultural heritage, and living fabric. We organize didactic walking strolls designed to help the erudite traveler appreciate and defend the city without overrunning it. We are focused in small groups of intellectually curious travelers. With no more than five other people, you’ll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. During your stay in Madrid, I will be your host and I will organize for you a visit tailored to your needs, at your own pace, focused on those aspects that you can enjoy the most.
It is my pleasure to serve as an ambassador for Madrid to its visitors. I love my city and I enjoy seeing my clients falling in love with it. We will also be delighted to design visits to neighboring sites, such as Toledo, El Escorial o Segovia, unforgettable places declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
We are convinced that our professional services will make your visit to Madrid and its environs truly memorable!
Option 1: Essential Old Madrid Guided Tour.
We will tour the emblematic areas, created when Madrid became the capital of the Empire. I propose to walk the 'Essential Madrid', centered around the Plaza Mayor, the The Royal Opera House, and the 16th-17th century Quarter. It is a quite compact area. I'll take you down medieval streets, across majestic squares and through 1200 years of history. And around the Royal Palace. This tour we will give you a very accurate idea of the old city.
Option 2: Madrid of the Enlightenment.
A journey through the architectural footprint of the first Bourbons in our city. It includes a visit to El Prado Museum and the Guernica. Indulge your artistic interests with an afternoon at the Prado Art Museum! Its history began during the reign of Charles III, when he tried to create a single art collection under one roof. But it was not until the reign of Fernando VII when the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture was created, on 19th November 1819. The kings death caused inheritance problems and endangered the unity of the collection, but with the disappearance of the monarchy in Spain the museum became national property and became known as the Prado National Museum.
Option 3: Kids Friendly.
In the morning, I propose to visit the ‘Essential Old Madrid’, the 16th-17th century Town, centered around the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. It is a quite compact area to walk. I include activities to arouse and keep kids entertained. The interior of the Royal Palace can be visited, if you like, and we will pass by some interesting old shops. Kids also love “Chocolate con Churros” It is sweet, creamy, delicate and very tasty! Its density helps to drawn funny moustaches that the children clean with their tongues. And, with each bite, the crunches of the strips of fried dough that accompany it tell us that they are freshly made. Madrid serves to you the best chocolate with strips of fried dough. In the afternoon, I propose to guide you through the Museo del Prado (focusing on masterpieces that are attractive for kids love very much). Then we will visit the Retiro Park, a former Royal garden. It was built in the 17th century as part of a royal complex. Until 1868 it was the exclusive reserve of the aristocracy. Nowadays, it is still the "lungs of Madrid"; few cities can boast such a large park (118 hectares) in such a central location. There's a large pond where kids can take a boat ride. Bikes can also be rented for the park visit.
Other suggestions attractive for children are:
- The Real Madrid Soccer Club: It is possibly the most famous soccer team in the world for its impressive number of records and prizes. The Stadium and Museum are located in the financial district of the city. The visit will guide us through its history, the trophy room, and we will tread on the stadium hallowed turf and feel overwhelmed by the more than 75000 seats, with their eyes fixed on us.
- Teleférico: A cable car from Paseo de Rosales to Casa de Campo (a former Royal hunting park) offers some spectacular views of the western part of the city and the surrounding mountains. The car flies over the city’s river and the beautiful Parque del Oeste with its Rose Garden and a real Egyptian Temple (which can be visited). There is memorable view of the cityscape, as it was immortalized in Goya's paintings, with the Royal Palace, its garden, and the domes and towers of some principal chauches on the background.
Option 4: Madrid for foodies.
We will pick you up at Madrid Barajas Airport and drive to Madrid. I propose to walk around historic Madrid, which is centered around: The Plaza Mayor, The Royal Opera House, and the 16th-17th century City Quarter. It is a quite compact area. I'll take you down medieval streets, across majestic squares and through 1200 years of history. And of course you will taste some "tapas" as we pass through a newly renovated gourmet market, the Mercado de San Miguel, which is a magnet for foodies in Madrid. So, sample the mouthwatering fare of its food stalls, then set off on a tapas crawl of Madrid or join an aperitif wine tasting.
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