During this guided tour of Madrid, go back in time to the Muslim citadel of Mayrit (first name given to the city), find out about the Kingdom of Castile and discover the splendor of the city as capital of the Spanish Empire.
Legends of Old Madrid Guided Tour
Head to Calle Coloreros 2 where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of the group and head on a singular tour through the Medieval part of Madrid.
Led by your guide, you’ll discover the city’s history and its legends, for example the Church of San Ginés and the secret of the crocodile. You’ll then walk to Plaza de Oriente where you’ll learn about the mysteries of the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Go back in time while you walk through the winding streets of the capital and you’ll come to the charming Plaza de la Villa, one of the main “meeting points” during the Middle Ages. Next, wandering through the suburbs of the first settlement, you’ll explore La Latina and its famous Plaza de la Paja, the Church of San Pedro el Real, the Church of San Andrés, the Plaza de Puerta de Moros and the Museo de San Isidro (San Isidro Museum) that reflects the history of the city.
Follow the trace of the first Christian city wall until you arrive at Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, which was once one of the entrances to the city. It remained closed because it was continuously assaulted.
The tour will come to an end at the emblematic Plaza Mayor, one of the most important squares of Madrid.
Party with Civitatis
As well as enjoying our Legends of Old Madrid Guided Tour, we'll give you the Civitatis wristband you can get to know Madrid's nightlife (only for over 18s). You'll have free entry to four bars in the centre of Madrid (Commo, Enbabia, Planet, Nomad). If you show the wristband, you get a free shot in each bar (four shots in total) and a cocktail in one of the bars.
If you'd prefer to learn about the legends of old Madrid with a guide exclusively for you, you can book the private tour of Madrid.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Children less than 7 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Professional English speaking expert in art and history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Are dogs admitted on the visit?
A - No, except guide dogs.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Civitatis Tours & Tickets Tourist Office, Calle Coloreros, 2.