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Fernanda's enthusiasm, and the evident vocation she has for history has made us enjoy this tour from the oldest to my 8-year-old daughter. Very entertaining, fun and interesting. Highly recommended.
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The old quarter of Madrid is home to great mysteries and legends... Let's discover them with this incredible guided tour of the Spanish capital!

The old quarter of Madrid is home to great mysteries and legends... Let's discover them with this incredible guided tour of the Spanish capital!

Madrid Mystery Tour

"Stop there, show your faces." "What is the purpose of your mercy in the Town and Court?" The guards who protected one of the gates to the capital of Spain had to keep a close eye on who was entering the city. Many of them didn't even have time to draw their weapons before... Boom. Pam. Dead! With a shot of the arquebus. That's how the criminals were dealt with by the guards of the entrances to Madrid. The old gate gave way over time to the current Pontejos Square, where we'll meet at the scheduled time to start our tour. 

From Plaza de Pontejos, we'll head to the nearby Plaza de la Provincia. There, in front of the monumental building of the Palace of Santa Cruz (current headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), we'll talk about Madrid's underground, which is one of the most popular means of transport in the Spanish capital.

Next, we'll make our way to the La Latina neighbourhood, which is one of the oldest in Madrid. We'll pass through the Plaza de Puerta Cerrada and then stop at Cebada Market and the San Isidro Museum the discuss the city's origins and the miracles of Madrid's patron saint.

Our route will then take us to the Segovia Viaduct. After learning about the tragic suicides that have taken place on this bridge, we'll continue our tour to the Almudena Cathedral. As we admire this building from the outside, we'll discuss a legend that dates back to the 19th century. Just a few metres away, we'll also pause in front of the Royal Palace to discover a dark legend...

Finally, after a 2-hour tour, we'll finish our activity in front of the Royal Monastery of La Encarnación to discuss a unique saint. We'll also travel back in time to the era of the Spanish Inquisition to round off our tour with a surprising tale...

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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 11 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 10.70
US$ 5.40
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 10.70
  • Children between 3 and 11 years old

    US$ 5.40
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

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Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 10.70

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Pontejos Square

Royal Monastery of La Encarnación

Where does the activity end?

Royal Monastery of La Encarnación