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Madrid Mystery Tour
9.30 / 10
325 reviews | 2,187 travellers
An entertaining tour and a very friendly guide :)
10 Laura Acuña

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 Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, the starting point for our tour.

From Puerta Cerrada we'll go to the nearby Plaza Mayor in Madrid, where we'll tell you a strange story about a decapitated man and his hat. Very close by is the beautiful Plaza de la Villa, home to Madrid's old town hall. By the way, if you look closely at the shield that represents the city we'll see a dragon. What is its origin? We'll find out!

The walk will continue along Sacramento Street, where we'll reveal the secret of a knight and his beautiful lover, a story with a tragic ending. We'll pass by the Ramales square to talk about a famous painter of the 17th century and his mysterious disappearance. We'll continue the walk in the vicinity of the Almudena Cathedral, where we'll tell you about the origins of this legend that dates back to the 9th century. At the foot of the majestic Royal Palace we'll talk about its construction, its famous architect and his unfortunate end, and the dark legend that has haunted the kings ever since.

Lastly, we'll continue along the Plaza de Oriente until we reach the Convento de la Encarnación to tell you all about a very special Saint.

To finish, we'll travel back in time to the Spanish Inquisition where we'll unveil a story for you as an interesting end to the tour.

Covid-19 Measures

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:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 9 people per group.
  • 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.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children under 7 years old
US$ 12.10
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 12.10
  • Children under 7 years old

    Free

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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 the previous day (10:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

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 2 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.

US$ 12.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

Meeting point

Puerta Cerrada Squre, under the cross.