Tours From Home: Welcome to Madrid

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Why take this online tour?

Let’s make a list. Sit down. Pull out a piece of paper and pen. Now write down elements that contribute to an ideal city - piquant food that satiates at every meal, an assortment of varied architectural features that lead the eye to new heights, an art scene both seated in history and flourishing at present, and a warmth radiating from its people, you fall in love a million times over with every interaction. We present to you, Madrid. Over the course of this live online experience, touch every element of this striking city with an expert guide from their home in Madrid to yours.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with a local expert guide who will share stories of the city of Madrid, and the figures who set its history in stone.
  • Created with Sketch.Listen to your guide, an exquisite storyteller who will reveal the diverse history of this artful city.
  • Created with Sketch.Ponder famed works of art inside the Prado, the Royal Palace, and throughout the city plazas.
  • Created with Sketch.Join in conversation with others from around the world and ask the experts all your burning questions.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your own home.
  • Created with Sketch.With every online tour booking, receive a $25 voucher for any Walks tour, valid for 2 years.

A city of opulence, art and culture

If Barcelona is the heart of Spain, Madrid is the pulse. The energy of this historic city is palpable and who better to introduce (or reintroduce) you to the absolute highlights than an expert guide - live from their home to yours.

Begin your journey in the halls of the Royal Palace of Madrid, once the location of a Muslim-built Moorish fortress, the Alcázar. From its 10th century foundations travel through time and space to its current state as the “official” residence of the Spanish royal family. Walk through centuries of history touching upon the architectural influence of Muslim amirs and the Christian royals who took over. Visit the assortment of opulent rooms built by royalty as the...

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If Barcelona is the heart of Spain, Madrid is the pulse. The energy of this historic city is palpable and who better to introduce (or reintroduce) you to the absolute highlights than an expert guide - live from their home to yours.

Begin your journey in the halls of the Royal Palace of Madrid, once the location of a Muslim-built Moorish fortress, the Alcázar. From its 10th century foundations travel through time and space to its current state as the “official” residence of the Spanish royal family. Walk through centuries of history touching upon the architectural influence of Muslim amirs and the Christian royals who took over. Visit the assortment of opulent rooms built by royalty as they expanded the residence over the centuries. Your guide will weave their impeccable knowledge and skilled storytelling to set the tone for the history and culture in Spain’s capital city of Madrid.

As you leave the palace behind, take to the streets of El Madrid de los Austrias (The Madrid of the Austrians) the city’s old center, a neighborhood where 16th century history lies upon the eclectic run of surrounding architecture. A visit to the Plaza Mayor showcases the rule and influence over the city by the Hapsburgs - once a square for bullfights, executions, and coronations. Along the way, your guide will interject stories of their personal experiences as a local and paint a picture of modern life including - tapas!

Onto the Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s liveliest neighborhood and the central focal point for all roads throughout Spain, catch your breath for a moment among its famed statues and points of hidden interest. Then, as the city grows more comprehensible, enter into one of its most venerated spaces - the Prado Museum to view famed works of art including celebrated artist Velazquez’s Las Meninas (among others). Art rules Madrid’s and your guide will present the most famous of it.

Continue on to the tranquil El Retiro park, a green space fit for a King (and those Spanish Queens). This once royals-only park is completely surrounded by the modern city and plays to every whimsy - including playing host to Italian operas.

For a city that has reinvented itself over and over again Madrid is a first-rate capital whose blend of history, art, and traditions keep us wanting more - by the end of this live online tour, you will want to make a different list. A list of each of the places and spaces your guide has forever endeared to you! Te esperamos!

In addition, for every online tour booking, you'll receive a $25 Walks voucher valid for use over the next two years!

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier - now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

If the tour or date you are interested in is not available, please email toursfromhome@takewalks.com to inquire about Private Tour pricing.

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Guide was knowledgeable and informative.

My first exposure to Madrid. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the tour. The guide was wonderful - knowledgeable, interesting and enjoyable. Great!

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