Barrio de las Letras & Bourbon Dynasty Walking Tour

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Duration: 2h 30m
Location: Madrid, Spain | Madrid, Spain

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Madrid's famous arty neighborhood, Barrio de las Letras
World-renowned area where artists lived, including Cervantes
Views of Royal Palace & impressive Puerta de Alcalá
The architectural influence of the Bourbon Dynasty
Informative commentary from your local expert guide

Guided tour of Madrid
Live tour commentary in English


Appreciate the architectural and cultural diversity of Madrid on this guided tour of its historic city center. Explore the literary neighborhood of Barrio de las Letras, where famous writers and artists once lived, and admire noteworthy monuments built during the Bourbon Dynasty.

Your tour starts in Barrio de las Letras, once the home and popular meeting location of renowned Spanish writers such as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and Calderón de la Barca. See old inscriptions from these prominent artists along the district's narrow streets and spot one of Hemingway's favorite bars. The neighborhood is now a popular nightlife area with many trendy cafés and restaurants.

As you follow your guide to Madrid's famous attractions, learn how the arrival of the Bourbon Dynasty in the 18th century brought a major urban transformation to the city. Marvel at the Royal Palace—the official residence of the royal family—the Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá), one of the symbols of the city, and the emblematic fountain of Cibeles and the fountain of Apollo, also known as the Four Seasons.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 12 and younger are complimentary., If you have limited mobility, you should not take part., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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