As we are now into Summer, the City Council of Madrid in collaboration with the Fundación Caja Madrid, are putting on a series of guided tours. These guided tours of Madrid are conducted by professional guides with the aim of giving people the opportunity to discover more of the city. Tickets cost around 3-4 Euros and can be bought from the Madrid City Council’s Tourist Board (Patronato de Turismo de Madrid) (c/ Mayor, 69);Departure Point – Municipal de Información Turística (Plaza Mayor, 3. Tel. 915 881 636). A full list of the tours can be found on a pdf entitled:
Two of the tours are actually held all year round: City Hall and Madrid: Setting of the Court. Please be aware that some companies in Madrid do charge between extremely high prices for some of their tours. I came across one the other day which was charging around £120 per person for a 4-hour walking tour!! Captain Alatriste is a character created by the author Arturo Pérez-Reverte and the "Duel of verse and swords: another view of the Golden Age" tour offers people the chance to see "dramatizations that aim to recreate scenes from the life of 17th century Madrid."
La casa de la villa
Mondays 5 p.m.
Legends of Old Madrid
Leyendas del viejo Madrid
Wednesdays 9.30 p.m.
Duel of verse and swords: another view of the Golden Age
Duelo de versos y espadas:Otra visión del siglo de oro
Thursdays 9 p.m.
Traditional taverns and shops of Madrid
Tabernas y comercios tradicionales de Madrid
Fridays 11 a.m.
New adventures in Captain Alatriste’s Madrid
Nuevas aventuras – En el Madrid del capitán Alatriste
Fridays and Saturdays 9.30 p.m.
Madrid, setting of the Court
Madrid, escenario de la corte
Saturdays 10 a.am
Walk through the Madrid of the Bourbons
Paseo por el Madrid de los borbones
Sundays 11.00 a.m.
Virtual Tours Around Madrid
Books of interest from Amazon
|Lonely Planet Madrid||Top 10 Madrid||Lonely Planet
Madrid City Map
Please note that the information above has been modified and the links sould take you to the Madrid Tourist Board site (www.esmadrid.es). For some reason the Madrid Council has decided to take this page down – it happens a lot with sites in Madrid!!