Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians

Discover with our Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians – Old City the creation of the millenary Madrid and change your perception of the City.
Get to know how a little village of the centre of Spain turned into the Capital of at powerfull Empire without losing its essence.

Free Tour Madrid Old City - Plaza de la Villa
Village Square

Plunge into the Old Madrid while walking along the old streets that still preserve their history, and discover the main symbols that the Habsburg monarchy let us in the city and that compose its amazing history. This is the best tour to start discovering Madrid.

Relevant information

Meeting point
Puerta del Sol, at the front of Carlos III on Horse Statue
Sky Blue Umbrella
From Monday to Saturday
2h 30 mins
English (also available in French and Spanish )
You decide it!
Minimum number
2 participants

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Travel to the origins of Madrid and discover who, why and when founded the city. Walk around the oldest streets of the city and discover the stories, secrets and curiosities that compose its essence.

Discover Madrid from inside with charming local guides, with one of the best rated free tour companies of Madrid in Trip Advisor and take the best memory of the inside part of the city.

The Plaza Mayor, the Almudena Cathedral and the Medieval Madrid will be some of the spots to visit on our journey. But they won’t be the only ones, many more hidden corners, tales and surprises of the Old Madrid are waiting for you to be discovered!

Book your free tour Madrid of the Austrians now, get to know the city in a different and special way and understand the present and the past times of Madrid!


Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians - Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol
Free Tour Madrid de los Austrias - Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Free Tour Madrid de los Austrias - El Oso y el Madroño
The Bear and the "Madroño"
Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians - San Miguel Market
San Miguel Market
Free Tour Madrid Vieille Ville - Plaza de la Villa
Village Square
Free Tour Madrid de los Austrias - Catedral de la Almudena
Almudena Cathedral
Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians - Teatro Real
Royal Theatre
Free Tour Madrid Vieille ville - Palacio Real
Royal Palace

Historical Travel Zones

The Origins of Madrid
Discover how, why, and by whom Madrid was founded and which was its old name.

The Madrid of the Habsburgs
Delve into the legacy that the Austrians left in Madrid while visiting the most important symbols of the Old town.

The streets of Old Madrid
Stroll through the beautiful squares of the city that will evoke you to the Middle Ages and walk along the streets of the old centre with more history and stories.

The Oldest Restaurant in the World
Yes, we will see the oldest restaurant in the world during the visit and we will discover its history.

Madrid Traditions and Gastronomy
We will explain you some of our main traditions in Madrid as our typical dance (the “chotis”), our customs and we will give you some very good recommendations for you to explore the city like a local.

The end of an Era
Find out how and why the Habsburgs came to an end and what this meant for Spain.

El 2 de Mayo de 1808
Get to know first-hand the most heroic day that the city of Madrid experienced and stroll through the square where the first uprisings against Napoleon’s troops began.

And many more surprises to understand Madrid like a local!

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Where does the Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians starts and end?

Free Tour Madrid of the Austrians – Old City starts in Puerta del Sol next to Carlos III Horse Statue. All our Tours start from this point with our light blue umbrellas. The Tour ends in Plaza de Oriente which is 7 minutes walking distance from the beggining point.

What is the duration of the tour?

The duration is approximately 2H45′ but it can vary depending on the group or the guide. This duration is an approximation.

How do I find the Tour Guide?

You will find us very easily thanks to our Light Blue Umbrellas in Puerta del Sol. You will maybe see different colours, but do not get confused, the light blue is the good one! 😉 We recommend you to arrive 10 minutes before the beggining to avoid any problem that could take place.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, if you want to guarantee your spot in the Tour you need to book. We set a maximun number of 25 people for the tour acording to ensure the quality of our free walking tour Madrid. If you do not want to lose your spot, please make your reservation. It is free and it just takes 1 minute.

Is a minimum number of participants required?

This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. If we do not reach that number, we will contact you to offer you different alternatives.

Do I have to arrive in advance?

We recommend you to arrive to the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the beginning of the Tour. If you do it we will be able to manage the groups in advance and so start on time.

What if it rains?

Do not worry about the weather conditions! If it rains, if it snows or if it thunders or hails, We will be there for You. We know how valuable your time is in Madrid, so we will not leave you alone just because the weather is not good. Reservation is needed.

Are all the free walking tour companies the same?

Of course not. That would be like saying that all the restaurants of spanish food in Madrid are the same. What makes the difference is the ambient, the quality, the expertise and professionalism among some others factors.

For sure you will want the best experience for your holidays. Take it with one of the best valued free tour companies in Madrid with more than 2 years of experience in the city: Vive Madrid Tours.


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