We are Vive Madrid Tours a young group of madrileños by birth and heart who love our city and who want to show it with Passion, Eagerness, Happiness and professionalism.

We are a local enterprise, 100% Madrileña with awesome experiences and unforgettable memories in this city . That is why we want everyone coming to Madrid to live it and enjoy it like we do while taking its most beautiful part: the inside part.

That’s the reason why we were borned and that is why we will struggle day after day to do it. We are:

José-Manuel (Mel)

In spite he doesn’t look like a Madrileño or a Spaniard do not get confused, he is a real Madrileño by birth and heart.! Sometimes this just happens in Spain! Passionate about his city and the stories hidden in the little corners of the Old Madrid he will make you discover Madrid with eagerness and passion. This bohemian guy quit his shoes, his tie, the warm of the air conditioning of the office to walk the streets of his well-loved Madrid and show its stories. If he likes something about Madrid is its lively ambient, his literature neighbourhood, its patisserie shops and its vermouth. So if he is not in Puerta del Sol with the blue umbrella, you know where to find him.


Historian by choice this Madrileña by birth and heart will make you discover the hidden stories of Madrid with passion. After several years studying the double degree in History and Tourism she decided to share her knowledge with the world. But that wasn’t enough for her, so she decided to study Art! Full of happiness and with a big smile she will show you Madrid from the heart! She is an all-purpose girl passionate about History, Goya and having fun. Find her with her shining smile in Puerta del Sol. 😉


Hardened reader and great lover of literature and history this riojano by birth landed in Madrid to start his trip with us. After several years living in Belgium, France and London he decided it was time to come back home and put together his 2 passions. Madrid was the chosen city. Passionate about the history of Spain and great story teller he will get you to know the city in a really good mood. Remember his face because you will probably find him in a bookshop buying a lot of books. The answer is yes, he will read them all!


After spending some years living in Scotland, this madrileño by birth decided that it was time to come back, enjoy the sun and show the history of the city where he was borned. A Madrileño passionate about music and history! A lovely bohemian guy that will make you discover the best well hidden secrets of Madrid with a smile and good vibes! Despite his thinness, one of his biggest hobbies is to eat! If you need any recommendation about places to eat do not doubt it anymore, ask Javi!

José-Manuel (Mel)

He is a genuine Madrileño, a lover of his city, a funny bohemian guy with crazy ideas and very good vibes that will make you discover Madrid in an enjoyable and special way through passion and eagerness.


Historian by choice and in love with every single corner of Madrid, Gloria will make you feel her passion for discovering the hidden stories in the city. Her main motivation is her willingness to have fun and meet people all around the world. You will always find her wearing a beautiful smile.


Passionate about Spain and Madrid History and a great story teller. A guy from La Rioja in love with Madrid, a tireless traveller full of energy and happiness that will make you discover Madrid and its secrets in a really enjoyable way.


Passionate about music, history and funny bohemian madrileño! Charismatic guide who will discover the best well hidden stories and secrets of Madrid to you with a very big smile and lot of good vibes!

We are just this great team! If you want to know anything else just let us know! Contact us!


We have to say thank you to all these people who has helped us from the begginings! Thank you so much to:

Miguel - The Digital Guy

Miguel Álvarez

Our Marketing Guy! He helped us with the proyect since the beggining and he is still an active part of this proyect.

The Man in the Shade

Ares Ruiz

In spite you will never see him, he is the one managing the website empire from the shade!

Our personal Designer

Beatriz Álvarez

We met her in a Tour, we discover his talent with photography and design and she decided to share it with us and help us!

Tomás - Street Photographer

Tomás G. Santis

You will always find him holding his camera, talking to new people and curious about Madrid. That's how we met him!