Madrid history tour

  • Culture
  • 2+ Hours
  • Artistic
  • Tailored

Why should you join a Madrid history tour?

While there are several free tours which fight in Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor for customers, Cooltourspain is the only project in town which offers an alternative approach to the Madrid history tour. Explore Spain's cultural roots with professional guides and discover a new way of enjoying history & art in Madrid. Get hands on and spray paint your own 'Puerta de Alcalá' stencil graffiti during the experience.

XIX century buildings are observed during the Madrid history tour
Historical buildings

Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Royal Palace, Opera House and Madrid's city hall will be some of the locations that you will visit during our Madrid history tour.

Facts abour war in the Madrid history tour
Spanish Civil War

Cooltourspain guides will give you insider details of what exactly happened during the 1936-1939 period. Which side of the history do you stand for?

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Alternative tour

The Madrid history tour that we designed was curated to bring you a different possibility to explore our city. It will include the development of a stencil graffiti. Have you ever spray painted?

participants in the madrid history tour
Small group

The services are offered on demand and never for a group larger than 5 people. It's thanks to this unique guided visit that you will discover Madrid's heritage and historical hidden facts.

What do people usually ask before purchasing the Madrid history tour?

Does the tour include the visit to the interior of the Royal Palace?
It may, but only if you hire our Madrid private tour. Our public guided visit will offer you information about the Royal Palace from outdoors.
Can I cancel the service if it rains?
Cancellations are permitted when you send your request within at least more than 24 hours in advance. Our Madrid history tour is scheduled under all weather conditions.
How many people do usually join the Madrid history tour?
This walking guided visit is only offered to customers who previously booked any of our street art tours in Madrid, so there will be nobody else apart from our guests in the tour. Tours are offered for a munimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 8-10.
What's the meeting point?
Please refer to the following map as to see where does the group meet the guide. You should be aware that the Madrid history tour will end up in Plaza de la Villa.

Meeting Point 

Carlos III statue (man on a horse) 

Puerta del Sol s/n

Sol metro station

* Previous booking required.

 

Madrid history tour pricing

Offered on request - You may choose the starting time.

Madrid city highlights
Walking experience
20€/person
  • Kids & teenagers 10€
  • + 2 hours tour
  • English language
  • Local guide
  • Minimum group required
Madrid history tour & graffiti
Hands-on experience
25€/person
  • + Stencil graffiti
  • 2 hours tour + workshop
  • Graffiti writer / local guide
  • Kids & Teenagers 12€
  • English language

Reviews of our Madrid history tour

Gerardo was knowledgeable and informative, mixing local legends with factual Information. Our group had kids and adults. He took his time answering questions and tailored the Madrid history tour to the groups' interests. One of the best tours I’ve ever taken because it was not only listening, but also spray painting. Would highly recommend it!
Clare reviewed her experience with us
Lara, US
June 2019
Gerzu is a true expert in Spanish history. He also knows Madrid well and had myriad anecdotes about all the various hot spots in town (Plaza Mayor, several churches, convents, etc.) His suggestions for tapas were spot on. We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. My expectations for this walking tour were tempered by previous experiences, but Gerardo’s tour was fantastic!
Sabrina enjoyed our hen do in Madrid
Sarah, Australia
May 2019
It was great experiencing Madrid through the lens of a history lover. Although we started at Plaza Mayor, not in Puerta del Sol as booked, I appreciated being shown the touristy landmarks in a different way. It was interesting to hear the Royal Family stories, and the political situation in the country. Also loved the stencil graffiti we did, specially my 15 years old daughter. I was a little bit hesitant about a walking tour because of how hot it was, but we had a consistently nice breeze and were in the shade for a good portion of the tour. Overall, we had a great experience!
graffiti workshop for Lina and her friends
Lina, Belgium
July 2019

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