Many users check on forums such as Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet or Minube (Spanish market) for information regarding the country/city they are about to visit. People mostly look for the recommendations that others wrote about any specific place. The question is now, how many of them did purchase a product through those mentioned websites? 10%, 50%, 75%? We are now going to tell you which tours in Madrid city should you participate in, because it’s our goal to give voice to those local community projects that work for everybody’s benefits. Let’s see who they are!
Off the beaten tours in Madrid city.
If you are an intrepid and avid traveler, then you should know about our project. Cooltourspain is the brand that Javier Garcia and few other friends created in 2015 to provide an alternative to the tours in Madrid city. We offer walking and bicycle guided visits where you can learn about the street art movement and observe the graffiti writers who have painted our streets. Did you know that it is in La Tabacalera where you’ll be able to see the best urban art in town? Thanks to artists from all over the world, this former tobacco factory has now turned into a Mecca for photography lovers & graffiti hunters. Check their opening times as you may not find it open at all times. You will be happy to visit this place. A unique spot in town that should never disappear!
What areas do our tours in Madrid city cover?
Our guides will show you and explain mostly about two areas, Lavapiés and Malasaña, although they have mastered in finding alternative spots all around town. Our tours in Madrid city pretend to avoid the most touristic areas and take you to those neighborhoods where you will experiment how the locals live and integrate with each other. We put special attention and emphasis on the urban challenges that Madrid is facing, the problems that our society is experiencing and how the different cultures existing in these districts are mixing with each other to create a melting pot. As you may see, these are added values to a service that is focused on taking you to the off the beaten areas in town.
What’s the meeting point for our tours in Madrid city?
Our meeting points are located close to Atocha and Gran Vía, avoiding the crowd of touristic areas such as Puerta del Sol. It will all depend whether you booked the street art walking tour or one of our bike tours in Madrid city.
The walking guided visit’s meeting point is located by the two baby head statues across Hotel Only You Atocha. The place where we will meet you for the bicycle tour is close to Gran Via metro station (line number 1). Our guides will wait for you at the entrance of Carrefour ‘Express’ supermarket (Calle Montera, 32). They will take you right away to the bike rental shop which is less than 100 meters away.
Meet the team who leads our tours in Madrid city.
Teachers, photographers, graffiti artists and passionate tourist guides make our team. These locals will take our guests around and show you the streets in a completely different way. They have years of experience in one of the most popular & creative industries that exist nowadays. Our tours in Madrid city are guided in several languages: English, Spanish and French and could be personalized, attending to our guests’ necessities. Do you have any requirements? We will be glad to attend your request.