You will discover the best of Madrid through history, culture and legends. We will meet next to the main entrance of the Cathedral, where the statue of the Pope John Paul II is, and then we will start the tour at the arab wall, we will walk and have a few stops near the most special places of the old town from a personal selection, including the oldest church of the city, a real interesting temple, to give a short analysis to them. Do you know why is there the statue of John Paul the II? And why is the cathedral so new? Who founded the first city? Why doesn't the royal family live in the royal palace? Which is the most ancient church of Madrid? Do you know that once a week you have a mass in italian language? Where is it? Why are a bakery and a butcher's houses in Plaza Mayor? Why do you call "Puerta del Sol" a square without door? These are only some of curiosities, secrets and anécdotas you will discover thanks to this tour. :)
Hi, this is Riccardo. I've got a tour guide license in Italy in 2018. I graduated with a degree in foreign languages, I won 2 european grants in Spain then I studied in Madrid for a Master in teaching a foreign language in 2012, I've also lived one school year in Greece thanks to another european grant. Moreover I have worked at the tourist information offices of Bari and Madrid. I teach italian in Spain and spanish and/or english in Italy, I've translated some books for an american company. I give italian and english classes in Spain and spanish and/or english classes in Italy, I've translated some books for an american company. I love mediterranean food and I enjoy giving tour guides in Madrid and in south Italy ti stare my passion for history and culture.
We will start our tour from the arab wall, then we will pass by the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and gardens, a Monastery, the Royal Theatre. We will continue with a special place because is the oldest church of the old town, finally 2 crucial squares of the past of this city and the best market. Last stage will be the central square of Madrid where the end of the tour is.
Cultural walk in the old town