Private Tour: Madrid Walking Tour of Los Austrias

Experience the grandeur of Madrid’s Los Austrias neighborhood on a 2.5-hour walking tour accompanied by a private guide. Renowned for its wealth of monuments from the Habsburg dynasty, the area offers a rich tapestry of cultural landmarks. Wander through Plaza Mayor, marvel at the Royal Palace, and delve into the authentic atmosphere of Mercado de San Miguel. Revel in the flexibility and independence of this personalized tour as you uncover the captivating highlights of Spain’s capital city.

  • A guided exploration lasting 2.5 hours through Madrid’s Los Austrias district, led by a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Explore the vibrant Mercado de San Miguel, known for its colorful array of food, then unwind in the charming Plaza Mayor.
  • Marvel at the architectural beauty of Iglesia de San Nicolás de los Servitas, the oldest church in the city.
  • Witness the splendor of the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) and learn about its former inhabitants, the Bourbon kings.
  • Discover the history of the Habsburg dynasty and witness the architectural heritage it bestowed upon Madrid.

What’s included?

✓ Professional guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

La Rotonda Restaurant
Pl. de las Cortes, 7, Centro, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Pick up will be defined by customers

Start time

10:00 AM from Monday to Friday

End point

Mercado de San Miguel
Pl. de San Miguel, s/n, Centro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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What To Expect

Start your journey from your hotel in the middle of Madrid and begin your exciting exploration of Los Austrias. Say hello to your private guide and listen as they tell you about the city’s history and the time when the Hasburg dynasty ruled. Walk by the grand Royal Palace of Madrid and hear stories about the unusual emperors who lived there.

Take in the graceful fronts of the buildings lining Calle Mayor, then snap some photos outside Iglesia de San Nicolás de los Servitas, Madrid’s oldest church. Look up at its towering bell tower, noticing the Moorish design elements. Head to bustling Mercado de San Miguel for a taste of gourmet food stalls and cozy bars, before leisurely wandering through the iconic Plaza Mayor.

Watch street performers and delve into captivating historical narratives while exploring the expansive Plaza Mayor. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Calle de Toledo, passing by charming churches and grand college buildings en route to Calle Bordadores. Witness remnants of Madrid’s flourishing lace industry in quaint 17th-century shops, then savor the alluring scents wafting from upscale restaurants at Cueva de Luis Candelas.

At the end of the 2.5-hour tour, say goodbye to your guide on Calle del Arenal, a street conveniently situated for continued exploration.

  1. Plaza Mayor
    the centerpiece of the city
    30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

    Royal Palace of Madrid (Pass By)
    the official residence of the Spanish monarchs

  2. Church of St. Nicholas of the Servitas (San Nicolas de las Servitas)
    Madrid’s oldest church
    30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

  3. Iglesia de San Gines
    A charming 14th-century church that was fully reconstructed after a fire in the late 1800s.
    30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

  4. Mercado San Miguel
    Madrid’s trendy covered market that sprawls across Plaza de San Miguel.
    30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

  5. Felipe III Statue
    One of Madrid’s high-profile Bourbon kings
    20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

What To Expect

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.