Madrid is full of myths and legends but only some of them have a real background. Together we will examine a house of a merchant of that period(medieval Madrid), a small palace, a museum and much more and we will examine the historical context of the period and how this environment created the myths of modern Madrid. Together we will walk for 2 hours in the heart of Madrid and we will examine the myths and legends of the city. Haunted buildings and hospitals, streets with history hidden inside their name, and we will discuss the most popular urban legends of Madrid and Spain. As they say, where is smoke there is fire so we will examine the historical context of the myths and we will try to break them down. Every one of them has more than one version so together we will examine what is the spectrum we use to interpret with legends. During those 2 hours, we will be in continuous movement and we will start from the heart of the city the Puerta del Sol and we will finish in Plaza Mayor. We will make in total 6 stops to talk about legends and we will make as many as you need if you want to get rest.
I'm a travel professional specialized in Madrid for the last 7 years. I am providing this experience the last year. I have 3 university degrees related to tourism and management and my first degree is in social anthropology. I am working in the tourism field in Spain and I am writing in my personal blog about tourism theories. My social media are dedicated to showing the beauty of Spain. Furthermore, I own a travel agency called BeeYou travel and I am a lecturer about tourism management in International School of Applied Social Sciences in Madrid. For me travelling and tourism was my lifestyle choice and Madrid the city that I fell in love with. Come with me to explore the city with a true admirer of her!
If you need in the middle or atthe end of the tour we can go for a drink in order to discuss what we learned from our tour
Our starting point will be Puerta del Sol in the heart of the city. We will walk in total around 7 kilometres in 2 hours. Our end will be in the Plaza Mayor. We will walk in the area of Gran Via where we will visit 2 buildings(from the outside) and we will talk about their mysteries We will then visit the Area of the museums The next stops are in Lavapies area We will make a circle in the heart of Madrid with Puerta del Sol as the center.
Comfortable shoes, sun glasses if it is sunny or a hat. During winter clothes depending the weather.We will walking in the center so we will be exposed.
It is not a tour that is going to involve jumpscares or any actors. We will analyse the myths and legends and we will come to our own results if there are true or not.