Power to the People tour with Across Madrid

From Absolute Monarchy to Freedom

TThis 3-hour itinerary explores the Malasaña neighborhood, north of Gran Via, which was the backdrop for an important revolt against the occupying Napoleonic troops in 1808. ...Description continued below

TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours.
Maximum group size: 8 people.

Group tour prices:
2 people: €80 per adult
3 people: €70 per adult
4 people: €60 per adult
5 people: €55 per adult
6 to 8 people: €50 per adult

Children under 4 free of charge

Guaranteed private tour:
€50 supplement (e.g. 2 people €160 plus €50 = €210)

Solo travelers: If you are on your own but want to book a group tour and nobody else signs up, we will run a private tour for €160.

Family Special offer (guaranteed private tour):
For family units of up to 6 members including 2 or more children under 18 years of age: €240 flat fee per family.

Monday through Saturday: 10:00.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 14:00.
Tour does not run on Sundays.

To ensure availability advance booking is required. As a very small company, we can rarely accommodate last-minute bookings, particularly during the high season.

Our tour starts with a narrative over a cup of coffee to lay out the complexities of the period 1700-1900.  We will cover the 18th-century arrival of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain, while we glimpse what we consider the best example of Baroque architecture in Madrid. As we stroll through the working-class quarter of Malasaña, we will learn of local heroes and heroines who fronted the resistance against the occupying Napoleonic troops between 1808 and 1814. 

We will visit sites the main spots of action during the War of Independence (when the madrileños and madrileñas had a vital role in defending their city), we will drop by the Madrid History Museum and we will see the changing role of the working class as it shaped today’s freedom-loving city.

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