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Madrid: Diego Velazquez Artistic Guided Walking Tour

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Explore Madrid on a guided walking tour and learn about the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. Stroll into Plaza de Ramales, pass through the Old Town, see Plaza Mayor, and finf Barrio de las Letras.

Highlights

  • Discover a different point of view of Madrid
  • Immerse yourself in the customs of the 17th century.
  • Enjoy the heart of Madrid de los Austrias

Description

The tour stars at Plaza de Oriente, where a monument dedicated to this Habsburg king, Philip the IV can be seen. At this point, we will introduce you about the life in the Spanish Royal Court, how the ancient Alcázar of Madrid used to be like, where the artist used to live while working for this important people. The tour continue to talk about Velazquez’s life in Plaza Ramales where the artist was buried as noble in the cemtery of St John Church,and whose tumb was found during the archeological diggins made in 90s. Continue walking through the Old Madrid, arriving to places as Plaza de la Villa, where the ancient council of Madrid was located. IT was built by another important artist who met Velázquez at those times called Juan Gómez de Mora. After this, we will arrive to main and great square of the Old Madrid, Plaza Mayor. The ancient Plaza Mayor, the previous one, was inaugurated the same year as Velázquez arrived to Madrid. There wyou will discover about the main secrets related to this particular and overstanding place in Madrid. At the end of this, tour you will explore some of the main highlights of Barrio de las Letras, el Barrio de las Huertas,to arrive to Prado Museum where one of the most important monuments dedicate to the grear artist, Diego Velázquez, can be admire. This tour is a must! You can enjoy the Old Madrid but in a different way from another new point of view.

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