The Plaza Mayor and the Puerta del Sol are emblematic tourist attractions in Habsburg Madrid. Madrid Tourist Guides proposes a private Stroll in Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor neighborhood. Our director and licensed Guide Irina Karasenko will spotlight to you the urbanistic, artistic and demographic peculiarities of the Capital of Spain under the 5 Habsburg Kings.
There will be so many things to share!
For example, which was the ‘’floating population’’ of Downtown Madrid. To learn the difference between ‘’immigrants passing through’’ or ‘’in transit’’. Which was the group of “The Pretenders” ( of course we don’t mean the Band of Chrissie Hynde ), etc.
There are also numerous urban/artistic attractions that the traveler deserves to know such as how to distinguish aristocratic gates, where are the most beautiful baroque church altars, some nice squares with historic sculptures, hidden courtyards and alleys…
Spain’s Capital surrendered to the nationalist troops almost at the end of the terrible Big Civil War in Spain, between 1936 and 1939.
There was a ruthless Republican repression in Madrid during the Big Civil War in Spain. A heartless repression by the opposite side came up with the instauration of General Franco’s dictatorship. Based on reliable historical sources and testimonies of survivors, Irina will summarize it, at the scenarios where they took place.
In short, our Stroll in Habsburg Madrid will place the Capital of Spain on its proper historical context.
You will learn about the true events, that differ completely from what tourists hear during the usual ‘free tours’.Of course, our private tour ‘’Stroll in Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor’’ includes a break at a good local bar to taste the typical ‘Caña y Pincho de Tortilla’.