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Madrid has seen its highs and lows. Anarchist assassins, dictators and despots, painters and poets.

Travelers speak out

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5/5 Excellent into to Madrid
"Had an excellent Sandemans free walking tour of Madrid today, highlights definitely the Cathedral and Palace, plus seeing some of the eating options. Colin was a great guide, an excellent mix of history, stories and honour."
TripAdvisor, June 2016
5/5 Funny guide, great intro to Madrid
"We did the free walking tour with Jovan and it was excellent. He was ridiculously funny and knowledgable. He knows a lot about the history of Madrid and is well travelled, so it showed in the tour. I've done a lot of Sandemans tours and they are always consistently great, and today was no different. I would highly recommend this!"
TripAdvisor, June 2016

Praised by press

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The Guardian, 2016
"Some of the best walking tours we enjoyed during our travels were free walking tours from SANDEMANs."
Buzzfeed, 2016
"SANDEMANs offers fantastic free walking tours…. This is a great option for travelers on a budget and often offers some of the best guides I’ve had."
Huffington Post, 2016

The city that knows how to live

Madrid's history has certainly seen its share of highs and lows. From the capital of the world's largest empire, to the dark heart of the Spanish Inquisition, today this beautiful cosmopolitan city is the home of the culture, nightlife, and an energy that you can feel as soon as you arrive. Join us to see this extraordinary city through the eyes of Madrid’s best local tour guides.

Discover the many faces of Madrid with a passionate local guide

The original FREE Tour of Madrid starts at Plaza Mayor, and covers many of the top Madrid attractions, including the Royal Palace, the Royal Opera House, the Catedral de Almudena, and much more. After you've got the overview with the free walking tour, delve deeper with us!

The Majestic Madrid Tour will give you an overview of Madrid's literary history, as well as taking you to some of the top areas in Madrid, and the Golden Triangle of Art. After you've experience the enlightened Madrid, learn about the dark side, with the Spanish Inquisition Tour, to date one of the darkest periods of European history.

With all that walking, you'll be getting hungry, and if you're looking for a food tour, our Tapas Experience will take you to three incredible traditional tapas bars. Want the evening to keep going? Our Pub Crawl will show you some of Madrid's renowned nightlife, with three great bars and one fantastic club.

If you'd like to combine the food and the nightlife, we have you covered with our Madrid Night Out ticket, or alternatively, combine the tapas tour with a flamenco show with our authentic Spanish Experience. One thing's for sure; the top things to do and see in Madrid can all be found on a SANDEMANs tour!

Original FREE Tour, every day of the year

Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot! We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Madrid's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.
Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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