What will we see?
The guided tour in the Madrid de las Letras will visit the neighborhood and places where the most Known writers in Spain and beyond our borders lived and were inspired (Barrio de las Letras): Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Quevedo and Góngora, plus many others who, for centuries, enjoyed the bohemian atmosphere of the city of Madrid. Cafes, Taverns, tertulia bars and a huge night activity which will inspire all who decide to join us for this tour with our professional tourist guides.
This visit around the most literary and bohemian area of Madrid starts at Santa Ana Square, where the most ancient theatre in the city is, but originally not the only one in the neighborhood, as we will see in Ángel Square. Before taking Huertas Street, we’ll stop at Saint Sebastian Church and its disappeared graveyard, last home for some of some of the most notorious Madrilenians. We’ll go on by Huertas Street towards the Palace of the Dukes of Santoña, with a long list of illustrious inhabitants. In the corner with León Street we’ll see the Royal Academy of History and we will continue towards Cervantes and Lope de Vega Streets, where both writers used to have their homes at where it is thought that Cervantes is still buried. We’ll go on towards the Church of Christ of Medinaceli and we will recall the enormous possessions the Duke of Lerma used to have in this area of the city, as well as we’ll see one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid, Palace Hotel. After visiting the Ateneo, we’ll finish our route in front of the Congress of Deputies, in Cortes Square
Duration of the guided tour : about 90 to 105 mis.
Meeting Point: Plaza de Santa Ana, or at your Hotel if it’s in Madrid center (we can of course pick up a taxi if it’s not in the main center)
Please feel free to ask for a budget to make a private tour of the Literary neighborhood with us: