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Architour by Lavapiés y Rastro provided by architoursmad

Architour by Lavapiés y Rastro

Architour by Lavapiés y Rastro
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About
We propose you to learn more about the Lavapiés district from the urban, historical and architectural point of view. We recommend that you save some time before the aperitif by the Rastro to walk together and learn about the history of theaters, cinemas, cafés, museums or their corralas, typical buildings of houses in the authentic heart of Madrid that Traveler has declared as the coolest neighborhood of the world. Small hidden gems like the municipal printing house, rationalist industrial building of 1930 or the last in the area to have a drink like Sala Equís, the last X cinema in Madrid. From here to Cascorro and the history of how the Rastro began, combining the most authentic with the latest in vintage furniture. From there we will go to the Tabacalera where you can see the best of urban art on its facades, passing by Doctor Fourquet with its art galleries until the expansion of the Reina Sofía Museum, ending at the San Fernando Market where you can have an aperitif with a vermouth and some tapas
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 148549P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Access to all buildings is included in the price
  • Entry/Admission - Imprenta Municipal
Exclusions
  • Drinks in markets, bars and restaurants where we will stop
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Plaza de Tirso de Molina, Pl. de Tirso de Molina, 28012 Madrid, Spain We stayed at the statue of Tirso de Molina located in the center of the square between the two Metro exits of Tirso de Molina, Line 1
  • Mercado de San Fernando, C. de Embajadores, 41, 28012 Madrid, Spain We will finish here drinking something and taking some tapas together.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Access to all buildings is included in the price
  • Entry/Admission - Imprenta Municipal
Exclusions
  • Drinks in markets, bars and restaurants where we will stop
Departure details
  • Plaza de Tirso de Molina, Pl. de Tirso de Molina, 28012 Madrid, Spain We stayed at the statue of Tirso de Molina located in the center of the square between the two Metro exits of Tirso de Molina, Line 1
  • Mercado de San Fernando, C. de Embajadores, 41, 28012 Madrid, Spain We will finish here drinking something and taking some tapas together.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Mercado de San Fernando, C. de Embajadores, 41, 28012 Madrid, Spain We will finish here drinking something and taking some tapas together.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Oct. 2021
A note from Architour by Lavapiés y Rastro
It is mandatory to wear masks indoors and keep a safety distance
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Plaza de Tirso de Molina
    Pl. de Tirso de Molina, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    We stayed at the statue of Tirso de Molina located in the center of the square between the two Metro exits of Tirso de Molina, Line 1
    See address & details
  • 1
    Imprenta Municipal
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Teatro Figaro
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    El Rastro
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    El Pavon Teatro Kamikaze
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    La Tabacalera de Lavapies
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Plaza Lavapies
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Mercado San Fernando
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Mercado de San Fernando
    C. de Embajadores, 41, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    We will finish here drinking something and taking some tapas together.
    See address & details
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puma_ak
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
Great way to learn about Madrid and Lavapies
Dec. 2019
This was a great tour - Emilio knows a lot about Madrid, Lavapies district, architecture and politics. He showed us "his neighbourhood" and places we probably wouldn't have seen on our own.
Written 9 December 2019
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architoursmadrid
Thanks a lot for your review, Arkadiuszh. It was a pleasure to show my neighborhood with some of the hideen gems for tourits and some madrilians too. Happy to read you enjoyed them. Hope to show you new neighborhoods in your next visit to Madrid.
Written 1 February 2020
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L M
Barcelona, Spain14 contributions
A fantastic way to discover Madrid
Emilio’s tour was fantastic, full of surprises. He made sure we really enjoyed learning more about the architectural history of the city, the influences that led to its development and how that makes the city the amazing vibrant place it is today. With stop-offs in some great place to grab a beer or vermouth along the way, and something wonderful to eat in hidden places which we’d never have found ourselves. Will definitely return for another tour with Emilio. Five stars!
Written 6 July 2019
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architoursmadrid
Thanks a lot for your review Lloyd. It was really nice to share the evening with you showing my neighborhood and I hope we are meeting soon again doing another of my architours in Madrid.
Written 20 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Digging Deep into the history! Amazing
Very interesting information about Madrid ! Went to places even the locals don’t know about, digging very deep into
Linda D
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Distinguishing Madrid's Neighborhoods' with Architecture
Emilio was a wonderful guide and his perspective as an architect provided tremendous insight beyond the traditional
382blythem
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Interested in architecture? This tour is for you!
Emilio was our guide. He has extensive knowledge of the historical use of buildings along Gran Via as well as archi
dennisj879
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Fantástico
Emilio is fantastic. I took a tour with him actually before the pandemic, but the site doesn't allow me to go that
aroanativa
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As pictured!
This avenue with the iconic Schweppes luminous sign is everything a photographer can ask in this beautiful city. Th
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A top experience
Highly recommendable. Great opportunity to experience Madrid in a different way with a personalized tour, we were o
JDamianGBG
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Not to be missed!
A must when in Madrid. For tourists and locals alike. Discover Madrid while strolling around visiting off the beate
SCason1
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AMAZING AND UNIQUE!
We never would have seen any of this without Emilio, and his architectural history taught us so much in a very inte
JhonV46
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Great & professional guided tour of Gran Via!
This tour hosted by our guide Emilio was the perfect way to get to know the lively area of the Gran Via of Madrid.
387fidels
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Excellent Summary in Theory and Practice of different architectural styles across time. Highly Entertaining
The visit starts with an excellent overview of the history of the city of Madrid. It is done with very nice and did
puma_ak
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Great way to learn about Gran Via area
This was an interesting tour - go if you want to learn about the history and architecture of Gran Via area. It's be
shawndc
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Wonderful insight into the history and architecture of Madrid!
Emilio is a fantastic tour guide! He shares so much of his knowledge about Madrid with us, we really learned a lot.
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Fantastic Architectural Tour!
Emilio is a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. His tours don't just point things out; he provides historical an
CraigW1317
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Excellent Tour!
This was a really incredible way to see and learn about Madrid. We got a better understanding of the history of Ma
jeremyvandermeij
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Amazing tour!
This is not your average boring tour! Emilio was an informed and fun tour guide. As a designer and urban enthusiast
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