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Madrid Walking Tour: The Literary Quarter ¡Small Group!

Tour Description

Join a walking tour of the charming neighborhood of Las Letras in Madrid. Stroll through the streets of the quarter where Cervantes, Quevedo and Lope de Vega lived. With such protagonists and in this picturesque setting, the first comedy theatres in Madrid were opened here. Explore the neighborhood and get an in-depth cultural introduction to the city history


  • Discover the literary quarter within walking distance of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art Museums and bursting with cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • The literary quarter was home to many Spanish Golden Age writers, such as Miguel de Cervantes, playwright Lope De Vega and poet Francisco Gómez de Quevedo.
  • Admire some of the Golden Age buildings that are still preserved, among them the convent of the Trinitarias Descalzas.


  • Bilingual guide.
  • Individual radioguided system


  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above
  • Transportation
  • Pick up/ Drop off from the customer’s hotel.

Please Note

  • Keep in mind that the tour includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.


  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Madrid city center, next to Prado Museum. Please refer to your documentation for more information.
  • It will not be necessary to print the voucher

Meet your guide in the city center and join a walking tour of the literary quarter of Madrid. With a lovely location, the area is within walking distance of the Art Walk and bursting with cafes and bars.

At the end of the 17th century the Spanish Empire was coming to an end and Madrid was suffering severe economic and agrarian crisis. Today, tour the neighborhood where during this period, the great figures of the history of Spanish literature were born and flourished.

Home of great writers like Lope de Vega or Francisco de Quevedo, new theatre and poetical styles based on satire and comedy developed in the neighborhood during the popularly era known as the Spanish Golden Age. Stroll around the streets where the first theatrical courtyards were set with the intention to bring the entertainment closer to the people. Even the very monarchs attended some of this venues. Discover the scandals and affairs between the artists and public figures with your local guide and find out how those influenced Spanish literature.

Admire buildings of the time and wonder at the convent of the Trinitarias Descalzas. Did you know the remains of Miguel de Cervantes lie in this very building?

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