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Literary Madrid (1/2 Day)

This tour will allow you to stroll through centuries of history. Meet some of the best Spanish artists, visual and literary, while strolling through the streets of the Barrio de las Letras, the same that inspired some of its most famous residents.

We suggest that you begin with a short walk through the highlights of the Prado Museum. Our guide will accompany you while you get to know the most iconic works of art within this incredible building, but also some of its most hidden collections, such as the Dauphin's Treasure, an example of decorative pieces created with noble materials and semiprecious stones, which belonged to Louis, Dauphin of France, son of Louis XIV, who never reigned as he died of smallpox in 1711.

After stopping for coffee, we will continue to the picturesque Lope de Vega House-Museum, the well-known playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. In this enclosure, you can see a model of an old Corral de Comedias de Madrid (that of the Prince), and the garden and the Well of the House Museum.

We will also visit the Church of Medinaceli, if it is open, so you can see the image of such a famous and popular Christ, and our guide will tell you about the religious traditions of the people of Madrid with this image.

Finally, we will walk a bit through the old Barrio de Letras of Madrid, the historic home of some of the most famous writers in the Spanish language. We will pass by the former residence of Miguel de Cervantes, by the statue of Calderón de la Barca and we will talk about names like Federico Garcia Lorca or José de Echegaray, the first Nobel Prize in Literature.