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About the We're Going on a Bear Hunt Walk in Madrid
If you pay attention, you quickly learn to spot all the symbols of power and national pride embedded in Madrid. The bear, of course, is the primary symbol. But, what about the golden fleece? Or, the chain and pendant? Nevermind the myriad images of the great painter Velazquez. Using these symbols and images as a kind of treasure hunt, we've devised this three-hour family tour of Madrid to help children (and their lucky parents) learn to read the city and decipher clues to its history. As we move along we learn about the major kings, queens, artists, and other figures who populate Spanish history.
Our hunt begins in Puerto del Sol where the symbol of Madrid, the bear, stands eating a strawberry from an implausibly high strawberry "tree". Why the bear? Why strawberries? These are some of the questions we'll ask as we move into the medieval core of the city, passing Plaza Mayor, the main market of the city, and other notable stops.
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- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: Family Program
- Private: €305 per party