Madrid Highlights Tour for Kids

Take your family through the historic center of Madrid with a family-friendly expert
From US$425 privately
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Tour Details
2.5 hours
Product Type
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Royal Palace of Madrid (exterior)
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Madrid de los Austrias
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  • Madrid for kids walking tour with engaging stories to immerse young minds in Madrid's history
  • Led by a family-friendly guide
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Tour Description
Close your eyes and imagine Madrid a century ago. Two centuries. Five centuries! What was it like when this city was a Moorish fort? How did the city transform when it became the seat of the Castilian Crown? During this 2.5 hour Madrid for Kids private tour, we'll seek the answers to these questions and immerse ourselves in the history of the city, visiting the famed Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Our guides make Madrid's history come alive and teach children how to see a city through a new lens.

Beginning near the Opera House in central Madrid, our tour will take us back through time. We will start by learning about the founding of Madrid and discovering the vestiges of the Muslim settlement—its 9th century walls—where we’ll consider life during these primeval years and conceptualize how the walls might have been built. You will spend some time at the exterior of the refined Royal Palace, where you’ll consider the young princes and princesses who inhabited the castle.

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You will also visit the Plaza Mayor, where you may imagine the various uses of the square over the centuries—it held markets, bullfights, and even soccer matches. You’ll envision what was sold in the shops that hide under the archways. You will make your way through the small back streets to the city’s current central square, Puerta del Sol, where you’ll also have a chance to talk about Madrid as it is today. 

With a sweet ending to a day of Madrid's history coming alive for the whole family, your kids will leave the tour with a new wonder for Madrid's current landscape and how it has evolved throughout its centuries of history.

Will this tour include the Royal Palace? 
Our tour will examine the palace from its exterior. We will not enter the palace on this tour.

Is this tour walking-intensive and/or wheelchair accessible?
This tour is fairly walking-intensive and the route may include narrow sidewalks and cobblestoned streets. Please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise. We are also happy to discuss possible adjustments for visitors with mobility concerns.

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Barbara was very knowledgeable about Madrid and the history of art. She engaged with our kids very quickly and had prepared special books with some puzzles and colouring activities to do. I asked our kids what they liked most about the tour and they replied “learning about stuff”. Barbara shared a lot of anecdotes and funny stories with our kids which kept them highly interested and motivated, in spite of soaring temperatures in the middle of July. She was very patient with our little ones and recommended kids-friendly activities around Madrid.
Alessandra was the perfect guide for our family.
Carlos was great! Kept the kids engaged the entire time with lots of history and interesting facts. Our kids vary in age from 5-11 and he had a little something for each of them. Great job! Would recommend to anyone visiting Madrid