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Madrid: Madrid & Her Artisans, A Walking Tour

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Brand stores and high-street chains have made many cities pretty samey in recent years, but Madrid still stands apart. Like few other capitals, this town prizes its artisans, its trained craftspeople, its heritage of specialised retailers. This walking tour of our favourite sidestreet boutiques and laneway workshops leads you first to Spain’s most storied cape-makers, whose wares have cloaked the likes of King Alfonso XIII, Catherine Deneuve and Federico Fellini – Pablo Picasso was even buried in a cape from this emporium. There gather round the cutting table of house tailor Carmen before moving on to meet lifelong leatherware merchant Luis, who demonstrates how and why his family ascended to the forefront of such a highly particular practice in Spain. Our next expert is renowned luthier Rubén, whose profoundly skilled hands shape acoustic guitars for the country’s finest flamenco and classical players. Watching these masters at work, hearing their techniques and traditions, you’ll gain insight that goes far beyond mere commerce, and deep into Spanish culture.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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Stroll through the center

Walk through Madrid’s historic center, enjoy quaint plazas,  charming buildings & stop in local product shops.

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Meet Local Artisans in their workshops

Stop into the workshops and to meet local artisans. Learn about their craft & possibly some trade secrets!

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Go Behind the scenes

You’ll step back into the work spaces these artisans use, not available to the general public. 

DETAILS & BOOKING

Available: Everyday except Sundays

Meeting Place: Plaza Santa Ana, by the statue 

of García Lorca

Meeting Time: 10:30 am or 5 pm

Duration: 3 hours

What’s included: Privately guided walking 

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Prices:

€ 259 per person, minimum 2 people.

€ 199 per person for group of 3. 

€ 169 per person for group of 4. 

€ 149 per person for group of 5-6. 

€ 139 per person for group of 7. 

€ 129 per person for group of 8.

€ 119 per person for group of 9. 

10 + people in your group? Please contact us at groups@insiderstravel.io 

 

♥ Availability & route may change due to national or local holidays.

♥ This tour takes you through cobblestone streets, with some gentle inclines.

 

♥ Comfortable shoes recommended.

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