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What does the Free Tour Barrio de las Letras consist of?
Possibly your best option to get to know Barrio de las Letras in a fun and authentic way.
A moment of culture and fun for everyone.
Enjoy your free tour in the Barrio de las Letras as a couple, with friends or in a group!
The Free tours of the Barrio de las Letras are the perfect excuse to take some time to get to know better the cultural heritage of Spain.
The free tours Barrio de las Letras are free tours organized by guides who show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.
While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.
In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.
What to see and do in Barrio de las Letras?
The Barrio de las Letras, in Madrid, is an emblematic place for the literary and cultural history of Spain. This neighborhood owes its name to the many writers who lived there during the Spanish Golden Age, such as Cervantes or Lope de Vega. Today, this area is an obligatory stop for those interested in literature and art.
Jacinto Benavente Square
The Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, located in the heart of Madrid, is one of the most emblematic and crowded places in the Spanish capital. This square owes its name to the illustrious Spanish playwright and novelist Jacinto Benavente. It is home to the Teatro Español, founded in 1583 and considered one of the most important theaters in the country.
Plaza del Angel is one of the most emblematic and visited places in Madrid. This square, located in the historic center of the city, has a history that dates back to the 18th century when it was built. It features an imposing fountain dedicated to the fallen angel, the work of sculptor Ricardo Bellver.
Only a few blocks separated their dwellings. Just a few steps between the two. But they hated each other. To death.
Lope de Vega
professed a deep enmity towards his neighbor. A certain
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
. These two literary geniuses of the
Spanish Golden Age
lived in the
Barrio de las Letras
. We will begin to learn about the history of this emblematic area in the center of Madrid by meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Puerta Sol.
Puerta del Sol
We will first pass through the
Jacinto Benavente and Angel Squares, where we will learn about the history of the popular
where we will learn about the history of the popular
the popular “corrales de comedia” of the Golden Age.
. Next, we will discover the Madrid vicissitudes of various authors of the Romanticism
authors of Romanticism
such as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and José Zorrilla.
We will continue along the
to enter fully into the Barrio de las Letras. There you will find the
House of Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega Street
where the convent of the
convent of the Barefoot Trinitarias
where the remains of
remains of Miguel de Cervantes
The distribution of these streets is ironic, as Cervantes rivaled in the extreme with his neighbor Lope de Vega. We will also learn about the
enmity between Góngora and Quevedo, eternal antagonists.
eternal antagonists. Afterwards we will go to the
Santa Ana square
where we will see the statues of Federico García Lorca and Calderón de la Barca, and we will contemplate the façade of the
At 2:00 p.m. we will conclude this free tour of Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras in the Plaza de Santa Ana.
Meeting Point and Duration
The meeting point of the Free Tour Barrio de las Letras is at the equestrian statue of Carlos III, in Puerta del Sol. It lasts approximately two and a half hours.