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If you come to Madrid or live in Madrid and are interested in contemporary architecture explained by a local architect, here we are to offer you group or private tours according to your interests and availability, focused on the urban, architectural and historical development of the city. We include secret places where design is an added value for drinks or dinner for tapas.
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We propose to know something else Gran Vía from the urban, historical and architectural point of view since it was conceived more than 100 years ago until its last reform. We will start on the roof of the Circle of Fine Arts, work of Antonio Palacios. From there we will know together the urban development of Madrid, Gran Vía and surroundings, reviewing the history of other buildings of Palacios as the seat of the City Council or the Cervantes Institute. After going down the impressive staircase of the Circle and knowing the building inside, we will begin to walk the Gran Vía, stopping at the Loewe Foundation, Chicote Museum and the Telefónica Building, the first Madrid skyscraper, whose Foundation we will access together. We will continue the tour knowing the old Paris Warehouses, stopping at a rooftop in Callao with views of the third section of Gran Vía that we will travel to Pza. De España where we will go up to the last roof terrace to have a drink while I tell you about the project that will change this area.
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We suggest you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the center and learn more about the Madrid Río linear park around the Manzanares River from an urban, historical and architectural point of view. We offer you a walk or by bike to know a forgotten area of Madrid until the burial of the M-30. Works by Sachetti, Juan de Hererera, Pedro de Ribera, Burgos and Garrido, Fisac or Andrés Jaque will be on our tour together. We will start in front of the Royal Palace, reviewing its history and we will enter the Casa de Campo to reach a secret viewpoint from which to enjoy the views of the cornice of Madrid. We will continue the walk among the pines of Madrid Río, stopping at the new bridges as the metallic spiral of Dominique Perrault. After freshening up on the beach in Madrid, we will continue to the Matadero to enjoy the renovation of its pavilions at the Central de Diseño, ending at La Cantina del Matadero where we will have a vermouth and some tapas.
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We propose you to learn more about the Lavapiés district from the urban, historical and architectural point of view. We recommend that you save some time before the aperitif by the Rastro to walk together and learn about the history of theaters, cinemas, cafés, museums or their corralas, typical buildings of houses in the authentic heart of Madrid that Traveler has declared as the coolest neighborhood of the world. Small hidden gems like the municipal printing house, rationalist industrial building of 1930 or the last in the area to have a drink like Sala Equís, the last X cinema in Madrid. From here to Cascorro and the history of how the Rastro began, combining the most authentic with the latest in vintage furniture. From there we will go to the Tabacalera where you can see the best of urban art on its facades, passing by Doctor Fourquet with its art galleries until the expansion of the Reina Sofía Museum, ending at the San Fernando Market where you can have an aperitif with a vermouth and some tapas
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a really incredible way to see and learn about Madrid. We got a better understanding of the history of Madrid and how it played a part in the architecture and expansion of the city. The views from each location were spectacular. Emilio was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CraigW1317
architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, Graig. It was really nice to share with you both the afternoon showing a small part of my city. I really appreciated the talk with a drink in the last rooftoop knowing more about you both and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your average boring tour! Emilio was an informed and fun tour guide. As a designer and urban enthusiast I really enjoyed hearing about the long history of city planning, supported by the places we visited and copies of historical plans that he...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jeremyvandermeij
architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review, Jeremy. I really appreciate your opinion, specially coming form a designer and urban enthusiast, as I enjoyed with our talk at the middle of our tour biking in front of the Lake at Casa de Campo forest and at the end...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

I live in Madrid but Emilio opened my eyes to things I hadn’t seen or understood on Gran Vía that I have been down countless times. Neither dogmatic or boring Emilio gives you a clear picture of Madrid’s development (including amazing views from a number...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tomparnasse
architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, Tom. I am really happy to read how someone who does not like tours and who lives in the city has discovered with my architours to walk looking up to discover a lot of details that have been...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019

Celebrated my 40th birthday in Madrid and decided to book a tour with Emilio for my guests. It was a great choice. We walked over Gran Via and got to visit some of its landmark buildings getting an interesting introduction to the city and its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

Emilio is a passionate that will allow you to discover the secrets of the late 1800s-early1900s transformation of Madrid. Despite his technical knowledge (he is an architect), he is never boring and has plenty of anecdotes to tell. He brings a fresh view to help...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review, Franz. It was really nice to share with you the afternoon showing you a small part of my city, including some hidden gems. I really appreciated the talk with a drink in the last rooftoop knowing more about...More

Reviewed July 10, 2019

Emilio is a lovely guide who knows pretty much everything about architectures & their history & their development around the area! The park itself was lovely and I was surprised that it was not crowded with people. I learned and enjoyed so much about a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Claudia L
architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

Thanks a lot for your review, Claudio. It was really nice to show you a nice area of my city not so popular than other touristic ones. Hope to see you soon in other of my architours in Madrid.

Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Emilio’s tour was fantastic, full of surprises. He made sure we really enjoyed learning more about the architectural history of the city, the influences that led to its development and how that makes the city the amazing vibrant place it is today. With stop-offs in...More

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architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

Thanks a lot for your review Lloyd. It was really nice to share the evening with you showing my neighborhood and I hope we are meeting soon again doing another of my architours in Madrid.

Reviewed June 12, 2019

I have really enjoyed this tour with Emilio. I could visit places I probably wouldn't find on my own. Thanks

Date of experience: June 2019
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architoursmadrid, Owner at architoursmad, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

Thanks a lot Oldrich. I am sure I am seeing you soon in Madrid sharing other of our architours.

Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

If you can choose only one tour in Madrid, Emilio’s architour is the one you have to pick! He has such a thorough knowledge and a good sense of humor. He takes you around in less-known but beautiful areas, where you would never get to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank sevillabudapest
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Emilio is one of the best guides I have met, and I have seen a few. His explications are informative, entertaining and intelligent. He shows you places that you probably wouldn’t have encountered yourself and which are absolutely lovely. I did the Lavapiés tour and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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