Explore the trendy barrio of Malasaña

Technicolor street art, second-hand vinyl stores, and coffee shops that transform into bars (magic).

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €32.50  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

You’ll explore Malasaña, Madrid's edgy neighborhood known for its diversity and artistic flair. Yes, it’s overflowing with hipsters but we want to show you another side to the barrio, one that’s diverse, down to earth and effortlessly laid back.

Experience its character as you take in candy-colored buildings and technicolor street art flanked by coffee shops, bakeries, and vintage clothing stores. There are countless traditional bookstores and second-hand record shops sitting alongside art associations and trendy coffee shops that transform in the blink of an eye into bars after dusk.

This was the beating heart of the famous movement La Movida Madrileña, a countercultural rebellion against the Franco era that welcomed in a more modern and accepting Spain. This open-minded attitude is still what makes this district so special, and today it attracts artists of all kinds from the worlds of street art, music and film.

It’s also conveniently where you’ll find some of the city’s coolest tapas bars. Need we say more?

  • Visit Madrid's trendiest neighborhood with one of our hosts who can’t wait to introduce you to its wonders, and trust us, there are a lot

  • Explore traditional bookstores, second-hand record shops, art galleries, and coffee shops that become bars at night

  • Wander through the lively streets of Malasaña, soaking up the bohemian style and seeing the area’s historic buildings

  • Stop to enjoy a coffee and grab something to eat at a neighborhood café or get street food from a nearby market

  • Discover the area’s vibrant history as the heart of the La Movida Madrileña movement

  • Get advice from your host on other wonderful areas to explore during your visit

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

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    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for Madrid

City tour with Silvia

My mother and I toured with Silvia on our first day in Madrid. She is very friendly, full of energy and provided us with her inside view of 3 neighborhoods (Salamanca, Malasaña and Centro). She took us off the touristy streets and it made the tour more personable. She also took us to one of her favorite lunch spots...La Pescaderia. It was delicious and very reasonable. If you’re looking for an overview of the city, I highly suggest requesting Silvia!

Reviewed by Cindy K, hosted by Silvia

Wonderful company with Silvia

My son, his wife and I had a WONDERFUL evening with Silvia. We walked through her neighborhood, visited some tapas bars, went to a gallery, and stopped at a tea and spice shop. The highlight of our evening was sharing wine and dinner at one of her favorite restaurants. We could have talked for hours, but time was running very late and she had an early flight in the morning. A FANTASTIC TIME WITH SILVIA!

Reviewed by Eva Q, hosted by Silvia

Uma Visão Geral de Madri

Minha experiência começou alguns dias antes da data marcada para o tour, sendo que Nicola, que foi responsável por me guiar no tour, me enviou emails me explicando em detalhes como iriamos nos encontrar, e uma sugestão de intinerário. Na hora marcada, começamos o passeio por Madri. Tive a oportunidade de conhecer vários detalhes históricos dos principais edifícios e ruas da cidade. Além disso, Nicola me levou a dois mercados para que eu pudesse experimentar um pouco da culinária local... o sanduiche ramón é imperdível, como também as croquetas!!! Para finalizar, uma passada por alguns dos museus da cidade, com destaque para o Museu do Prado. Bem, foi um dia agradabilíssimo, com o encontro de mais um amigo. se recomendo, claro, com certeza!

Reviewed by Francisco L, hosted by Nicola

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