• Duration: 2 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Discover the magical back streets of Madrid’s most intriguing neighborhoods. You’ll visit the monumental spots for famous authors and artists such as Ernest Hemingway, Francisco de Goya, Lope de Vega, and Spain's most beloved and famous author Miguel de Cervantes. 

Visit secluded churches, old restaurants, hidden writings, and eclectic plazas known only to those who appreciate the adventure of an off-the-beaten path. 

The city game will take you about 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so can go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Are you ready to discover the hidden gems of Madrid?

Highlights:

✓ Visit the oldest known restaurant in the world

✓ Discover the neighborhood steeped in literary history

✓ Uncover the hidden burial grounds for Spain’s most famed artists and authors

✓ Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

This experience has flexible start times - departures. This means you maintain availability per day (rather than per departure). After booking, the local supplier will contact you in order to arrange the exact starting time of your tour.

Itinerary

Stop at: Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is a major public space in the heart of Madrid, the capital of Spain. It was once the centre of Old Madrid. It was first built during the reign of Philip III. Only a few blocks away is another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Casa Botín

Casa Botín, founded in 1725, is the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records and a benchmark of Madrid’s best traditional cuisine. Forbes magazine gave the House third place in the list of the world’s top 10 classic restaurants, together with its two specialties, the delicious suckling pig and lamb roasted in the Castilian style. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Puerta Cerrada

The complex preserves the name of Puerta Cerrada through which the Christian wall of Madrid was opened here , during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and which was demolished in 1569, on the occasion of Isabel de Valois's entry into the city wife of Felipe II. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Plaza de Jacinto Benavente

The square was created in 1926 as a result of the demolition of several buildings around the Old Customs square and the attached square of La Leña (later Calle de la Bolsa), including the Convent of the Trinitarios Calzados and the fish market of Almidón. 

After the expansion, the palace of the Five Major Guilds built by Manuel de la Ballina in the 17th century became the property of the Bank of Isabel II, and when this bank merged with that of San Carlos, it gave rise to the first headquarters of the Bank of Spain. 

At the beginning of the XXI century, it houses the General Directorate of the Treasury. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: San Sebastian Church, Madrid

The Saint Sebastian Church or Iglesia de San Sebastián is a 16th-century church in central Madrid, Spain. It is located on Atocha street, #39. The name arises from a devotional chapel which was found along the route to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Atocha, founded in 1541. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: House-Museum of Lope de Vega

The House-Museum of Lope de Vega is a writer's house museum in the former home of the "golden age" writer Lope de Vega, located in Madrid, Spain. The sixteenth-century house was bought by the writer in 1610. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Casa de Cervantes

The childhood home of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra now houses a museum dedicated to this great master of Spanish literature, recreating the customs, traditions, and everyday life of the 16th and 17th centuries. 

This museum dedicated to the author of Don Quixote also houses an important bibliographic collection with editions of Cervantes’ work from different periods and in different languages, exhibited in the temporary exhibition room. 

There is also a consolidated program of activities such as workshops for children and teenagers, conferences, plays, and musical shows. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Convento de las Trinitarias Descalzas de San Ildefonso

Writer Miguel de Cervantes was buried at the convent in 1616. His remains were temporarily transferred elsewhere in 1673 during rebuilding, and were then lost until forensic scientists discovered them in 2015. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop at: Plaza de Santa Ana

It features monuments to Spanish Golden Age writer Pedro Calderón de la Barca and to the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca and numerous restaurants, cafes and tapas bars, with its terraces covering most of the sides surfaces. Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

What's included

  • Full flexibility: start at any hour, take a break at any time and resume later
  • This tour is always available to book. We are open 24/7, every day of the week.
  • Play offline: you DON'T NEED an internet connection to play this city game
  • This is the safest tour you can book: private, no human contact, you will avoid crowds.

What's excluded

  • A physical tour guide

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • IMPORTANT! To start the game, please contact us here: https://www.tidio.com/talk/questo, and give us your email address in order to unlock the activity for you.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR

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Engaging and entertaining

A very unique experience! We had a great time on the treasure hunt. Worth the money that we gave.

By Conor-Ireland on 2021-09-10

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