Tour of Mysteries and Legends in Madrid
Legend has it that the origins of Madrid date back to the fall of Troy, when a young prince, guided by the Gods, began a long journey in search of a new home… That’s the start of our walking tour, a unique route across the hidden mysteries and legends of Madrid, which will allow you to discover the least known side of this age-old city.We will first go to well-known Plaza Mayor, which, although it may be hard to imagine today, witnessed some of the creepiest events in the history of Madrid. Autos-de-fé, public executions… Our free tour continues, visiting Plaza de Oriente (Eastern Square). Why is it called that? What has been the role played by freemasonry and secret societies in the current power configuration in Spain? We’ll then find out the darkest side of Puerta del Sol, where the Dos de Mayo Uprising against Napoleonic troops took place. This historic battle was immortalised by Goya in his famous painting… Had you ever heard about his unsettling connection to witchcraft? Afterwards, we’ll head towards the spooky House of the Seven Chimneys, from where we’ll walk to the Palace of the Marquises of Linares. For decades, unexplained noises have been heard within its walls. Unsolved crimes, tormented ghosts, strange paranormal phenomena… Concealed in the most unexpected corners lie countless enigmas that will change the way you look at Madrid forever. Itinerary:Mercado de San MiguelPlaza de Puerta CerradaPlaza MayorSan Ginés’ ChurchOpera SquareRoyal PalaceMonastery of Las Descalzas RealesPuerta del SolRoyal Oratory of the Caballero de GraciaHouse of the Seven ChimneysSaint Joseph’s ChurchCircle of Fine ArtsPalace of the Marquises of Linares.