The Capital of the Empire

(171 reviews)
Pre-Madrid and Royal Palace Area., Madrid, Spain
45 mins

About the tour

Join me to learn how Madrid became the Capital of the very first former Global Empire. From circa 950 ac up to now, going through Legacy and Royalty in the Golden Age of our History.

Meet your local guide


Jorge was born and raised in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. He has worked in the tour guiding industry for the last 24 years. Moved to Madrid in 1990 and a few years after, almost by accident, started from the lowest level in this field. His passion is to transmit his feelings about this wonderful city to anyone, the same way he would like to be treated: like showing to a friend his city of adoption. Málaga is always in his heart, Madrid is in his soul forever.

Jorge has been guiding since Mar 1997

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Madrid with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Madrid. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Noreene S.

03 March 2021

Jorge always engages the viewers and this was surely an unusual site. The park and structures are unlike anything else. Gaudi's buildings and the park are fantasy gone wild.

Richard C.

02 March 2021

Jorge very lovely tour of the core of Madrid , architecturally and clearly explained , and you had effortless charm too. Richard C A London Guide

Lar M.

02 March 2021

Excellent Tour

Anne M.

02 March 2021

Jorje is a great guide. An informative tour with added humour.

Janet C.

02 March 2021

We love Jorge!! Apart from his amazing recall for facts - names, dates, etc - relating to his beloved city, he's SO sweet and very chilled. He's so friendly and we really feel like we're watching a friend leading us around Madrid.

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