Pilar Berrozpe (Madrid Original)
Pilar Berrozpe (Madrid Original)
Pilar Berrozpe (Madrid Original)
Our arty local.

Founder of Madrid Original, a company created with the illusion of transmitting to travelers the most intense experience of the capital through guided tours in Madrid from a historic and art perspective.


#1 Escape Just Madrid

Walk a few hundred meters from the Royal Palace, built on the remains of the medieval fortress, which foundations are the origin of Madrid.

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1 hour and a half walk through the Madrid de los Austrias, the most genuinely Madrid neighborhood. The focus of this visit will be the formation of the city under the Habsburg dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries. Churches, squares and old palaces sown by streets and alleys, with an unmistakable flavour that turns Madrid into a severe and monumental city.

#2 Cosmopolitan escape: the Gran Via.

As Paris and New York do, Madrid also wanted to become a modern city.

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Walking through this avenue from east to west, until you arrive to the Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel, allows you to trace the evolution of modern architecture in Spain, and to understand, through it, the recent history of the country. Illusions and dreams of the twentieth century were projected on this street, which has not ceased to be transformed into the twenty-first century. Bustling and commercial by day, at night the Gran Vía gets beautiful, becoming a real spectacle.

#3 Arty escape

The Prado Museum houses the best collections of geniuses such as Bosco, Tiziano, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens or Goya.

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In the Reina Sofia Museum beats an icon of 20th century art: Guernica. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is a small encyclopedia of jewelry from the 13th-20th century. Although If you already know them, there is always a good reason to return: new acquisitions, restorations, changes in the exhibition that results in new interpretations ... I will be delighted to show you the essential works of each museum as well as digging deeply into what you are most interested in.

#4 Getaway Museums and exhibitions

Close to the great museums, art galleries frequently renew their programs.

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Do not miss annual events such as ARCO, Fair of Contemporary Art, which takes place in February, or PhotoEspaña, from June onwards. Do not miss unforgettable exhibitions, such as the one commemorating the 80th anniversary of Guernica in 2017.

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