Alatriste’s Madrid

  • El Madrid de Alatriste - La rendición de Breda o  Las lanzas - Diego Velázquez

Wander around the essential places of 17th century Madrid, the Golden century of Spanish literature  which gave rise to writers of the likes of Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Quevedo or painters, such as Velázquez. From Baroque art in the Plaza de la Villa to the Plaza Mayor, as well as taverns reminiscent of this period. From the Literary Quarter, residence of these literates, to the Encarnación Convent, battlefield of the novelist, Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s character, Captain Alatriste.  

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  • Royal Monastery of the Incarnation
  • Church of San Ginés
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Posada de la Villa
  • La Taberna del Capitán Alatriste
  • Lope de Vega House Museum
  • Prado Museum
  • Plaza de Oriente Gardens
  • Los Galayos
  • History Museum
  • Santa Cruz Palace
  • Casa de Las Siete Chimeneas (House of the Seven Chimneys)
  • Segovia Bridge
  • Calle Mayor
  • Calle de Toledo

The place where the acts of the Inquisition and Purity of Blood took place, reflected in the second book in the saga. It is attacked in the fourth chapter of  Purity of Blood.

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  • Pick one of our themed itineraries and discover the city through the eyes of some our Madrid's most renowned artists.

    Themed Itineraries
  • Turistas Madrid
  • Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard held every Wednesday and Saturday, and the Solemn Changing of the Guard on the first Wednesday of every month (Next Solemn Changing: October).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Discover the Spanish painter’s legacy. All of the works and places that represent the essence of the artist in Madrid.

    Goya’s Madrid
  • Estatua de Francisco de Goya / José San Bartolomé LLaneces © Museo Nacional del Prado


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.