Me Gusta Madrid: Alternative Side with a Local

Me Gusta Madrid: Alternative Side with a Local

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( 155 reviews ) star Off the beaten track Madrid 1 - 8 watch_later 2.5 hour
  • Go off-the-beaten path with a local
  • Get a new perspective on the city
  • Learn about Madrid’s modern culture
  • Enjoy a drink and a tapa at a local bar
  • Listen to personal stories shared by your host
  • Take in the unique vibes

You will meet here: Plaza Santa Bárbara

What you can expect

Escape the crowds and the typical tourist itinerary, follow your private guide and see the city through the eyes of a local. Walk around the hip areas of Chueca and Malasaña and fall in love with the true local atmosphere.

Meet your local host in the Chueca neighborhood and make your own way through its streets. Be amazed by cool vintage stores, charming buildings, unique restaurants and much more! Stop by places such as Plaza de Chueca and Plaza del Rey and listen to local stories shared by your host. Make sure you snap some photos while taking in the views over the city from a cool bar known only by locals.

It’s time to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of Mercado San Anton, a local market popular where the Madrilenos go shopping. Get a glimpse of the real lifestyle and take a look at the food stalls. It’s a fun way of spending time like a local.

Take a break and rest your feet like a true “Madrileño” with a refreshing drink and tapa at one of the most authentic bars in Madrid. The locals love to go here with their friends and it’s one of the best spots to experience the Spanish culture.

Enjoy the charm of Plaza de la Luna, pass by art galleries and artisan shops while getting recommendations from your private guide. Follow your host and walk along Calle de la Palma and Calle Velarde, two important streets during the Madrilenian Scene, a counter-cultural movement. End your tour in the heart of Malasaña, a hipster area filled with nice terraces that locals love.

Want to change something on this tour? Just let your host know - this experience can be 100% personalized for you and your friends!

All our local hosts know all about the cool spots in Madrid. Let them show you their favorite corners of the city! Take a look at their personal videos, find out more about their personal interests and choose your favourite!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Plaza Santa Bárbara
Stop 1
Walk the San Mateo street, a key connector in the past and check out 2 local gems along the way
Stop 2
Enter the heart of Chueca, the happiest neighborhood of Madrid
Stop 3
Check-out a very authentic but modern food market that locals love!
Stop 4
Listen to a spooky story about the past
Stop 5
Discover the buzzy locals hot-spot of the city
Stop 6
Have a break with a Spanish cana (beer) and a surprise tapa at a very authentic Spanish bar
Stop 7
Enter the artists world at a very cool art gallery / store as you reach the hip neighborhood of Malasana.
Stop 8
See the social side of the city, at the San Ildefonso church
Stop 9
Learn about the cultural development of the city through its music and the end of the Franco dictature
Final Stop
Be amazed by the history and atmosphere from Plaza de 2 May, the heart of Malasana, and where locals hang out.

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Off the beaten track details

Private Off the beaten track
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Plaza Santa Bárbara
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 beer + surprise tapas
check1 alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.