Mercedes G.

 

Available Areas

Madrid (Living), Segovia, Salamanca

 

Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish (Native)

 

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About

I am a passionate Tour Guide in Madrid Spain. I was born in Argentina, although my background is Spanish. I am so in love with Spanish culture, history and arts. I especially like guiding the painting museums of Madrid (Prado M, Reina Sofia M and Thyssen Bornemisza M). I did a degree in Tourism at the University and I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. I have been working as a Licensed Tour Guide for the last 20 years as a full time job, first in Buenos Aires and then in Madrid, meeting people from all over the world. I have travelled to over 22 countries. Being a tour guide is not just a job for me, it’s a way of living and I really enjoy it. Beyond giving information to my tourists, I always try to tell the stories in a funny way, through anecdotes and making them feeling the vibes and have an unforgettable experience of the local atmosphere.

Tours

Historic Madrid: private tour of the old town

Madrid
3 hours

In this 3 hours exclusive private walking route of Madrid we will discover its most emblematic areas, monuments and buildings, and we will learn about the history and legends of the city. We will walk through the Madrid de los Austrias quarter, developed from the 16th century. As we stroll through the fascinating historic center of Madrid, I will surprise you with interesting anecdotes about the capital's past, traditions and folklore that survive in the legendary palaces and churches.

FROM$200/ per group

Tour of Bourbon Madrid: capital of the Enlightenment

Madrid
3 hours

The arrival of the Bourbon dynasty from France to Spain in the 18th century represented an urban transformation in Madrid, inspired by the trends of classicism and Enlightenment, in contrast to the more sober style of the House of Austria. That meant an implementation of urban planning projects to improve the city's appearance. In this tour we will scroll through some of the main city landmarks, which represent this growth, contributing to its skyline and anticipating the design of modernism.

FROM$200/ per group

Madrid top sights private tour

Madrid
6 hours

In this complete walking tour of Madrid we will discover its most emblematic areas, monuments and buildings, and learn about the city’s history and legends. Along the historic streets of Madrid we’ll find out about how it was established and delve into its most significant periods up until the present day. We’ll stroll through the medieval part of the city, El Madrid de los Austrias developed since the 16th century, and El Madrid de los Borbones planned during the 18th century onwards.

FROM$400/ per group

Prado Museum private guided tour

Madrid
3 hours

The Prado Museum is Madrid’s top cultural site and one of the world’s greatest art galleries: we'll learn about the museum’s history as we walk around admiring the artworks on a personalized tour. We'll marvel at the splendor of the masterpieces painted by the great European genius artists such as Bosch, Raphael, Durero, Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco and Rubens. We'll cover all the must-see paintings of the Spanish artists like “Las Meninas” by Velázquez and Goya’s unmissable “The Nude Maja".

FROM$200/ per group

Madrid private walking tour at night

Madrid
3 hours

See Madrid from sunset to nightfall as buildings begin to light up and the city comes to life. This private tour is perfect for those looking to see the other side of the city along. This fantastic experience is all about embracing the vibrant local culture at night to witness how the amazing city of Madrid comes to life as the sun goes down. Along the way, we’ll stroll down some of the most atmospheric streets of the city, and explore the culture and nightlife of the Spanish capital.

FROM$200/ per group

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum private guided tour

Madrid
3 hours

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum houses one of the most important painting collections assembled in the 20th century. As a textbook, the collection includes works from all the artistic movements of Western art from the 13th to the 20th centuries: Van Eyck, Ghirlandaio, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Friedrich, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Hopper, Rothko, Lichtenstein, are just some of the great names whose works you can see in the museum.

FROM$200/ per group