Madrid Briefing Testimonials
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An excellent choice! wonderful energy and knowledge
Choosing Across Madrid Cultural Tours gave us an experience that made our visiting Madrid something really extra!
Outstanding guide, well organized, personable and flexible
She is delightful to spend time with and extremely well versed in her subject matter. Almudena's knowledge and joy in sharing her wealth of information made everything come alive.
We truly enjoyed all of our tours. The visit to the Prado with Almudena, an art historian, made the experience very special.
She is an outstanding guide, well organized, personable, and able to adapt tours to the needs and desires of her clients.
Much more than learning
It's worth much more than what you pay because there is far much more than learning. She really is enthusiastic to tell you about backgrounds of specific neighbourhoods, plazas, streets, buildings and people. She really prepares your tour based on the information about what you are interested in most. Where large groups and their guide -that is, if he/she knows the place- stay outside a specific house or restaurant showing you the facade, Almudena brings you inside. To see, smell, feel or taste from what happened more than 100 years ago or for more than 100 years already. She knows the owner and owners respect her for her approach.
When she saw an old man in a traditional black cape staring in the window of a top-class cape-store like a child stares into a candy shop, she got overwhelmingly enthusiastic and asked him dozens of questions to learn herself more and let us hear at first hand about old traditions coming back again in Spain.
She prepared our trip to tell about the Spanish side of the story of the (not so friendly) encounters of the Spanish and Dutch naval fleets almost 500 years ago. And she showed us the 'real' Madrid, where and how locals enjoy or struggle their daily life. We had no idea that so close to the crowded centre one can find areas with almost no tourists around. If you treat yourselves to a weekend in Madrid, make it special with Almudena.
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