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Walk, Shop, Eat & Laugh: Malasana

Madrid, Spain

Experience hosted by Veronica

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food

What you'll do

This experience will take you off-the-beaten-path with me, your long, lost friend who loves to share her love of Madrid!

WALK: You will get a local's keen perspective in discovering Malasaña. The experience will explain the historic significance of the neighborhood, and what makes it appealing today.

SHOP: In these neighborhoods, you will help you discover the charming boutiques, and introduce you to local artisans at work in their studios who take a modern twist to traditional Spanish items. You can find unique gifts for friends/family - or even yourself - to remember your fabulous trip to Madrid.

EAT: In between, we will stop to have have one beverage and one snack/tapa which is included with the tour. I will provide you options depending on your tastes/perferences. Choices include: from a hole-in-the-wall local churro & chocolate cafe, to a 100+ tavern that serves vermouth on tap and famous tortilla Española; OR tasting jamon (Spanish ham)in a local market, etc. Your choice.

LAUGH: I love to look at life with a positive and humorous angle, so my colorful view will for sure lighten your day.
Other things to note
Transportation is not included. This experience will be conducted rain/shine. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a zest for discovery!
This experience will take you off-the-beaten-path with me, your long, lost friend who loves to share her love of Madrid!

WALK: You will get a local's keen perspective in discovering Malasaña. The experience will explain the historic significance of the neighborhood, and what makes it appealing today.

SHOP: In these neighborhoods, you will help you discover the charming boutiques, and introduce you to local artisans at…

What's included

  • Food
    We will stop for a beverage & snack during our outing. I will provide you...

Meet your host, Veronica

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 46 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a true city girl - My formative years were in Chicago, and I have also loved living in Tokyo for two years, and now I call Madrid "home." I began my journey into Madrid Experiences firstly as a volunteer on the “Welcoming Committee” at an international school. It was there I was able to hone in what was important to new families as tourists and as new residents. My love of creative arts, keen eye for design, sense of humor, and love of meeting people created this world of sharing my discoveries with you- Madrid fascinates me, let me show you why.
I'm a true city girl - My formative years were in Chicago, and I have also loved living in Tokyo for two years, and now I call Madrid "home." I began my journey into Madrid Experiences firstly as a volunteer on the “Welcoming Committee” at an international school. It was there I was able to hone in what was important to new families as tourists and as new residents. My love of creative arts, keen eye for design, sense of humor, and love of meeting people created this world of sharing my discove…
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Where you'll be

Highlighting the best of the heart of Malasana. Known as the Brooklyn of Madrid: filled with vintage shops, unique artisans studios, and nestled between hipster and old world mentality. This experience paints a great picture of modern Madrid.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Ginny
October 2019
An excellent adventure with a fun, smart, engaging woman. I experienced a neighborhood I would have never found on my own. Veronica is generous with her time and knowledge. She knows every nook and cranny. I highly recommend.
Ardita
October 2019
Veronica wasn't just a guide on this tour, she also became a friend for three hours. Thank you Veronica for introducing me to (the best) Spanish tortillas.
Laura
October 2019
I had a fantastic time doing this tour with Veronica! She was knowledgeable and fun. She took out group to wonderful local shops that I would have missed on my own. I have some great pieces to add to my closet and wonderful souvenirs from my trip. She also provided great recommendations for the remainder of my trip. If you are thinking of booking this, do it! It is worth it!
I had a fantastic time doing this tour with Veronica! She was knowledgeable and fun. She took out group to wonderful local shops that I would have missed on my own. I have some gre…
Lisa
September 2019
I’m so happy to that I didn’t just stroll over to Malasaña alone. Veronica was incredible! She’s well connected to the community, personable, knowledgeable and professional. Really it felt like I was with a friend. I highly recommend this experience.
I’m so happy to that I didn’t just stroll over to Malasaña alone. Veronica was incredible! She’s well connected to the community, personable, knowledgeable and professional. Re…
Nova
July 2019
Veronica is delightful. I enjoyed her style, opinion and her knowledge of this super cool barrio in Madrid. I would not have known where to go for such beautiful products. Veronica has great suggestions and truly enjoyed our time together. Very fun afternoon.
Veronica is delightful. I enjoyed her style, opinion and her knowledge of this super cool barrio in Madrid. I would not have known where to go for such beautiful products. Veron…
Joanna
June 2019
Veronica was AMAZING! She showed me places of the locals that I would have never found if I were on my own. And she knew so much history and really made you feel apart of the culture. I wish we had more time because she made it all great. I would highly recommend this tour!
Veronica was AMAZING! She showed me places of the locals that I would have never found if I were on my own. And she knew so much history and really made you feel apart of the cultu…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Yay, you're on vacation and in MADRID - so bring a smile and a spring in your step!