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Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras: Follow in the Footsteps of Famous Writers

created by JuliaA book lover, born and raised in Madrid
8 reviews

24,00 per group (1-5 people)

Play anytime within the next 3 months

Do you ever wonder where writers find their inspiration? On this fun self-guided walk in Bairro de las Letras you’ll explore curious spots hidden in Madrid’s neighbourhood that once was a home to famous writers, poets and playwrights. Solve intriguing location-based riddles to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega or Maria de Zayas. Unlock lesser-known local stories and recommendations thoughtfully selected by the creator of this discovery walk, Julia. She’s just as passionate about literature as she is about her home city – Madrid!
This playful walk across Madrid sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Bairro de las Letras or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

We know you’ll love our experiences, but if this is your first, rest assured - you can solve up to three riddles and still get a full refund, or in case of the Wonder Walks - all subscription plans come with one week free trial. See our T&Cs here.

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12 riddles.
1,5 – 2 hours. 2 km.

Start at Plaza de Santa Ana
End your adventure at Mercado de San Miguel

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:
The bustling Santa Ana Square.
The famous Huertas Street.
The picturesque Lope de Vega Museum.

Play any time on any day!


You’ll receive an email with a link to your discovery walk. The link is valid up to 3 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your discovery walk magically opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads. Super easy.

If it rains, take a break and wait for some sunshine, you can continue where you left off, or share the email with your teammates in case you run out of battery.

We recommend playing in a team of 1-5 people.

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8 reviews for Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras: Follow in the Footsteps of Famous Writers

  1. Los dos Watsons

    Good route but the clues were a bit obscure

  2. Kugelfisch

    Interesting places, some descriptions ambiguous.

  3. Literary Legends?

    Great fun

  4. 12 bar blues

    The English translation is a bit confusing, but otherwise fun.

  5. FUBrexit

    Really fun time!

  6. Fleşeriu

    no comment
  7. Los Jaimes

    So much fun!

  8. SoMa

    no comment
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With each riddle solved, new cryptic directions will take you from one hidden gem to the next. You’ll unlock local stories and recommendations on your way too!

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