I was astonished and marveled by all the artifacts and weird things I discovered at that age. Those feelings made me pick a History of Art Major when I entered University.
Once I got the degree I began travelling a lot throughout the world as a Tour Manager. I loved that life, very dynamic and full of exciting experiences. Contacting other cultures is the real university of life.
But, when I was around 30 years old, I began missing home, family and friends. And I had something else in mind too. I felt frustrated that not many foreigners knew Madrid and its treasures. That's not possible, I thought!I have to do something about it.
My goal and proposal: after all my travelling experiences I would love to make you feel my hometown Madrid in a different perspective rather than the typical tour I myself have experienced in many places around the world.
Of course, the highlights should be visited, that's why they are so popular and breathtaking but also, if you let me, I want to introduce you to the real daily life of madrileños(Madrid locals), how we think, how we socialize and, last but not least, what we eat and drink.
Be my guest, dear traveler, come to my city. You won't regret it!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had an absolutely terrific time exploring Toledo with Ernesto. He set up everything for us including trains, and he did an excellent job taking us through the city, including stops as needed for the kids. The history and stories of the city were easily understood, and had we seen the El Greco painting without him explaining it to us it would have been a shame. I wish we could keep him for our upcoming Prado tour.
Madrid Official Guide.Including the sourroundings: Toledo, Segovia and Avila
National Heritage Official Guide(Royal Palaces)