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carl 26 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Nice tour ,madrid big city
Essential Madrid Free Tour
Miguel 17 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
It was absolutely incredible! Exploring the hidden corners and rich history of the city with Marik was an unforgettable experience. And ending the day watching the sunset from the Temple of Debod with him as our guide was simply magical. Undoubtedly, a tour I'm looking forward to repeating in the future. Thank you for this unique experience!
✨ "From Medieval to Modern" Unveil Madrid's Timeless Saga: From Majestic Squares to Mystic Sunsets ✨
Lisa 09 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Excellent guide, included history (which I didn't expect) and a lot of street art. Recommended!
Uncover Madrid's Hidden Canvas: A Graffiti & Urban Art Odyssey! 🎨
Miro 18 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Juanlu was an excellent guide and host. His knowledge of history, art and sociëty is impressive. He was very inspiring!
A walk through the Thyssen Museum
Lana 04 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
The tour was fabulous. Jose shared a wealth of information about Madrid and Spain. The length and pace of the tour was perfect. Well done, Jose!
Free Walking Tour in English
Cristian 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Dina is brilliant, an entertaining and immersive experience and I highly recommend it.
✨From the Bourbons to Retiro Park 🏰 Explore the Madrid Monumental: Gran Vía, Cibeles, and More 💫🏛️ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Peter 14 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Interesting if you have a love of Spanish authors. But a great overview to the neighbourhood
Discover the Barrio de las Letras and Spanish culture
Abdulkareem 07 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
I enjoyed it very much, and the museum was full of important stories with the explanations of the tour guide, who gave us a lot of information
The must-see works of the Prado Museum
Sarah 24 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
This tour is an excellent choice for those that are interested in history.
Free Tour "The uprising of May 2 in Madrid"

The year was 1936 and the Civil War broke out in Spain. As could not be otherwise, the capital of the country was the epicentre of the conflict and during the three years that the war lasted, until 1939, the people of Madrid had to suffer the effects of the war. Their lives changed completely, cold, fear and hunger became daily hardships and bombings, military parades and violent clashes became their daily reality. 

What places and buildings were important during the three years of the conflict? What should we visit in Madrid to take us back to that time? 

In this Tour through the Madrid of the Civil War we cannot miss the Barracks, key places in the development of the armed conflict. 

The current Templo de Debod was the Cuartel de la Montaña in Madrid during the Civil War. Today you can visit the monument to the fallen in memory of the victims of the conflict. Also important is the Conde Duque barracks, which remained loyal to the Republican side throughout Franco's siege of the capital. Or the current headquarters of the Air Force, the former Model Prison. 

In addition to the military buildings, which are always understood to be representative of an armed conflict, there are also open and natural spaces that were the scene of bloody battles, such as the forts of the Parque del Oeste, witness to many skirmishes between both sides, or Cerro Garabitas, from where Franco's side bombarded the nearest targets in Madrid with mortar shells. 

In today's urban and contemporary Madrid we can also discover buildings and spaces that will surprise you because of their direct relationship with the Spanish Civil War, such as the Telefónica Building, in the heart of Madrid's Gran Vía, from where the Republican side watched how the Francoist side advanced through the Casa de Campo. 

As you can see, there is much of today's Madrid that has a direct relationship with the Madrid of the Civil War, and all these relationships can be discovered in a fun and entertaining tour, full of curiosities, which will reveal an unexpected Madrid hidden under the urban layers of the passage of all these years. 

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