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Jason 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Laura was perfect for a first timer in Madrid. From the main attractions to lesser traveled areas of the city even down to local favorites, Laura's got you covered! Great knowledge of history from the Madrid's origins right up to modern times!
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omer 24 Mar 2024
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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
We highly recommend the tour. We had two fascinating hours . Juanilo is extremely knowledgeable in Spanish history, architecture archeology and arts and has a very nice way to guide in a way that is interesting for both adults and teenagers.
The romantic walk of the visionary poet: the Los Jerónimos neighborhood
Cris 17 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Me ha encantado este Freetour tan distinto. El mercado muy bonito y con un ambiente único. Gracias a Izan por su dedicación y buen humor.
Gastronomic Experience at the Rastro Market
Julian 16 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Fantastic experience! Very good knowledge of gastronomical culture and great tips! Very much recommended! Thanks again to Giuseppe
Free Tour Tapas and Mercados Madrid
Tam 02 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Highly recommend this tour. Ian was a fantastic tour guide who knew his information and gave us a few laughs along the way. Gracias!
Free Tour of the Center of Madrid
Engly 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
The Tour was amazing! Our guide Felix did a great job! Showing us the best not only of the historical places also took us to live for some moments the local lifestyle! Thanks again for this amazing tour!
Aurélien 18 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Really good tour, very interesting and fun! Thank you Osmel
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Mikhail 24 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Great overview of the park. Visited a lot of areas that otherwise would not see if just walking by yourself.
Free tour Retiro esencial
carl 26 Nov 2023

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

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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