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Free tour The Civil War and its consequences in Madrid

Duration: 2h
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Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2020

Arkeo Tour was born from an idea of a group of youngs from Andalusia and Madrid who loved its History, culture and heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing of tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries and museums. We consider that our land has great heritage and cultural potential that must be valued for both residents and tourists. We do not believe that transmitting our history is bored. We want you to enjoy it. May you live the experience. And that you impregnate yourself with the vestiges of our past. Join this adventure with us!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Madrid, as the capital of Spain, is one of the places where we can find the most vestiges and memories of the bloody Civil War that shook the country between 1936 and 1939.

The city, seat of the Republican Government , was under Franco's siege for practically the entire conflict and was able to experience first-hand the harshest consequences of the conflict. Today these traces can still be perceived in its buildings, monuments, urban layout and traditions.

During our route we will get to know some of the main monuments and buildings erected to pay homage to Franco's victory in the Moncloa District. We will enter the Parque del Oeste to locate the forts that are still standing and that were used by the insurgents to continuously attack the city. We will go up to the Temple of Debod , where the rebellious Cuartel de la Montaña was once located, and from there we will be able to see Cerro Garabitas , one of the places from which the center of Madrid was bombarded with howitzers. We will also visit the Conde Duque Barracks , which remained loyal to the Republic until the end and, later, we will walk to places that served to shelter the most precious assets of churches and palaces or anti-aircraft shelters to protect citizens from bombs. We will arrive at the old Escuelas Pías de San Antón , which served as a checkpoint and prison during the 1930s and we will end our tour on Madrid's Gran Vía , next to the Telefónica Building , from whose roof the Republican side watched Franco's advances through the Casa de Campo .
We have designed an educational and entertaining route so that you can learn all the details of this important historical event in Madrid.
What are you waiting for? Book your place today and live history.

Only groups of up to 6 people are allowed in this activity. If you are 7 or more people, you will be asked for a payment per person in advance to join the visit.

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  • Meeting point:
    28008 Madrid Spain Interchange
    28008 Madrid Spain Interchange
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    Departure from the Moncloa interchange (Cross between Paseo de Moret and Calle de la Princesa). You will recognize our guides by their striking red t-shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Raquel 04 Apr 2022
Alcázar de San Juan
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

Tour entretenido, aunque la única pega que le pongo es que podía empezar un poco antes de hora para que no se junte tanto con la comida, el guía Rubén muy amable y res...

Josu 20 Nov 2021
Donostia-San Sebastian
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Travelled alone - Nov 2021

Muy interesante y amena. Gracias Irene

Lledó 13 Nov 2021
Barcelona
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Travelled in group - Nov 2021

La chica se expresa bien, pero lo hace desde una perspectiva de derechas que en ocasiones se aleja de la realidad histórica.

Jaime 24 Oct 2021
Madrid
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Travelled in group - Oct 2021

Por favor mayor objetividad a la hora de tratar un tema tan imorotante como la guerra civil. Expresiones como "a gil robles no le asesinaron porque estaba de vacacion...

Carmen 23 Oct 2021
Tres Cantos
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2021

Recomendable!

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If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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