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Free tour The Civil War and its consequences in Madrid

Your Guru: Arkeo Tour
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  • Madrid
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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 an... More

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!

About the Tour

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

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

During our route we will visit some of the main monuments and buildings erected to honor the Franco victory in the Moncloa District. We will go into the Parque del Oeste to locate the forts that are still standing and that served the rebels to attack the city continuously. We will go up to the Temple of Debod , where formerly the rebel Cuartel de la Montaña was located, and from there we will be able to see Cerro Garabitas , one of the places from where the center of Madrid was bombarded with howitzers. We will also visit the Headquarters of the Conde Duque , who 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 air-raid shelters to protect citizens from the bombs. We will arrive at the old Pious Schools of San Antón , which served as a Czech and a prison during the 30s and we will end our tour in Madrid's Gran Vía , next to the Telefónica Building , from whose roof the Republican side monitored the Francoist advances through the Casa de Campo .
We have designed an educational and entertaining route for you to know all the details of this important historical event in Madrid.
What are you waiting for? Reserve your place today and experience History.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Exit from the Moncloa interchange (Crossing between Paseo de Moret and Calle de la Princesa). You will recognize our guides by their striking red shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route)

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Tour opinions (16)

Lidia Rodríguez 05/08/2021

Resulto bastante interesante.

Laura Pérez 03/29/2021

El horario de las 19:30 es tarde en horario de invierno para el cerro Garantías. Las explicaciones del guía son buenas, se apoya de muchas documentación fotográfica porque hay poca presencial para un recorrido tan largo

Laura 02/23/2021

Rubén muy agradable. Al final es un tour complicado, duro, y es difícil meterse en contexto, pero las fotos y documentación impresa que llevaba el guía ayudan mucho. Desde luego aprendes. Gracias!

Débora Nieto 02/13/2021

El guía muy amable y súper bien preparado...una memoria increíble con tantas fechas y nombres. Es un tour muy intenso por el tema que trata, pero vale la pena el conocer más de nuestra historia

DANIEL MERINO FERNANDEZ 01/31/2021

Ha sido un tour muy ameno y entretenido, nos ha enseñado lugares emblemáticos de Madrid y explicado la conexión que estos lugares y edificios tuvieron durante la Guerra Civil española. Toda la narración ha ido acompañada de fotos y recortes de periódicos de la época. Nos ha encantado.


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