The Battle for Madrid: Legacy of the Spanish Republic

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Will
Quality Verified Registered on June 07, 2021

Greetings. I'm Will, and I'm from England, but have made Madrid my home for the past six years. I've built a great life here from learning and sharing the city's history, and enjoying the food and drink of its legendary bars that can be found on almost every corner. It's my hope that after a couple of hours with me, you too will feel like a Madrileño!

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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

The Spanish Civil War is considered the darkest period in the modern history of the country . However, there are many fascinating and inspiring stories about the people who fought in it. From the place of the assault on the Montaña barracks in the iconic Temple of Debod , to the battle front around the Parque del Oeste , we will follow the course of the defense of Madrid against Franco's army. We will also see monuments that show evidence of the battle and commemorate the soldiers, artists, and writers who left an eternal impact on Spain's heritage.

Things to consider before booking:

This tour covers a lot of ground with some uphill paths so please bring comfy footwear and water. There will be places to sit down and drinking taps at some of the stops for resting and refills.

Language. If English is not your first language, and you have trouble following my accent or speech patterns, then please let me know so that I can try to make my stories more understandable for you.

Questions. The Spanish Civil War is a very dense subject, which is why I always encourage my guests to ask questions along the way. It means that I'll be able to interact with you more if you don't just want a passive experience. So please ask me anything! 

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de España, 28008 Madrid, Spain
    Pl. de España, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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    I'll be by the stairs between the Cervantes monument and the santalucia building on Plaza de España, carrying a green folder.

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).

Tour opinions

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Darren 30 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Excellent tour. Will was very engaging and informative. A great insight into the Spanish Civil War and its enduring impact.
Chester 29 Jan 2023
Ormond Beach

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Will is a very informative guide to the Spanish Civil War. I enjoyed his tour immensely!
Leon 29 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Will es un guía muy agradable y tiene muchos conocimientos sobre la Guerra Civil española. También fue capaz de responder bien y con detalle a todas las preguntas. Recomiendo el tour a cualquiera que quiera aprender más sobre la Guerra Civil española!
Richard 21 Jan 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Excellent tour delivered by Will with brilliant enthusiasm and knowledge
Patr... 18 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Will was super professional in the way he explained the civil war. His expression and vocabulary were outstanding and the data he gave was very accurate. Being a English-speaking native and an expert in the topic made difficult to follow sometimes but we appreciated his passion and education about the topic. Totally recommended
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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