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The Battle for Madrid: Legacy of the Spanish Republic

Your Guru: Will
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  • Madrid
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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!

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!

About the Tour

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.
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Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'll be next to the fountain of the Cervantes monument on Plaza de España, wearing a purple cap.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 20 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sun, 28 Nov 11:00
  • English
    Sun, 28 Nov 15:00
  • English
    Mon, 29 Nov 11:00

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.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (44)

By category
Professionalism
4.91
Fun
4.42
Expression
4.72
Quality
4.91
Route
4.56
Bethany 11/27/2021

Will was a great tour guide and incredibly knowledgeable about the war. He is able to explain things in context for people who don't know much about the war, but also goes into enough detail to make it interesting for people with a stronger background in the history. Absolutely recommend

Alistair 11/26/2021

Will was such a great tour guide - I learned so much about the Civil War and had a great time. Beautiful scenery and a wonderful way to start our weekend in Madrid.

Joao 11/25/2021

Matthew 11/24/2021

Anne 11/23/2021


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