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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.
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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 in the seating area 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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Hagar Daria 06 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022

Will is extremely knowledgeable and i learned a lot during the trip about this sad but fascinating period in Spanish history. Will was very open to answer all and any ...

Nilas 26 Sep 2022
Berlin
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Will is a very experienced guide, providing lots of information about the surroundings and interesting facts about the historical context, all packed into an easy to f...

Cat 24 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Will is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide who has a clear passion for the subject matter he is sharing with his guests. The walk through the park is not only beauti...

Majella 24 Sep 2022
Brisbane
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

A great walk for those interested in History and seeing a very scenic part of Madrid. There is a fair bit of walking involved so bring along water and be prepared with...

Ron 23 Sep 2022
Vancouver
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

This tour was full of interesting information and insights into the battle for Madrid and the civil war in general. Being close to where the fighting occurred makes it...

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Pets
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.
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