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The Battle for Madrid: Legacy of the Spanish Republic
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!
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:
Distance. 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!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Pl. de España, 28008 Madrid, SpainPl. de España, 28008 Madrid, Spain
I'll be by the stairs between the Cervantes monument and the santalucia building on Plaza de España, carrying a green folder.
1Outside visitPlaza de España
2Outside visitWestern Park
3Outside visitTemple of Debod
4Outside visitElena Fortun Monument
5Outside visitForts of the Spanish Civil War West Park
6Outside visitMonumento a Federico Rubio
7Outside visitMonumento a Miguel Hernández
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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What should you know?
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