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The Battle for Madrid: Legacy of the Spanish Republic

Your Guru: Will
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4.9
121 ratings
  • 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 in the seating area between the Cervantes monument and the santalucia building on Plaza de España, carrying a green folder.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not 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.

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 (121)

4.9
By category
Professionalism
4.88
Fun
4.39
Expression
4.67
Quality
4.88
Route
4.57
Larissa
14 May 2022 Toledo
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Andrew
12 May 2022 Knutsford
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Travelled alone - Apr 2022

Great tour. Great guide. WILL ON CIVIL WAR IN MADRID

paul
12 May 2022 Limerick
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Very informative and fun walking tour with Will. Recommend it

Joyce
12 May 2022 Melbourne
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

This was an outstanding historical tour on the Civil War. Will's knowledge on the topic was beyond question, and we found it fascinating.

Gill
10 May 2022 London
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Fascinating overview of a tragic period for Spain - when Franco and his supporters in the army mounted a coup against the elected government of the day. There isn't much evidence of the prolonged resistance by the Republicans against the Nationalists and their allies. But Will spoke eloquently, took us to parts of the city that were key to the Battle for Madrid and brought alive the fierce, very often brutal civil war that raged, around Madrid in particular. Will was very knowledgeable, was able to answer all our questions in an engaging and interesting way. We would highly recommend this tour.


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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.

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