The secrets of the defense of Madrid

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified Registered on July 07, 2022

I am Diego Barrios Canora, creator of a small tourism company (Barrios de Madrid). My love for the city I live in, the country where I was born, and the history, art and culture of both, has been the engine that drove the development of this project. I hope you will join me on this vertiginous and encouraging journey through the history of Madrid, its streets, its citizens, its traditions... I am an official tourist guide and a friend of the Royal Economic Society of Matritense Friends of the Country (RSEMAP). Regarding my studies, I am a senior technician in Tourist Information and Marketing, graduated in Law and I have a master's degree in Planning and Management of Tourist Destinations. In addition, I took the PREDIF course on Accessible Tourism for All People.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

For almost three years the capital of Spain was a direct witness to the war. Without a doubt, it was one of the most tragic moments in the recent history of Madrid and the people of Madrid.

Walking through its streets we will recount the events that occurred in those dark days and we will give an account of the day to day of its inhabitants. We will explain how both their resistance and dissent were: a city where acts of cruelty and extraordinary compassion, daily fear and admirable courage were mixed.

A Madrid that deserves to be remembered and visited.

NOTE. It is important that each attendee brings headphones since the visit will be carried out with a radio guide.

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  • Meeting point:
    C. del Duque de Rivas, 2, 28012 Madri...
    C. del Duque de Rivas, 2, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    I will be at the very door of the Palacio de Viana, with my official guide accreditation.

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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Marta 21 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Diego es un guía excelente. Relata datos muy concretos y anecdotas entretenidas.
Ángeles 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Tour muy interesante, Diego lo hizo muy ameno, muy recomendable
Augusto 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Muy recomendable para conocer mejor la guerra civil en Madrid
Paula 18 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Sin duda alguna recomiendo hacer este tour con Diego como guía. Es un chico encantador, inteligente y divertido. No se me hizo nada pesado y aprendí muchísimas cosas. Además, al final del tour nos recomendó varios libros sobre el tema. Un 10 esta increíble experiencia!
Susana 05 Mar 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Guiada muy interesante, relato de los lugares que fueron protagonistas durante la contienda, buen relato, imágenes de época para apoyar lo que cuenta
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 12 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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