The secrets of the defense of Madrid

Duration: 2h
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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Ricardo 03 Sep 2023
A Coruña

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Excelente en todos los sentidos. Muchas gracias a Diego por su amabilidad en un día lluvioso, compartir sus conocimientos y humanidad.
Jaime 22 Aug 2023
San Fernando de Henares

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
20 minutos antes cancelo el tour
Natalia 18 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Hemos realizado hoy la visita y ya la hemos recomendado; hemos hecho otros tours sobre la temática de la República y la Guerra Civil, y esta nos ha parecido diferente y muy completa. Además, Diego conoce a fondo el tema y te transmite su pasión por la Historia. Encantados.
Damián 28 May 2023

Excelente tour! Entretenido, dinámico y extremadamente ameno. Diego nos transportó al Madrid de 1936 con atrapantes historias. Recomendamos a todos no perderse esta experiencia.
José 08 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Muy bien, conoce el tema, lo transmite de buena manera y es ameno.
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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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