The Civil War in Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Experience hosted by Juan

2 hours, Hosted in French, Catalan, English and Spanish

What you'll do

The terrible civil war left more than 750 thousand dead in all of Spain from 1936 until 1939. At the start of the war Madrid became the first to be bombed in history. Following an itinerary that goes from the center to Parque del Oeste we will discover the traces of this conflict to understand how the madrileños experienced this tragedy and the consequences not only for the country but also for all of Europe. We will see some of the most important places of the battle and also some significant ones. At the end of the tour, I hope you understand the causes, development and consequences of the Civil War today.
The terrible civil war left more than 750 thousand dead in all of Spain from 1936 until 1939. At the start of the war Madrid became the first to be bombed in history. Following an itinerary that goes from the center to Parque del Oeste we will discover the traces of this conflict to understand how the madrileños experienced this tragedy and the consequences not only for the country but also for all of Europe. We will see some of the most importan…

Meet your host, Juan

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I am a journalist in some of the best newspapers in Spain. I also published two novels (Dinámica de los cuerpos eléctricos, Taksim) and I made a short award film. I started to delve deeper into the history of Madrid and its secret sites by writing (and taking photos) for a major newspaper. I also publish weekly articles on cinema. I was born and raised in Barcelona, after 20 years in Madrid, the city surprises me and still fascinates me. I have traveled a lot in my life and feel privileged to show this wonderful city to visitors.
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Where you'll be

An original route through little frequented places in the traditional tours. A way of discovering Madrid which will also serve us to understand the evolution of the city under the centuries.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Roberto
October 2021
Excellent tour of Madrid. The host is very knowledgeable about the Civil War. If you’re interested in history, I wholeheartedly recommend this tour.
José Antonio
October 2021
Actividad recomendable. Juan se adaptó a nuestras necesidades y ajustó el recorrido sin perder la narración. Conocimiento del tema y con cultura para relacionarlo con la actualidad
Kay
October 2021
This was a truly amazing experience and would strongly recommend for those who want to learn about the Spanish Civil War. Juan not only talks about the war but other important things in Spanish history. He highlights some of the potential causes of the war and how the war has contributed to certain aspects of Spanish culture today. Besides the history, you get to learn a lot about Madrid, it’s rich culture, trends, social dynamics….Juan is never short of reasons why Madrid is one of the best cities in the world 😂. Great value.
Michael
September 2021
Juan was a wonderful guide! My wife and I had so much fun learning about the Spanish Civil War and seeing new parts of Madrid. Juan has exceptional knowledge on the subject and his story telling was easy to follow. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to spend a few hours with a new friend learning about an interesting subject!
Adam
September 2021
This is a highly enjoyable experience. This is a gift that keeps giving because even after the tour is over, walking the streets of Madrid take on even more meaning when you realize the history that has unfolded right there. Juan is highly personable, knowledgeable, and welcoming!
Mary Fran
September 2021
We greatly enjoyed this tour. We particularly liked the in depth verbal history of the factors leading to the Spanish Civil War both in Madrid and Spain generally. He put it all in context for us, and also gave us a good understanding of how the war was fought in Madrid. Juan is an outstanding guide. His depth of knowledge and ability to communicate it is excellent.

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Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 7 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.