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Unique tours about the Spanish civil war in and around Madrid. Following the steps of four famous authors and artists associated with the International Brigades – Ernest Hemingway, Gerda Taro, Charlie Connolly and John Cornford – our day trips leave...more
Calle Ferraz | Parque Debod Entrance beneath the fallen soldier memorial, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

David was a fantastic guide, not only providing us with an immense amount of information about individual locations, artefacts, and people within Madrid but at the same time coherently framing everything he told us within the wider context of the Civil War, Spain, and relevance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was such a highlight of our trip to Madrid. David Mathieson has such a deep knowledge of the Spanish civil war and he so generously shares his wisdom. He really makes the events of the war come alive and it is a real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Even if you know quite a bit about the Spanish Civil War, David knows so much and brings it all to life by connecting it to the physical landscape and buildings of Madrid. Extensive information, interesting anecdotes, as well as photographs and other things he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DavidFredMathieson, Manager at SpanishSites, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed November 1, 2018

This walking tour was the highlight of our visit to Madrid, our tour guide David was fantastic and his well informed knowledge gave us a superb insight into the struggle of the battle for Madrid and the Spanish Civil War. It was great value for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DavidFredMathieson, Manager at SpanishSites, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Many thanks!

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant tour. We were gripped despite freezing weather. David shared stories, analysis, pictures and we learnt a lot in a short time. Pact of forgetting and its impact were fascinating. Highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

All I can say ..look forward to the next. We will do one of the longer tours next time ..but he Madrid one was excellent

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

David was an incredible tour guide and has a wealth of knowledge. The tour was insightful. It seems there is nothing he doesn’t know about the civil war. We cannot wait to return to Madrid and take another of his tours.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ashleigh P
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent the morning with David in Madrid. A very interesting tour. David has so much knowledge! the best thing was that the tour caterered for all of us - some with quite a bit of knowledge and some for whom the Spanish Civil War...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Madrid does not discuss the Civil War: there is no museum; there are no plaques; and my Lonely Planet guidebook simply doesn't mention it. David explains the war in Madrid via a two-hour walking tour from the Temple of Debod through the Parc del Oeste...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This was a fantastic tour! David's knowledge of the Spanish civil war is very detailed and his vivid descriptions of what was going on makes the historical events almost visual and played out before you. David also connects the Spanish civil war to the broader...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense
University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced,
collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is
filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes
and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing
cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping
spot where the major Spanish clothing and department
store chains are less busy than their downtown
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June 7, 2018|
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Response from Ashleigh P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked by using the spanishsites website. It should be linked in the details on trip advisor. I hope you enjoy the tour.
Ashleigh P
May 29, 2018|
Response from DavidFredMathieson | Property representative |
Hi Ashleigh I'm not sure what has gone wrong here - I have checked in-box and spam but cannot find any mail with your name. We are on Spanishsites ymail com Best wishes David
May 3, 2018|
Response from DavidFredMathieson | Property representative |
I could do a tour tomorrow pm to start at 16.00 - would that suit? Best wishes SpanishSites