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“civil war”(28 reviews)
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
+34 646 14 86 85
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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

Thank David m
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.

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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

Thank EmsyR1990
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

Thank jasonbT9387GV
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

Thank danielnyberg
Reviewed January 18, 2018

David's tour "Exploring Madrid and the Spanish Civil War" was fascinating and so well delivered. I left feeling inspired to learn more and definitely want to take the tour again when I am next in Madrid. I wish David had been my History teacher. I...More

Thank veronaLondon
Reviewed November 20, 2017

This was a brilliant tour! David is an informative, insightful guide who obviously loves Madrid and Spanish history. His enthusiasm is infectious and the time flew by - really recommended.

Thank JasonE2108
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

The tour is wonderful! David is soooo resourceful and passionate about the topic. I enjoyed every second if it! It tells the tale of amazing past Madrid has faced and how big and important is European political heritage that dwells within the walls of past...More

Thank Ivana-Randjic
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating tour, would love to do again. David is a knowledgeable and very engaging guide. *Did the walk in Aug 16 - can only go back as far as Oct 16 (sorry for the delay David!).

Thank jacintasm87
Reviewed September 16, 2017

The Spanish government does very little to memorialize the Spanish Civil War, so for visitors who wish to learn about this period, I recommend making use of David Mathieson's knowledge. We took the Madrid tour, where we saw bunkers used by the nationalists and a...More

Thank Dan W
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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