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Activities in Madrid

Spanish Civil War Tour

601 reviews | 3,563 travellers
The activity has been exquisite. Alberto, our guide, has made us have a very enjoyable time while giving us excellent explanations. Without a doubt, we recommend it 100%. In addition, the activity was very interactive, something that pleasantly surprised us. The time we were wandering around with his explanations flew by. Thank you very much for this experience!
10 Yaiza
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 11.70
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Delve into the history of the Spanish Civil War on this fantastic guided tour of Madrid. You will discover what day-to-day life was like between 1936 and 1939.

Delve into the history of the Spanish Civil War on this fantastic guided tour of Madrid. You will discover what day-to-day life was like between 1936 and 1939.

Spanish Civil War Tour

We will start the tour by the Monumento a los Caídos del Cuartel de la Montaña, in the centre of Madrid at midday and from this central point explore the places that served as a backdrop for the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): the conflict that marked the Spanish 20th century.

For the next two hours, we will visit amazing locations such as the Temple of Debod, the former location of the Mountain Barracks, Ferraz Street, and Princess Street. We will arrive at the Air Force Headquarters, formerly the Model Prison, and bombed during the war years.

Along the route, we will reconstruct the Madrid of 1936 through wonderful photographs and videos. We will step into the shoes of the Madrilenians of that era and discover how the day to day life in the city was experienced during the hard years of hunger, poverty, and the uncertainty of war.

The last stop will be at the Parque del Oeste park, where we will see the imposing forts which were involved in many battles during the war.

Private tour

If you prefer a more personalized experience only for you and your companions, we recommend that you book the private tour of Madrid.

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Price

Adults Children under 7 years old
Tour in English
US$ 11.70
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 11.70
  • Children under 7 years old

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide specialized in the history of Madrid.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Only some areas are accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 11.70
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Monumento a los Caídos del Cuartel de la Montaña