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Calle Ferraz | Parque Debod Entrance beneath the fallen soldier memorial, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 646 14 86 85
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David s tour was superb ..really brought out of the horror and dare in say romance of the war

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

Reviewed 10 June 2018
David m
Amazing tour

David was an incredible tour guide and has a wealth of knowledge. The tour was insightful. It seems... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Ashleigh P
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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 the usual tourist trail far behind and enter the fascinating world of the war which shaped modern European history.
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Calle Ferraz | Parque Debod Entrance beneath the fallen soldier memorial, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Arguelles
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Reviewed 10 June 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

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Reviewed 5 June 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 3 April 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

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Reviewed 29 March 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

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Reviewed 26 March 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
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Reviewed 18 January 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
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Reviewed 20 November 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 Jason E
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Reviewed 1 November 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
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Reviewed 22 September 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!).

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Reviewed 17 September 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
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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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8 June 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.
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Ashleigh P
30 May 2018|
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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
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mandyCalifornia
3 May 2018|
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Response from DavidFredMathieson | Property representative |
I could do a tour tomorrow pm to start at 16.00 - would that suit? Best wishes SpanishSites
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