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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.