Secrets of Madrid

Madríd, Spánn

Upplifun sem Juan býður upp á

2,5 klst., Tungumál: enska, spænska og franska

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We will visit some very well known sites and also hidden gems. I try to go deeper in the history of Madrid to highlight the singularities, triumphs and failures that define the Spanish heritage, character, art, literature and culture. My goal is to explain what these historical sites mean and tell us about the city and the Spain of today. From the Islamic times and the early “Christian” Madrid, to the capital of an empire and then the struggles of the “Romantic Madrid” of the XVIII and XIX centuries that ended with the tragedy of the Civil War and the Franco regime. It’s a story with a happy ending with the arrival of democracy and fredom! I hope that at the end of the tour you will get to see some meaningful places, appreciate the personality of the city and its inhabitants and also have an overview on how Madrid and Spain became as it is, with its wonders and shadows.
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Comfortable shoes and some water during the summer!
We will visit some very well known sites and also hidden gems. I try to go deeper in the history of Madrid to highlight the singularities, triumphs and failures that define the Spanish heritage, character, art, literature and culture. My goal is to explain what these historical sites mean and tell us about the city and the Spain of today. From the Islamic times and the early “Christian” Madrid, to the capital of an empire and then the struggles o…

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Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Juan

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I am a journalist in some of the best outlets of Spain. I also have published two novels (Dinámica de los cuerpos eléctricos, Taksim) and I have directed and award winning short film. I began deepening in the history of Madrid and its secret sites writing (and making photos) for an important newspaper. I also publish articles about cinema on a weekly basis. I was born and raced in Barcelona and after more tan 20 years living in Madrid, the city still surprises and fascinates me. I have traveled a lot in my life and I feel privileged to show this wonderful city to visitors.
I am a journalist in some of the best outlets of Spain. I also have published two novels (Dinámica de los cuerpos eléctricos, Taksim) and I have directed and award winning short film. I began deepening in the history of Madrid and its secret sites writing (and making photos) for an important newspaper. I also publish articles about cinema on a weekly basis. I was born and raced in Barcelona and after more tan 20 years living in Madrid, the city still surprises and fascinates me. I have travele…
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Staðsetning

The first part of the tour is more focused in the “Madrid of Los Austrias”, in the XVI and XVII century, and the second part in the Borbonic and modern period. We will also find traces of the old Islamic and Christian Madrid. We will visit, among others, the Royal Palace and Oriente Square, the Sabatini gardens, the Monastery of “la Encarnación”, Plaza Ramales, San Nicolás de los Servitas, La Latina, prine of Anglona gardens.

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Yassir
október 2021
If you’re looking for an in-depth understanding and history of Madrid this is the tour for you. Juan doesn’t simplify the complex history of Madrid, but tells it in a non-linear fashion, through the different sites that we visited on the tour. Ultimately, all the pieces come together in a satisfying way. Juan is relaxed and personable. As I was the only one on the tour, we got to talk in depth about many things related to Spain and his work as a journalist. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon!
Ed
október 2021
Juan knows his history. Be prepared to learn 500 years of history, from the founding of Madrid to the Napoleonic conquest. Be prepared to take notes because there will be a pop quiz! JK! Wear sensible shoes and prepare to walk and talk and talk!
Sabrina
október 2021
Great tour! I have been to Madrid many times and I discovered new places with Juan. He was very helpful with any questions.
Bob
október 2021
The tour with Juan was excellent. He has a good sense of humor while telling us about the history of Madrid. Fun. Would do it again.
Donald
október 2021
Juan provides an engaging tour for small groups which we prefer. He’s well grounded with the history of the steps, had a great sense of humor and is fluent in English. We had a great experience!
Meredith
október 2021
Wonderful guide, accommodating to our hundreds of questions. He had a wonderful sense of humor. I can't express how great a value this tour is!

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