Secrets of Madrid

Madríd, Spánn

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  2. 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…

Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Juan

Gestgjafi á Airbnb síðan 2012
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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, Cava Baja, Plaza de Carros, San Francisco el Grande, la morería, La Latina, Plaza de la Villa...

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Rejane
janúar 2022
Insightful tour helping to understand more about the complexity of Spain's history. The tour remains interesting due to quirky exposures, twists and turns. Juan has extensive knowledge about Spain and the events and factors that shaped its history
Ludovic
janúar 2022
Juan est très gentil et non dénué d'humour ce qui rend la visite conviviale. Sans lui, nous ne serions pas allés dans certains endroits qu'il nous a montrés. Je recommande vivement.
Shanieka
janúar 2022
Juan was great! Entertaining and attentive while sharing the history of each stop that we did. I learnt a lot and met some amazing people :)
Robert
janúar 2022
Juan is awesome. He is knowledgeable and entertaining. Juan managed to enlighten and entertain a diverse age group with both information and background that made the tour most enjoyable. well worth the money!!!
Erin
desember 2021
My husband and I came from the US and saw this experience on Airbnb! We were looking for something to do on New Year’s Day and this was something available. We are so glad we signed up. Juan was super informative and spoke really good English. He talks to everyone in the group and has so many fun facts to share. I loved walking around getting know so many details. He was awesome. I highly recommend!
Laurence
desember 2021
Très sympathique, Juan possède une bonne culture et des connaissances historiques certaines, il a un beau potentiel a exploiter pour faire de cette visite un moment magique

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