Secrets of Madrid

Madríd, Spánn

Upplifun sem Juan býður upp á

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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...

Einkunn 4,91 af 5 í 255 umsögnum.

Carlos
nóvember 2021
The tour was really good and you can learn a lot of things about Madrid in a very funny way. I strongly recommend it if you want to know about the history of the city.
Nan
nóvember 2021
Juan was a funny guy and easy to connect with. He took us on a great tour in which each location was explained in great detail. Juan is extremely knowledgeable in the history of Madrid. Juan is very detail-oriented. This sometimes made it hard to keep up with what he was telling us, as the city has a complicated and long history that could be hard to explain to people who do not have much knowledge about it. Regardless, the tour was both informative and fun. We stopped at a lot of interesting places, that I would describe as historical and yet also unknown to most tourists. This tour is great if you want an in-depth knowledge of the lesser-known spots of Madrid.
Edith
nóvember 2021
Juan is very knowledgeable and he knows a lot about Spanish history. I found out so many new things. He also is a movie critic and we had a nice conversation about Romanian movies. He also recommended theatre plays to see in Madrid. I recommend this tour if you want to make a deeper dive into Spanish history while visiting.
Adeline
nóvember 2021
La caminata es agradable y el recorrido interesante, los puntos de parada me parecieron bien elegidos y pese a que hacia mucho frio la experiencia fue grata.
Jeffery
nóvember 2021
Juan is super knowledgeable!! He dives into so much amazing history of the city and country! Absolutely Brilliant tour! 3 hours in length, walk is about 2.5km. Grab the lemon or almond cookies at the nunnery! They were awesome! 11/10 if you are an art and history junkie! Enjoy.
Fili
nóvember 2021
Juan es sumamente agradable, sabe muchísimo sobre la historia de la ciudad. hace su tour flexible, con tiempo para fotos. definitivamente lo repetiría

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