Secrets of Madrid

Madrid, Spanien

Oplevelse med værten Juan

  1. 2,5 timer
  2. Sprog: Engelsk, Spansk og Fransk

Det skal I lave

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.
Other things to note
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…

Hils på din vært, Juan

Vært på Airbnb siden 2012
  • 284 omtaler
  • Identitet bekræftet
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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Her skal du være

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...

Bedømt 4,90 ud af 5 ud fra 284 omtaler.

Ludovic
januar 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
januar 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
januar 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
december 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
december 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
Jill
december 2021
We loved this tour so much. Juan was able to take a relatively small section of Madrid (very easy on our feet that way) and use it to illustrate Madrid's multicultural heritage, and different periods of rule and influence. We went in to this tour knowing almost nothing about Madrid and left feeling like we just had a masterclass in the political and artistic history of the city. We loved every minute.

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