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Owner description: Context Madrid is a network of scholars, architects, art historians, and other experts who organize in-depth, small-group tours of Madrid.
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We took the Civil War walk and it was fantastic. The guide, Ms. Lourdes Fernandez, was incredible. She took us first to the spot where George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway watched the front advance towards Madrid. Next, we proceeded to the Reina Sofia museum where we not only saw Guernica, we saw related pieces by Calder and Miro that created a landscape within which to better understand and appreciate the Picasso masterpiece. Really moving. Context Travel is fantastic.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

During our week-long visit in Madrid, we arranged a 3-hour tour through Toledo w/ Context Travel for our family of four adults. Our guide was organized, pleasant, knowledgeable and flexible. Everything we could want in a guide. We recommend Context Travel. It was well worth it.

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We went on Context Tour’s Madrid through the Centuries the day after we arrived in Madrid.

We are so glad we did. Our guide was Alma Cross and her tour was the best tour we have ever been on. Alma provided an extremely informative and well explained overview of Spanish history and the history of Madrid. She took us to so many interesting and important sites, and explained their place in Spanish history, and told us lots about Spanish way of life.

We also love good wine and food. Alma built the tour around our interests including taking us into good food areas, and pointing out regional specialities including cheeses, hams and a delicious looking cake which the Spanish have on Three Kings Day. She even pointed out to us a restaurant/wine bar which has its restaurant area on glass under which is part of the old city wall; and a tucked away place where you can buy biscuits from an order of nuns who are cloistered away from the world.

It was like having a very well educated friend take us round Madrid, and tell us about its fantastic history, and give us insights on the way of life, and helpful information on what to do.

Alma packed lots in. It was the best value tour we have ever done. We would do a Context Tour next time we are in a new place, and wholeheartedly recommend Alma Cross’ Tour in Madrid.

Thank Sandy2027
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

"Madrid trough the centuries" This was a pretty informative tour, after reading the reviews from Context that only leads walks with pretty knowledgable docents, we decided to book this tour, it was a great way to get an idea of the layout of the street and know the origins of Madrid. I would reccomend this tour if you are visiting Madrid for the first time and even better if you can book on your first day.

Thank RachelMNewYork
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Have used Context travel in the past and have been extremely happy. The tour in Madrid was average and not worth the money.

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Paul B, Owner at Context Madrid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Dear Pakebo,

I'm so sorry that you didn't feel the tour was a good value. We'd really like to get some more specifics from you on this, and will reach out directly offline.

Best, Context

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