Spanish Civil War

09.30 h-13.30 h

A very special tour where you will get to know an intense period of the history of Spain and how it was so dramatically lived in Malaga. We will relive key moments like the Second Republic, the failed military coup in Malaga and the fall of the city. Through the eyes of English and American expats you will know how they lived that time in the city and their adventures to survive between intrigues, spies and accusations of treason.

What’s about

We’ll start at the old industrial area, where plenty of factories were settled. This was going be one of the targets of the air raids during the war. You will hear the words from Edward Norton, an American ex-consul, about the attack on his factory at the very same place.

Many other real testimonies will be read along the tour on the exact spots where they happened. You will feel totally inmersed in the ambience of those days in Malaga city.

Following, we’ll visit the upper class quarter, El Limonar, where most of these witnesses used to live and experienced war at first hand. We’ll enter at the College of Architects, impressive villa with a thrilling story of treason.

We will finish at the old Caleta Palace Hotel, where some of the stories of these witnesses come to an end. You’ll learn how some of them escaped, others stayed and even some returned.

You will discover two cities, the working class Malaga and the high society one, and how these two worlds ended up colliding in the Spanish civil war. Our meeting point will be at El Perchel Metro Station, left from the exit of the main door of the train station.


    • 4h. Private guided tour
    • Visit Castle of Santa Catalina
    • El Limonar neighbourhood
    • Visit College of Architects
    • Old Caleta Palace Hotel
    • Nursing home of the Little Sisters of the Poors


    • Edward Norton
    • Sir Peter Chalmers-Mitchell
    • Gamel Woolsey
    • Gerald Brenan
    • Laurie Lee
    • Norman Bethune
    • Arthur Koestler


  • Failure of the mitilary coup in Málaga
  • Being foreigner in times of war
  • Suspicions, registers and spying
  • Refugees at El Limonar
  • Air raids and reprisals
  • The fall of Malaga and fleeing the city

ROUTE: Avenida de la Estación, Asylum of the Little Sisters of the Poors, Old Lapeira Factory, Old working class dwellings, San Manuel College, Old Bevan W.C.  Factory, Castle of Santa Catalina, Villa La Era, Villa Rosalía, Villa San Ramón, Villa Maya, College of Architects, Old Caleta Palace Hotel.


1 Adult

120€ / person

2 Adults

75€ / person

3 Adults

60€ / person

4 Adults

50€ / person

*All taxes included

OFFER! If you book 2 of any of our cultural tours, the second one has a 20€ discount per person on any kind of group.

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