Madrid Dos de Mayo Uprising Tour
The French came to Spain as allies, on the way to Portugal. First they occupied several strongholds. Then they called our kings Carlos IV and Fernando VII to Bayonne (France). The Spanish authorities continued to preach that they were friends against the British, because they dared not unleash the wrath of Napoleon, tyrant of Europe.
But the common people, the neighbors of Madrid, began to suspect. Why did an ally need 30,000 soldiers occupying the capital of Spain? It only took a spark to blow up the city, and the French raised the stakes taking the rest of the royal family away from Madrid. The people of Madrid would not allow it!
Once you have made the reservation, we will tell you the meeting point
We will take a walking tour of the main places of the uprising that Monday, May 2, setting ourselves both in the Spanish and French points of view
We said goodbye (until our next tour!)