Talavera Battlefield Tour

Battle of Talavera

from 65€/person
4 Hours 1+ People Natural heritage

The forging of an alliance

On July 28, 1809, the city of Talavera de la Reina witnessed the battle between the French forces of José Bonaparte, the intruder king, against the combined troops of Spain under the command of Lieutenant General Cuesta and the United Kingdom under the command of Lieutenant General Wellesley, future Duke of Wellington.

Already the previous night the French had been about to surprise the British on the vital hill Medellín, showing signs of the veteran soldiers embroiled in Austerlitz. The Spanish army with the British would try to stop the best army in the world, the emperor’s men.

Memorial monument

"El Monolito", erected in 1990 with the assistance of authorities from several nations, shows each of the participating regiments.

Visit to Talavera de la Reina (optional)

For those who do not know the city we can extend the visit to see it in the afternoon.

Expert Guide

Battlefield Specialist

Rates

Transfer from Madrid
4+ People
from 89€/person
  • Official guide
  • Optional lunch (+19€/person)
  • Tour insurance included
Battlefield tour
4+ People
from 65€/person
  • Official Guide
  • Optional lunch (+19€/person)
  • Tour insurance included

Itinerary

Meeting point

Once you have made the reservation, we will tell you the meeting point OR we will collect you (depending on your choice above)

Battlefield tour

We will make the tour by car, because the battlefield is too big to walk. We will stop in several places to know the point of view of both the Allied and French sides

Virtual Reality

We can watch the troops positioned on the same spots where they were the day of battle using this latest technology

Typical restaurant lunch (optional)

It is time to comment on the visit and enjoy a well-deserved rest

End of visit

If you arrived on your own, we said goodbye. If we take you we will return you to the place where we picked you up

“The visit to the Battlefield of Talavera has been a surprise. A new experience that I had not imagined could motivate me. My first immersion in military history has resulted in a victory by AdC Raúl. Being a subject that does not arouse interest in me and for which I would not bet, Raúl has managed to captivate my attention and make it very enjoyable. It shows that he has great knowledge and would highlight his way of understanding at any level the knowledge about the time and the moment you are talking about, as well as your enthusiasm. A different and unique experience. Without a doubt I would repeat ...”
Alicia González
Flight attendant

Reserve your place

Tell us when you would like to go and how many people you would come to the tour and we will organize it in a personalized way.

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One Comment

  1. Martin

    Raul conducted us on an excellent tour of the Talavera battlefield. The event combined deep knowledge of the battle with a very human and personable delivery. He provided us with a strategic overview of the battle as well as colourful perspectives of the infantryman’s experience. Thanks very much.

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