On May 2nd, Madrid rose against Napoleon, marking the beginning of one of the bloodiest events in Spanish history: the War of Independence against France. It was 1808 when rumors spread that the French planned to take away the last member of the royal house from Madrid. The people crowded at the doors of the Royal Palace demanding liberation until the Napoleonic troops opened fire: at that moment, the capital became a battleground between soldiers and citizens, claiming the lives of hundreds… Will you be able to overcome all the challenges before the city falls?
On this mobile-guided route, you’ll discover curiosities while solving different riddles as a team, starting at Callao and traversing the Madrid of the Habsburgs until reaching Plaza 2 de Mayo in Malasaña. A journey through real locations based on the war conflict that the city commemorates each year… Alert your friends and form a team!