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Dark Side of Fuengirola Free Walking Tour

Your guru: Alexandre
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  • Fuengirola
  • Available in: English

About the guru Alexandre

I'm Alex, a 30 year old archaeologist and travel guide passionate about the flipside of history and the small curiosities and oddities that evade our everyday gaze! I have 5 years of experience as a tour guide in Portugal and Spain, and there's nothing I like more than exploring and researching local history and explaining it to open-minded people!

I'm Alex, a 30 year old archaeologist and travel guide passionate about the flipside of history and the small curiosities and oddities that evade our everyday gaze! I have 5 years of experience as a tour guide in Portugal and Spain, and there's nothing I like more than exploring and researching local history and explaining it to open-minded people!

About the tour

Discover the dark secrets hidden behind the recent history of this well-known Costa del Sol boom town in a two-hour walking tour around the maze of streets in the city centre.

The tour is set against Fuengirola's dark past and present. This Costa del Sol boom town might be known primarily for its long promenade, maze of high-rises and busy streets, but there's a dark undercurrent of violence, war and crime hidden behind its façade. We will explore a dark past of bloody battles and war crimes, mafia murders and narcos, political terrorism and the glitz and decadence of the old Costa del Sol, and much more, while taking a stroll around the streets of the Villa Blanca.

Main themes:

- An overview of Fuengirola and Spain's bloody history

- The Battle of Fuengirola 1810 - The Napoleonic Wars

- The Spanish Civil War: submarine attacks, church burnings and mass graves

- International Mafia Playground - narco operations and score settling in the old Costa del Sol

- The ETA bombings in Fuengirola

- True crime

- The Wolfman of Sierra Morena

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the church, under the bell tower
Tour duration: 2 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (3)

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Erik

18 days ago

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Paul Anthony

22 days ago

Alex was awesome. Took the time to answer every question we through at him. As well as, he customized the walk to our taste. Highly recommend. Very informative.

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Terri

1 month ago

It was an excellent tour. Great communication before from Alex to ensure we knew where we were meeting. Alex was knowledgable, amusing and very responsive to our questions. He gave a fantastic overview of the Spanish civil war and the darker side of Fuengirola. I recommend everyone take a couple of hours to join a walk led by Alex? He was fluent in English and after the tour he helped us to discover some great restaurants. Thank you very much Alex we just ate at one of your recommendations and it was excellent!

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