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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 31 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 translating it to open-minded travellers that want to get under... More »

I'm Alex, a 31 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 translating it to open-minded travellers that want to get under the skin of places.

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

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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 €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings 7

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Mike Grinstead

3 months ago

Very good. A lot of what Alex had to talk about we knew about already as we had all lived in Fuengirola for some time, but he always had something new to add.

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Jennifer

4 months ago

Great tour! Lots of interesting information about the history of Fuengirola and Spain. Alexandre has perfect English and has a fantastic memory for historical events. The tour is about two hours long and the pace is good with some walking intermingled with stops for a chat and sharing information.

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David

4 months ago

Great fun and I now know more about my home town. Thanks and well done Alexandre, from the whole group.

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Aksel Madsen

4 months ago

Alex really knows his stuff, and like to share his knowledge. He is also a very friendly and sympathetic guy. I can only recommend Alex for those, who likes to know about 'the dark side' of the history of Fuengirola.

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Erik

6 months ago

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Paul Anthony

6 months 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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