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Free tour of Alcalá de Henares

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  • Alcala de Henares
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Diego

Arkeo Tour arose from an idea of a group of young Andalusians and Madrid lovers of its History, its culture and its heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries and ... More »

Arkeo Tour arose from an idea of a group of young Andalusians and Madrid lovers of its History, its culture and its heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries and museums. We consider that our land has great heritage and cultural potential that must be valued for both residents and tourists. We do not believe that transmitting our history is a pain. We want you to enjoy. May you live the experience. And that you impregnate yourself with the vestiges of our past. Join this adventure!

About the tour

Alcalá is a very special city for several reasons: about 2 kilometers from its monumental center are the remains of the ancient Roman Complutum; The first interview between Christopher Columbus and Isabel la Católica took place within the walls of the Archbishop's Palace; It was the town chosen by Cardinal Cisneros to build the first university city, which would serve as a model for many others throughout Christendom; In the Church of Santa María la Mayor Miguel de Cervantes was baptized in 1547, so it is very likely that he was also born there; and the Alcaine Cathedral holds the title of Magistral, a name that it only shares with the Cathedral of Leuven (Belgium). Do you want to know even more? Would you like to know the legend about the holy children Justos and Pastor, whose devotion gave rise to the Visigothic chapel on which the medieval city was founded? Do you want to walk along the Calle Mayor, visit its bars and shops, and explore the old Jewish quarter? Do you want to discover the original Complutense University? Are you interested in the stories of intrigues and rivalries between the archbishops of Toledo and the Castilian kings?

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Tour duration: 2 hours

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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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