The best free tour of Alcalá de Henares

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2020

Arkeo Tour was born from an idea of a group of youngs from Andalusia and Madrid who loved its History, culture and heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing of 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 bored. We want you to enjoy it. May you live the experience. And that you impregnate yourself with the vestiges of our past. Join this adventure with us!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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 location chosen by Cardinal Cisneros to build the first university city, which would serve as a model for many others throughout Christendom; Miguel de Cervantes was baptized in the Church of Santa María la Mayor in 1547, so it is very likely that he was also born there; and the Alcaín Cathedral holds the title of Magistral, a denomination that it only shares with the Leuven Cathedral (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? Would you like to walk the Calle Mayor, frequent its bars and shops, and enter the grounds of the old Jewish quarter? Do you want to discover the original Complutense University? Are you interested in the history of intrigues and rivalries between the archbishops of Toledo and the Castilian kings?

Only groups of up to 6 people are allowed in this activity. If you are 7 or more people, you will be asked for a payment per person in advance to join the visit.

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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Puerta de Madrid, 28802 Alcalá ...
    Plaza Puerta de Madrid, 28802 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
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    Recognize our guides by their striking red t-shirt. At the Gate of Madrid. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route).

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Marí... 24 Aug 2022
Málaga

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Sin lugar a dudas es la mejor opción, para conocer la ciudad
Isabel 24 Aug 2022
Jaén

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Uno d los mejores free tour q he realizado. Deni ha sido muy entretenida y amable.
Carlos 23 Aug 2022
Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Tour súper entretenido y ameno. Deni nos hizo un tour de casi 2 horas que se nos hizo muy corto. Totalmente recomendable
Cris... 22 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Visita interesante y amena.
Fern... 17 Aug 2022
Rivas-Vaciamadrid

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Guia muy agradable y con capacidad de hacer ameno y divertido un tour a la par que se aprende un poco de historia. Muy recomendable!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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