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Free Tour Alcalá Insólita

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Registered on January 20, 2018

CompluTour Guided visits at Alcalá de Henares and Madrid, offers touristic visits in Spanish guided by official guides and historians.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

IMPORTANT: MINORS ARE NOT ALLOWED - EXPLICIT THEMES AND LANGUAGE / GROUPS OF MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED, EVEN IF THEY ARE MADE FROM DIFFERENT EMAILS AND NAMES, contact us to find out the conditions for participation of large groups.

If you already know Alcalá de Henares and are almost an expert, on this tour we suggest you delve into one of the most unknown areas of the city, the Christian neighborhood. We will begin our route in the Plaza de los Santos Ninos, the place where two of our protagonists, the children Justo and Pastor, were beheaded. Next, we will look up to discover the Roman inscriptions hidden in the Cathedral-Magistral, to then walk through the ancient "red light district" of Alcala, revealing the most unknown ins and outs of the ancient youth.

The War of Independence in the Henares River region will also be one of the topics that we will address, with the help of one of its most popular and beloved heroes in the Cervantes population: Empecinado.

We will discover several convents full of history, curiosities and traditions that are still alive, while we follow the trail of duels, fights and murders that took place in dark alleys, cases of witchcraft, renowned inquisitorial processes and even the origin of the most famous profession. ancient of the world.

All this and much more awaits us in the Alcalá de Henares Insólita Free Tour.

What are you going to know about Alcalá de Henares Insólita:

The intimate life of Ferdinand VII

El Empecinado and the War of Independence

Roman inscriptions from the Magistral Cathedral

The origins of prostitution

Old Hospital of Santa María la Rica

Archbishop's Prison

The "red light district" of Alcala

Convent of the Augustinian Sisters of Saint Mary Magdalene

The Inquisition in Alcalá and much more…


Important information:

* MINORS ARE NOT ALLOWED
* Groups of more than 6 people are not allowed to participate in the free tour. Minimum group of people to start the tour: 4.
*The tour is done entirely on foot and is fully accessible.
*No type of ticket or entrance is needed, the mentioned monuments are visited externally.
*Reservations from travel agencies or wholesalers are not accepted.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    C. San Juan, 10, 28801 Alcalá de Hena...
    C. San Juan, 10, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
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    Plaza de los Santos Ninos, corner with San Juan Street. Don't confuse us with the others! OUR UMBRELLA IS WHITE.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Magistral Cathedral of Saints Just and Pastor of Alcalá de Henares
  • 2
    Outside visit
    ladies street
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Stubborn Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Archiepiscopal Jail
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Irish Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Street the Image

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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Manuela 13 Apr 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Un tour muy entretenido
Kepa 29 Mar 2024
Barakaldo

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Un free-tour fascinante, no apto para menores. En "Alcalá Insólita" descubrirás una historia de la ciudad que no aparece en las guías turísticas. Trini, nuestra guía, te llevará de la mano por rincones emblemáticos (unos ocultos, y otros por los que transitan los turistas sin reparar en ellos) Pasarás por delante de mancebías, lápidas romanas recicladas (y es que la economía circular no es un invento de hoy en día), corralas del siglo de oro, cárceles de la inquisición; aprenderás léxico putañeril, conocerás sorprendentes anécdotas de los Borbones (los de antes, no los de ahora ;-)... Si bien es cierto que algunos edificios ya no existen (sinagoga, mezquita, callejón del peligro...) la entrega, la capacidad y la energía que tiene Trini para evocar lugares, personajes y situaciones hace que los puedas revivir en tu imaginación sin mucho esfuerzo. NO TE LO PIERDAS.
Alícia 17 Mar 2024
Murcia

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Un Tour de los que se salen de lo rutinario, ameno divertido y muy interesante. Contado maravillosamente bien, hubiésemos continuado dos horas más . Genial
nieves 18 Feb 2024
Lima

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
El guia muy profesional,, lo pasamos bien 👌
Concepción 04 Feb 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Os recomendamos este tour por Alcalá de Henares, es un circuito diferente, que sorprende y que Trini hace muy especial.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
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 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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