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Unusual Alcalá Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified 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

Tour description

TOUR NOT SUITABLE FOR MINORS - EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
The participation of groups of more than 6 people is not allowed, if you are a group please contact us through the chat.
TRIPADVISOR "2022 TRAVELERS CHOICE" AWARD FOR CONSISTENT EXCELLENT SERVICE.


If you already know Alcalá de Henares and you are almost an expert, we propose you to go into one of the most unknown areas of the city, the Christian quarter, on this tour. We will begin our route in the Plaza de los Santos Niños, 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 Magistral-Cathedral, to then walk through the ancient "red light district" of Alcala, revealing the most unknown ins and outs of the old mancebía.

The War of Independence in the region of the Henares river will also be one of the topics that we will address, from the hand of one of its most popular and beloved heroes in the Cervantes population: the 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 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 the Unusual Alcalá de Henares:

The intimate life of Ferdinand VII

The Empecinado and the War of Independence

Roman inscriptions of the Magistral Cathedral

The origins of prostitution

Old Hospital of Santa Maria la Rica

Archbishop's Prison

Alcalá's "red light district"

Augustinian Convent of Santa María Magdalena

The Inquisition in Alcalá and much more…


Important information:

* TOUR NOT SUITABLE FOR MINORS
* 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 entry is needed, the mentioned monuments are visited externally.
*Reservations from travel agencies or wholesalers are not accepted.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de los Santos Niños, 5, 28801 Alc...
    Pl. de los Santos Niños, 5, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
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    Plaza de los Santos Niños, corner with The Coffee Train cafeteria. Do not confuse us with the others! OUR UMBRELLA IS WHITE.

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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Ángel 28 Sep 2022
Valdemoro
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Fue una experiencia enriquecedora, me encanta mucho su forma de contar las historias de los sitios por donde íbamos pasando. Creo que es una forma de cultivar la histo...

Fernanda 26 Sep 2022
Bilbao
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Nos encantó conocer la historia de Alcalá desde otro enfoque sobre todo como nos lo contó Trini!! Hemos disfrutado mucho el tour.

Jose andres perez 21 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

No es el típico tour pero es exactamente lo que buscabamos, nuestra guía es una gran profesional

LOLA 19 Sep 2022
Xàtiva
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Muy interesante

Laura 15 Sep 2022
Parla
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Una guía excepcional. Sentido del humor, datos muy precisos y curiosos, y sobretodo, una experta en crear un ambiente muy acogedor. Sin duda recomendable.

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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.
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