Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
Hi! My name is Cristian and I am from Cuenca, Spain. 3 years ago I started working as a guide in my land and some time later, together with a friend, I was the co-founder of a tourism company. I obtained the title of official tourist guide almost 2 years ago and, since then, my purpose is to disseminate the history, the legends, and the coolest and most interesting things of Cuenca to anyone who wants to know it. Today, I am The Juggler of History, so I tell the history of Cuenca in a rigorous, entertaining, and professional way. I'm delighted to be your guide in Cuenca and that together we not only get to know it but together we discover it: its history, its culture, its heritage, it's past and it's present. Let yourself be guided by the minstrel of history. We sure had a great time!
The best way to discover Cuenca in broad daylight! :-)
We will start the route at the Town Hall building, in its arches or arcades (Plaza Mayor, 1), right next to the tourist information office, from there we will head towards the old Jewish quarter of the city , observing the remains of Jewish houses and the old wall of the neighborhood, next to the Torre de Mangana , the Cuenca clock.
We will continue our way towards the main street of the old town of Cuenca to learn more about some of the palaces of noble families that are wonderfully preserved, showing us their splendor.
We will continue ascending to reach the skyscrapers of Cuenca and the viewpoints of the famous Casas Colgadas, where, in addition to learning more about them, we will also learn about the past of the San Pablo bridge and today's Parador Nacional de Turismo. At this point we can also enjoy the beautiful views of the Huécar river gorge.
We will continue our trip to the Plaza Mayor and we will end up seeing the façade of the first Gothic cathedral in Spain to begin construction.
- Arches of the Town Hall (beginning of the tour)
- Mercy Square
- mangana square
- Wall and viewpoints
- Carmen Square
- Alfonso VIII street and palaces of that street
- San Martín neighborhood and viewpoints of hanging houses
- Exterior of the Hanging Houses
- St Paul's Bridge
- Plaza Mayor and exterior of the Cathedral (end point of our tour)
- At the end of the exterior tour, you can go to the Cathedral for a guided tour of the temple. It is completely optional. The client will pay the basic entrance to the venue and at the end of the tour people will pay what they think corresponds to the exterior and interior tour, or they can pay first for the exterior and then for the interior.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE
Travelers, we know perfectly well that this is a free tour platform, so in the face of some somewhat negative opinions that only criticized that we give a ticket at the beginning of the visit, we clarify it for you, although we always do it at the beginning of the tour, why do we deliver it.
We not only do free tours, but we also work with many platforms, some with prior payment and others in which the client pays when they arrive at our meeting point. Many people choose free tour platforms without really knowing what it is or how much to give, and for all these questions, this web page has a section on questions for which there is already an answer, so we focus on what is important: we give a ticket, in which the amount reflects what we value our service, since it is essential to take it before a possible tax inspection and because said ticket acts as a simplified invoice. At no time are you asked to pay that amount, but you have to bring it. There are many people who prefer to pay that amount and then they are calm before the payment and other people prefer to give what they want at the end of the tour (of course, there are also scoundrels who leave before or at the end of the tour and do not give anything, but we don't count that kind of people). Having said this, it is necessary that you carry the corresponding ticket, which does not imply that we are going to go to any monument, but simply that you have to carry it, for us to declare our taxes.
Additional information for the traveler:
- Confirmation of attendance is requested . Many times reservations are made but later the tour is not attended, causing, for example, that there are no places available for people who are really interested and making the work of management, logistics and planning more difficult for the guide. For this reason, please confirm if you come to the tour. If there is a reservation of only two people who have not confirmed and do not answer, the guide will cancel the tour.
- It is advisable to be at the meeting point around 5 or 10 minutes before starting the guided tour. This is for several reasons, since if there is no one, the guide can leave and lead to misunderstandings, or if there are many people, at the time of confirming attendance (who are you and which of the platforms have you signed up for? to the tour) is more complicated for the guide.
- In low season, the minimum to carry out the tour is 6 people.
- The tour can be done with a child's stroller, but it is much better and more comfortable to carry a backpack with the little ones, since in some sections there will be stairs.
- If reservations are made less than 5 hours in advance, the guide reserves the right to make the itinerary depending on whether you can make the visit or not.
- It is a perfectly complementary tour with the "Night Spell" tour, since 90% of it changes.
Meeting point:Pl. Mayor, 1, 16001 Cuenca, SpainPl. Mayor, 1, 16001 Cuenca, SpainDirections
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).