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History, movies, music and murders in Malasaña and Chueca

Your Guru: Patricia
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  • Madrid
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours y 30 minutes

About the Guru

I am a Journalist, a Teacher of Spanish Language and Literature and a Tourism Guide. I love History and, more specially, stories and anecdotes which make any account to become funny and unforgettable. And that's what I want our tour to be: a memorable experience for all. I'm also friendly and talkative, always willing to solve the questions of my guests. I'm also a foddie an... More

I am a Journalist, a Teacher of Spanish Language and Literature and a Tourism Guide. I love History and, more specially, stories and anecdotes which make any account to become funny and unforgettable. And that's what I want our tour to be: a memorable experience for all. I'm also friendly and talkative, always willing to solve the questions of my guests. I'm also a foddie and I know good places to eat Spanish food.

About the Tour

If you want to be surprised, come and discover Malasaña and Chueca with me. Its picturesque streets and houses served as the setting for films by Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar or Álex de la Iglesia, and for music video clips by Manu Chao or Siniestro Total, and for zarzuelas (not in vain, Chueca is named after the composer Federico Chueca, who lived in the area). In addition, many of its bars are closely linked to the so-called "Movida madrileña".

And for those who like urban art, its walls serve as a canvas for "Pinta Malasaña", a festival, which has been held since 2015, and which beautifies even more, if possible, its streets and squares.

There is also a lot of history here, such as the one that was forged during the May 2 uprising in 1808. Its beautiful buildings gather curious anecdotes, such as those related to the Bauer Palace, the Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes or the Royal Hospice de San Fernando, today the Madrid History Museum.

And, if what you want are the gruesome stories that make your hair stand on end, here are some to give and take: like the numerous murders that took place on Antonio Grillo Street, the one in the building on Calle del Pez where lived the disturbing Modlin family, the nuns of the convent of San Plácido who went mad in 1628, or the plaque of Eames Demetrios that announces that we are going to enter a world of darkness.

During the tour, I will recommend you endless restaurants, bars (my favorite: Rocablanca, in Fuencarral, where you will fall in love with their croquettes), curious things shops and ice cream parlors, which are for all tastes.

And, finally, you will receive a detail that will sweeten your day. I guarantee that you will enjoy with me. Come and join me!!!!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'll be waiting between the Dear Hotel and Banco de Santander, right near the entrance to the metro station of Plaza de España, between Plaza de España and Gran Vía street.

Tour Schedule

  • Sat, 06 Mar
    11:00
  • Sat, 06 Mar
    11:00
  • Sun, 07 Mar
    11:00

What's the price?

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 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (10)

Ana Bordoy Ortega about 11 hours

El tour ha estado fenomenal, Patricia es encantadora y nos ha contado un montón de anécdotas y de datos superinteresantes. Sabe muchísimo y se muestra encantada de responder a todas las preguntas. Totalmente recomendable.

Response from Patricia
¡¡¡¡Mil gracias, Ana!!!! Te agradezco un montón tu valoración. Yo me lo he pasado también en grande esta mañana, con vosotros. Habéis sido súper amables y simpáticos y me sentía muy a gusto. Cuando queráis, ya sabéis dónde estoy. ¡¡¡Cuidaros mucho!!!
Maria Concepcion Puyol Montero 1 day

Muy ameno !

Response from Patricia
¡¡¡Muchas gracias!!!! Fue un verdadero placer pasar la tarde del sábado contigo y tu familia. Gracias por todo.
Sandra Vallejo about 12 hours

En la organización, en el trato recibido, en lo interesante de la información que nos trasmitió, ... Un 10 de guía!

Response from Patricia
¡¡¡Mil gracias, Sandra!!! Para mí fue un placer compartir esa mañana de sábado con vosotros y contaros algunas cositas curiosas de Malasaña y Chueca. ¡¡Cuidaros mucho!!!
Jose Cerviño Forjan 1 day

Response from Patricia
¡¡¡Muchas gracias por la alta valoración!!! Un beso a los cuatro
Esther about 11 hours

Hicimos el Tour un domingo por la mañana y nos encantó. Patricia nos llevó por las calles y sitios más típicos de Malasaña y Chueca contándonos muchas curiosidades en cada momento. Ha sido muy agradable, repetiríamos sin duda! Erika y Esther

Response from Patricia
¡¡¡Muchísimas gracias, Érika y Esther!!! Ha sido un placer compartir con vosotras esta mañana tan agradable. Me alegra saber que habéis disfrutado. ¡¡¡Yo también y de lo lindo!!! Nos vemos cuando queráis. Un beso enorme a las dos.

5.0(10) Ratings

What's the price?

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 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(10) Ratings