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Chueca and Malasaña: Between Movida and Uncover

Your Guru: Arkeo Tour
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  • Madrid
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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 an... More

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!

About the Tour

If you want to know the most avant-garde Madrid, you have to take this route in which we will visit, in a quiet walk, two of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the capital: Chueca and Malasaña. Without a doubt, walking next to some of its most symbolic places is the best way to understand where, how and why that cultural phenomenon of the 80s, known as La Movida Madrileña, emerged. The young people of that time faced an uncertain future living frantically in the present between the transgression, the Uncover and the Movida. Our meeting point will be the Plaza de la Luna, next to the door of the San Martin de Tours Church, from there we will stroll towards the Malasaña neighborhood, still an icon of the Movida Madrileña and the urban tribes of the time. Today we can still find some places that were the musical temples of the time, such as the Sala Maravilla, El Penta or El Tupperware. We will reach the heart of Malasaña, the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, but first we will show you some small wonders of Madrid, such as the church of San Antonio de los Alemanes with its baroque architecture, the Lara Theater and, going up Pez street, the Alfil Theater. Did you know that it was founded in 1948 as a morning cinema? It was known as the Pez cinema. We will continue our journey towards the Plaza de Chueca. On our walk we will enjoy and learn about the interesting buildings that we will see, such as the Museum of History of Madrid, the San Ildefonso Market, the Church of San Antón or the Convent of Recogidas. If Malasaña was the epicenter of the Movida, Chueca is the epicenter of the LGTB movement. This neighborhood has become one of the most visited areas of Madrid with a huge activity between shops, bars and cultural offer. Its square is always full of neighbors and tourists who like to enjoy its terraces. Chueca is undoubtedly the trendy neighborhood. We will finish our route contemplating the House of the Seven Chimneys that holds an old legend from the 16th century. Do you want us to tell you about it? Join us on this visit, we are sure to surprise you!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Next to the door of the Church of San Martin de Tours (Plaza de la Luna, Madrid) You will recognize our guides by their striking red shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route).

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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.

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Tour opinions (7)

Antonio Escribá Gonzalez 04/28/2021

Sara Nuño 04/18/2021

Un tour genial, hemos descubierto muchas curiosidades. Repetiremos seguro!

Iván Díez Cuadrado 04/06/2021

El tour no cumplió en absoluto mis expectativas.. Podría haber sido un tour mucho más interesante, dado que la zona por la que se realiza tiene mucha historia y anécdotas que contar. Tampoco me pareció cautivadora la actitud o explicaciones del guía... Siento dar una calificación tan baja pero esperaba mucho de este tour.

Response from Arkeo Tour
¡Gracias, Iván! Buena tarde
Jorge 04/02/2021

Ruben hizo un tour muy ameno y entretenido que se pasó volando.

Response from Arkeo Tour
¡Gracias, Jorge! Nos alegra que hayas disfrutado de nuestra visita guiada por Chueca y Malañaña. Esperamos verte en otro tour. Saludos
Alicia Gomez 03/29/2021

Me gustó mucho el tour. Muy entretenido. Pero éramos.muchas personas, casi 20, para el momento en que estamos

Response from Arkeo Tour
Buenas tardes, Alicia. Nuestros tours se limitan al nº. de personas permitidos por la normativa local y autonómica, pese a lo cambiante que pueda ser. Cuando los grupos son muy grandes los divididos entre dos o más guías. Recuerda que también puedes contratar con nosotros un tour privado para ti y tu familia con nuestros guías oficiales. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

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