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Chueca and Malasaña: Between the Movida and the Uncovering

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2020

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!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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, arose. The young people of that time faced an uncertain future living frantically in the present between transgression, the Uncovering 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 moment, 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 Madrid wonders, such as the church of San Antonio de los Alemanes with its baroque architecture, the Teatro Lara and, going up Calle del Pez, the Bishop 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 tour towards the Plaza de Chueca. On our walk we will enjoy and learn about the buildings of interest that we will see, such as the Madrid History Museum, the San Ildefonso Market, the San Antón church or the Recogidas convent. 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 an enormous activity between shops, bars and cultural offer. Its square is always full of neighbors and tourists who like to enjoy its terraces. Without a doubt, Chueca is the fashionable neighborhood. We will finish our route contemplating the House of the Seven Chimneys that contains an old legend from the 16th century. Do you want us to tell you? Join us on this visit, we will surely surprise you!

Only groups of up to 6 people are allowed in this activity. If you are 7 or more people, you will be asked for a payment per person in advance to join the visit.

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  • Meeting point:
    Calle de la Luna 2 Local basement 1 2...
    Calle de la Luna 2 Local basement 1 28004 Madrid Spain
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    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).

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

72 ratings
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4.5
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4.16
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4.29
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4.36
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4.55
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monica sandra 26 Oct 2022
Salta
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022

Excelente!

Delia 19 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022

Raul muy profesional y hace el tour muy ameno.

Sandra 15 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022

Muy buena tarde de jueves con Raúl

Amanda 24 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in family - Sep 2022

Es el primer tour que hago con Guruwalk, Raúl es un guía espectacular, una persona muy cercana y muy buen comunicador aparte de muy amable con todos los allí presentes...

Fernando 22 Sep 2022
Lima
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Muy buena opción para conocer Madrid y su movida

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