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🔝 ✨ Free tour of Chueca and Malasaña: Between the Madrid Movida, the Uncovering and the LGTB+ Awakening 🎵 🎥 🏳️‍🌈

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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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

If you want to get to know the most avant-garde Madrid, you have to take this route in which we will tour, in a quiet walk, two of the most emblematic neighborhoods of the capital: Chueca and Malasaña. Without a doubt, walking alongside 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 frenetically in the present between transgression, the Destape 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 walk through the streets towards the Malasaña neighborhood, still an icon of the Movida Madrileña and the urban tribes of the time. Even today we can find some venues 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 Madrid wonders, such as the church of San Antonio de los Alemanes with its baroque architecture, the Lara Theater and, going up Calle del Pez, the Alfil Theater. Did you know that it was founded in 1948 as a matinee 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 buildings of interest 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 Las Recambios. 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 enormous activity between shops, bars and cultural offerings. Its square is always full of neighbors and tourists who like to enjoy its terraces. Without a doubt Chueca is the trendy neighborhood. We will finish our route contemplating the House of the Seven Chimneys, which contains an old legend from the 16th century. Do you want us to tell you? Join us on this visit, we are sure to 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 to pay per person in advance to join the tour.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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). (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route).

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Moon Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Church of Saint Anthony of the Germans
  • 3
    Outside visit
    History Museum of Madrid
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Chueca Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    The mystery of the House of the Seven Chimneys

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

265 ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.62
Quality
4.6
Route
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Horacio mario 08 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

Muy bien tour para conoces esos barrios que no son tan conocidos
Rox 06 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Un recorrido muy interesante, tan cerca de lo conocido, y sin embargo con mucha historia y significado propios. David , un guía excelente, conocimiento , ameno, entretenido. Lo recomiendo . Sin explicaciones, hubiera pasado por esos barrios sin prestar tanta atención. Volveré alguna noche a vivenciar lo que pude conocer
Simon 06 Jun 2024
Montevideo

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Muy ameno David, informado, divertido
Fabio 05 Jun 2024
Bogotá

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Excelente tour. Me sorprendió la historia y los sitios tan cool que hay en malasaña y en Chueca. Recomendado para quien quiera conocer otra faceta de Madrid
Stella 04 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Muy entretenido y me enteré anécdotas, que no las hubiera sabido
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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