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Discover San Pedro Alcántara, the dream come true of the Marquis of Duero

Your Guru: Ángel
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5.0
3 ratings
  • Marbella
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

My name is Ángel and I am from San Pedro Alcántara, that other town within Marbella that very few people know in depth. I am an Official Tour Guide of Andalusia and heritage interpreter and I have spent years researching the history and heritage of my town, Malaga and Andalusia with the help of experts in each field. I am in love with my town, my land, my country, its histor... More

My name is Ángel and I am from San Pedro Alcántara, that other town within Marbella that very few people know in depth. I am an Official Tour Guide of Andalusia and heritage interpreter and I have spent years researching the history and heritage of my town, Malaga and Andalusia with the help of experts in each field. I am in love with my town, my land, my country, its history, its heritage, its traditions, its nature and its charms, and I am passionate about making them known to the whole world. I have spent two years divulging the secrets that nobody else tells about the towns of Malaga on social networks and it is something that deeply fills me. I am a different tour guide, because I am very rigorous with the contents to transmit true and quality knowledge, the result of years of research and study with experts in each subject, but at the same time I will make you have fun and have a great time. I will make you enjoy my land as much as I do and you will feel as if you were another 'malagueño'! Come with me and discover everything you didn't know about Malaga and that no other tour guide tells you!

About the Tour

Hello!
 I'm sure you know the world famous Marbella. It is likely that you have been there before or that you have at least heard of it.

 However, did you know that within Marbella there is another town with an interesting history?

 This is San Pedro Alcántara, my town. That town between Marbella and Estepona that everyone has passed through at some point but that few really know.

Many people think that San Pedro hasn´t anything to offer or anything interesting to do, but what if I told you that this is not true? Between Marbella and San Pedro we have some of the most unique archaeological sites in Andalusia.

Did you know that we preserve the remains of a church and a cemetery that are about 1,500 years old?

Did you know that we have one of the best preserved Roman baths in Spain?

Did you know that San Pedro was born as an important agricultural colony dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane?

 It was founded in 1860 by the first Marquis of Duero, one of the most illustrious and important figures in the history of Spain.
 In a short time, the Agricultural Colony of San Pedro Alcántara became one of the most advanced and important in Spain in the 19th century.

Did you know that there was an important sugar and alcohol factory here?

Did you know that former President Aznar, former Spanish soccer coach Vicente del Bosque have a home here, or that actor Pepón Nieto was born here?

Did you know that the largest whale ever found in Spain beached here?

Did you know that we have an open-air museum plenty of murals and sculptures by important Spanish artists?

You will be able to discover these secrets and many more on this unprecedented walking tour in one of the most unknown towns on the Costa del Sol with the help of an official tour guide that grew up in San Pedro and expert about the local history and heritage.

Are you ready to discover the secrets of San Pedro Alcántara with me? This tour will surprise you!

PLACES WE WILL VISIT:

- Trapiche de Guadaiza, an old sugar factory almost 200 years old.

- The charming church square, full of flowers, palm trees and orange trees.

- Church of San Pedro Alcántara.

- Villa of San Luis.

- Typical streets of the old town and the origin of their names.

- San Pedro Alcantara Boulevard.

- Open-air museum of sculptures by Vicente de Espona.

- La Alcoholera and the legendary neighborhood of Ingenio.
*Possibility of visiting the Interpretation Center of La Alcoholera. Ask for availability.

- *Possibility of visiting the archaeological sites from Thursday to Sunday at the following times:

- Roman Baths of Guadalmina from 9:00 to 11:00.
- Paleo-Christian Basilica of Vega del Mar from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you want to visit them with me, we can arrange a specific time for it. 

If you have any questions or queries, send me a message and I will be happy to answer you.

PLEASE, CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE IN ADVANCE. I WILL SEND YOU MESSAGGE ALWAYS TO CONFIRM THE BOOKING. IF I DONT RECEIVE ANY ANSWER, I WILL UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WILL NOT ASSIST AND THE TOUR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. ¡THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be in front of the bus stop of the Bulevar of San Pedro Alcantara. Its very easy to find this place if you come in bus or taxi. If you come with your own car, its very easy park here.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 (3)

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Professionalism
5.0
Fun
5.0
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4.67
Quality
5.0
Route
5.0
Julie
09 Jun 2022 Lorraine
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Angel is very generous, gave us a bottle of water, offered an umbrella for each of us for shade, and even brought us in his car to the furthest places to visit. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about his job.

Response from Ángel
Thank you for your words! You are very kind. I really appreciate it. Its very gratifying hearing this. I try to be the best tour guide in Malaga. People like you, makes this profession something really special. Thank you so much and you are invited to come back to Costa del Sol!
Seema
08 May 2022 Frankfurt
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

Response from Ángel
Thank you so much!
Michael
08 May 2022 Marbella
Verified booking
Travelled alone - May 2022

Angel tiene mucha pasión por lo que hace, conoce cada rincón y os aconsejarás los mejores lugares. Sin duda muy recomendado.

Response from Ángel
Muchísimas gracias amigo!

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!