Free tour in La Alberca: History, traditions and legends

Duration: 1h
Languages: Spanish
Registered on November 15, 2023

Hello! I'm cristina. I have a degree in Art History and a tourist guide and I have been teaching the towers of the Salamanca Cathedral for six years. I am a very sociable person and my passion is to travel the world. Come with me to discover the city from above

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Tour description


Discover the history and traditions of La Alberca on this guided tour of one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.

Come and discover its labyrinthine streets and let yourself be seduced by its wonderful architecture.

We will meet in the Plaza Mayor, next to the Tourist Office at the indicated time to begin the guided tour. We will start by learning about the history of the region and the town.

Do you know why it is called Sierra de Francia?

We will also explain the most important buildings in the Plaza, undoubtedly the nerve center of La Alberca , and we will discover that one of them is related to the Casa de Alba.

Next we will walk through its narrow streets and get to know what life is like in this charming town.

We will also describe its typical architecture, which led it to be the first rural town to be declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1940 . And we will discover what the inscriptions and shields on the door lintels mean.

Through its cobbled streets we will reach the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption , which houses one of the jewels of the town. Do you want to know which one it is?

Next to the church we will see an ossuary and we will explain the tradition of the Moza de las Ánimas and the legend around her figure. Nearby is a very peculiar statue

We'll tell you what it means!

We will also comment on the festivities that continue to be held and talk about typical gastronomy.

We will end the guided tour in the Plaza Mayor after an hour of walking.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Mayor, 11, 37624 La Alberca, Sala...
    Pl. Mayor, 11, 37624 La Alberca, Salamanca, Spain
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    I will be at the door of the Tourist Office with a blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Tourist Office
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Niche of the Souls
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The pig of San Antón
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Satur Juanela House-Museum
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Tablado Street
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Main Square

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

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Eva 17 Jun 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Nos esperamos la belleza de La Alberca, pero después de hacer el tour con Cris la belleza aumento porque sin sus explicaciones no hubiéramos apreciado el 100 x 100 del interés que ofrece ese bonito pueblo. De ella podemos decir que es una excelente profesional, de la que no quieres que acabe de explicar historia e historias. Recomendable totalmente el tour y Cris.
Nuria 06 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nuestra guía fue Cris, la experiencia fue muy amena, interesante todo lo que nos contó, se nota cuando alguien le gusta y vive lo que cuenta. Recomendable 💯
Elena 08 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Es una opción excelente. Se hace corto el recorrido, podría incluso ampliarse.
Virginia 08 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Siempre aprendes un montón. Muchas gracias x lo ameno, interesante y divertido q fue!!!
Ismael 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Cris nos lo contó fenomenal. La visita a la Alberca fue muy entretenida.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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