Travel back in time to the 16th century with this walking tour through Galera. You'll revisit historic religious battles as you walk through one of the most beautiful villages of Andalusia.
Historical Galera Walking Tour
At the scheduled time, we'll meet at Plaza Mayor to begin a guided tour that will take us on a journey through the Arab influences in this Granada town. Ready to explore the exciting history of Galera?
We'll start by walking towards Cerro de la Virgen, where an Arab rebellion took place in 1569. It all began when King Philip II enacted a law that forced these citizens to abandon their Muslim traditions, causing a series of revolts known as the Rebellion of the Alpujarras. During the tour, we'll uncover all the details of this wave of violence and explain how it spread to Galera.
You'll learn all about how the siege of this town came about and what part it played in the eventual expulsion of the Arabs from Spain. The battle lasted almost two months and involved more than 12,000 soldiers.
Continuing along steep slopes, we'll reach the top of Cerro de la Virgen hill. There, we'll enjoy panoramic views of the entire historic center of Galera, admiring its houses and the town's chapel, located on the site of the old Arab castle from the times of Al-Andalus.
After two and a half hours of exploring, the tour will finish back at the starting point.
|Adults||Children 3-12 years old||Children under 3 years old|
|Tour in English||
Tour in English
Children 3-12 years oldUS$ 5.90
Children under 3 years oldFree
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
English speaking guide
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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