Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona


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From $16.74

93 reviews   (4.83)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Enjoy a 2- hour night stroll around medieval Barcelona learning about the darker side of the city's history. This is a fun and fascinating walking tour to discover the story of the Spanish Inquisition, methods of execution in Barcelona and some of the legends that surround the neighborhood of El Born. A must to explore this part of the city while learning about its darker secrets.


What's Included

Professional local guide

Small-group walking tour

Use of projector for images

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children younger than 14
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children younger than 14
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Arc de Triomf
Meeting point

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Born
The tour starts around twilight so the starting time varies during the year, earlier in the winter (7pm) and later in the summer (9pm). Although some of Barcelona's legends might be included, please note that this is not a Ghost Tour but an historical walk focused on the more gruesome part of the city's past.

These are the themes you will explore during the walking tour:
• Methods of the Spanish Inquisition
• Medieval punishments in Barcelona
• Types of execution in the city
• Development of cemeteries
• Public executions in Barcelona
• Acts of Faith of the Inquisition
• Barcelona's dark legends
The walk starts from Arc de Triomf and it ends at El Born CC, next to a safe area with plenty of restaurants, metro stations and taxi stops. Please ask your guide for directions and recommendations, if needed.

For quality purposes and extra interaction with the guide, the number of participants is limited to 15 per group so it is strongly recommended to book early.

Because of the content, this tour is not recommended for children younger than 14.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Probably the best thing we did.
Pe55a, 26-09-2022
Very informative & fun tour. I'd highly recommend it if you visit Barcelona. Went through the Gothic quarter with stories of the Spanish civil war & all kinds of horrors but in a very friendly, small group atmosphere. Our guide Anne-Marie was a superb storyteller with a bag full of props & a mobile projector.
Do it at the end of September & you also get the added bonus of the Barcelona festival which just made our tour better. We'll worth the money.
Really interesting
Caroline P, 30-08-2022
Really enjoyed the tour, it was so interesting and a great way to see a part of the city that you might miss if you just go to the main tourist attractions. Miguel was a brilliant guide, he was lovely, so friendly and knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English which is greatly appreciated.
Brilliantly organised and informative
Helen_H, 07-08-2022
Well organised trip and saw parts of Barcelona that would have been missed otherwise. Miguel was excellent. Animated, knowledgeable and friendly.
Excellent, fun, stroll through old town
Jennifer_O, 10-07-2022
Our tour guide had a nuanced and factual understanding of the areas we toured. She brought her storytelling to life with a mobile projector and by engaging each of us as actors/volunteers at every stop. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the Spanish Inquisition and beautiful strolls around the city’s old town.
Enjoyable Tour
lillianhA6160MZ, 09-09-2022
Had a nice time on the Dark History tour, it was interesting to see some sights we wouldn't have otherwise. Our guide was good also




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