On this spine-chilling tour we explore the mysteries and legacies of the Spanish Inquisition, visiting key areas of the city which were the setting for this bloody tribunal. Your guide will expose the truth about the four long centuries where the Institution loomed over the city. Discover the real motives behind the foundation of the Spanish Inquisition and the people who ran it, the gruesome and cruel torture methods they employed, and the people who they made their victims.
What's Not Included
Hotel pickup and drop off
CHILD: Age: 0 - 13
ADULT: Age: 14 - 120
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your gro
- Guides will wear masks and gloves when required
- Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks
- Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone number)
- Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance
- Tour group pictures will
Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Public transportation options are available nearby
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
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.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
What To Expect
The Spanish Inquisition tour starts on Plaza Mayor. On this tour you hear about the Spanish Inquisition, one of the most mysterious and bloody institutions of European history to date, its brutal reign weighed heavy over Spain like a curse.
With death tolls of an estimated 3000+ people, this era embodies a dark and troubling relic in the culture of Spain.
Admission Ticket Free
Inquisition Jail (Carcel de la Inquisicion)
We visit the old, now haunting jail of the Inquisition, and the site of one particularly dramatic mass trial. As we learn the history of the period and its Zeitgeist, we trace the origins and influence of the ‘Black Legend’ myth which influenced the way the Inquisition was perceived overseas. The climate of paranoia and persecution the Spanish Inquisition created was so overwhelming that its reputation outgrew its reality and it became what we know of it today: much-referenced but little understood.
Admission Ticket Free
Great Walking Tour
We had a great tour with our tour guide Joaquim. He was super knowledgeable providing great stories to help us understand the troubled times of the inquistion. He did a great job keeping it "upbeat and light" not going into too many gory details but still leaving us with an impression of what it was really like during this time.
Would highly recommend!
Very informative and interesting Spanish Inquisition walking tour. Our guide Jovan Gibson was excellent and gave a detailed account of the history of the inquisition as well as general help and advise about Madrid.
Jovan Gibson rocks!
Anup S, 19-09-2022
Jovan was phenomenal in keeping entertained, educated, and interactive. Would def do this tour again with him!
Great walking tour
Catriona O, 13-09-2022
The walking tour was very informative and entertaining. Sebastian was a fantastic tour guide and he also gave us some great recommendations for how to spend our time in Madrid.
Super interesting tour! Learned a lot :))
Another incredible walking tour by Lexi! It was so informative yet digestible and engaging. This was a somewhat darker tour with heavier content but Lexi keeps it lighthearted yet respectable and it’s so so worth it.
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