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In one of the grisliest periods of Spanish history, the Tribunal of the Holy Office terrorized Spain and any heretics it could find over the course of centuries. Discover the spine-chilling secrets of the Spanish Inquisition on this fascinating walking tour of Madrid.

In one of the grisliest periods of Spanish history, the Tribunal of the Holy Office terrorized Spain and any heretics it could find over the course of centuries. Discover the spine-chilling secrets of the Spanish Inquisition on this fascinating walking tour of Madrid.

Spanish Inquisition Tour

As night begins to fall, so does the perfect atmosphere to begin your Spanish Inquisition tour, a pitch black period in the history of Spain, in which over 2,000 people were burnt alive, with entire groups, such as the Jewish people expelled from Spain.

What began as an attempt to control and maintain the orthodoxy of the Catholic church quickly gave way to mass trials and murder. And your guide, an expert in Spanish history, will bring to life some of the most striking stories of the time.

In the Convent of San Plácido you'll hear tales of exorcisms, the ritual removal of evil spirits, on the very spot where they took place and where, once in a while, a cold chill still can be felt. And in Plaza Mayor, today a sun-dappled spot filled with tourists, you'll hear of the executions, burnings, and torture meted out in the name of the Lord. And you'll take a tour of the Inquisition jail used to lock up heretics, all that time ago...

The tour then ends back at its starting point in Plaza Mayor.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide with expert knowledge of Spanish Inquisition history in Madrid

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (11:59 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Plaza Mayor

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