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Spanish Inquisition Tour
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours

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 for 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 from the time. 

In the Convent of San Plácido you will 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 the 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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All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Students Children under 13 years old
US$ 16.50
US$ 14.20
  • Adults

    US$ 16.50
  • Students

    US$ 14.20
  • Children under 13 years old


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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.


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

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

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.

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 16.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the service starts

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