A walking tour that introduces the grim legacy of the Inquisition, a notorious institution that used to be among the most influential organizations of the Spanish Empire in the course of several centuries.
An activity that reveals places that used to be related to this infamous organization and that served various, mostly gruesome purposes.
A revelation how the Inquisition interrogated and tortured its victims before executing them.
Learn the details about the founding of the organization and how it turned out to be among the most feared ones in European history.
Your Experience With Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour
Hear interesting stories about grim practices of the Spanish Inquisition that inspired terror among the ordinary people.
Walk the streets of Madrid to discover places related to this infamous organization and learn the purpose of each of them.
Find out how little it took for an ordinary person who did an ordinary job to draw the unwanted attention of the Inquisition.
Learn where the Inquisitors questioned ill-fated people and where they held them prisoners and executed.
Discover what methods of questioning and torturing the fearsome institution employed to extort confessions for supposed offenses.
What Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour Includes?
Knowledgeable and certified tour guide.
Things Before Go
Wear comfortable shoes since you will walk a lot on the Inquisition guided tour.
Dress accordingly to the weather conditions.
Children up to 13 years of age may attend for free depending on the chosen provider.
The guided tour involves a lot of walking.
Alongside the stories revealing the much-feared Catholic institution, you will learn about various religions on the guided tour.
By joining the tour, you will discover places of Madrid that remain off-the-beaten-path for the majority of travelers.
Is It Suitable for Me?
The tour is suitable for the adults, older children and people that aren't too sensitive.
The walking tour offers an interesting overview of Madrid and Spain, putting the activities of the Inquisition in the historical context.
For the most part, travelers were very satisfied with their assigned guide and their overall performance.
They state that the guides managed to evoke the atmosphere of fear that reigned during the time of the Inquisition.
Participants in the tour state that they discovered quite interesting points of interest during the tour that many tourists overlook while in Madrid.
A number of reviewers wrote that the quality and the quantity of information they received was just right to reveal various interesting facts without overloading.
Best Times to Visit
The tour takes place during evening hours.
Address / Pick up Location
Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Get in touch with the selected tour operator for details regarding the participation of people with disability issues.
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