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Historical Walking Tour of the Spanish Inquisition in Madrid

by Sandeman's New Europe Duration 3h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$23

Uncover the history of the brutal Spanish Inquisition on this walking tour of Madrid. Follow a guide through the city, visiting sites and areas key to the Inquisition and learning of its dark motives and how it was able to hold influence for so long.

Embark on your walking tour after meeting your guide in Plaza Mayor. You're first introduced to the origins of the Spanish Inquisition, which was established in 1478 with the intention of maintaining Catholic orthodoxy in Spain and its colonies. As you explore Plaza Mayor and visit sites like the Inquisition Jail and the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation, your guide vividly exposes the violent realities of the Inquisition.

Learn about the abuses of power and torture methods employed by inquisitors at the Inquisition Jail, and how the Inquisition's actions created a climate of paranoia that allowed it to thrive for centuries. Also uncover the origins and truths of the Black Legend, a series of myths about the Spanish Inquisition that was used as propaganda against the Spanish Empire. Throughout the tour, your guide creates a vibrant retelling of historic events, making sure to balance the darker details with entertaining enthusiasm as well.

Uncover the history of the brutal Spanish Inquisition on this walking tour of Madrid. Follow a guide through the city, visiting sites and areas key to the Inquisition and learning of its dark motives and how it was able to hold influence for so long.

Embark on your walking tour after meeting your guide in Plaza Mayor. You're first introduced to the origins of the Spanish Inquisition, which was established in 1478 with the intention of maintaining Catholic orthodoxy in Spain and its colonies. As you explore Plaza Mayor and visit sites like the Inquisition Jail and the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation, your guide vividly exposes the violent realities of the Inquisition.

Learn about the abuses of power and torture methods employed by inquisitors at the Inquisition Jail, and how the Inquisition's actions created a climate of paranoia that allowed it to thrive for centuries. Also uncover the origins and truths of the Black Legend, a series of myths about the Spanish Inquisition that was used as propaganda against the Spanish Empire. Throughout the tour, your guide creates a vibrant retelling of historic events, making sure to balance the darker details with entertaining enthusiasm as well.

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7:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$22.85

Total price is AU$22.85, taxes included

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Historical Walking Tour of the Spanish Inquisition in Madrid

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Madrid

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tourist Information

    Plaza Mayor

    Madrid


Highlights

  • Guided walking tour dedicated to the Spanish Inquisition

  • Chance to learn more about this dark time in Spanish history

  • Opportunity to see & hear about little-known sites & stories

  • Interesting & macabre tales of persecution, torture & death

  • Knowledgeable, expert guide offers insightful commentary


Inclusions

  • Guided historical tour of Madrid

  • Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • 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

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Historical Walking Tour of the Spanish Inquisition in Madrid ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 13 Jun. 2019

A great tour covering a dark and largely neglected period in Spanish history. Lexi was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter, she indulged all of my dumb questions with good humour too! Learned a lot, highly recommended

5/5 2 Mar. 2019

Alex was great and interesting. Though I’m not sure this needed to be a walking tour. But I have no regrets.