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Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

Product ID: 69767
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Explore a darker side to Madrid on a spine-chilling walking tour, and hear about the mysteries and legacies of the Spanish Inquisition. Learn how it impacted the city and was perceived abroad. Visit key areas that were the setting for the bloody tribunal.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the origins of the Spanish Inquisition
  • Visit key areas of Madrid from the bloody tribunal, including the site of a mass trial
  • Go to the Royal Monastery of La Encarnación, and a jail used during the Spanish Inquisition
Full description
Explore one of the most mysterious and bloody institutions in European history on a walking tour of Madrid. Investigate the brutal period of the Spanish Inquisition and learn how it weighed over Spain like a curse. Hear how the ruthless founders oversaw the torture, repression and banishment of hundreds of innocent and terrified people, all In the name of religious orthodoxy.

What began as an attempt to protect the sanctity of the Catholic church and the morality of the population swiftly became an oppressive regime that would leave a dark shadow over the history of Spain. Visit key areas of Madrid where the bloody tribunal took place, and hear the truth about the motives behind it and the people who ran it. Learn how more than 3,000 people were killed in 4 centuries during this troubling relic of Spain's cultural history.

Listen in awe as your guide brings the streets and buildings to life. Visit an old and haunted jail from the Spanish Inquisition, and go to the site of a dramatic mass trial. Explore the origins and influences of the myth of the "Black Legend" and how it influenced the way the Spanish Inquisition was perceived abroad.
Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the Tourist Information Center on Plaza Mayor, Madrid. Directions: Take Metro line 1, 2 or 3 to "Sol" station and walk 400 meters (1,300 feet) to the meeting point. When arriving at the meeting point, look out for guides wearing red t-shirts and holding red umbrellas.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children under 13 years old go free of charge with a valid ID
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• Your tour itinerary may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
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Sandemans New Europe - Spain

Product ID: 69767