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Overview

Uncover Barcelona’s dark past on this 2-hour night walking tour of the city in a small group. When twilight falls upon the city, stroll from the Arc de Triomf to El Born Cultural Center listening to tales of medieval torture, religious punishments, and public executions. Dive into the darker days when the Spanish Inquisition ruled the area and suffering was a part of daily life for many city dwellers. 
  • 2-hour night walking tour of Barcelona’s dark history
  • Follow your guide from the Arc de Triomf to El Born Cultural Center exploring Barcelona's tainted past
  • Learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the seriousness of their actions
  • Hear stories of 15th-century executions and other gruesome punishments
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Departure time varies from 7pm to 9pm depending on when twilight hits the city
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
Meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 under the Arc de Triomf in central Barcelona. As twilight hits the city, you'll stroll around the Catalan capital listening to stories of what the city was like during its darkest days.
Understand what the Spanish Inquisition was, what they believed in, what methods they practiced, and how they affected the city and its people. Go further, and discover what types of executions took place in Barcelona and what public executions consisted of.
Other historical concepts you learn are what other medieval punishments happened at that time, how the development of cemeteries came about, and what the Acts of Faith of the Inquisition were. Get a chance to hear some of the city's really gnarly legends, along with the history.
Please note that because of the darker content of this tour, it isn’t recommended for children younger than 14 years of age.

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S
, Oct 2018

Awesome! Highly recommended . Our tour guide was fabulous Is there a lot of interesting sites. She was very nice and entertaining

M
, Sep 2018

Took the tour last Thursday with Andy as our tour guide. He was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable and also very funny with his jokes. The towns we visited were lovely although a lady took over as our guide in Montepulciano and there was a lot of uphill walking and I found her italian accent hard to follow. However, after finally reaching the top puff puff! and finishing there, our favourite Andy was back as our guide. Lunch was amazing at the farm house along with the wine tasting. Highly recommend doing this tour.

r
, Aug 2018

It is exactly as it is represented. It is mostly about the Inquisition and the justice system, that is, the very, very long nightmare of Church dominance and injustice in Spain until recently just like almost everywhere else in the world where one religion or dogma has the State's endorsement and life has little value. Everyone should know this stuff. Do this tour but don't expect to laugh. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

B
, Dec 2017

This tour was wonderful! My guide, Alexandra, was so knowledgeable and a lot of fun!

V
, Dec 2017

Did this with friends and have to say it was a great night. We had a lot of fun with the other people on the tour too. The guide was very engaging and he really made a point to include everyone in the stories.

F
, Aug 2017

Excellent! Entertaining and informative. Learned about the history and legends of the Barri Gotic. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. Well worth it!

R
, Jul 2017

I was a little disappointed. I feel that the tour was full of dramatics but not much substance. I dont know if I learned much real history. The focus was more on storytelling and legends and wasnt sure if it was fact or fiction. i felt like it was geared toward a 12 year old boy, but there was only one child in group of 14. I wanted to mostly hear details about spanish inquisition. This was touched on but not in the depth i was expecting.

a
, Jul 2017

So much fun. Our guide new a ton of cool history, even random stuff people asked him, and threw in extra information when we passed by buildings on our way to a spot.

K
, Jul 2017

This was an amazing tour and incredibly accessible. One of the participants on the tour had a broken leg and the tour guide was super accommodating and made sure the group went at a pace everyone was comfortable with. Only thing though, please please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand. Our tour ended up leaving maybe 10-15 mins after the departure time because we were waiting for someone else to arrive, but eventually didn't, and that meant that a few of the areas we needed to pass through were locked. Otherwise, super informative, our guide was charismatic af and the delivery of the stories he gave was well paced. 10/10 Definitely recommend! TipYourGuide

K
, Jun 2017

Alexandra did a wonderful job and kept us and our teens interested the entire time. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Spain and the Spanish Inquisition.


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