The Black Legend of the Spanish Inquisition(Heresies of Madrid)
At dusk, when the sun sets over Madrid, spectres from the past stretch like long shadows, veiling the city with stories of hatred and persecution. On this evening tour, a lantern will guide your way through the cobbled alleys and squares of the Madrid of the Habsburgs, passing by churches, monasteries and places where jails and gallows once stood. As you explore the most infamous corners of the city, you will learn gruesome historical facts and hear chilling ghost stories, told by the voice of an elegant narrator, who will also share the most intimate, atrocious and untold aspects of the Spanish Inquisition, that Holy Tribunal that so often led to a knock at the door under the cover of darkness…
This tour does NOT include access to the interior of sites visited. No “jump scare” actors; we rely on the professional storytelling skills of our guides.
A professional Storyteller in accurate historical gothic attire
An in-depth journey into the history of the Inquisition
The less travelled routes as well as the famous sites of Madrid
A journey into the dark days of the Spanish empire
Days: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (subject of availability – As actors, we often have other professional commitments)
Starting time: 20:15 in Spanish | 20:30 in English | 20:45 in Italian
Duration: 2 hours
Price (winter special): Adults 18 € | Students 16 €
Meeting / Starting Point: at the small fountain in the Plaza de la Provincia – a few meters away from the Plaza Mayor – MAP. Look for your Storyteller who will be wearing an historical costume and carrying a lantern, waiting to take you on your journey.
Seats: pre-booking with online payment is essential to reserve the seat, therefore it is recommended to book early.
Children: on open schedule tours minimum age allowed is 10 years old.
The tour runs in all weather conditions. It is recommended to dress appropriately in wintertime and to wear a raincoat or bring an umbrella in case of rain.
Dedicated to corporate events, team buildings, educational activities, school groups or simply group of friends; for all those that would like to enjoy flexibility, comfort, intimacy and convenience. Suitable for any kind of groups as we can customized the tour with starting time, endpoint of the tour. Contact us in order to organize and make your participation unforgettable! For large groups we offer high-quality earphones for each participant.
We also offer service of Pick-up and Drop-off in Madrid city center. Extra charge of 4 € for each participant.
A few tips on how to properly enjoy the tour.
Put aside your phone and the modern way of seeing things; let yourself be carried away by the stories and facts that will be drammatically told and follow each step carefully. Open your mind and play with your imagination; this will provide you with a glimpse of the past, a glance into the darkest aspects, born from the superstition of the old times gone by.