Inquisition Free Walking Tour

The Spanish Inquisition is one of the most controversial institutions in history and a symbol of terror and death for millions of people in Spain and Latin America. But what was really behind the myth? Discover the dark secrets of the Court of the Holy Inquisition on this walking tour of Madrid.


What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Inquisition Free Walking Tour

The Spanish Inquisition is one of the most controversial institutions in history and a symbol of terror and death for millions of people in Spain and Latin America. But what was really behind the myth? Discover the dark secrets of the Court of the Holy Inquisition on this walking tour of Madrid.

In a circular route, we will begin and end our route in the Plaza Mayor, where the largest Auto de Fe that the Inquisition celebrated in the Villa and Corte took place in 1680. Along the way we will discover many of the places that were the scene of the activity of the Holy Office (such as the Convent of Santo Domingo, located in the square of the same name, the Convent of the Incarnation or the seat of its last Court, in Calle Torija).

We will also learn about some of the more murky events linked to the institution in Madrid, such as those that motivated the great Auto de Fe of 1632, and we will remember great historical figures whose fate was linked to that of the Inquisition: from the brilliant painter Diego de Velázquez the obscure first Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada, the powerful Count Duque de Olivares or the controversial royal secretary Antonio Pérez.

How many people lost their lives because of the Inquisition? What kind of crimes were investigated by the inquisitorial justice and what kind of punishments and torture did it apply? What was the purity of blood? What relationship was there between the Holy Office and the Hispanic Monarchy? Was there a real witch hunt in the country? This tour sheds light on one of the darker sides of the History of Spain, helping to understand many of the historical, political, social and cultural phenomena that have defined us for centuries.


Highlights to see in Inquisition Free Walking Tour

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza de Santo Domingo
  • Calle Torija
  • Plaza de Pontejos

Details

Duration
2 hours
Language
Guide in Spanish
Price

Over 12 years: free

Under 12 years: free

Availability and starting time
Not available
When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity

Included

History expert Guide

Excluded


Meeting point

The guide will be waiting next to the fountain with a blue umbrella with the Todo tours logo

Conditions

How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Only the exterior of the named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Fully adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Not
Are animals allowed?
Yes
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
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