Experience Madrid in a different way and be witness to the most spine-chilling events that now make up the most frightful legends.
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.
After every sunset, Madrid unveils the mysteries and shadows of its darkest past. Join us on a tour that reveals some of the most spine-chilling secrets, legends of murders, ghost stories and spirits that still linger around its streets. Do you feel brave enough to come along?
Our nightmare begins in Plaza Mayor, located in the heart of the city where we will reveal the most horrifying events that unfolded in its porchways and buildings. Next, set off towards Plaza de la Provincia where we will come across Madrid´s first prison known as Cárcel de la Villa and the hidden mysteries in its imposing towers.
The most hidden side of Madrid and its terrifying past:
Continue along the streets that witnessed genuine calamities until we reach the Church of Santa Cruz where we will learn everything there is to know regarding its curse. Legend has it that it was built on the haunted Convent of Saint Thomas and years later had to be knocked down. However, the temple has continued to suffer tragic misfortunes that has resulted in the loss of numerous people. Do you believe the curse continues to be present? Be brave and come and find out!
Later, head towards Tirso de Molina metro station where we will unveil the most horrific stories that took place on the platforms. We will also stop to greet the ghosts of Hostal Cats located on Calle Cañizares and wander along Calle de la Cabeza.
Discover how decapitated heads and sinister prisons left blood stains on its cobbled streets and on its past.
Lastly, discover Plaza del Cascorro, currently surrounded by statues and also the black legend without a happy ending that took place many years ago.
Delve into the capital´s dramatic past and discover some of the cruelest and darkest secrets that put fear into the memory of a whole nation. Hear about the lesser-known stories that are tucked away in the well-known streets of the city on our Madrid Macabre Free Walking Tour.
Carcel de la Villa prison
Church of Santa Cruz
Tirso de Molina
Calle de la Cabeza
Plaza del Cascorro
Calle de Toledo
And much more!
1 hour 30 minutes
Spanish speaking guide
You can check it on the calendar (on the right side) or on the Book button!
Outside guided visit
We will visit from outside all monuments and places of our tour description
The best Spanish Speaking guides of Madrid
Covid-19 safety and protection regulations
Food and Drinks
Transport (walking tour)
Plaza Mayor, delante de la oficina de información turística.
How to book?
Limited tickets. Do not miss it! Choose the date on the calendar and fill in with your details to complete the booking. Immediate confirmation.
Planning an activity for more than 5 people?
You may also consider booking a private tour to get your own private guide. For further information here.
Do the tours run despite bad weather conditions and public holidays?
Affirmative! Otherwise we will contact you in advance to inform you about it.
Can I modify or cancel my booking?
Are you unable to attend our tour? Let us know to reschedule your booking.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.