Free Tour on The Inquisition

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on November 19, 2020

"Choose a job that you like and you will not have to work a day of your life" Confucius. Madrilenian by birth and traveler by vocation. My passion is traveling and this has also led me to live in Munich for a few years, which has allowed me to grow in many ways. It was in this city, where by chance I started working as a tour guide, a profession that allows me to combine two fields that I am passionate about, tourism and communication. I have always been linked to the world of tourism, which has allowed me to accumulate experience in different sectors and jobs. Ambitious in character, always looking for new projects to go a little further and constantly reinvent myself. This led me in 2019 to create my own tour company in Madrid and Munich called Todo Tours. With my feet on the ground and my eyes on a plane on my way to a new destination, I am always ready to undertake a new project, discover something new and learn as much as possible.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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. On a circular route, we will start and end our route in the Plaza Mayor , where the largest Auto de Fe celebrated by the Inquisition in the Villa and Corte, in 1680, took place . On 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 headquarters of its last Court, in Torija street) . 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 that of the brilliant painter Diego de Velázquez the obscure first Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada , the powerful Count Duque de Olivare s or the controversial royal secretary Antonio Pérez.

  • How many people lost their lives because of the Inquisition
  • What type of crimes did the inquisitorial justice investigate and what type of punishment and torture did it apply?
  • What was the purity of the 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 darkest sides of the History of Spain, helping to understand many of the historical, political, social and cultural phenomena that have defined us for centuries.
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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de Pontejos, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Plaza de Pontejos, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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    The guide will be waiting by the fountain and will be holding a blue Todo Tours umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Mayor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Encarnación
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Town Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Court of the Holy Office of the Inquisition
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Santo Domingo Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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MARTA 24 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Nos ha gustado mucho las explicaciones y conocimientos del guía.
Diego 11 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Alex el guía, es genial. Tiene mucho profesionalismo y todo el rato del tour fue super entretenido.
Asis 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Muy interesante porque, además de aprender sobre la inquisición, sabe ponerte en el contexto histórico y aprendes tb un montón sobre las Austrias de la época!
Elisa 11 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Me ha sorprendido. El guía tenía mucho material de apoyo y lo ha hecho muy interesante y nada largo
Oscar 15 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Excelente. De los muchos free tours que hicimos en España con diferentes empresas, este fue el mejor por la calidad y profesionalidad del guía.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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