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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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.
You do not miss the hype!

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  • 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.

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).

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Sara 15 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Genial, entretenido, interesante y ameno. Jose un profesional excelente. Reclmendadisimo.
Ángel 03 Sep 2023
Humanes de Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
José es el mejor guía que hemos encontrado a lo largo de muchos años de tours. Vamos a realizar otros tours donde esté él.
Olivier 19 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Oscar es un gran guía! No hubo pregunta que no pueda responder con soltura, lleno de datos curiosos y datos precisos! Imperdible el tour para seguir aprendiendo la historia del país!
Violeta 17 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
El tour de la inquisición con Oscar ha sido lo más. Nos ha contado historia de Madrid mezclada con curiosidades sobre la inquisición, los autos de fe y su funcionamiento. Sabe muchísima información y la explica de forma muy amena e interesante. Super recomendable!!
Silvia 12 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Oscar responde todas las preguntas y explica de maravilla. Se nota que posee el conocimiento para hacer el tour muy interesante. Repetiriamos!!!
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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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