Free tour

Free night tour - Spanish Inquisition in Barcelona

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Jony
Quality Verified Registered on February 14, 2020

Hi there, I'm Jony, a journalist and art student born in Argentina and living in Barcelona for the past 5 years. I created my tours to bring to light the rich history of Barcelona: centuries of history and characters that lived in these alleyways. My main goal is for each person who takes a tour with me to enjoy it while learning about the city's timeline, from the time when the Romans founded Barcino to modern and contemporary Barcelona. I hope to take you on an imaginary and real journey through the city.

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Tour description

Free night tour: 

Spanish inquisition in Barelona

We will start the tour in Plaza de Sant Jaume, in the heart of old Barcelona, where we will know the origins of the inquisition. Then we will visit part of the old medieval Jewish quarter and we will talk about what motivated its expulsion by the Catholic kings.

 Then we will go through the streets of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, while we learn how the Holy Inquisition acted , reaching the prisons and courts of the Holy Office.

 We will describe the history of some great inquisitors , such as the feared Fray Tomás de Torquemada or the murder of one of them in Zaragoza. And about what happened to other famous people who were persecuted or had problems with the Inquisition, such as the painter Diego Velázquez, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra or Galileo Galilei.

During the tour we will talk about what kind of crimes were investigated, what were the punishments or torture that was applied. We will also learn about what were the statutes of cleanliness of blood, the sambenitos and the autos de fe.

  • Learn about the history of the origins of the Inquisition.
  • Learn more about the religious persecution and expulsion of the Jews.
  • Visit the prisons of the Court of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Barcelona
  • Discover the history of famous inquisitors or famous people who were persecuted by the inquisition.
  • Understand what the Spanish mean when they talk about a "black legend"
  • Find out what the autos de fe, the sambenitos and the statutes of cleanliness of blood consisted of.
  • What were the penalties, torture and trials?

 I wait for you!


If the days or times do not suit your availability, or the tour you chose is complete, write me privately so we can always see how to coordinate.

Where to find me:
Next to the metro station "Jaume I" exit (in front of the elevator door) on Placa de l'Ángel. I will be dressed in a black T-shirt or jacket, a yellow folder and a small blue backpack so that I can be easily recognized

It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the route to organize the group.

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  • Meeting point:
    Jaume I, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    Jaume I, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Next to the metro station "Jaume I" exit (next to the elevator) on Placa de l'Ángel. I will be dressed in a black t-shirt or jacket, a yellow folder and a small blue backpack so that I can be easily recognized.

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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María 03 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Muy buen tour. Muchos Datos históricos. Mucha información. Jony es muy buen guía y muy buena persona.
Cristina 02 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Majísimo y súper profesional. Del tour programado nos amplió información al grupo. Tour 100% recomendable
Sara 02 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Bravissimo!!! Tiene mucha pasion por lo que hace... Ha sido una experiencia super positiva!!!
Andrea 08 Mar 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Muy bueno! Con un montón de información e historias interesantes.
Maria 21 Jan 2024
Heroica Veracruz

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Muy bueno. Súper entretenido. Muy revelador. Datos muy interesantes. 100% recomendable y nuestro gurú muy agradable.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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