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The Free Tour of the Inquisition and Witchcraft in Toledo
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The Inquisition and witchcraft in Toledo represent a dark period in the city's history, marked by persecution, fear and superstition . Toledo was an important religious and cultural center during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, which began in the 15th century and continued until the 19th century.
The Inquisition was an ecclesiastical court established by the Catholic Monarchs , Ferdinand and Isabella, to persecute and eradicate heresy and other practices considered contrary to the Catholic faith. In Toledo, the Inquisition had a tight grip on the population and carried out trials and public executions in places like the Plaza de Zocodover.
Witchcraft , considered a form of heresy, was also persecuted by the Inquisition in Toledo . People accused of practicing witchcraft or sorcery were often arrested, interrogated, and tortured to extract confessions. Sentences could include confiscation of property, public penance and, in extreme cases, execution by burning.
" The legends and folklore of Toledo are full of stories about witches and sorcerers who met in secret places," Although many of these stories may be exaggerated or fictitious, they reflect the climate of fear and superstition that prevailed in the city during the time. of the Inquisition.
Today, historic sites such as Calle de la Espadería and religious buildings such as the Toled Cathedral or the Alcazar serve as reminders of this turbulent period in the city's history and offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the Inquisition and witchcraft in Toledo.
Below, you will find an itinerary that combines places related to the Inquisition and witchcraft in Toledo. These are only the most important points:
- We will start our route in the Plaza de Zocodover , where most of the autos-da-fé were held in this city. These public acts, where the condemned abjured their sins and showed their repentance to reconcile with the Catholic Church.
- Walking through the streets of Toledo we will pass through the Plaza Mayor and the Posada de la Hermandad . In these places we will talk about the prisons, punishments and torture methods used by the Holy Inquisition.
- We will pass by San Pedro Mártir, from which the first auto-da-fé left in the 15th century with more than 700 people. In this place we will talk about the organization of the headquarters and the processes that are followed from the detection of the crime to the execution of the prisoner.
- Near the old Church of San Vicente we will talk about the end of the Inquisition in Spain and some of the stories of the most famous prisoners of the Inquisition in this city.
If you want to know what really happened with the Court of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Toledo, this is your tour!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Pl. Zocodover, 5, 45001 Toledo, SpainPl. Zocodover, 5, 45001 Toledo, Spain
Come to our FollowMe Toledo Office at Plaza Zocodover 5. We will serve you more comfortably. We seek your comfort
1Outside visitCuesta de los Capuchinos
2Outside visitCallejón Infierno
3Outside visitPosada de la Santa Hermandad
4Outside visitAlcázar de Toledo
5Outside visitCatedral de Toledo
6Outside visitCallejón Diablo
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).