The Free Tour of the Inquisition and Witchcraft in Toledo

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on August 08, 2019

FollowMe Toledo (Free Tour). We are official guides of Toledo, with 10 years of experience in the sector. We always look for new experiences for the client to enjoy the city, so we have the Rodrigo de la Fuente House visit that can only be visited with FollowMe Toledo. A house palace from the fifteenth century of a family of Jewish converts of the city and the most important silk merchants. Rodrigo De la Fuente and his family were highly related with El Greco, even mentioned in La ilustre Fregona, come with us and we'll tell you.

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Tour description

If you have already done "Toledo Complete" with us, you cannot miss another way to see Toledo, not least of all, "The complement to a perfect day in Toledo"

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 pursue and eradicate heresy and other practices considered contrary to the Catholic faith. In Toledo, the Inquisition had strong control over the population and carried out public trials and executions in places such as 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 obtain confessions. Sentences could include confiscation of property, public penance and, in extreme cases, execution at the stake.

" 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 Toledo Cathedral or the Alcazar serve as a reminder 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 begin our route in the Plaza de Zocodover , where most of the autos de fe in this city were held. 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 by 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 Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in Toledo, this is your tour!

We do not accept reservations for groups of more than 6 people. (Including reservations in the name of different people) If we detect that they are a large group, we will proceed to cancel the reservations

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Zocodover, 5, 45001 Toledo, Spain
    Pl. Zocodover, 5, 45001 Toledo, Spain
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  • 1
    Outside visit
    Cuesta de los Capuchinos
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Callejón Infierno
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Posada de la Santa Hermandad
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Alcázar de Toledo
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Toledo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Callejón 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).

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EVA 26 Mar 2024
Talavera de la Reina

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy interesante y Javier es un gran conocedor del tema y así lo expresa.
josé 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Muy buena e interesante por los temas que desarrollo, que yo tenía poca información
OSCAR 24 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy ameno. El guía, Javier, lo explica muy bien y contesta cualquier pregunta sin problemas. Repetiremos
Verónica 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Muy buen tour y muy buena experiencia para conocer otras cosas de Toledo. Recomendable 100%
Víctor 19 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Naturalidad y elocuencia del guía. Su sentido del humor te arrancará varias carcajadas durante la visita.
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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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