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Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

1. Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour

Explore one of the most mysterious and bloody institutions in European history on a walking tour of Madrid. Investigate the brutal period of the Spanish Inquisition and learn how it weighed over Spain like a curse. Hear how the ruthless founders oversaw the torture, repression and banishment of hundreds of innocent and terrified people, all In the name of religious orthodoxy. What began as an attempt to protect the sanctity of the Catholic church and the morality of the population swiftly became an oppressive regime that would leave a dark shadow over the history of Spain. Visit key areas of Madrid where the bloody tribunal took place, and hear the truth about the motives behind it and the people who ran it. Learn how more than 3,000 people were killed in 4 centuries during this troubling relic of Spain's cultural history. Listen in awe as your guide brings the streets and buildings to life. Visit an old and haunted jail from the Spanish Inquisition, and go to the site of a dramatic mass trial. Explore the origins and influences of the myth of the "Black Legend" and how it influenced the way the Spanish Inquisition was perceived abroad.

Madrid: Old Town Exploration Self-Guided Game

2. Madrid: Old Town Exploration Self-Guided Game

On your own, with friends, or with family, make the most of your vacation and discover the historical wonders of Madrid on this fun-filled discovery game and tour. The exploration app provides all the directions you need for the adventure, so you won’t have to wait around for guide or rely on maps and GPS. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Madrid from a different perspective, and gain an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll visit locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination, and wander around the city streets, visiting iconic landmarks. You’ll also reveal hidden gems, bursting with fascinating secrets, legends, and myths.

Madrid: Mysteries and Legends Tour

3. Madrid: Mysteries and Legends Tour

Your experience begins as you go to the well-known Plaza Mayor, which although it may be hard to imagine today, witnessed some of the creepiest events in the history of Madrid. From there your tour continues to Plaza de Oriente (Eastern Square), where you will discover the reason behind its name. Afterwards, learn about the role played by freemasonry and secret societies in the current power configuration in Spain, before discovering the darkest side of Puerta del Sol where the Dos de Mayo Uprising against Napoleonic troops took place. This historic battle was immortalized by Goya in his famous painting, and you will also learn about the artist's unsettling connection to witchcraft. Afterwards, you’ll head towards the spooky House of the Seven Chimneys, from where you’ll walk to the Palace of the Marquises of Linares. For decades, unexplained noises have been heard within its walls. Unsolved crimes, tormented ghosts, strange paranormal phenomena are all concealed in the most unexpected corners, all of which will change the way you look at Madrid forever.

Madrid: Hidden City Gems Exploration Game

4. Madrid: Hidden City Gems Exploration Game

Explore the magical Madrid and its intriguing neighborhoods. Visit the spots of famous authors and artists such as Ernest Hemingway, Francisco de Goya, and Lope de Vega. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Untangle the past and learn about Spain's most beloved and famous author Miguel de Cervantes. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in 2 hours. Play without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Madrid: Mysteries and Legends Guided Tour

5. Madrid: Mysteries and Legends Guided Tour

See a different side of Madrid as you learn all about its legends and secrets on this guided tour. Find out all about the mysterious past of the Spanish capital as well as curious things that persist to this day. Head in the direction to the Monastery of the Incarnation. The curious, believers, and gossips of the court congregated here in the seventeenth century. Why? Discover the mystery for yourself. At Plaza de Oriente, enjoy spectacular views of the wonderful Royal Palace of Madrid. Learn about the terrible curse that Isabel de Farnesio, consort of Philip V, had a chilling premonition about. Pass through Plaza de la Villa and hear about legends of the city that have persisted since ancient times including secret affairs between Muslims and Christians. Towards the end of the tour, pass through the oldest part of La Latina, the former Moorish quarter. Discover curious characters such as the Cid Campeador, San Isidro Labrador, and find out why local people are called 'gatos'.

Madrid: Haunted City Exploration Game

6. Madrid: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover highlights of Madrid while playing an engaging game on your phone. Follow clues and solve puzzles as you explore the city and learn more about it. See the Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great, the Real Church of Saint James and Saint John the Baptist, and more. Start the game at the Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great, and take on the role of Diego Velázquez, the greatest painter of the Spanish Golden Age. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 1.5-2 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Velázquez Monument (Prado Museum). 

Madrid: Murder Mystery Dinner Experience

7. Madrid: Murder Mystery Dinner Experience

There are many reasons to come to visit Spain, with the food just being one of them. With this tour, you will be offered the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Spanish dinner while also having a wonderful time trying to solve a fun and fictional crime. There are some things you’ll have to solve with the help of your friends, but keep in mind that one of them may think that you are the one responsible for the crime. The night will start in a local tavern in the downtown of Madrid, beginning with some traditional tapas and some drinks. It is here that you will be given all the information and elements you will need to solve the evening's crime.

Madrid: Mysteries, Ghosts and Legends Spanish Walking Tour

8. Madrid: Mysteries, Ghosts and Legends Spanish Walking Tour

Discover the most haunting stories of Madrid’s famous sights on this guided walking tour. Learn the creepy tales and lasting legends of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid subway, Casa de las Siete Chimeneas, and more.  Start at the Plaza de Callao before heading to the Plaza de Santo Domingo to hear all the chilling stories about the convent that was once located there. Get behind the history of Puerta del Sol as you listen to tales of crimes and paranormal events, some of which took place on the Madrid subway. Meet the spirit of Elena as you pass by the Casa de las Siete Chimeneas, or House of the Seven Chimneys. Finish the tour in Cibeles in front of the most ghostly Palace of Linares.

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What people are saying about Madrid

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 183 reviews

The guide Javon knows his material and knows how to share it in an interesting enlightening manner. He makes his topic come alive, He addresses a very difficult topic backing up his statements with sources and facts. He also has great skills in relating to people and managing his groups.. He is one of the better guides that I engaged in Madrid. We took 9 tours in 5 days

Enrique was a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. We really enjoyed and learned a lot from this tour.

Really fun game. Great way to explore to city. Will definitely do other games on my next trips

Very informative. Nice guide. Leisurely stroll through old part of city.

Guide was amazing! Well prepared and truly knowledgeable.