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Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour provided by SANDEMANs New Europe - Madrid

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Madrid: The Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour
- Guides will wear masks and gloves when required - Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks - Guests will be required to provide personal details (name, phone number) - Smaller groups to ensure appropriate social distance - Tour group pictures will no longer be taken
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Take a deep dive into the history of the Spanish Inquisition with this dedicated tour. Visit key areas of the city that were settings for the tribunal and learn about the methods it used, its victims, and its lingering effects of the culture of Madrid.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Plaza Mayor
    Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
    Your Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour starts in front of the Tourist Information Centre in Plaza Mayor. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
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    Plaza Mayor
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Inquisition Jail (Carcel de la Inquisicion)
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  • You'll end at
    Plaza Mayor
    Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
    Your Spanish Inquisition Walking Tour starts in front of the Tourist Information Centre in Plaza Mayor. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Explore Madrid through the lens of the Spanish Inquisition
  • See Madrid's top sights, like Plaza Mayor, and Monastery of the Encarnación
  • Learn about the history of the Inquisition from your guide
  • Tour departs from the centrally located Plaza Mayor
Important Information
Departure Point
Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LauritaQ wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas201 contributions76 helpful votes
Joaquin is an amazing tour guide! He’s smart, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about history. Please join him for a tour on your next trip to Spain!
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Daniel B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Tour guide was superb, made a dark subject relevant to everyone. Great command of history! Kept everyone's interest for the 2+ hour tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Clammy wrote a review Feb 2020
Norfolk3 contributions3 helpful votes
Mr Sebastian was very professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, humble, and ecstatic about teaching history. He answered every inquiries with gusto and much needed detail. He was also honest about his feelings about how some people would believe wrongly about history. He
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Date of experience: February 2020
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PietroDeBlasi wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom47 contributions32 helpful votes
What a great tour, and what a character Alex is, I was half expecting a dry tour through the streets of Venice with an adenoidal guide pointing out how bad my education had been to this point. Alex was highly amusing and his delivery of what is quite a dark time in Spanish
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David S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Jovan was an excellenty snd well infoired guide. He delivered the tour with a great deal of energy and 'humour' which was fine - despite the grizley subject matter. Would thoroughly recommend this tour as part of a trip to Madrid.
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Amazing tour with Mari!
I totally forgot to leave a review! I did a tour in the early days of March 2020 (right before the world got crazy!
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C4968TEricardom
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Tour with Enrique
We did a tour visit with Enrique and it was an amazing experience. He was a very good tour guide explaining briefly
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larissapoppe
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Amazing walking tour through Madrid
We had an amazing walking tour through Madrid! Our guide Sebas gave us a lot of interesting information about the c
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thatwomaninthewoods
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Great tour. Still operating during these weird times
Really interesting tour. Showed some great spots and learned a lot. Guide was super knowledgeable and had a good pe
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tonywestm
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Great times with Jovan
Jovan was a fantastic guide. Energetic witty and very patient with all the questions we had. It was such a lovely m
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T3346IRgregd
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Fun, energetic, interesting tour.
Thoroughly enjoyable tour of Madrid - interesting and energetic. Jovan is charismatic, passionate and very knowled
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chadajames
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Excellent Free Tour!
Our guide, Sebastian, took my partner and I on a historical tour starting at the Plaza Mayor and leading us through
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H8184WYlisad
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Amazing Free walking tour with Enrique!
We had an amazing time with Enrique! He was a great guide to give you a first impression of the city. Basically ev
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Walking Tour with Joaquin
Joaquin was friendly and super knowledgeable. He was eager to answer my questions and share his passion for Madrid’
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Germansy
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Lively and fun tour with Joaquin
Lively and Fun 2 hour free walking tour with Joaquin. Shared us some histories of Madrid around Plaza Mayor.
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mereljosine
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Amazing free tour in Madrid
Just had an amazing 2 hour tour in Madrid with our guide Joaquin who told us so many interesting and funny historic
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Kathi_Sprati
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really interesting free walking tour with Jovan!
The free walking tour we did with Jovan was really interesting. He showed us all the important and amazing stuff in
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851natd
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Very entertaining knowledgeable tour
We had Enrique as our tour guide, who was an excellent guide (my girlfriend and I have been on several free walking
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Disappointing canceletion
I booked this (paid) tour one month ago and have been organizing my day with this tour planned. Unfortunately, no o
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AlexF257
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Excellent tour with Sebastian
My wife and I took the free tour and we are very happy with the experience. The guide, Sebastian, is fun, knowledge
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