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The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona

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Enjoy a 2- hour night stroll around medieval Barcelona learning about the darker side of the city's history. This is a fun and fascinating walking tour to discover the story of the Spanish Inquisition, methods of execution in Barcelona and some of the legends that surround the neighborhood of El Born. A must to explore this part of the city while learning about its darker secrets.
  • See a different side of Barcelona on a dark history tour
  • Discover information about the city that few tourists ever hear
  • Avoid the daytime heat during an evening tour
  • Explore in a small group limited to 15 for heightened atmosphere 
What to Expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point in central Barcelona: the time of meeting depends on when twilight falls on the city. Here, greet your guide and embark on a walking tour that reveals the darker side of Barcelona’s history. As you admire landmarks such as the Arc de Triomf outside of Parc de la Ciutadella, listen to tales of the city during its darkest days. As you explore the Gothic Quarter, discover little-known information such as how the Spanish Inquisition affected Barcelona and get acquainted with ancient legends that few tourists ever unearth. The tour concludes at a central Barcelona location.
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Departure Point
Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Return Details
Born Cultural Centre, Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Use of projector for images
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 15 people per group
  • The tour is not cancelled due to weather conditions so please bring an umbrella if it rains
  • Not recommended for children younger than 14
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Ross made learning history great fun. He did it with theatrical flair and engaged all those who were part of the tour. This is a must to do while in Barcelona.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank debamundson
Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Deb, We loved your review for Ross' Dark Past Night tour! He's a super guide and we're so glad you enjoyed your time with him discovering the "darker side" We hope to see you on another tour soon :) Ali

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally worth the money and the time! We learned about jousting, the inquisition, and even heard tales about Barcelona's brothels and their very own Sweeney Todd! Ross was fantastic! Oh... Please remember to tip your guide :)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mslalopez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are lucky to have Ross as your tour guide, you'll have a great time! He's an awesome storyteller who'll lead your mind through the visualations of all topics and themes covered in this tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank zeljrad
Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

The dark history night walking tour was amazing. Ross, our guide, had great sense of humour and definitely knew how to tell a story in the most entertaining way. Highly recommended. Thanks Alex

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alexey V
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

If you want tot get around Barcelona’s old city a little bit different than the mainstream tourists, this can be a good tour. You must like to hear about the horrible history this city had. En the creative tortures they invented. But you see the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 811wendyv
Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Thanks a million for taking your time to write this review. I am glad you enjoyed discovering the not so well known part of the city's history with us. Hope to see you again soon in Barcelona :-) Gorka

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Laura F
August 9, 2019|
Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Hi It is gory by description, but based on fact, so be aware, most boys that age will love it! I would pay for your son as an adult as he is on the tour, it is a low cost outlay in the first place. Pretty sure children... More
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