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The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona

Highlights
  • 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
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The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
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The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
US$ 18.53
Overview
See a different side of Barcelona during an evening walking tour that reveals the city’s dark history: a great way to avoid scorching daytime temperatures and see landmarks illuminated at night. In a small group limited to 15 people, you’ll discover lesser-known stories about medieval torture and public executions and explore at twilight—indisputably the most atmospheric time of day.
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, you’ll 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, you’ll listen to tales of the city during its darkest days. As you explore the Gothic Quarter, you’ll 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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Reviews (29)

1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and Entertaining!

Enjoyed this tour immensely. Ali kept everyone in the group engaged in the tour and discussions. We had two teenage boys with us and they learned more about Spanish history in one evening than they would have gotten out of a semester at school. Ali...More

Thank Laurie S
Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours: Kids & Family Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laurie, Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the night tour with Ali. This is the listing for our Kids & Family Walking Tour, not for the Dark past Night Walking Tour. It would be great if you could move it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Such a GREAT Evening!

We’ve taken many walking tours of different cities, and this was absolutely one of the best! Our tour guide was such a great story teller and teacher. His use of props, and drama, and audience participation made for a creative and engaging tour. We spent...More

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Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours: Kids & Family Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the Dark Past Night Walking Tour in Barcelona and the style of your guide. Just so there is no confusion, this tour is not for kids and we don't recommend it for children younger than...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Super interesting & fun

Great low-cost tour of the history of Barcelona while walking through the narrow streets in the Gothic quarter. Our guide, Eric, was knowledgeable, funny, and really brought the history to life! If you go on this tour, you wont regret it!More

Thank JulieDee57
Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours: Kids & Family Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie, You had a terrific guide in Eric and I'm so glad you enjoyed discovering Barcelona's Dark Past with him! Just so there is no confusion, this tour is not for kids and we don't recommend it for children younger than 14. We have...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Great tour!

This tour was a great experience. Our tourguide Alexandra was lovely and really fun. She gave us a good (re)-introduction into the topic of the inquisition, but also had information around some old buildings which weren't obvious to know. Loved it.More

Thank Gi-Don N
Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours: Kids & Family Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for the review, I'm so glad you enjoyed the night tour with me and a massive thanks for sharing :)) By the way, this is the listing for our Kids & Family Walking Tour, not for the Dark past Night Walking...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Great tour, really fun and with a wide appeal

This is the first walking tour we have taken part in and we thought it was really great. Super engaging, enriching and presented in a really fun way. Make sure you book early on in your trip because we got some great tips from our...More

Thank johnathanmdavies
Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours: Kids & Family Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hello Jonathan, Delighted you enjoyed the Night tour and we very much hope to see you again for another tour soon :) Thanks a million for sharing :) Alexandra

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Katherine L
16 August 2018|
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Response from Sputrip | Property representative |
The Magic Fountain is in Montjüic, very far from where this tour takes place. Please bear in mind that this is not a sightseeing tour but a history walk to learn about the darker side of the history of the city (Spanish... More
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21 June 2018|
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The tour lasts for 2 hours approximately. We start at Arc de Triomf and end at El Born CC (Plaça Comercial).
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marshallmonica
16 June 2018|
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Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, TripAdvisor didn't send us a notification. I will contact them immediately so they can fix this problem. Regarding your question, jet lag affects in different ways to different people... More
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