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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.
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You'll start at
Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, SpainThe guide will be under the monumental arch wearing a bright green vest with the company's logo.
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    Arc de Triomf
    Stop: 2 minutes -
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    El Born
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
Born Cultural Centre
Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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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
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return Details
Born Cultural Centre, Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Use of projector for images
Exclusions
  • 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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We absolutely loved this tour, and it was all thanks to Ross! His liveliness and enthusiasm for the subject was infectious and brought a little bit of light to an otherwise macabre tour. This is such an interesting tour and shows another side of the city, I would recommend
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Response from Sputrip, Front Office Manager at The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Hi there, A huge thanks for your super 5* review for Ross' tour and for choosing us to show you around Barcelona. Delighted you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon for another tour. All the best :) Ali
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Kudos to our guide, Ross, who showed us an interesting side of Barcelona at night. I don't have a lot of traveling experience so this was a great way to walk around in the evening with a small group. Easy to meet up with the guide and easy to make my way back to hotel. Had a
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Response from Sputrip, Front Office Manager at The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
Responded 30 Nov 2019
Hi there, Super 5* reviews for both Jarrod and Ross! We agree they're both excellent guides :)) A huge thanks for us all here at Runner Bean Tours for choosing us to show you around our beautiful city and for taking the time to place a review! All the best, Ali
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Thank you, Ross!! You did amazing job taking our group to interesting historical spots around the city! Very knowledgeable, professional and made everyone feel comfortable!
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Response from Sputrip, Front Office Manager at The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your terrific 5* review of Ross' tour :) We're delighted you enjoyed your time discovering Barcelona with him and we hope to see you on another tour soon! All the best, Ali
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This is NOT a tour for those who wish to hide in the back of the group and scroll through your emails while half listening to the guide. You will be part of the narrative! You will be asked questions and you will hear some gory details from the treasure trove of Barcelona
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Response from Sputrip, Front Office Manager at The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
Responded 16 Nov 2019
Hello Eileen, Thanks a million for your review! I'm genuinely delighted by your comments and loved reading how much you enjoyed the tour. I will add as well you were a great fun addition to the group (phone incident included!) :))) Hope you had a lovely stay and thanks a lot for sharing! Ali
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It was a spur of a moment booking and our group of 4 were glad we learned about the Spanish Inquisition, some ghosts tales and walk around the Gothic Quarter at night. The tour started promptly and we met under the arch around 7 pm. You don’t need print out vouchers; showing
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Response from Sputrip, Front Office Manager at The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona
Responded 16 Nov 2019
Hi Regina, We agree, you had a super guide in Ross! We're so glad you enjoyed his Dark Past tour and thank you for taking the time to place a review. Have a wonderful rest of your stay! All the best, Ali
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By: Dark Past Night Walking Tour
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catterflyworx
Johannesburg, South Africa
177
An absolute must-do for Barcelona
We absolutely loved this tour, and it was all thanks to Ross! His liveliness and enthusiasm for the subject was
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Scenic181462
30
Recommend Runner Bean Tours!
Kudos to our guide, Ross, who showed us an interesting side of Barcelona at night. I don't have a lot of traveling
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Elizabeth C
Palm Springs, California
31
Awesome tour!
Thank you, Ross!! You did amazing job taking our group to interesting historical spots around the city! Very
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allnamesaretakenand
21
Not what we expected
The tour leader was delightful and very knowledgeable about certain things. However, we did not see much, except
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EileenP16
Orlando, Florida
6345
When the Tourists Become Part of the Story!
This is NOT a tour for those who wish to hide in the back of the group and scroll through your emails while half
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haaaygina
San Dimas, California
34
Ross was awesome!
It was a spur of a moment booking and our group of 4 were glad we learned about the Spanish Inquisition, some
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Paul S
San Diego, California
12635
Dark Tour was Unusual and Interesting
Our guide Ross took 15 of us thru the medieval section of Barcelona. Tour was two hours long. Walking was over
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fridey
Leeds, United Kingdom
21
Runner Bean dark past night walking tour
Truly amazing. I’d go back to Barcelona just to do more Runner Bean Walking tours. The dark past night tour we did
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Pamm34048
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
170
Dark History and also did Gothic Quarter tour
We heard about Runner Bean from Rick Steves’ books, and they did not disappoint! First my husband and I did the
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Pamm34048
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
170
Fun and interesting tour
My husband and I did this tour with another couple. It sounded interesting, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
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Iwanttogonow
London, United Kingdom
3721
Very good informative tour
Ross, our guide, made the two hours pass very quickly with his entertaining delivery. The focus on things that
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Cindy B
20
Allie is Amazing!
We had such a fun night with Allie, learning about torture methods and hearing some great stories. I would highly
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Laura T
10
Interesting and fun tour.
Really enjoyed this walking tour, made even more enjoyable by our lovely guide, Ali. She was extremely
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mprentice3
Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada
20
The dark last night tour
Excellent evening with Ross of Runner Bean Tours. Great historical collection of fable and gore with just the
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BackPacker184675
20
Dark history tour
The dark history tour was amazing! Our guide Ross was the best guide ever. Highly recommend this tour!
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