The Dark Past Night Walking Tour

Operated by: Runner Bean Tours
The Dark Past Night Walking Tour tiqy, The Dark Past Night Walking Tour
16.00 (EUR)

This walking tour is a historical stroll around the town of El Born, learning about medieval punishments, Barcelona’s legends and the Spanish acquisition. You will enter the world of tortures and public executions to discover the dark side of Barcelona in 2 hours. The tour will begin under the monumental Arc de Triomf and end in Plaça Comercial.

  • A walking tour based on Barcelona’s legends and actual historical facts.
  • Visit the site where an old cemetery used to be.
  • Learn dark legends of the city.


March 15th – December 30th


2 hours


Arc de Triomf


Plaça Comercial



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Detailed Description

Your guide will be waiting for you under the Arc de Triomf, where your guide will be wearing a bright green vest.

You will learn the Spanish Inquisition story. The trials, interrogations and Auto De Fe, the grand finale to show the power od the catholic church in Spain. You will also hear the many dark stories of Barcelona’s medieval city and others that were product of imagination and fears of its inhabitants.

Find out about the gruesome details of the tortures and the different methods of execution that were most commonly used. You will also visit the site where an old cemetery used to be and learn about the tragedies and triumphs of the most famous executioner of Barcelona.

Ticket Price (EUR)
General (P/P) 16.00 (EUR)

March 15th to March 31st

Tour Available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM.

April 1st to October 31st

Tour Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:00 PM.

November 1st to November 30th

Tour Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM.

December 1st to December 30th

Tour Available on Saturdays at 7:00 PM.

- Because of the content, it is not recommended for children younger than 14.
- Pre-booking is essential for this tour.
- Numbers are limited to 15 people per tour so it is recommended to book early.

Cancellation by the customer:
Deposits and full payments will be refunded to tours cancelled by the customer up to 72 hours before the scheduled time. There is no refund for tours cancelled less than 72 hours before the start of the tour.

Cancellation by Runner Bean Tours:
On the rare occasion of cancellation of a tour by Runner Bean Tours, we will try to arrange another timetable with the client. If this is not possible, a full refund will be issued.

Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló:
80% refund for total or partial cancellations more than 10 days before the date of the tour.

No refund for total or partial cancellations less than 10 days before the date of the tour.

Tickets can be transferred to another date/time at no extra charge if the new time slots are available.

Park Güell:
No refunds for total or partial cancellations.

Tickets cannot be transferred to another date/time.

  1. Is this a Ghost Tour?

    No, not really. It is not about fright and gore but an historical walk. Fascinating at times and fun at others but not a Ghost stories-based tour, although a couple of dark legends of the city will be included.

  2. Is the tour suitable for children?

    Because of the historical content and one or two stops that can be a bit harsh for young children, we have put the age limit to 14. However, it is all entirely up to each child and parent. We have had younger participants on the night tour and they have thoroughly enjoyed it.

  3. Is there a lot of walking involved?

    Not really. As long as you can do a short stroll around a city you are ready to walk a Runner Bean tour. However, it is a night time tour and after a day of sightseeing you might feel the walk more than during the day.

  4. What if I arrive late to the meeting point?

    The tour will start on time out of respect for the other participants and our office is closed at night for phone enquiries. The first stop takes approximately 5 minutes at the meeting point and then the guide will head towards Plaça de Sant Pere and then the Convent of Sant Agustí Vell. After that time, we will enter the narrow streets of the the medieval city and finding the guide might be tricky so please arrive on time so you don't miss out.

  5. What should I bring?

    Please remember that, if the tour takes place from October to May, temperatures drop in the evening and an extra layer will probably be needed.

  6. Do we stop for a break?

    The tour is only 2 hours long so we don't stop for a toilet or food break. If you need to use the toilet at some point, of course, the guide will point you to the nearest one.

  7. What if it rains?

    Our walking tours run in all kinds of weather. In the case of heavy rain the tour will not be cancelled and will run as usual so please bring suitable rain gear and an umbrella.

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