Walk on the Dark Side of Barcelona - Night Tour

Highlights

Did you know Barcelona has a mysterious shadowy side that’s full of lost legends and spine-tingling secrets? This 3-hour nighttime quest through illuminated Barcelona uncovers thrilling tales of assassinations, prophecies, apparitions, lost treasure and more.

Your backdrop will be must-see neighborhoods such as the mysterious Raval & El Born. But be prepared for plenty of unexpected discoveries too as you dig up every last skeleton in Barcelona’ closet. You won’t find these stories in your guidebook!
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    Why you'll love this

  • Descend into the macabre depths of Barcelona legend and lore on a night tour
  • Unearth centuries of conspiracy, intrigue, mystery and murder
  • Decipher the secrets of hidden messages, ghost stories and terrible tales
  • Explore the mystique of lamp-lit Barcelona with an expert history guide

    What's included

  • Chilling tales of murder, mystery and mayhem you’ve got to hear to believe
  • A cinematic landscape of famous Barcelona neighborhoods by night
  • A professional storyteller who knows how to excite the imagination

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€49.00
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Your guide

Knowing Barcelona inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Barcelona, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Barcelona that truly makes them tick.

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Last reviewed: February 28 2020
Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 02h30

  • Group Tour

  • Group Size
    10 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

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The itinerary

Your exploration of the dark hours of Barcelona's history begins near the Rambla, on the edge of the ancient medieval walls. In the 19th century, the destruction of many convents in this area gave rise to the shallows of the Raval, a dark and unfamiliar neighbourhood where the sinister Enriqueta Martí, better known as la Vampira de Barcelona, committed terrible crimes.

Just a short distance away, in the Barri Gòtic, the whole medieval history of Barcelona is on offer, from the difficult cohabitation between Christians and Jews to the construction of churches in which gargoyles tormented witches, just as the devil tormented the men. Between these alleys and squares, macabre political and religious conspiracies were played out, such as the attempted assassination of the Catholic King Ferdinand II of Aragon, or the tragic trials of the Holy Inquisition.

Crossing the Via Laietana, you will then enter the Born, the former district of craftsmen and merchants, where the ungodly customs of the people formed the breeding ground for the darkest legends. Jacint Verdaguer, a very important figure in 19th century Catalonia, is said to have practised exorcism in the neighbourhood.

Finally, near the church of Santa Maria del Mar, our visit will end between Le Fossar de les Moreres, a memorial to the War of the Spanish Succession, and the Born market, where heretics burned at the stake of the Holy Inquisition, offering an unbearable spectacle to the people of Barcelona. Creepy enough to give you goose bumps...

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