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The Dark History Night Walking Tour in Barcelona provided by Dark Past Night Walking Tour

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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, discover lesser-known stories about medieval torture and public executions and explore at twilight—indisputably the most atmospheric time of day.
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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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Important Information
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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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catterflyworx wrote a review Dec 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa19 contributions6 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: December 2019
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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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Scenic181462 wrote a review Nov 2019
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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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Date of experience: November 2019
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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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Elizabeth C wrote a review Nov 2019
Palm Springs, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: November 2019
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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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EileenP16 wrote a review Nov 2019
Orlando, Florida72 contributions51 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: November 2019
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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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Gina E. wrote a review Nov 2019
San Dimas, California15 contributions4 helpful votes
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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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Date of experience: November 2019
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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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allnamesaretakenand
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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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Iwanttogonow
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Very good informative tour
Ross, our guide, made the two hours pass very quickly with his entertaining delivery. The focus on things that woul
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mprentice3
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The dark last night tour
Excellent evening with Ross of Runner Bean Tours. Great historical collection of fable and gore with just the right
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Paul L
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Superb guide - Must Do Tour
We’ve done several tours now across Europe and to be fair haven’t been let down yet - tonight we did the tour with
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Dhrumit J
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Wonderful tour
Ross is a fantastic guide who clearly is invested in his job. He is very enthusiastic and even acts out the scenes
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Paula M
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Excellent way to spend an evening
Booked for our group of family after reading the reviews on trip advisor and it didn’t disappoint! It was fun, info
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Bernhard H
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A darker view on Barcelona
We had the tour on Sept 11th. While the town was quite crowded due to the Day of Catalonia, Ross took us away from
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Laura L
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Runnerbean night tour
Really great! Ross was really engaging and fun. We learnt a lot 😊 he managed to make 2 hrs fly by! Spooky facts to
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charlescO5696ZL
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No Show
Turned up at the appointed time, in the appointed place, no sign of the tour. No answer on the phone numbers provid
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754tamiresa
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Fantastic
We did this tour with Ross (guide) and we loved it. He show to us some inquisition history and medieval places in B
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719anne
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Informative, Interactive and Interesting tour
Really enjoyed this tour. It was an intense tour about the inquisition but very informative. Our guide Ross was an
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cnichroute
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Enlightening View of a Dark Past
We had a blast on our tour with Ross - big thanks to him. Well worth the time an money. We learned a lot while enjo
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חגי ג
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Great trip with great Ali!
Very interseting tour. Ali was our tour guide and shw was terrific. She combined local legends aside describing the
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JasmineSucces
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Awesome Ali!
Ali is so well informed and animated. She does a great job of captivating the audience and involving them. If I cou
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ellen k
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Great tour
The tour guide made this event a fantastic experience that flew by. Ross kept everyone engaged through his interact
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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