Madrid's Old Town: Escape the Inquisition

Created by
Patricia Martín Rivas
Madrid is stalked by remnants and nightmares of the Spanish Inquisition — you just need to pierce its thin modern veneer. Unveil the city’s darkest secrets playing this game, and you will never see Madrid the same way again.

Following in the footsteps of Juana Picazo, a folk healer persecuted and arrested by the Inquisition, revisit beloved landmarks like the Plaza Mayor, the San Miguel Market, and La Latina, explore beautiful streets that have seen centuries of history, and save her life.

Help Picazo escape the Inquisition… If you dare!
per group of 2
  • After booking, follow the instructions you receive by e-mail for playing this city game & walking tour.
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Places you will visit


It will take you

60-90 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km


See historic details in and around the Plaza Mayor that are hiding in plain sight

Walk the streets of La Latina, Madrid’s mecca for tapas

Learn about the darkest periods of Spain’s history

Starting point

Inquisition Dungeons

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English, Spanish
  • This quest has 13 challenges
  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable


You must rescue your sister, the 18th century healer Juana Picazo, from the dungeons of the Inquisition before she is publicly shamed and burned at the stake. She’s been healing people for years using natural practices, but someone was not satisfied and denounced her to the Inquisition. 

Calling her Satan’s bride, they’ve shaved her head, tarred, and feathered her, and the next step is to mount her on a donkey and parade her around the city to be insulted and struck by the devout masses. That could easily kill her.

When you learned she’d been detained, you travelled to Madrid from your home in La Mancha to help her. However, you don’t know the city well, and Juana can barely see after her harsh treatment. You’ll have to be her eyes as you cross Madrid together and guide Juana safely to her apartment in La Latina, so she can pack her things and flee the city!
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Discover new places

As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

Solve puzzles, crack riddles

You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

Learn fun history

Each place comes with its own bit of history that you’ll discover as you walk.


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Oct 2021
La propuesta es interesante y se conocen hechos de valor, pero las incógnitas a resolver son excesivamente rebuscadas en la gran mayoría de los casos, y no siguen una lógica desde el pensamiento analítico, sino que son más a capricho de la mente que las ideo.

Pamela Daniel

Oct 2021
Great but struggled woth some clues in busier parts of the city.


Oct 2021


Oct 2021

Spriha Dhanuka

Oct 2021


Spriha Dhanuka
3912 XP
3800 XP
Pamela Daniel
3767 XP

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