Madrid's Old Town: Escape the Inquisition

3.98 (126 ratings)
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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!
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Places you will visit


It will take you

60-90 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 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


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 condemned her to the Inquisition. 

Calling her Satan’s bride, they’ve shaved her head, and the next step is to mount her on a donkey and parade her around the city to be insulted and hit 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!

Game route

Starting point Inquisition Dungeons
Calle de San Bernardo, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Finish point Calle de la Ventosa 21
Calle de la Ventosa, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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13 Mar 2023
¡Un juego muy entretenido y un verdadero desafío! Me ha encantado la historia y he aprendido mucho.

Alexandra Anderson

27 Feb 2023


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