Madrid, Spain

Madrid Old Town: Escape the Inquisition

4.4
(11 ratings)
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!
3.5km
74min
13places
14.99EUR
per group of up to 4
  • After booking, follow the instructions you receive by e-mail for playing this city game & walking tour.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you don't enjoy the quest

Highlights

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 day
  • Instagrammable

Storyline

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!

Reviews

4.4
(11 ratings)

Jennifer

5
Aug 2020
i did it by myself which i woudn’t recommend seeing that the questions were pretty hard and i definitely could have used some more brain power. i wish the end of the tour ended in a more public place with cafes and such. overall, it was good to see new parts of the city i hadn’t seen before, but i was pretty stumped on a lot of the questions.

Marilyn

4
Jun 2020
I disliked the long process needed to get up and running-not user friendly

Elena

5
Jun 2020
Es muy entretenido!!! Me encanta!

Mayte Rivas

5
Jun 2020
Fantastic game! We had a lot of fun and really learned a little bit of history :)

Nitura

4
Apr 2020
Nice tour but some of the answers are confusing
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Mayte Rivas
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Marilyn
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Lizzie Foster
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