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Dark Past Night Walking Tour

Arc de Triomf, Passeig Lluis Companys, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
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A twilight wander in El Born following the shadows of medieval punishments, executions and executioners, past spirits and the infamous Spanish Inquisition. Please note that, although a couple of the city's legends might be included, this is not a Ghost Tour but an historical night tour based on the darker side of Barcelona's history.
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  • Average1%
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“dark history” (11 reviews)
“visual aids” (5 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Arc de Triomf, Passeig Lluis Companys, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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"spanish inquisition"
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"dark history"
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"visual aids"
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"gruesome details"
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"audience participation"
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"el born"
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"engaging guide"
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"great stories"
in 5 reviews
"spend an evening"
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"runner beans"
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"a lot of fun"
in 8 reviews
"two hours"
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"old city"
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"historical facts"
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"fantastic guide"
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"different perspective"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We really liked the sound of this tour when booking it and were looking forward to id and I have to say that all of our expectations were exceeded by the end of the night. The group meets at the Arc de Triomf and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this tour for my father and me. Runnerbeans was very responsive to emails and answered super quick. Booking via internet was also very easy to manage. The meeting point was excellent, we found our Dark Past Night Tour Guide Ross directly. Ross was...More

Thank Marie M
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marie, Loved reading your review of Ross' tour - thanks a million for joining us and taking the time to share your thoughts of his tour. Hope you both had a great time in Barcelona :) Alexandra

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour! Our guide, Ross, was ready with stories, fun visual aids (I won't spoil the surprises!), and plenty of creative ways to make history come alive. We booked this tour as a way to keep moving while we adjusted to jet lag, and it...More

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, A massive thanks for your kind review of Ross's tour. I know he'll hugely appreciate your comments. Thanks for joining Runner Bean tours and supporting a small local business :) All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour provided a fascinating history of the area, with a very reasonable price. Exploring the beautiful Born and Gothic areas was made even better by our knowledgeable tour guide. Would recommend 100%

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Great reading your review; thanks a million for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor! Hope you had a great time in Barcelona :)) All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant tour! We visited terrific places and were told some great stories along the way. Our guide Ross was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We highly recommend this tour!

Thank hcathd
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for your 5* review - lovely to hear from you and see you enjoyed Ross's tour. Hope you enjoyed Barcelona :) Alexandra

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

In every city I make it a point to take a night tour, and this one in Barcelona is favorite so far. Eric was fun, quick-witted, engaging and extremely knowledgable about the darker side of Spanish history. It was a great way to end our...More

Thank Lady_AK_73
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks a million for your review - delighted you enjoyed the Dark Past tour with Eric :) We hope to see you again for another Runner Bean Tour soon :) All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

The tour was interesting and very enjoyable. Our guide was Alexandra who was especially engaging. She was able to convey the gravity of historical tragedies in a light hearted manner so we would all retain the information and enjoy ourselves as we walked. Being so...More

Thank Jessica N
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks a million Jessica!!! Lovely meeting you both the other evening when you eventually made it onto the tour and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your extended trip - good luck with the wedding :))) Alexandra

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

The dark past night walking tour was incredibly engaging, and Lowri, our guide, was fascinating to listen to. MUST SEE!

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hi there, Lovely reading your review of Lowri's tour. She's a really knowledgeable guide and I'm glad you enjoyed her tour. Thanks a a million for sharing!!! All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Ali had great passion and knowledge. A very enjoyable night. She kept us entertained and we would highly recommend the tour.More

Thank faymelaniem
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hi Melanie and Rod, Thanks a million for the review, I'm really delighted you enjoyed my tour. It was really lovely meeting you both last week - twice :))) and I hope you had a great rest of your stay in Barcelona. All the very...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Anything less then 5 stars should be a crime! They even have free tours and at the end you tip your guide (which is a great idea) super fun and informative tour, my guides name was Eric and he had an amazing outgoing personality. 100%...More

Thank Chris B
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hi Chris, We loved reading our tours, namely our wonderful Eric and his Dark Past Night tour. Thanks a million for sharing with other Trip Advisor readers - as a small local business, it helps so much! All the best, Alexandra

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Mark O
March 18, 2017|
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Yes, the tour is only in English. Hope this helps :-)
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