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“Must-do tour in Barcelona”

Dark Past Night Walking Tour
Ranked #105 of 697 Tours in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 18, 2018 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 guide is very easy to find. I would say to arrive on time as it would be very difficult to find the group after they leave the area. The group size is kept small enough. You're taken through the old side streets of Barcelona and given a history of the inquisitions, torture techniques, crimes that occurred at different spots and a few local tales. Our tour guide Ross was a fantastic story teller and kept everyone engaged and kept it light hearted enough. A portable projector is used to show pictures and support the information given. It takes two hours and the walking is not too taxing at all. This was probably one of the highlights of our Barcelona trip and I would recommend it to anyone who is visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi there,

Delighted you enjoyed Ross' tour. We agree, he's a great guide and storyteller and we all really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Thanks for the 5* review :)))

All the best,

Alexandra

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 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 welcoming, friendly open and really skilled. The tour wasn’t tiresome at all - a lot of surprising moments (we won’t spoil them ;) ) and Ross’s excited way of telling us about the dark historical parts ensured that no one ever got bored. We will keep this tour in a good memory. Thanks for this refreshing tour experience!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marie M
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

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 July 2, 2018

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 turned out to be one of our favorite memories of Barcelona. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

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 June 28, 2018 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 July 2, 2018

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 June 26, 2018 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Dark Past Night Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

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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