Bloody Madrid

500 Years of Murder Most Foul

Dear Wellingtonian Traveler,
Welcome to our BLOODY MADRID tour through Old Madrid. Do please prepare yourself for what awaits us down dark, narrow streets. We shall be stopping at the very sites where murder most foul took place. Oh, yes. Always keep in mind that the Spirits of the departed will be watching us!

In 1622, the Count of Villa-Mediana had gained a reputation as a ‘Lady Killer’ (no pun intended!). His indiscretions led to a list of jealous noblemen claiming he had seduced their wives. As the Count alighted from a carriage on Calle Mayor there darted a cloaked figure…..

The Prime Minister, Don Jose Canalejas gunned down by an anarchists outside a bookshop in the  city center on a chilly November morning in 1912, with only a semi hidden plaque to remind us of this murderous deed. The photo is of an actor recreating the assassination the following day!

On the Royal Wedding Day in Madrid in 1906, who was that leaning over a fifth floor balcony intent on killing both King & Queen?

On Friday, 8 March 1921, Prime Minister Eduardo Dato left Parliament and got into his chauffer driven car. Unfortunately he never reached his home a short distance away.

Much, much more in store as we make our bloody way through Old Madrid!


125 € per person, minimum 2 people
125 € each additional
Solo, family & group prices upon request

Death of the Count of Villamediana
Assassination of President José Canalejas
Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia before the explosion
Eduardo Dato's car shortly after leaving Parliament

All tours include

  • Stops for drinks and tapas
  • Membership in the Wellington Society of Madrid

Membership benefits include:

  • Our nifty membership cards
  • Help in arranging your travel through Spain
  • Help line on the Chairman’s cell phone (+34 609 14 32 03), 8 am to midnight 7 days a week
  • Recommended restaurants featuring specific regional foods such as paella, roast lamb, rabo del toro, and vegetarian cuisine in Madrid and in Central Spain.
  • Expert advice on interesting Spanish wines to buy, generally unavailable outside the country.