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  • Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

    1. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

    Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia...

    We have been tracing the roots of the novel in the old city of Barcelona and it was entertaining and interesting how Cristina introduced us to the author s fictional and non fictional world. She is a competent coach. Muchas Gracias Cristina/ Kristina!

  • Barcelona: The Ghost Walking Tour

    2. Barcelona: The Ghost Walking Tour

    What do the streets of Barcelona hide when night falls? Which stories marked our ancestor’s lives forever? Let yourself become absorbed by the paranormal mysteries of Barcelona with the explanations of an experienced guide. The Ghost Walking Tour is a night visit around Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la Ribera quarters, based on the book “Fantasmes de Barcelona” written by Sylvia Lagarda-Mata. The tour tells the mysterious and hair-raising stories that have been taking place in those areas for decades. An experienced guide leads the visit. Based on the book, exorcisms, witchcrafts, bewitched convents and records of phantom apparitions invade the streets of Barcelona. Participants will have the chance to discover those baffling phenomena in a funny and entertaining way.

    Knowledgeable and very professional guide. Lots of material. Good start for more thorough exploration of the city.

  • Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

    3. Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

    Visit locations described in Ildefonso Falconés’s blockbuster novel "The Cathedral of the Sea," and learn about the mysteries and intrigue of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour that turns fiction into reality. Set in the 14th-Century, at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, “The Cathedral of the Sea” describes in masterful detail how Barcelona’s humblest residents embarked on building a cathedral that was set to be the greatest temple ever known. This is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, still standing in the Ribera district and where your tour begins. As you walk through the Ribera and the Gothic Quarter, you will relive the stories of the novel through its various locations; places that date back more than 700 years, and have their histories etched in their walls. You will learn more about the book’s characters, and uncover the story of Santa Maria del Mar, one ...

  • Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

    4. Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

    Embark on a quest to discover Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and scout for your soulmate on this exploration game with a romantic twist. Solve clues to unlock stories on your phone as you explore with an app as your guide. The storyline begins with you as Lazarius Caspian, a hopeless (and somewhat desperate) romantic with a passion for exploring cities and uncovering hidden truths. But up until now, luck hasn’t quite been on your side. Solve challenges to see the rest of the story unfold. Starting at the Arc de Triomf, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Walk to Barcelona’s famous wonders: the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Bishop’s Bridge, The Kiss of Freedom, the Cathedral of B...

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 83 reviews

Great tour with interesting stories! Christina, our guide, told her great and exciting. She was very friendly and knowledgeable; at the end we even got a tip for a great restaurant. Highly recommended as the tour goes through the city center and there are many interesting things to see.

Well adapted to the book

Our guide Cristina, showed a lot of passion for her work. Even if you asked him a question outside the subject, he explained it delightedly. I recommend it to everyone who has read the book.

Very cheerful and competent guide. Explanation in English and Spanish, I am French, I had to concentrate two hours but it was.

Knowledgeable and very professional guide. Lots of material. Good start for more thorough exploration of the city.

Interesting tour with great guidance

The tour was fun - Christina made the tour interesting and was very warm! A heartfelt thank you