Barcelona history tours

    Unique and unusual educational tours in Barcelona city providing a very different view of the city, its people and its history.

    NEW July 2021 in-person tours are back. Please email me

    We are also now doing these virtual tours.

    My guidebook: Forgotten Places: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War” is now available in print and Kindle.

    spanish civil war tours
    1. Spanish Civil War tours in Barcelona centre  

    The walk takes you on a chronological story of the war and its consequences looking at themes such as Anarchism, George Orwell, the Republic, the International Brigades, daily life and bombing, Francoism and tragic exile. Threaded into the big history are the tales of individuals from Barcelona and around the world caught up by the events. It is also uniquely a conceived as a Walking museum of the Spanish Civil War.

    2. Green Barcelona. Urban wildlife and history tour This tour takes you on a rather pleasant walk around some of the most beautiful corners of Montjüic park, looking at the wildlife that lives in this dense Mediterranean city, but also Barcelona’s historical, cultural and artistic relationship with wildlife and nature. Barcelona’s work in conserving urban wildlife is also discussed.

    Monica, the guide, also threads in her own family history to give you a unique view of the city


    We are also very happy to recommend this Pre-Spanish Civil War tour (1835-1936) by Catherine Howley who also does Civil War tours with us. Organised by Runner Beans who do great (and uncanned) tip-funded tours.

    New my Barcelona podcasts here

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