Social history tours of Barcelona


I offer a range of walking tours of Barcelona focused on the social history of the city:

Themes include:

War, protest, repression, politics, cultural forces, immigration, food history, industrial development, humour, language

Walks available

  • Spanish Civil war tour (3 hour or full day). My most popular tour
  • El Raval: the birthplace of Barcelona’s and indeed Spain’s working class, a hotbed of anarchism in a nightmare of factories and overcrowding, and today the most vibrant district in the city
  • Montjuic: the history of the city through a walk in the park.
  • Carmel and Guinardó: hidden parks and the recent history of Barcelona. Shanty towns, the world’s original gated community, 1960s immigration and expansion, the bombing of Barcelona, Barcelona rich and poor. And the viewsare splendid
  • Gastronomic tour. Barcelona through its food and drink. The tastiest form of social history

History of Barcelona

  • A modern history map of Barcelona
  • A short history of El Paral.lel, Barcelona
  • Barcelona: radical history
  • Chronology of Barcelona
  • Old history of Barcelona
  • Radical history photo gallery
  • Social history tours of Barcelona
  • Spanish Civil War tours in Barcelona
  • Study tours in Barcelona