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The Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship
You will come to see Barcelona through a completely different lense! We are a team of young, professional guides with a passion for meaningful history and storytelling. We've all been giving tours in the city for many years and will help you understand what makes it such a unique place!
Free Walking Tour Spanish Civil War Barcelona
Walk through the streets, squares and neighborhoods where the Spanish Civil War took place in Barcelona.
On this 2-hour tour you will come to understand this incredibly important conflict that led to a 36-year fascist dictatorship and would change Spain forever.
What will we cover
- Why and how did the war start?
- Who were the many different groups fighting each other?
- The anarchist communist movement in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War
- What was it like to live under Franco's dictatorship?
- How did the war and the dictatorship end?
- The roles of women before, during and after the war
What you will see
- The little damage remaining from battles and bombardments in Barcelona
- Neighborhoods in the old town where much of the fighting took place
- Sites from George Orwell's book "Homage to Catalonia"
By the end of this tour you will know why beautiful Barcelona was known as the most explosive and revolutionary city in Europe.
Perfect Civil War Tour of Barcelona for history buffs, students, schools and school trips.
The complicated story is made accessible through clear storytelling and with the help of historical images of the period.
*In compliance with the local guidelines for guided tours, we use wireless audio guide systems in our tours. This has a cost of 1€ per person.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Pl. de Catalunya, 4, 08002 Barcelona,...Pl. de Catalunya, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
In Plaça de Catalunya, at the exact pin shown on the map. Guide will have a White Umbrella.
1Outside visitPlaça de Catalunya
Major site of fighting during the Spanish Civil war, some minor damage still visible.
2Outside visitLa Rambla
Hotel Intercontinental where George Orwell stayed when he came to fight in the International Brigades volunteers during the Spanish Civil War.
3Outside visitEl Raval
Neighborhood that was the center of the working class anarcho-syndicalist CNT workers movement that fought for free communism
4Outside visitHospital of the Santa Creu of Barcelona
A 15th century gothic style hospital
5Outside visitPlaceta del Pi
The only remaining "revolutionary street sign" from the working class revolution in 1936, which was only discovered in 2004.
6Outside visitSant Felip Neri Square
A small hidden square with the most visible damage from the Spanish Civil War
7Outside visitPlaça de Sant Jaume
Square with Barcelona's City Hall and the Catalan State Government
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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