The Spanish Civil War and Franco’s Dictatorship

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on May 18, 2021

We are a team of tour guides with a passion for meaningful history and storytelling. We've all been giving tours in Barcelona for many years and will help you understand what makes the city and its sites unique!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Free Walking Tour Spanish Civil War Barcelona

Walk through the streets, squares and neighborhoods where the Spanish Civil War played out in Barcelona.

On this 2 hour tour you will come to understand this incredibly important conflict that lead to a 36 year fascist dictatorship and would change Spain forever.

What we will cover

  • Why and how did the war start?
  • Who were the many different groups fighting each other?
  • The communist Anarchist movement during the espanish civil war
  • What was living under Franco’s Dictatorship like?
  • How did the war and the dictatorship end?
  • Women's roles before, during and after the war

What will you see

  • Scarce remaining damage from battles and bombings in Barcelona
  • Neighborhoods 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 used to be known as the most explosive and revolutionary city in Europe.

Perfect Barcelona civil war tour for history buffs, students, schools and school trips.

The  complicated history is made accessible through clear storytelling and with the help of historic images from the period.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Catalunya, 4, 08002 Barcelona,...
    Pl. de Catalunya, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    On Plaça de Catalunya, next to the water by the "La Deessa" sculpture.

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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Minju 20 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Onno was fun, attentive, and informative guide! It was a good way to start the Spain trip since I got to know the stories behind the monuments. I definitely recommend this trip!
Vitória 19 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
The tour is absolutely amazing! It really made a big impression on me and my boyfriend. Yannis was very polite and caring, treating with respect a sensible subject. I am very glad we had the opportunity to join in this experience.
Ina 15 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Super interesting, complex history delivered with ease and clarity
Robert 07 Jan 2023

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Travelled in family - Jan 2023
This is a great tour, the passion and knowledge of our tour guide was great and the information she passed on was excellent. We came away with a wealth of information about life in Spain and all the contradictions during the Civil War period. Highly recommended.
Kiki 06 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Μάθαμε πολλά για την σύγχρονη ιστορία της Ισπανίας!!!!!!!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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