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The Spanish Civil War - Bombs, Anarchism and Life under Dictatorship

Your Guru: Nostos Tours
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5.0
28 ratings
  • Barcelona
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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!

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!

About the Tour

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 Anarchist movement
  • 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

  • Damage from battles and bombings
  • 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.

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

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: On Plaça de Catalunya, next to the water by the "La Deessa" sculpture

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (28)

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Professionalism
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Quality
4.88
Route
4.84
Megan
27 May 2022 Toronto
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

William
26 May 2022 Brisbane
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Great tour.

Frank
25 May 2022 Sarasota
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Onno is a highly literate and expressive guide. Despite the complexity and potential political sensitivity of the topic, he did a masterful job of presenting a balanced and unbiased view.

Sean
23 May 2022
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Very professional, friendly and informative. Extremely interesting insight into the events of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath. Excellent job explaining a complex part of Spanish history. Highly recommended!

Bryan
21 May 2022 Los Angeles
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Travelled alone - May 2022

I had an absolutely wonderful time learning so much about the Spanish Civil War with Yannis. The tour was incredibly well organized and informative. I really appreciated all of the supplemental materials he used during the tour to help us visualize the important details and impact of the war on the Catalonian people. I also was very impressed with Yannis’s knowledge on the topic and his passion for history. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning one of the most important times in Spanish history!


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!