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

Duration: 2h
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

Tour description

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.

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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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Maggie 01 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

definitely take this tour! our guide knew his stuff, and i learned so much!

Kristine 01 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Very informative and interesting Tour. You won‘t See any of the „big“ sights But the Guide Chose very beautiful Spots to Tell us the story of the spanish civil war.

Andrew 30 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

We really enjoyed this tour. This subject sets the context for modern Spain, even if not a lot of people talk about it clearly. Our guide, Onno, told the story clearly...

Jackie 28 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

A great and important back ground to today's Barcelona. Viva Catalunya... :-)

Paulina 22 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Filippa sabe muchísimo sobre el tema de la Guerra Civil, tiene mucha paciencia para responder las preguntas y se ve que disfruta su trabajo. Además, es encantadora com...

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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.
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