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Spanish Civil War Tour

#5 of 544 Tours in Barcelona
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain
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Brilliant overview of exciting period of history

I did this tour one year ago. My wife and I were on a short trip to Barcelona. It was the highlight of a great trip. Even if you are not a complete history nerd you will love this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did this tour one year ago. My wife and I were on a short trip to Barcelona. It was the highlight of a great trip. Even if you are not a complete history nerd you will love this tour. Catherine, our tour guide and fellow Galweigen, was a fantastic guide and an insightful historian. I can't recommend it highly... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I took this four-hour tour with Catherine and a group of about 15 other tourists interested in George Orwell, anarchists and the Spanish Civil War. It was fantastic! Catherine explained difficult topics and concepts in a way any layperson can understand, and did so with passion and enthusiasm. She also organized the subject matter in a meaningful... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walking tour covers central Barcelona (not that much walking) and is led by Nick Lloyd - who is both extremely knowledgeable on Barcelona and the Civil War, but also very open to contributions from participants. A great way to spend half a day (put aside 4 hours) exploring parts of Barcelona that are both on and off the tourist... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Catherine was an excellent guide and teacher. She really brought the events alive with a great narrative and educational journey which was paced just right. I learnt so much about the social and political context of the city of Barcelona in the 30's, the events of the civil war itself and the international backdrop. I would highly recommend this to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing tour. I really knew nothing about Barcelona's history during the civil war. Nick is so passionate about the subject and an incredible story teller. I was with tears in my eyes at one of the stories he told. It's in depth and interesting. I can't recommend it enough. It's a must do in Barcelona

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I persuaded a friend who does not have the same interest in Spanish history as I have ( I'm a lecturer in Spanish), to come on this tour. I was worried that this would be a bit of an imposition- but far from it! She absolutely loved learning about Barcelona and the civil war from an expert, as did I.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was super interesting! Catherine explained so many things about the Civil War and especially showed spots in the city center where the war took place. I do see Barcelona now with different eyes... But I must say that the Pre-Civil War tour is even better because there I got to know more about the background and about the workers... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad to have done this tour! Catherine was an informed and passionate guide and was adept at handling the variety of questions from our group, which hailed from Croatia, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, The time flew by, but ended only after providing a full sense of Catalonia's role in the Civil War. In... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took Nick's walking tour on our recent trip to Barcelona. If you're looking for a rich history of the region from a passionate and well-informed tour-guide, this is for you. I was looking for a way to learn more about the Spanish Civil War, something that I never really learned about in school, and I found... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was led by Catherine, who proved to be a passionate, knowledgeable but extremely agreeable guide through the complexities of Barcelona’s part in the civil war. Alongside the tour, we were sent a lot of background and follow-up information, all of it well researched and all of it fascinating. The tour proudly lets us know that it never dumbs... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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