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Barcelona Spanish Civil War Free Walking Tour

2.5 h
Printed or Digital Voucher

Learn about the fascinating and obscure events that took place in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. This 2.5 hrs free tour will take you through the main scenarios in Barcelona where this conflict took place. 100% in English.


  • We will remember how the people of Barcelona lived during the Civil War
  • Witness the places in Barcelona where this conflict was fought
  • Learn about extraordinary stories that have been passed down from generation to generation
  • Discover how and where the Spanish Civil War was fought




We will begin at Plaça de Catalunya, where the Republican side managed to repel the Nationalist attack in the Battle of Barcelona in 1936.  We will observe the signs of the ideological divisions that persist in the square's memorials and monuments.

  • On La Rambla, we will enter the very space where the different factions came face to face. You will be able to imagine the barricades, the gunfire and the terrible events that took place there.
  • We'll continue on to the Raval neighbourhood, where you'll walk through streets that witnessed ambushes and street battles, discovering some of the vestiges that have survived to the present day.
  • In the old Hospital de la Santa Creu in Barcelona, you'll hear stories of young fighters on fire and civilians trying to escape the crossfire.
  • La Placeta del Pi will offer us a glimpse of post-war Barcelona. We will reflect on how the city began the process of reconstruction and reconciliation. 
  • We’ll visit the beautiful Plaça Sant Felip Neri, which still bears the visible scars of the Civil War. We will examine how this space has been scarred by history and deliberate on the importance of preserving collective memory.
  • Finally, we will arrive at Plaça Sant Jaume, a place that witnessed the last moments of the Battle of Barcelona. There, we will analyze the epilogue of this conflict and reflect on how the city recovered and rebuilt itself after the war.

This Free Tour of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona is presented as an opportunity to understand and reflect on a crucial period in the history of Spain. Our approach is respectful and educational, seeking to provide a complete overview of the events that marked the city.

How much does this free tour cost?

Free tours do not have a fixed price, but they are not free either. In this case, the word "free" implies that each person is "free" to pay the amount they consider appropriate.

At the end of the tour, each person must pay the amount they consider fair according to the degree of satisfaction and the quality received.

Meeting Point

Pl. de Catalunya, 4, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.


  • 2.5 hour guided tour of Barcelona
  • Professional guide in English
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation - If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking.


  • The use of comfortable shoes and clothes is recommended. The entire route is done on foot.
  • Group bookings of more than 6 people are not permitted.
  • The maximum allowed is 3 children per adult.
  • Suitable for people with reduced mobility

Additional Info

The tour uses radio guides at a cost of €1 per person.


To enjoy this activity you will need to present the printed or digital voucher.
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