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George Orwell and the Spanish Civil War Barcelona tour

On this guided tour we accompany George Orwell and travel to the war-torn Barcelona of the thirties, which he depicts so vividly. We experience those first few months when the people from Barcelona  enthusiastically celebrated the revolution after defeating the right wing rebels. It seemed that finally the dream of a progressive and just society had become reality. But disillusionment would soon set in. The first glorious months were followed by street fighting between various leftish groups, the Stalinist terror, propaganda, the bombs that Mussolini’ s squadrons dropped over the city, and the terrible years of famine. The third act ends with the defeat of the Republic and the gruesome victory of the fascists.

We not only explore the events of those appalling war years, we also dig into the everyday life of average citizens and discover what it was like to live through those terrible times. We hear eyewitness accounts and find out what their everyday hopes and concerns were. And then we look at what came afterwards.

This tour can only be booked as a private tour!


Price for private tour (per group):


1-2 persons: 160 € (132,23 € plus 21 % tax)

3-4 persons: 170 € (140,50 € plus 21 % VAT)

5-6 persons: 180 € (148,76 € plus 21% VAT)

7-8 persons 190 € (157,02 € plus 21% VAT)

10 persons: 200 € (165,29 € plus 21% VAT)

each additional person 10 € (8,26 € plus 21% VAT)


Meeting point:Plaça de l’Àngel 12,  opposite Hotel Suizo, Metro Station Jaume 1, yellow line


Only bookable as private tour.
Send us a booking request by filling out the contact form. You will then receive an offer for the private tour.

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