Spanish Civil War Private Tour


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (conversational), Catalan (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Italian (conversational), Japanese (conversational)

George Orwell & the Spanish Civil War

George Orwell & the Spanish Civil War is a specialized tour for ToursByLocals only!

We'll be learning a lot of facts and figures about the Spanish Civil War and about George Orwell's involvement in it, while strolling through Barcelona's Old Town.

We'll be discovering the hidden corners, off the beaten track, that George Orwell visited.

On the go, we'll read some passages of Homage to Catalonia and much more! At times hilarious ("the Sagrada Familia's towers are bottles of German wine"), sometimes rigorous, Orwell is an extraordinary leitmotif through this great city!

And we'll do this with a professional licensed guide of Barcelona, writer and historian…


* Plaça Catalonia
* Portal de l'Angel
* Ramblas
* Continental Hotel
* Academy of Sciences
* Gothic Quarter
* Plaça del Pi Square
* Boqueria market hall
* Opera House (Liceu)
* Plaça Reial
* Columbus statue

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In front of the Hard Rock Cafe
This is in Plaça Catalunya (Catalonia Square), number 21

End location: We will finish the tour nearby the Columbus statue, down at the port of Barcelona. There is a taxi stand and, if you need to take one, I'll give precise directions to the driver.

Duration: 3 hours


It's a walking Tour

What’s Included

* Guided tour with a licensed official guide specialized in the Spanish Civil War and George Orwell.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euro - water, drinks, snacks...; optionally, a museum...

What’s Extra

* Any optional entrance fee to a museum (this tour does not require entrance tickets)


Any tour can be enhanced with private transport and other services. Flexibility is always a must as an official licensed guide. Just ask!

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a wonderful tour with Mark, his knowledge regarding the Spanish Civil War is amazing. This is definitely a must do tour. Our daughter was amazed by the history leading up to, during and after the civil war and how that has affected Spain since then. We were all impressed by Mark's knowledge about the international volunteers, our daughter loved his stories about Orson Wells. Mark is obviously very passionate about Spain's history and could answer any questions we had regarding the civil war.
Katherine McInnes

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