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The Shadow of the Wind: Walking Tour

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Availability: Saturday
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
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Do this because
  • Wander through a labyrinth full of mysteries
  • Become a character from a novel
  • Experience Barcelona as depicted in Carlos Ruiz Zafón's book
What to expect

Reading a book is one thing, but only with a few is it possible to live and experience them. Enjoy this walking tour as a once in a lifetime opportunity to wander around the unforgettable Barcelona depicted in "The Shadow of the Wind", a novel that has captivated thousands of readers from all around the world. From the text to life, from make-believe to reality!

Just like Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and the other characters from the novel, you will walk through a labyrinth full of mysteries and surprises turned into a charming tour, with an enchanting Barcelona as the setting. The participants of the tour will become the characters, as you move around Barcelona to places which are still recognizable to this very day, such as: Santa Anna Street, The Arch of the Theatre, King’s Square, Las Ramblas, Sant Felip Neri Square, and Montcada Street.


Rambla Sta. Mónica, Plaza Real (Royal Square), down Llibreteria Street. Going through Argenteria Street we reach Santa Maria del Mar and Montcada Street to discover the Santa Lucía Asylum and Xampanyet. The next stop is Els Quatre Gats, Santa Ana Street and Canuda Street to learn about the Athenaeum of Barcelona, "a spot in the city that hasn't left the 19th century".

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour (English and Spanish)

La Rambla, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Meeting point:
  • Starting point: Rambla de Santa Mónica, 9.
  • Finishing point: Palau de la Música
  • The guide will have a red umbrella for easy identification
What to remember

This tour is accessible to people in wheelchairs but with some limitations or difficulty. Access available from a step about 2 inches high, a ramp with a moderate incline, gates with sufficient widths, an elevator for up-to 5 people, and adapted hygienic services. Sometimes you will have to seek assistance from other people. Points worth noting: Sant Felip Neri Square – cobblestone ground, access with assistance. Sant Felip Neri Square and Santa Anna Square - cobblestone ground

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  • Saturdays: From November to May at 5:00pm / From June to October at 6:00pm
  • Block Out Dates: January 1 & 6, December 24, 25, 26 & 31
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ICONO serveis Culturals
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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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