Discover a new side of Barcelona. Immerse yourself in the literary world of the city as seen through Carlos Ruiz Zafón's bestselling novel The Shadow of the Wind.
Barcelona: Shadow of the Wind Tour Itinerary
“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time. It was the early summer of 1945, and we walked through the streets of a Barcelona trapped beneath ashen skies as dawn poured over Rambla de Santa Monica in a wreath of liquid copper." When Carlos Ruiz Zafón published "La Sombre del Viento" - or The Shadow of the Wind - in 2001, no one could have imagined how important it would become. Travel through time and follow the shadows of the bestselling novel's characters on this guided tour of Barcelona beginning in the very same Rambla de Santa Monica.
Does the Cemetery of Forgotten Books really exist? Throughout your Shadow of the Wind tour of the Catalonian city you'll discover that imagination can truly become reality... walk through the magical maze of Barcelona and see if you can distinguish what's real and what's fiction from Plaza Real, Calle del Call, Els Cuatre Gats and the Sempere and Sons bookshop.
Visiting Ateneu Barcelonès, you'll be reminded of the adventures - and misadventures - of the Sempere family, Fermin Romero de Torres, Beatriz Aguilar and Julian Carax, the key characters of The Shadow of the Wind.
Finally, admiring the beauty of the Palau de la Música Catalana with heads and hearts full of the novel that has captivated thousands of readers, you'll bid farewell to your guide as your tour comes to an end.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Children under 8 years oldFree
2 hours 30 minutes.
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Barcelona).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
9 Rambla de Santa Mónica.