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Barcelona: Shadow of the Wind Tour
Activities in Barcelona

Barcelona: Shadow of the Wind Tour

9.60 / 10
The guide Clara explained everything very well, the tour well done, with many sites described in the book.
10 Birgit
  • English and Spanish English and Spanish
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

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.

Covid-19 Measures

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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Price

Adults Children under 8 years old
US$ 16.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 16.30
  • Children under 8 years old

    Free

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language English and Spanish

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

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.

You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

US$ 16.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

9 Rambla de Santa Mónica.