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Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War - Live Virtual Experience

by Essence of Berlin

Group experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration
    1h (Group) / 1h (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 15 guests (Group) / 15 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Español (Spanish)
  • Price

    from $28

Itinerary

Virtually visit key locations of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. We will visit the Teatre Liceu, where you will learn about the attempted assassination of the Spanish King in 1896 before making your way to the Plaza Sant Josep Oriol to see the only surviving public recognition of those who lost their lives in the war. Your guide will also show you Plaza St. Felip Neri, where in 1938 the war took a volatile twist that cost the lives of 42 civilians. On the way to Plaza George Orwell, named after the British satirist who was a seriously wounded in the war, we pass Los Caracoles, the second oldest surviving restaurant in Barcelona and a unique left-wing eatery, as well as the Barcelona headquarters of Hitler's Gestapo. Finally, we discuss how this war impacted the bigger picture of WWII and how Franco's victory in Spain was a major boost for fascist Germany and Italy as the turn of the decade saw the deadliest war in modern history begin to materialize.

This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Barcelona’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Barcelona. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Barcelona of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Barcelona's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!

Our private tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Barcelona time. Please send us a message if you would like to request a specific date and time.

Group Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for a group. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
Price $28 / person $109 total

Preparing for your Experience

Please make sure you have a stable internet connection that allows for streaming video and audio. The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour.

Meet Your Guide

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Essence of Berlin
Essence of Berlin

We pride ourselves on working with the best and most qualified local guides, who are passionate about their city.