The Shadow Of The Wind Novel Walking Tour In Barcelona

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    6pm (June to October), 5pm (November to May )
  • Departure Details :
    Rambla de Santa Mònica, 9, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Carrer de Santa Anna, C. de Santa Anna, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


A unique route to wander through the magic city of Barcelona that Carlos Ruiz Zafn portrays in the novel that has captivated thousands of readers.
Follow the footsteps of the characters in the book, which has sold more than 2 million copies since 2001, and visit Barcelona sites unknown to most tourists, such as Santa Anna Street, Baixada de la Llibreteria and Montcada Street. See the famous Els Quatre Gats Caf and the beautiful Church of Santa Maria del Mar, and become immersed in the magic of the book as you listen to commentary from your guide.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Stop At: Arts Santa Mnica

Barcelona wouldnt be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Placa reial, Barcelona, Catalonia

This square is so beautiful, it's no wonder it was named "royal" (reial Catalan for royal). The elegant ambiance of the Plaa Reial is accentuated by the fountain, streetlamps and palm trees, and it is one of Barcelona's busiest, most vibrant spots, particularly at night. This is Barcelona's best-loved porticoed square.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Papirum

papirvm was born in the heart of the Gothic district of Barcelona in 1981, where it transports you to paradise
from lovers of writing, from a past time to the present time, in which by that difficult conjugation
join the ancient and handmade forms of binding with different materials such as skin, fabric, or paper.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: L'argenteria Barcelona

But we couldn't talk about historic streets without mentioning others that are less well known but have a special charm of their own. If we walk through the Born, it won't be long before we come across the names of trades such as: Sabateria (shoemaking), Assaonador (tanning), Argenteria (silversmithing), Cotoners (cotton trading), etc. Their names are the legacies of the workshops set up by Barcelona's most important guilds and organisations in the late Middle Ages. Groups of artisans dedicated to the same trade, set themselves up on a corporate basis to cater to the common needs of all their members. Every guild had its own guidelines and rules. They usually set up their premises on the same street and became the most important group of artisans with the result that the street adopted the name of this particular craft or trade.

Stop At: Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia

The basilica of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, also known as the "cathedral of La ribera", is one of the most perfect examples of Gothic style architecture due to its harmonious proportions and the serenity of the ensemble.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Els 4gats

Els 4 Gats, was a caf in Barcelona (Catalonia) which opened on 12 June 1897. It also operated as a hostel, a cabaret, a pub and a restaurant. Active until 1903, Els Quatre Gats became one of the main centers of Modernisme in Barcelona. The artist Ramon Casas i Carb largely financed this bar on the ground floor of Casa Mart (1896), a building by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in Carrer Montsi near the center of Barcelona. Els Quatre Gats was reconstructed during the transition to democracy in 1978. Pablo Picasso visited this pubrestaurant often in his early art career.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Santa Anna Church, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Church of Santa Anna in Barcelona is a haven of calm hidden in the heart of the city. Located very close to Plaa Catalunya, it is enough to place yourself in the center of the square where your main entrance is located, to realize that it is a hidden gem amid the turmoil and whirl of the modern city. With a thousand years of history in its walls, nowadays it serves as a soup kitchen for the most needy. In addition, on specific days, Spanish guitar concerts are organized to which both tourists and locals attend promptly.

Duration: 15 minutes


Professional guide

Coffee and/or Tea - Only in semi private tour


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable shoes are recommended

Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Until further notice, it is essential that attendees wear their mask and keep it well placed throughout the tour, especially during stops to listen to the guide's explanations. It is essential that attendees maintain a safe distance throughout the tour.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Nov-2022

    The tour was made magical by the excellent guide. She made the places come alive for us. One of the best tours I have taken.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    Recorrido por lugares emblemáticos del libro. Explicaciones sobre la historia de la guerra civil española.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Big thanks to Jordi who was an excellent guide. He was engaging, informative and passionate not only about the book and its characters but with Barcelona's history as well. This made for a really interesting tour around the gothic quarter of the city. I would highly recommend Jordi and The Shadow of the Wind walking tour. Thanks!

  • 08-Sep-2022

    Love love my guide Anna, she spoke 5 languages and had extensive historical knowledge of Barcelona to add to the Shadow of the Wind tour. Loved when she read from the books and took me through the labyrinth of the Gothic quarters.

  • 30-Aug-2022

    Had a great walking tour with Jordi! A must do for fans of the book, and also a great way to learn about Barcelona’s history, see the old city, and talk about Zafon. Outstanding!

  • 07-Jul-2022

    We enjoyed Jordi's guidance and warmth, and we got a little taste of history and and interactive experience with the novel all while experiencing hidden nooks of historic Barcelona. If you enjoyed Shadow of the Wind, we recommend this tour!

  • 15-May-2022

    The story about Neri and the Mussolini bombing, children in the basement. Victor Hugo’s pen appeared in the shop window. The stories across time. Shadows in the wind.

  • 03-May-2022

    El domingo, de forma privada, contratamos 8 amigos la ruta sobre el libro "La sombra del viento" El guia asignado era JORDI, un profesional que disfruta con su trabajo y adapta los contenidos de la visita a los intereses del grupo. Era un recorrido sorpresa para la mayoria del grupo, el resultado al finalizar el recorrido fue unanime, que suerte hemos tenido de encontrar alguien como JORDI. Todos salimos encantandos por la introduccion de la historia adaptada a momentos del libro, y los rincones de Barcelona desconocidos para la mayoria de nosotros que nos sorprendieron muy gratamente, y que sin la colaboracion de JORDI seguiriamos desconociendo. La calificacion del grupo para el trabajo de JORDI es "EXCELENTE" CUM LAUDE"

  • 01-May-2022

    It was an unique experience and the guide was very nice and friendly. Even if you haven't read the book, the guide read passages from it and explained very well with historical references.

  • 16-Jan-2022

    Muy buen conocimiento del libro y del autor por parte de la guía. Se recorren lugares que están señalados en el libro y otros que son a interpretación del lector. Pero siempre siguiendo la magia de la historia.

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