Walking tours

The Shadow of the Wind walking tour

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Availability: Saturday
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
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 to roam the world where its story takes place, to follow in the footsteps of its characters, to turn its pages into a reality is a different thing altogether. Enjoy this walking tour as a once in a lifetime opportunity to wander around the unforgettable Barcelona depicted in Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s novel, The Shadow of the Wind. Experience this novel that has captivated thousands of readers from all around the world in a way like never before. From the text to life, from imagination to reality!

Like Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres and other characters from the novel, you will wander through a labyrinth full of mysteries and surprises exploring the enchanting city of Barcelona. This fascinating tour allows you to follow the characters’ journey, embody them, moving through spaces both beautiful and unsettling that still breathe the darkness of Barcelona in the early 20th century including: Santa Anna Street, the Ark Theater, the King's Square, The 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. The guide will be carrying a red umbrella for easy identification. Finishing point: Palau de la Música.

What to remember
  • This tour is available to wheelchair users, however there may be some limitations or difficulty during some parts of the tour. 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
  • Blackout dates: January 1 and 6, December 24, 25, 26 and 31
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ICONO serveis Culturals
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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