Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War - Private Live Virtual Experience

Agustina Tour Guide

Agustina

5.00
Barcelona, Spain
from €8.00 / person
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Duration 1 hour
Language English Spanish French Catalán
Free Cancellation Up to 24 hrs in advance

Overview

Virtually visit key locations of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. We will visit the Gran Teatre del Liceu, where you will learn about the attempted assassination of the Spanish King in 1896 before making your way to the Plaça 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 Plaça St. Felip Neri, where in 1938 the war took a volatile twist that cost the lives of 42 civilians. On the way to Plaça 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 historically, unique left-wing eatery, as well as the former 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!

The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.

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. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Barcelona time!

Tour highlights

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

Palau de la Generalitat

Plaça George Orwell

Passeig Isabel II

Passeig Isabel II

1. Gran Teatre del Liceu

We begin the tour on Barcelona's most well known street, Las Ramblas, where your local guide will show you the Gran Teatre del Liceu, once the sight of a royal assassination attempt by a rogue Anarchist. 

2. Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

Next, we make our way to The Square of the Unknown Soldier, a homage to the Catalan military victims of the Spanish draft. 

3. Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

Visit the square of Sant Felip Neri, the sight of the fatal Italian bombing of the city, which led to international involvement in the Spanish Civil War. 

4. Palau de la Generalitat

Visit the Palau de la Generalitat, the cornerstone of Catalan democracy, famous for being the location at which a broad anti-Fascist coalition was signed in 1936. 

5. Plaça George Orwell

Visit the square named after George Orwell, the legendary British satirist who fought in the Catalan Marxist Military. 

6. Passeig Isabel II

We finish the tour with a final view of the beautiful port promenade and Montjuic hill, which was the sight of the Olympic pavilion, named after the martyred Catalan wartime President, Lluis Companys.

Why choose this Tour?

  • Professional local English speaking tour guide
  • Private virtual live tour via Zoom app

Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • An internet-enabled device such as: desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone. (It does not matter which operating system you use)
  • A microphone
  • Webcam, if you would like the tour guide and/or other tour participants calling in virtually to be able to see you
  • The Zoom call-in link. If someone else purchased the tour for you, please make sure you obtain the link before the tour starts

How Do I Book a Virtual Tour?

All of our tours are led by world-class guides. For a custom virtual experience, please reach out to us at info@vexperio.com at least 48 hours before the tour is set to start and our team will be happy to assist you.

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Pick your virtual tour

Vexperio offers a large variety of tours in Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, and Edinburgh, with more destinations available soon!

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Book a time that works for you

Booking a tour is as easy as picking a time and date. Please note that we may get back to you if the time difference with your chosen destination requires an adjustment to the time or date.

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On your device, click the provided Zoom link

You do not need to install Zoom or have an existing account to experience one of our virtual tours. Simply click on the URL link provided in your email, and your tour will pop open in a new window.

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Enjoy your tour!

As soon as you log into your virtual tour on Zoom, you will find your smiling Vexperio tour guide waiting to take you on your adventure!

Other Important Information

Our tours run between 8:00AM and 7:00PM Barcelona time.

After booking your experience, please send us an email to let us know what time you would like for it to start. For bigger group bookings of over 15 persons please contact us directly for a price quote.

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.

Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your private virtual experience, as all times stated are in Barcelona time!

If booking less than 48 hours in advance, please check availability with us first, by sending an email to info@vexperio.com. Our office hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM on the weekdays and 9:00AM-2:00PM on the weekends.

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