Spanish Civil War tour of Barcelona

The Spanish Civil War was one of the bloodiest events in Barcelona’s history. Although the suffering is now in the past, it was only a couple of generations ago. Barcelona suffered during the three years of war. In total, 194 bombing raids dropped 43 tons of bombs, killing 1,916 people.

Barcelona’s walls still bear the scars of these atrocities. With the help of an expert guide, you can learn all the secrets of this moment of history. You won’t know Barcelona in depth until you know its true history, and our Spanish Civil War tour can help you understand the city’s people and all that they have lived through.

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Duration ⌛: 2h30m

Available languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian, Arabic

Between 1936 and 1939 the city of Barcelona went through civil war, with all the harshness that entails. This war, which should have been the business of soldiers alone, became the business of the entire population and innocent civilians suffered the worst consequences.

On this itinerary you will be accompanied by a guide who is an expert in Spanish history. His explanations will reveal the different phases of the Spanish Civil War here and the most important events of those years, which left a permanent mark on the city of Barcelona.

The final price will depend on the number of people in the group. The guides who lead the tours are accredited professionals with the necessary training to answer any questions you may have for them on the tour.


People Total price (Price x person)
1 person $218 $218 / person
2 people $195 $97 / person
3 people $295 $97 / person
4 people or more $76 / person

Children (up to 11 years old)

  • Free

Our Spanish Civil War tour aims to show you the scars the city of Barcelona still bears, years on from the bombings. So, you won’t stop at the most important landmarks or the most emblematic buildings of the city. Instead, you’ll go deep into its bowels.

Our route passes through Plaça Catalunya, La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, El Raval and Poble Sec. The guide will have prepared a route and at each of the stops will give you an explanation about everything that happened in that place during the Spanish Civil War. You can ask your guide as many questions as you like and he or she will be happy to answer them.

The tours are carried out in two time slots:

  • Morning: 10.30 a.m.
  • Afternoon: 4.30 p.m.

Cancellation of this tour is free of charge,provided you do it up to 48 hours before it begins. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Tour language

We have guides who can give tours in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.

What does the tour include?

The price of the tour includes a 2-and-a-half-hour tour through the history of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona, guided by a local expert.


The tour lasts 2 and a half hours.

How late can I book?

You can book your Spanish Civil War tour up to 24 hours before it begins. We recommend that you book a little further in advance to ensure that we have guides available to accompany you on your tour.


This tour is accessible for people with reduced mobility. However, we recommend that you let us know about this when you make your booking, so that we can be 100% sure that the tour is fully accessible.


The tour is pet-friendly.

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Meeting point:

The meeting point will be at Catalunya metro station (on the L1 and L3 lines).

How to find us

You can find us at the exit to Catalunya metro station. To get there, get off at Catalunya metro station (on the L1 and L3 lines) and go out onto the street. Your guide will be waiting for you there.

The guide will have already contacted you with more details if necessary. We will provide them with your phone number and name, so they can contact you in the event you cannot find each other.

Guillermo Sanchez
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Very pleasant experience. Moved by the things that happened in the city.
Laura E.
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Very happy with the tour, it was very well done and dynamic.
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Recommended for all those who want to know more about the history of the city, I was thrilled with what was explained on this tour.


A city that does not reveal its history becomes nothing more than a facade. That’s why the people of Barcelona want to bring to light everything that happened between 1936 and 1939 on the streets of their city. Taking this tour will help you better understand how Catalans think and where their customs come from.

You do not have to tip the guide at all, since the price you will pay for the tour already takes into account their work.

Our Spanish Civil War route in Barcelona is one of the most interesting tours for getting to know the city, but Barcelona is not a city you can get to know in one day, so let us recommend you some more tours to take on your holiday: Mysterious Barcelona, Barcelona’s markets, Poble Sec, etc.

Do you have any questions? Contact us!

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