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Spanish Civil War Tour

Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain
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Amazing tour!

Absolutely outstanding tour - history in it's most vivid form! I recommend this tour to anyone with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fburt2018
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Barcelona, Spain
Great tour to re-ignite or begin a passion for the Spanish Civil War

My daughter Maddy and I arranged a trip to Barcelona around this tour, having read stellar reviews... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Natasha B
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Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely outstanding tour - history in it's most vivid form! I recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in history in general and, of course, in european and spanish history. You will love it!

Thank fburt2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter Maddy and I arranged a trip to Barcelona around this tour, having read stellar reviews, and feeling that it was the best thing in Barcelona to meet our requirements of in-depth study of the city's role in the Civil War. It did not...More

Thank Natasha B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An exceptional dive into the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona and the conflict's continuing reverberations today. Nick Lloyd is a fantastic teacher!

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot recommend this highly enough. My wife and I took this tour in Barcelona a month ago, and I think about it every day. Before we went, we had only a vague sketch in our heads of the history of the Civil War, and...More

1  Thank David_Singerman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit it, the price caused me to pause before booking this tour. I'm so glad I overcame my frugality. In this case, you do get what you pay for...and much, much more. Catherine led the tour of six people, two Germans and four from...More

2  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An in-depth and tangible examination of a mostly buried chapter in history, as exciting as it is brutal, which makes it unlike any other touristic endeavour in the city. Well worth the time and investment for anyone. For those who take an interest in politics:...More

Thank Drew V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on Catherine’s tour and took my two children. The tour was a fantastic way to get a feel for the iconic nature of Barcelona, particularly in the way that it became the centre of the world for a brief moment in 1936. I...More

1  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only recommend it! Catherine added a lot to what I already knew about the Spanish civil war...

1  Thank labiancia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hesitated to book this tour because of the length but 5 hours flew by, even in the pouring rain. Catherine is a very talented historian and guide, and I learned as much as I might in a semester long college course, while walking through...More

1  Thank saraheisner2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide (Catherine) was very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. This tour would be very interesting for complete novices too. I would suggest less discussion on Orwell's experiences during the civil war, and a greater focus on other topics.

1  Thank Aj R
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trencherman34
6 November 2017|
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Response from rw19472017 | Reviewed this property |
As per the previous answers contact nick via the website, our guide was Catherine Howley, if you have an interest in the Spanish Civil War and the effect it had on Barcelona you will not be disappointed she really had a... More
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David C
6 December 2016|
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Response from kunmingirl | Reviewed this property |
In September we were offered a choice of 4 different days of the week, but I'm pretty sure it changes seasonally. You should just email him and ask, he usually answers within hours. Enjoy!
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Travelgirl03801
29 May 2016|
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Response from Independent R | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how long people keep asking questions for. The walking part is about 3 hours and then its an hour of sitting in a bar. Note that the "walking" part involves lots of standing and talking or sitting on benches... More
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