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Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

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Turn fiction into reality during a walking tour of Barcelona that follows in the footsteps of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s worldwide bestseller, “The Shadow of the Wind.” Wander in the shadows of the main characters and settings, from Las Ramblas to the Ribera.


  • Explore Barcelona through the events of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind”
  • Walk in the footsteps of Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, and Fermín Romero de Torres
  • Wander through the Gothic Quarter and discover the Forgotten Books Cemetery, Santa Lucia Asylum, and Arc del Teatre
  • Discover the locations of the Xampanyet tapas bar and Els Quatre Gats restaurant
  • See the house and bookshop of 'Sempere and Sons'


Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers worldwide, and on this 2-hour walking tour, you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of 'Sempere and Sons,' and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.


Official guide Coffee or tea (private tour)

Important Information

  • This tour is only in English

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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