Long Live Catalonia - Statehood or Status Quo?

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Departs: Barcelona, Barcelona

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Join us on a captivating walk presenting an UNBIASED look at both sides of the Spanish political coin: Catalan independence versus Spanish unity. When demonstrators shout ´Visca Catalunya!´ (Long Live Catalonia!), what lies behind those passionate cries? And how widespread is their support? We’ll consider Catalonia’s annexation by Spain and France in the War of 1714, and its subsequent cultural suppression under the infamous Civil War victor and Fascist Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco. We investigate what possible resolutions can emerge from this standoff. Trust our guide to take you on a riveting, scenic and cutural journey to examine the essence of the capital: a singular place, a common history, and a pressing national dilemma.

What's Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 4 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 60

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria
We begin outside the imposing former Marketplace of El Born which, in recent years, has garnered government funding for the display of Catalan artefacts.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Take a breath and enjoy views of the gorgeous local basilica made famous by the bestselling book and subsequent Netflix series "Cathedral of the Sea"

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Fossar de les Moreres
Bestriding the Basilica, we find the oft-derided monument to Catalonia's war dead of 1714 and the eternal flame that keeps watch over the symbolic red bricks.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Estacio de Franca
Recognize an escape route for exiles to France during the Fascist Uprising in Barcelona.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parc de la Ciutadella
We see a statue of General Prim, a Catalan military legend that also served in the Spanish Imperial Army, then stop outside the Catalan parliament to discuss the 2017 'illegal' referendum and the ferocious political fallout.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Arc de Triomf
Why is this 'alternative' Arch of Triumph so significant to the story of Catalan identity? It relates to the emergenge of Barcelona as an industrial powerhouse in the 1880s. We climax the tour underneatha figure of the most talked about hero/turncoat/pioneer of the St. Eulalia defence of the besieged city, and speculate on whether his surrender to the Spanish had either a galvanizing or demoralising effect in the cause for Catalan resistance.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Fabulous tour from a thoroughly engaging tour guide!
LucyFireGirl, 01-07-2020
I don't normally like tours. The forced walking and irksome tour guides tend to turn me off. A friend was keen so I went along and I've got to say, I was very impressed! Had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. The guide, Bryan was a lovely Scottish man who kept things far from dull! I think I may have changed my attitude about these type of tours. Bravo!
Great tour with Brian
Adam A, 23-04-2020
At the end of last summer we did this great tour. For us was very difficult to understand about the Catalan independence and with this tour now we totally get it.

The places we saw were really nice and helped to understand the city and the political situation.
Catalonia History
Carrie_B, 02-05-2022
Thank you Brian for your informative tour. The long and complicated history of Catalonia is fascinating.

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