About the Homage to Catalonia, the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona Walk in Barcelona
George Orwell arrived in Barcelona as a journalist, but ended up joining the 29th POUM division and fight against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War. This 3-hour walking tour of Barcelona follows in Orwell's footsteps during the 1937 May Revolution, describedin the author's "Homage to Catalonia," and by extension gives visitors a clearer picture of the Spanish Civil War and its impact on Barcelona.
We will spend much of our time on the Ramblas, the main thoroughfare of Barcelona. Here we find the headquarters of the major political parties that engaged the struggle for Spain that presaged World War II. We'll visit old theaters, restaurants, and other famous spots where Orwell encountered the confused internecine struggles between the various anarchist and communist groups in the city that ultimately led to the defeat of the Second Spanish Republic in January 1939.
In addition our time together will afford us other glimpses of the War in the city including evidence of the first masread more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: History
- Group: €70 per person
- Private: €305 per party