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Long Live Catalonia - Statehood or Status Quo? provided by Exploring Barcelona Tours

Long Live Catalonia - Statehood or Status Quo?

Long Live Catalonia - Statehood or Status Quo?
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 165390P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If the hotel or lodging is in the city region of Barcelona, we will co-ordinate to meet there.
  • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain I´ll be right at the door underneath the HUGE Catalan (red and yellow) flag on a wooden pole, can't miss it!
  • Plaça Urquinaona, Pl. d'Urquinaona, 08010 Barcelona, Spain We finish near the hub of the old and new city, where travellers using public transport are served by the L1 and L4 metro lines, 5 minutes away from a registered taxi rank, while also within reach of various bars and cafes for post-tour refreshments.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If the hotel or lodging is in the city region of Barcelona, we will co-ordinate to meet there.
  • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain I´ll be right at the door underneath the HUGE Catalan (red and yellow) flag on a wooden pole, can't miss it!
  • Plaça Urquinaona, Pl. d'Urquinaona, 08010 Barcelona, Spain We finish near the hub of the old and new city, where travellers using public transport are served by the L1 and L4 metro lines, 5 minutes away from a registered taxi rank, while also within reach of various bars and cafes for post-tour refreshments.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Plaça Urquinaona, Pl. d'Urquinaona, 08010 Barcelona, Spain We finish near the hub of the old and new city, where travellers using public transport are served by the L1 and L4 metro lines, 5 minutes away from a registered taxi rank, while also within reach of various bars and cafes for post-tour refreshments.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    El Fossar de les Moreres
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Estacio de Franca
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Parc de la Ciutadella
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Arc de Triomf
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Plaça Urquinaona
    Pl. d'Urquinaona, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
    We finish near the hub of the old and new city, where travellers using public transport are served by the L1 and L4 metro lines, 5 minutes away from a registered taxi rank, while also within reach of various bars and cafes for post-tour refreshments.
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Lucinda Fire
1 contribution
Fabulous tour from a thoroughly engaging tour guide!
Sep 2019
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!
Written 1 July 2020
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ExplobcnTours
Thanks Lucy great to have you along as we continue to re-emerge from difficult times in the industry. Safe travels and see you in BCN again soon!
Written 2 July 2020
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Adam A
Dublin, Ireland72 contributions
Great tour with Brian
Sep 2019
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.
Written 23 April 2020
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ExplobcnTours
Hi Adam, thanks for the review and for getting back in touch after a good few months. We always like to stay in touch with guests and I hope you are doing well in this difficult time, stay safe man!
Written 27 April 2020
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Highly Recommended Tour!
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Fantastic!
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