Urban Storytime Walking Tour

Adam

Humorous storyteller

Urban Storytime Walking Tour

Spoken in: English, Español


( 13 reviews ) star City tour Barcelona 1 - 20 watch_later 3 hours
  • Great Storytelling
  • Urban Legends
  • Myth and Folklore
  • Insight into Modern Culture
  • Roman Towns
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Jewish Neighborhood

What you can expect

Join me, urban explorers of time and space, as we walk the streets of Barcelona unraveling the history, culture, myths and urban legends that have made this city and given it its unique place in the collective imaginarium of humankind.

We will laugh, cringe and stand in awe as we discover the underlying myths of Barcelona's foundation, walking across the first Carthaginian and Roman towns built more that two thousand years ago. We will dive into the Gothic quarter following a young Christian girl who, despite Roman oppression, stood up for her faith to become a martyr, saint and patroness of the city.

We will sit at the court of the medieval King and Queen of Spain to witness Christopher Columbus laying at their feet the first shipments of gold, slaves, fruits and spices brought to the crown from the "new world". We will gaze in terror at the robed judges standing around the balcony of the palace of the inquisition where countless "heretics" where judged and condemned for their heritage and creed. We will stroll around the medieval Jewish neighborhood and discover the secrets of a myriad Hebrew inscriptions in Old Barcelona's walls, following the trails of kabbalists and mystics.

We'll fight dragons and save princesses as we dive into the Catalan twist of the archetypal myth of St. Jordi, a major inspiration and influence of Barcelona's most famous and renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. We'll sit with Picasso at the tavern where he was first discovered and made famous amidst the great artists of the Modernisme movement, Catalonia's pride and flagship.

We'll hide behind the barricades of Civil War- era Barcelona as bombs fall over the city and the unions of anarchists are holding fort against the imminent victory of the fascist side, only to emerge in modern times in the plaza of St. Jaume to learn about Catalunya's modern struggle for self-determination and independence.

All this and much more while getting real insider-tips about where to eat, where to drink, where to party and where to experience Barcelona beyond your travel books: with a local and as a local.


This is the plan

Daily
Itineraries are highly flexible and tailored to meet your schedule and particular interests
Meeting Point
Meet up & get to know each other
Stop 1
Beginning of the tour
Stop 2
Short break for coffee, pintxos and bathrooms
Stop 3
Wrapping up and tips so you can continue your explorations on your own

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City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 20 persons
Meeting point
city center, Barcelona
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
Confirmation
within 48 hours
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkNone
Not included
Food and Drinks

Adam

Humorous storyteller

13 reviews

Hello and great to meet you, urban explorers of the world!
My name is Adam and I'm a storyteller and urban safari guide, street photographer, psychologist, anthropologist and PHD student in the wonderful city of Barcelona. I work as a professional tour-guide in the city, both as a means to support myself through my studies and mainly because I love walking the streets of the old town making people laugh as they listen to the wonderful stories, myths and urban legends this city holds for those ready to discover them. Come join me in a fantastic walking tour of Barcelona and get a head-start in your explorations of this ancient magical place."

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