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The Shadow of the Wind Literary Tour

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Literary tour of “The Shadow of the Wind”, inspired by the book of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

You can read any book, but just with few it’s possible to live and breathe them. We present this walking tour as a unique opportunity to wander around the amazing Barcelona depicted in “The Shadow of the Wind”, a novel that has captivated thousands of readers all around the world. From letters to words, from imagination to reality.

*Exclusive product of ICONO Serveis Culturals.

From 14€

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Just as Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and the other characters of the novel, we will walk through a labyrinth of mysteries and surprises turned into a charming tour, with a bewitching Barcelona as the backdrop.

The participants of the tour will become the characters, as you move around Barcelona to places which are still recognisable to today’s inhabitants, such as: Santa Anna street, The arch of the Theatre, King’s square, Las Ramblas, Sant Felip Neri square and Montcada street. Not often do we have the possibility to turn fiction into reality but this is one such chance.

  • Day: Saturday
  • Hour: 18h from june to october / 17h from november to may
  • Starting point: In front of Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Rambla de Santa Mónica, 9. (Metro L3 Drassanes) Look for the guide with a RED umbrella!! 
  • Finishing point: Convent de Santa Anna. (Metro L1 L3 Catalunya).
  • Lenght: 2:30h
  • Itinerary: Rambla Sta. Mónica, Plaza Real (Royal Square), down Llibreteria Street. Going through Argenteria Street we reach Santa Maria del Mar and Montcada Street to discover the Santa Lucía Asylum and Xampanyet.
    Next stop is Els Quatre Gats, Santa Ana Street and Canuda Street to learn about the Athenaeum of Barcelona, “a spot in the city that hasn’t left the 19th century”.
  • Price: 14€


Important: The organization ensures the realization of the activity even with rain. All children under eight years are admitted free. You must be at the meeting point with an advance of 10 minutes. The event will start on time.



Accessibility: Middle

Access with step from 2 to 5 cm, ramp with moderate incline, proper width gates, lift up to 5 people, adapted hygienic services. It is necessary to seek assistance from other people at certain times.


Points worth noting:

  • Sant Felip Neri Square: ground with paving stones
  • access with help.
  • Sant Felip Neri Square and Santa Anna Square: ground with paving stones

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