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Barcelona: Spanish Civil War Bike Tour with Tapas

Product ID: 192177
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See Barcelona on a bike, away from the main tourist areas. Discover the city's past and the history of the Spanish Civil War.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
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  • Learn about the tragedy and drama of the Spanish Civil War
  • Discover Barcelona’s Las Ramblas from a totally different perspective
  • Explore the darkest downtown of Barcelona
Full description
Start your tour close to the Sagrada Familia, and head in the direction of Diagonal Mar. The first stop is at the Franco Prison Camp statue of Camp de Bota at Park Forum, where thousands of political prisoners were tortured and killed in the first years of the Franco dictatorship. Ride along Nova Icaria Beach to the Cemetery of Poblenou, and see the remains of the Somorrostro shantytown at Playa Bogatell Beach. The beach section of the tour will end at a hidden square in the old fisherman's quarter of Barceloneta.

From here cycle into the Gothic Quarter. After a short visit to Santa Maria del Mar where you can explore the charming and morbid side of the Gothic Quarter, take a break with typical pinchos (small bar snacks) and a free drink at a unique Basque tapas bar. After this, admire Las Ramblas from a different perspective, far from the main tourist spots. See evidence of the 1938 bombings at the Placa San Felip Neri or Placa del Pi.

Discover the darkest side of Barcelona through the eyes of George Orwell, Gerda Taro, Robert Capa, Heinrich Kaminsky, Ernest Hemingway, and others who lived in the city during the Spanish Civil War. You may then climb up in direction Montjuic hill for a short stop at the historic bunker Refugio 307. The route takes you back to the bike shop, close to the bullfighting arena of La Monumental.
  • A comfortable 6-gear bike
  • Helmet, bike basket and lights
  • Guide
  • A snack and drink at a tapas bar

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Meeting point

The local partner's bike shop, Calle Marina 210, 08013 Barcelona. Metro station Monumental.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Duration is 3.5 to 4 hours
• This tour runs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12 people