Follow in the footsteps of characters from the bestselling novel "The Shadow of the Wind" on a literary walking tour. Discover some of Barcelona’s most sacred locations as you trace the narrative of the novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which has sold more than 2 million copies since its publication in 2001. Stroll the winding streets of Santa Anna Street and Montcada Street, absorb the ambiance of the renowned Els Quatre Gats Café, and gaze at the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar, as your guide enriches your literary and historical knowledge.
Greet your accomplished literary guide in central Barcelona and set out on your cultural odyssey to the locations that inspired the timeless tale of the Shadow of the Wind. Listen to a summary of the book’s captivating plot, then follow in the footsteps of the protagonist Daniel, who explores Barcelona desperately seeking the truth about a mysterious book he found in a cemetery.
Stroll down the atmospheric Rambla Santa Mónica and arrive at the antique wooden door at the Arch of the Theater; imagine Daniel seeing the ‘old palace skeleton’ and the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.
Meander through charming squares such as Plaza Real and Baixada de la Llibreteria before arriving at the quaint church of Santa Maria del Mar. Engage with captivating commentary from your guide as you’re reminded of the significance and scenes surrounding the church.
Continue to the renowned Els Quatre Gats Café, an important location within the novel, then stroll to the fictional location of Sempere and Sons bookshop. Admire the imperial majesty of Palau de la Música Catalana, then bid farewell to your guide at this conclusion point.