The Civil War in Barcelona


In our tour we will study the Civil War in Barcelona and remember the events lived in the city from 1936 to 1939.

This work of historical memory observes various aspects of the old days of life in Barcelona.

This is the opportunity to see with your own eyes and witness some of the places where the traces of the war are still visible today.


The city under the bombs

Plaza Sant Felip Neri Barcelona impactos de bombas

We will review from the revolution to the dictatorship.

The Spanish Civil War was between the Republican side and the Nationalist side led by General Francisco Franco. On the Republican side, the president of Spain was Manuel Azaña, a democratically elected Republican until the coup d’état.

The Civil War was one of the toughest wars in living memory. After the victory of General Franco, a dictatorship began in the country that lasted almost 40 years from 1939 to 1975.

The panic in Barcelona caused by the bombs of the ships and planes from fascist Italy and Nazi Germany provoked terror among the civilian population in Barcelona.


Discover how the Civil War was lived in Barcelona through our tour.

  • We start the tour from Plaza Catalunya.
  • And continue along the Rambla de Canaletas, seeing the church of Betlem whose original interior was lost in a fire in 1936.
  • Then, we are in the Cathedral Quarter, visiting points of historical interest other than Plaça Sant Felip Neri.
  • As we continue our route, we pass through the Plaza Real and continuing along Nou de la Rambla, we end up at the end of Barcelona, Refuge 307, one of the spaces prepared to resist air raids, with more than 400 meters, which are still preserved.
  • The visit to the shelter or Plaça Celle del Diamant in the neighborhood of Grace gives us an idea of the duration of the war and the danger that thousands of people had to live during the learning of the civil war.


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