'The Shadow of the Wind' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona - Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Excellent! The guide - Teresa? - was brilliant. It was La Merce weekend, so a lot of crowds on the route. Recommend warmly!

Marie-Claire B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

I cannot recommend this tour any higher. My boyfriend and I are big fans of the book so to have a beautifully constructed tour given by a lecturer of Spanish literature from the University of Barcelona was just fantastic, the rainy setting made it even more fitting! Our guide not only took us through many of the settings from the book but also showed some lesser known historical places from Barcelona's history which was just fascinating. The tour is given in both Spanish and English with notes and quotes from the book throughout. We both loved it. If you are thinking about doing it, do it, you wont regret it.

Robyn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

The tour was wonderful as the tour guide was top notch... Don't underestimate the amount of walking. Take a street map and keep track of the streets as there might be things you would like to go back to, like the pen and book store ... I tried to find them again but got lost in amongst the alleys. That might be one thing that could add... A tagged map for the customers, something with some little notes about locations and plot points.

Elena G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Really nice tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and professional. You also get to see Barcelona from a different perspective.

Eric S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Excellent tour, more meaningful if one reads the book as the commentaries center around that. Young lady leading the tour was fluent in English and Spanish, used together to enrich the experience for all. Fundamentally, this was a nice walking tour of the parte vieja of Barcelona. Good walking exercise as well, will work up a good appetite.

Veronica H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

the tour and tour guide were AMAZING. Totally worth it!!! but you must read the book first, and have it with you so you can read it again after the tour. Would recommend it 100 and would even do it again.

Ethan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the book and Barcelona in general. She really made it come alive for us.

Kelly D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The tour was just under three hours long, walking through crowded areas as well as small niches of the city. I thought it did well in capturing the mysteries of the book. Our guide was informative and full of knowledge about the story as well as the city. And the red umbrella was a great beacon!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The guide for the tour was enthusiastic and made wonderful connections between the city locations and the book. Although I was the only English-speaking member of the tour group, the guide did a wonderful job of stopping to translate when my Spanish comprehension fell behind. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has enjoyed the book.

Patrick C Ireland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide knew the book and the city very well. She was just excellent. i would recommend her and this tour to anyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Fun tour! Our guide Cristina had one of the best reading voices I've ever heard! The tour does a great job of digging deeper into the book and really brings the book to life.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Very worthwhile. Even though I was the only English speaker on the tour and the guide spoke only Spanish, her slow speech (at my request) helped to make the tour inviting and enjoyable. Don't even consider this delightful evening walk without reading the novel.
And her patience with my poor Spanish really helped me pick up some vocabulary - another plus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

A one-of-a-kind experience, unique and providing great insights into the book, the story line and the author. Cristina, the tour guide, was amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to address any particular questions one came up with. Please keep up this kind of tours and if possible add new ones on stories that occur in Barcelona and other cities where you operate.

Antonietta L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and ended up being a private tour. Wonderful to walk and see the different locations and buildings talked about in the book and l loved when the tour guide read passages from the book to emphasize a location or mood. Also was able to go into some of the stores and talk to owners. Great tour, brought the book to life for me.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Although I was the on;y English speaker the guide took the time between stops to tell me what was said. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Peter G

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2016

the tour guide was very knowledgeable on this topic and was enthusiastic. the tour was good too and we found out a lot more about Barcelona than just the references to the book.

Philippe C

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Intresting and nice guide tour , we discover unknown places , it was nice

Sarah L

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2016

Nice tour of Barcelona - would have liked a little more info on the book though!

Olga K

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2014

Signed up for English tour. Got Spanish tour with translation into English. Otherwise good content and knowledgeable guide.

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