The Shadow of the Wind

2h 30 min


About the tour

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.
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.

Option 1 Semi Private Tour. Only in English,
Semi Private Guide Tour by Zafon Expert (only up to 15 people)

During the tour you visit one of the most emblematic and old bookshop of the city.
The tour ends with a coffee in one of the most impressive locations of our novel. Do not miss the talk with our expert, you can ask everything you want.

Price: 45€

Option 2 Bilingual Tour.
Schedule and language:
Saturdays at 5pm (from november to may) bilingual English/Spanish
Saturdays at 6 pm (from juny to october) bilingual English /Spanish

Itinerary: Rambla Sta. Mónica, Arc del teatre/ Cemetery of forgotten books, 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, Canuda Street to learn about the Athenaeum of Barcelona, “a spot in the city that hasn’t left the 19th century” and nd finally Santa Ana Street.

Price: 15,50€

Included Services

  • General Admission Ticket and other fees
  • Guided Tour in English/Spanish

  • Earphones to keep up-to-date with your guide’s explanation
  • Assistance at the meeting point

Not Included Services

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at the hotel
  • Tips

Additional Information

  • Maximum participants per group is 20 people
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Live tour guide is in English only
  • Instant confirmation and easy cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity begins for a full refund
  • Printed and mobile vouchers


Arts Santa Mónica, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona

We recommend participants to be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the tour begins.