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  • Literary trails Barcelona

  • Literary trails Barcelona

  • Literary trails Barcelona

Literary trails

The city's literary trails take you to the locations that feature in the novels and places where the authors or some of their characters lived. Walking along La Rambla and seeing it through George Orwell's eyes, looking at the buildings in the district of Sarrià where great Nobel laureates in literature have lived, or visiting the neighbourhood of Gràcia like Natalia, the central character of In Diamond Square, are just some of the literary trails you can explore on your own or with a professional guide. Whether they are based on crime novels, historical fiction, factual books or local customs, you'll experience classic and contemporary Barcelona like an avid reader. Which one are you going to start with?

Self-guided trails:

You can discover all the places on Barcelona's literary map on these self-guided literary trails. If you want to further your knowledge, there's no better way to explore these places than on the specific trails that visit some of the most important places in the lives of the writers and their books.

If you wish, you can pick up the literary map at the Turisme de Barcelona information offices.

Guided trails:

If you prefer to delve into literary Barcelona with a professional guide, our guided trails will be your staunchest ally. They will take you to the streets, buildings and squares the writers frequented, all of them fascinating places they drew inspiration from to bring their characters to life.

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