The Cathedral of the Sea Book Experience in Barcelona Walking Tour

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What To Expect

From the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, relive the characters and settings of the well-loved novel Cathedral of the Sea


  • Walking tour through gothic Barcelona to relive scenes from the story The Cathedral of the Sea

  • Dynamic commentary about the book by our expert tour guide

  • Sightseeing of Barcelona's medieval architecture including the Santa Maria del Mar Church


Day Tours from Barcelona
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Plaza de Santa Maria del Mar
2 hours and 30 minutes
Sunday at 10:00 AM
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The Cathedral of the sea is a literary masterpiece by celebrated author Ildefonso Falcones. Set at the height of the Inquisition in Spain, the story follows the exodus of a serf and his son from their tyrannical feudal lord into Barcelona, where after many obstacles and sufferings they obtain freedom and riches beyond their wildest dreams. Follow in the footsteps of their famed journey on this one-of-a-kind walking tour where fact and fiction collide.

Walk through the sites mentioned by the book and live out your own storybook tale as your imagination comes alive in the city! An expert guide will provide information about medieval Barcelona to heighten your experience. The most iconic places to be seen are the church of Santa Maria del Mar and the Born Quarter, the sites of poignant scenes in the book.


  • Meeting at Santa Maria del Mar Square

  • Walk to Collserola Mountain where the character Bernat encountered the vastness of the sea

  • Walk through the alleys of Gothic Barcelona and the Born Quarter

  • Visit to the Jewish Quarter where monumental historical events as well as events in the book took place

  • End of tour at Cathedral Square


  • Walking tour

  • Tour guide


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour is not recommended for children below 15 years old.

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

  • Appropriate attire is requested for entrance to religious places.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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