Discover the little known story of World War II spies and Nazi agents in Barcelona. See the Teatro Tivoli, Plaça de Catalunya, and Palau de la Música Catalana, and learn about the events and personalities of WWII. Follow the trail of Juan Pujol Garcia.

  • Explore the events of WWII in Barcelona with a 5-Star History Guide
  • Learn about the civil war, the bombing of Barcelona, Catalan resistance, and more
  • Hear the true story of Juan Pujol Garcia and get an insight into the work of WWII spies
  • See places related to Heinrich Himmler and Nazi Party
  • Enjoy a private history tour tailored to your interests and pace

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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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The history of Barcelona during World War II is relatively unknown, so it is even more worth exploring when in the city. Join our Expert Guide on this walking tour to learn about the secret spies and Nazi agents who operated in Barcelona during the war. Discover the places, events and personalities that have shaped the course of World War II.

Book this 2-hour private tour to explore the historic center of Barcelona with an experienced Local Guide who is passionate about modern history, from World War I, through the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, to World War II and its aftermath. The tour will cover the historic sites that were attacked during the Bombing of Barcelona as well as secret locations where members of the Spanish Resistance organized against the Nazis who sought to expand their area of influence into the Mediterranean territories.

Places of interest include the Teatro Tivoli, the site of the mysterious death of Carmen Brotu Juan Martninez Penas. You will also see the former Ritz Hotel, where a leading member of the Nazi Party, Heinrich Himmler, stayed. In Urquinaona, you will discover a hive of Barcelona’s spies and learn about their secret operations. You will hear the true story of Juan Pujol Garcia, a double spy who was instrumental in the success of Operation Fortitude on D-Day. You will pass Via Fontanella, where many allies lived and conspired with “Le Resistance”, and the ornate Palau de la Música Catalana, which served as an exclusive venue for the Nazis. The tour will end next to Barcelona Cathedral in Sant Felip Neri Square, where you can still see the damage caused by the bombs that killed dozens in the Spanish Civil War.

  • Private Walking Tour with World War II Sights in Barcelona
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Expert commentary on the history of World War II, World War II and Spanish Civil War
  • Interesting facts and myths about Juan Pujol Garcia and other WWII spies
  • Pickup from accommodation in the Old Town
  • Pickup from accommodation outside the Old Town

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, Pl. de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain. Please do not enter the building, it is only a meeting point.

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • For the comfort of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests. If there are 26-50 people in your group, we will provide the service of 2 licensed guides so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well.
  • Pickup service is available for accommodations / hotels in the Old Town Please provide your full address when booking. The itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
  • If you do not provide your address or your accommodation is more than 1,5 km away from the designated meeting point, the guide will meet you in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, Pl. de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain.