George Orwell Square (Plaça de George Orwell) Tours and Activities
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Tucked away among the countless alleyways and courtyards of Barcelona’s atmospheric Barrio Gotico (Gothic Quarter) east of Las Ramblas, triangular George Orwell Square (Plaça de George Orwell) is named after the English author whose novel Homage to Catalonia was published in 1938 after he had spent six months fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. He lived in the square briefly and a small plaque marks his house. Formerly a grungy backwater of the Barrio, the square has been radically refurbished and cleaned up alongside much of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (Old City), and now has a lively, Bohemian atmosphere; it is surrounded by tall, narrow townhouses decorated with wrought-iron balconies and by
cafés, bars and (many vegetarian) restaurants, whose tables spread out on to the square in sunny weather. Standing tall in the center of the square is a bizarre, swirling metal installation by Surrealist Catalan sculptor Leandre Cristòfol.
George Orwell Square is open to all 24/7, free of charge. The nearest metro station is Liceu.
Address: Carrer George Orwell, Barrio Gotico, Barcelona, Catalunya 08002, Spain
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See the works of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona on this private bike tour. His masterpieces such as the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are must-sees when you're in the city, and a bike tour with a private guide is the ideal way to visit them while enjoying the atmosphere of the city at the same time. Departure time is flexible to suit your schedule.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Get a more intimate glimpse into Barcelona during a walking tour that reveals answers to questions that you may never have thought to have asked. A great way for first-time visitors to kickstart their vacation, this tour covers both the classic and contemporary side of Barcelona, and takes you through the winding streets of Raval, El Born, and the Gothic Quarter without you having to worry about getting lost.
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