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The Language of Stones

The Language of Stones

It’s all there, in front of our eyes, and/ but at the same time it’s hidden. Discover those mysteries and with the stones revealing their secrets, you will admire the city with fresh eyes.

Barcelona is a city full of hidden messages in plain view. Its residents have left their traces on the stones, through time. From the small scratches left on a spoon, revealing their daily habits, to the wounds that were the result of bombings and shootings during war conflicts, these traces are left at times accidentally and at other times deliberately. From personal messages to political graffiti’s, we can follow the path of life of the people of Barcelona.

With this tour, you will discover how was life in the city since the times of its foundation by the Emperor Augustus. How the Romans used to bury their dead and how they were paying their tributes to them. Signs that commemorate the 3rd century olympic victories of the city. The tombstone of a Visigoth king. The cryptic messages left by the construction workers of the city’s churches, full of secret and mysterious codes. The marks tracks of the union workers. Legends of dragons and magic swords, sculpted on the temple entrances. You will find Masonic tombs in churches that used to be Romanic temples. A chocolate bar engraved on a XVII century tombstone. The sinister traces that the inquisition left in the history of the city. The memories/ souvenirs of the prosperous jewish community that in the ended up expelled from the city /that was in the excluded from the city. Public announcements of the Middle Ages and four hundred years old traffic signs.

It’s all there, in front of our eyes, and/ but at the same time it’s hidden. Discover those mysteries and with the stones revealing their secrets, you will admire the city with fresh eyes.


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1:30 hours

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Duration: 1:30h.
Start time: 12h.
Price: 20 €
Available languages: English, Spanish, Greek, Catalan.


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