The itinerary through the Ribera district takes in some of the more significant sites of a city under siege for more than 13 months, including battle scenarios and the day-to-day life in the city during that time
With the exception of Setmana Santa (Easter Week), visitors can enjoy an itinerary titled BCN 1714: La Guerra de Sucesión (The War of Succession) every weekend between the 17th of March and the 16th of June. The itinerary, which is not circular, begins in the Plaça Ramon Berenguer and culminates in Fossar de les Moreres, taking in significant and emblematic sites of the Ribera district such as carrer Carders, Portal Nou, the Jewish quarter, the Sant Agustí convent, the Plaça de la Palla and Santa María del Mar, among others.
The itinerary, which makes use of the possibilities and mobility provided by radio guides, lasts over two hours and is limited to groups of no more than 24 people. The object of the tour is to acquaint the participants with how the city’s people organised themselves and how the battles were fought during the thirteen months of the siege.
This is an opportunity to get to know the real Barcelona and to gain an insight into the day-to-day existence of the anonymous citizens of the town before, during and after the siege.
Publication date: Wednesday, 13 March 2013
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