“India in BCN” tours are available on the 15th and 29th of November and the 13th and 27th of December and offer an insight into the past and present of the city’s Indian community
Barcelona has always been a hotspot for cultural diversity, and one only has to stroll through the streets to be made aware of the wealth of cultural offerings available. Guided tours are now available for anyone wishing to acquaint themselves a little further with the story of Indian immigration in Barcelona and its contribution to the city’s cultural wealth and diversity.
The India in BCN tour guide is Deepti Golani, a Barcelona resident of Indian origin, economist and teacher in Casa Asia, who will guide participants through parts of the city that they were possibly unaware of, including some of the streets where many Indian immigrants have chosen to live, some of their businesses, and even a Sikh temple. Located at number 97 of carrer Hospital, this temple is the religious centre for the majority of Indian immigrants in the area. Founded in the 15th century, Sikhism is one of the world’s youngest religions, with approximately 25 million followers. To enter the temple both men and women must cover their arms, legs and head.
The objective of the tour is to undermine some of the stereotypes associated with Indian immigration, acquaint participants with immigrant history and reveal the more culturally diverse side of the city of Barcelona.
India in BCN will take place on the 15th of November at 11 am (in Spanish) and 5 pm (in Catalan), the 29th of November (11 am in Catalan, 5 pm in Spanish), the 13th of December at 5 pm (Spanish) and the 27th of December at 11 am (Catalan). Participants will set out from the Mumbai shop on Carrer Comte Borrell, number 70, and the tour is not circular, finishing up on Carrer Hospital. The cost per person is 14 euros and more information and reservations are available here.
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