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    Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
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    Radical history ranked #1
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    Plaça de Catalunya
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    Forgotten Places (2015), 392 pages


Since 2010, Nick Lloyd has guided thousands of people to historic sites of civil-war/revolutionary Barcelona. His Spanish Civil War Tour in Barcelona offers a chronicle from the cancelled 1936 People’s Olympiad and failed fascist-military coup to the fall of the city to Franco’s forces in 1939. The main tour goes through Barcelona’s old town where many key events took place, for example the defeat of the military rebellion, the May Events of 1937, the fascist aerial bombings of the city in 1938, as well as many episodes recounted by George Orwell in Homage to Catalonia. His upcoming guidebook starts by looking at the working class history of the city from the late 19th century, investigating the social conditions and movements which led to the workers’ revolution of 1936.

“It’s rare to be able to access the radical history of a city when you’re a tourist. Nick Lloyd’s tour allows you to do just that.”

– Jim Casey, Australian trade unionist

 

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