Ildefonso Falcones' Barcelona
Many novels become an inspiration to get around cities, for example Harry Potter in London or Capitan Alatriste in Madrid. Barcelona City Tour presents you an alternative to get around the city under Ildefonso Falcones’ guidance and his most famous novels: ‘Cathedral of the Sea’ and ‘Those That Inherit the Earth’. If you want to recreate these novels scenes, you will be able to do it with the routes of the official tourist bus Barcelona City Tour.
One of the highlights of the work ‘Cathedral of the Sea’ by Ildefonso Falcones is the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona, located in El Born neighbourhood. You can get there easily from stop 2 and from stop 4 of the East route of the panoramic bus. This novel also mentions other points of the city such as Plaça Nova, Plaça Sant Jaume (where you can find the Generalitat and the City Hall) or Argenteria street, points located near the stop 2 of the East route.
Recently the author has published his novel ‘Those That Inherit the Earth’, also inspired in Barcelona. For the presentation of the book, the publisher organised a walk around Barcelona with the author of the novel that started in front of the ‘Drassanes’.
There are also emblematic places like Plaça del Rei (stop 2), Raval neighbourhood (stop 1) or the Hospital de la Santa Creu (stop 11), all the stops from the East Route of the Barcelona City Tour.
If you have read these novels and you want to follow the steps of Hugo Llor or Arnau Estanyol, you can use Barcelona official Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus, which will allow you to get on and off the panoramic bus as many times as you want and feel like a real character of the novels.