Spanish Civil War

Tour Introduction

Relevant both to A Level units on the Spanish Civil War and also GCSE and A level courses examining International Relations or the Development of Warfare in the first half of the twentieth century, this 3-day visit to Barcelona will explore the impact of modern warfare on a civilian population – one of the first instances of the phenomenon of ‘total war’.

A full-day excursion to the area of the River Ebro will bring home the impact of modern warfare, with students given the opportunity to walk through the streets of a town deserted after its destruction by Franco’s allies, the German Condor Legion.

A walking tour of the beautiful historic centre of Barcelona will visit areas held by the Republicans as they were subjected to brutal attacks by Franco’s Nationalist forces, whilst a highlight is a guided tour of one of the underground air-raid shelters built for the people of the Catalan capital.


Tour Information


  • Spain

Key Locations:

  • Barcelona
  • Toró de la Rovira
  • Shelter 307
  • Corbera d’Ebre Interpretation Centre ‘115 Days’
  • Memorial de les Campesinos
  • La Fatarella Interpretation Centre ‘Internationals in Ebro’

Transport Options:

  • Air


  • 3 days

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Price Includes:

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Return flights
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • Use of a coach and public transport tickets to cover all transfers and visits
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students

Topics Supported

Spanish Civil War

Conflict and Tension 1918-1939

Warfare Through Time

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