The baldie is fled, long live the baldie!

The business (basically a CRM database) passed into better hands in 2012. These materials remain here for cannibalisation and amusement.

The baldie meanwhile has found pastures new: as a singing organ-grinder for your event in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Spain!

 
FollowTheBaldie.com: Town and country walking and study tours in Barcelona and the Western Med
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  • Why FollowTheBaldie?
    • Language All our guides are native English speakers and speak the local language fluently.
    • Knowledge Our local and subject knowledge is profound and up-to-date.
    • Interactivity See someone interesting? We'll interpret. Tired/full of energy? We can adapt the programme.
    • Individuality We don't do herd tourism. No silly flags. No headsets.
    • Responsibility Unlike most "green" tour businesses, we only use public transport--cheaper and generally more interesting.

Barcelona tours - New Jerusalem

When Hercules arrived in these parts, the district north along the coast from old Barcelona which we now call Pueblo Nuevo or Poblenou was still open sea. Lluvial deposits from the Besòs mini-delta to the north led to marshes, inhabited by witches and fishermen and fed by whatever was left of victims of the Inquisition. Dutchmen built drains amid the farms and the executioner's dumping ground was replaced by a great rationalist cemetery, populated by a fine selection of saints and scoundrels, while the living gradually made way for industrial entrepreneurs, engineers and labourers. These people built hovels, working men's associations, and some rather fine houses, alongside gypsies and members of a crazy French millenarian communist sect. This unstable mixture exploded on various occasions, most famously in the Civil War, giving rise in 1939 to a concentration camp in one of the district's underused factories. This walk introduces you to all of this and drops you off at the beach or in town.

Roughly how much will it cost?

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number of people in your group (kids 0-2 don't count, kids 3-16 = 0.5)

This is the total size of the group. Unlike other (city) tours, you won't have to share your guide with a couple of dozen strangers.

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  1. Fill in your details and submit the form below.
  2. If you just want more info, we'll send you that.
  3. Otherwise we'll send you full information, a fixed price, and details of how to pay securely. (If you pay via Paypal or Google Checkout, we'll quote and bill you in British pounds. This marginally reduces our admin costs and, barring a sudden collapse of your currency, doesn't hurt you.)
  4. If after you have paid you change your mind about the day or the walk, or if the weather is really bad, then we'll try out best to offer you another option. Our cancellation and refund policy is here.
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Basic data
Grade easy
Base Barcelona
Location tags Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, Poblenou, Pueblo Nuevo,
Theme tags architecture, gastronomy, history, industrial, literature,
Your guide Mr Baldie
Walking distance 2.25 km / 1.4 miles
Walking time, excluding breaks 1.50 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 0.50 hr
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 2.23 hr