COLUMBUS, THE “NEW WORLD”, THE INDIANS AND CHOCOLATE

How was the world perceived 500 years ago? What was life like at the docks in Barcelona in 1492?And on board a caravel? What were the voyages of Columbus to the “New World” like? Was he really the first one to arrive there?

We wonder about all this and we find the answers together. We learn how to locate these events in an symbolic timeline, and we touch and smell food we use daily that came from America and Asia, such as spices and cocoa.

And, why not? We think about the history and suppression of the native, slavery and the relevance of respect and morals of different peoples and   cultures with the kids.

We visit Casa Xifré and we become detectives to rediscover, in its façade, elements related to the sea, the exotic tropics, and the indiano heritage in Barcelona. This way, we can understand the economical and exotic wealth the “discovery of America” brought to Spain.

On weekdays, we try to finish our tour in Casa Gispert, one of the oldest colonial shops in the city, where we can still feel the smell and the mysticism of the past

Languages

English, Spanish, Catalan, German

Duration

2 h. 30′

Age

Recommended for ages 6 and older
(children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Price

preu2 Families price per person
Accompanied children 15€
Accompanying adult 15€
preu1 Unaccompanied children
surcharge 10€
Prices valid only for open tours
Children under 3 don’t pay
Minimum group: 5 persons
Maximum group: 16 persons
preu3 Private tour/ Groups
1-5 persons 129€
each additional person 10€
Maximum group: 16 persons
The maximum price to be paid is 179 €
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