Explore the turbulent history of the Freemasons in Barcelona, as your guide takes you on a search for clues and you learn how to decipher the symbolism on reliefs and sculptures. Visit a former Masonic temple to understand more about the secret society.
As you search for clues, you’ll come across relics and sculptures full of Masonic symbolism. With your knowledgeable guide you can attempt to decipher them.
Today some clergymen believe that the Freemasons are an immoral secret sect with perverse rituals, whose only aim is to destroy Western culture and to take over the world.
The Freemasons, on the other hand, see themselves as a philosophical society of progressive free thinkers, who once went underground and invented secret symbols and rituals in order to protect themselves and to recognize each other during times of persecution.
Their lodges are societies of free-thinking, ethically minded people that strive for the ideals of freedom, equality, and fraternity.
Visit a Masonic temple and discover the many oddities on the façades of some characteristic buildings.
To some questions, such as whether Gaudi was a Freemason, or whether the Knights Templar founded this secret society, there are no reliable answers, but you can enjoy the speculation.
• 3-hour guided walking tour
Good to Know:
Please dress appropriately for the weather. The tour operates rain or shine. When the sun is out, you’ll need sunglasses, a hat, sun lotion, and a small bottle of water. In the winter, a jacket or a thin coat is usually sufficient.
The tour is a leisurely walk, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city without feeling rushed. There will always be time to stop for photos and for bathroom breaks.