Shadows of Forgotten Words in Barcelona

2.5 (2 ratings)
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Embark on a journey through Barcelona's streets, guided by cryptic clues left by your late grandfather. 

His poetic riddles lead you to iconic locations and lesser-known corners of the city, appreciating its rich history, art, and hidden treasures. 

With every step, you unearth fragments of his unpublished poetry, revealing a secret that resonates with the essence of Barcelona itself. The poems hold the key to a forgotten truth, connecting the beauty of the city to the depths of human experience.
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  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
  • Play on weekdays during working hours to avoid large crowds

Places you will visit


It will take you

118-148 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • In a race against time, you must outwit your cousin, solving intricate puzzles and overcoming unexpected challenges. As you near the end of your journey, the final challenge awaits—a test of creativity and self-expression.


After the passing of your beloved grandfather, renowned for his passion for words and little riddles, he had not left an official testament. 

Unknown to the world, he was a prolific poet who had never published his works, but left his best verses and secrets hidden near the places he loved the most. 

But you soon discover that you are not alone in this quest of finding his literary heritage. Your cousin, driven by greed and a disregard for art, is determined to destroy that legacy forever.

Game route

Starting point Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Finish point Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Daria Ionescu

22 Sep 2023

Alexandra Dumitrescu

24 Sep 2023
If the boqueria is closed you cant see the name Carmen. There was no guivernau anywhere on the street. Too much backtracking for my taste.

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outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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