Shadows of Forgotten Words in Barcelona

3.11 (9 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With every step, you unearth fragments of his unpublished poetry, revealing a secret that resonates with the essence of Barcelona itself.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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  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages


  • 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.

Experience's route

Starting point Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Finish point Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain

Places you will visit


It will take you

118-148 mins

You will walk

6040 steps

Total distance

4.6 km

  • Play on weekdays during working hours to avoid large crowds
  • We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
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Doru Voicu

10 Nov 2023

Steven Jenkins

25 Feb 2024
we enjoyed the challenge with the following feedback Church Del Mar - where is the monument on the doors- when the doors are open… At the park- make the unlocking spot in front of the giant water structure The aquarium clue is confusing and you should have us climb all the way to the top first. Why are we afraid of an aquarium. Date on statue in front of the arch di triumph sidewalk is 1888 where do we find 1929?

Voicu Anca Maria

10 Nov 2023

Sam Veitch

17 Oct 2023

Daria Ionescu

22 Sep 2023

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