In Calle Anselm Clavé, Zafon located the fountainpenshop (just behind The Military Government Building) where Daniel got the fountainpen that was used by Victor Hugo himself (book Shadow of the Wind, Zafon).
The top of the hill of Montjuic was the site of several fortifications, the latest of which (the Castell de Montjuïc) remains today. The fortress largely dates from the 17th century, with 18th century additions. In 1842 the garrison (loyal to the Madrid government) shelled parts of the city following disturbances. It served as a prison, often holding political prisoners, until the time of General Franco. The castle was the site of numerous executions. In 1897 an incident popularly known as Els processos de Montjuïc prompted the execution of anarchist supporters, which in turn lead to a severe repression of the workers' struggle for their rights. On different occasions during the Spanish Civil War, both Nationalists and Republicans were executed there, each at the time when the site was held by their opponents. The Catalan nationalist leader Lluís Companys i Jover was also executed there in 1940, having been extradited to the Franco government by the Nazis.
In the book Shadow of the Wind, the author Zafon refers to this place as the prison where the father of Clara Barcelo (hi was locked up. He would never come out. Source : WIkipedia
Calle Arco del Teatro, Cemetery of Forgotten Books
It is near the Rambla that the story begins of 'The Shadow of the Winds' as Daniel (the main character) heads to the mysterious Cemetery of Forgotten Books, where those who love reading keep their favourite books.
The location of the Cemetery of Forgotten books is somewhere along the Calle Arco del Teatro, near the Rambla.
A milk bar on Calle Petritxol was used as location by Zafon in his book Shadow of the Wind. It was there that Daniel and his love, the blind Clara Barceló always ended up sharing a bowl of whipped cream or a cup of hot chocolate with sponge fingers.
On the Placa Sant Felip Neri, Daniel, the main character of Shadow of the Winds tracks down the mysterious Nuria Monfort. The author Zafon describes this square as "a small breathing space in the maze of streets".
The tiny streets of this neighbourhood represent very well the dark and grim atmosphere of the book.
This was the street where Teresita Boadas was sewing aprons in the Santamaria textile factory. She was once the girlfriend and financee of Isaac, the gard of the Cemetry of Lost books, but she died of tuberculosis (book Shadow of the Wind, Zafon).
Barceloneta is an old burrough of Barcelona. It was the place where the fishermen lived. It has been cleaned up for the Olympic Games of Barcelona. You can find nice and small streets with lot of restaurants in this area.
The beach of Barceona is at the border of the burrough.
This burrough was picked by Carlos Ruiz Zafon to end his story of the famous book The Shadow of the Winds.