|Age||Age restriction 12+|
|Time||60 min. to complete|
|Price||55—89 € per team|
“For the first time since I had been in Barcelona I went to have a look at La Sagrada Familia – a modern cathedral, and one of the most hideous buildings in the world… Unlike most of the churches in Barcelona it was not damaged during the revolution – it was spared because of its ‘artistic value’, people said. I think the Anarchists showed bad taste in not blowing it up when they had the chance.”
– George Orwell.
Orwell had travelled to Spain in December of 1936 to report on the Civil War as a journalist, but he was swept away by the revolutionary atmosphere that had taken hold of Barcelona and decided to enlist as a soldier. Orwell starts his adventure by signing up for one of the many anti-fascist parties, the POUM (‘Partit Obrer d’Unificació Marxista’ or ‘Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification’) and the start of Homage to Catalonia details his military training (such as it was) in the Lenin Barracks.
Gaudi had passed away long before Orwell first saw La Sagrada Familia. However, La Sagrada Familia was still far from finished, and Orwell hated the building and its creator with a vengeance. He made a promise to prevent the cathedral from ever being finished, as Orwell already knew: “he who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” Gaudi would have turned around in his grave as this was his worst nightmare…
Orwell managed to steal the construction plans of La Sagrada Familia and hid them at a secret location deep in the old center of Barcelona.
Recently we discovered the location that holds a microfilm with the original construction plans. However, the location where it is hidden is very enigmatic and shrouded in mystery. The place is secured with cameras, codes, locks, puzzles, a steel vault and even lasers. It is clearly designed to keep the plans hidden forever.
The secret of the room remains unsolved and thus the plans of La Sagrada Familia unsecured. We can cut off the alarm for 60 minutes before security will come. We need you and team to unravel every mystery and find the microfilm with the plans. Remember, this room is designed by George Orwell, so Big Brother Is Watching You…