Literary destinations in the world

Books have the power to make you travel to distant lands and fantastic places. Many writers are inspired by cities and places to recreate their novels.

Lover of books and travel? From the Aerobús blog we propose some literary destinations that inspired the great writers in their most famous novels.


Geisha en Kioto

Kyoto – Memoirs of a Geisha

If you want to know traditional Japanese life, Kyoto is your destination. In the Gion district, where Arthur Golden’s novel takes place, it is one of the most popular and touristy geisha neighborhoods.

Visitar Gion es perderte por sus calles estrechas y empedradas y reconocer como la protagonista de la novela Chiyo Sakamoto vivía y trabajaba. The traditional wooden homes stand out, decorated with lanterns and Shoki statues.


Stockholm – Millennium Saga

The author of the Millennium Saga has turned Stockholm into a tourist city. His work takes place in Södermalm, one of the fourteen islands that make up Stockholm, located to the south.

If you visit Stockholm and you are a fan of Stieg Larsson, we recommend that you book one of the tours that offer guided visits to different scenes from the Millennium saga: the Mellqvist café where Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth had their meetings, the Millennium magazine editorial office, etc.


Amsterdam – The diary of Anne Frank

The Jewish quarter of Amsterdam is one of the essentials if you visit the city. There you will discover Anne Frank’s house, now converted into a museum, from where she wrote her famous diary during 1941 and 1944, when she and her family lived hidden from the Germans.


Tangier and Tetouan – El tiempo entre costuras

We encourage you to get to know Morocco through “The Time Between the Seams”, specifically Tangier and Tetouan. The pages will transport you to an environment where the traditional coexists with the European surrounded by aromas and flavors.

One of the most recognizable places is the Continental hotel and its Moorish lounges with a terrace overlooking the port and the Minzah hotel, where its cafeteria has become popular due to the numerous visits made by the protagonist Sira Quiroga.


Barcelona – La sombra del viento

If you are one of those who have fallen totally in love with the Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Barcelona is your destination. Become another character by visiting Santa Anna Street, Las Ramblas, Sant Felip Neri Square and Montcada Street.


If you are in Barcelona these days, remember that Sant Jordi, International Book Day, is approaching. The city is filled with stalls selling roses and books to celebrate the day of their patron saint and a most romantic day. If you want to know what it consists of, what its origin is and what to do in Barcelona during this day, keep reading.

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