Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

33 reviews

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

From $18.84 per person

Enjoy a 2.5-hour walk with a knowledgeable guide through Barcelona’s Old Town and the Gothic Quarter to discover the richness of the city’s past. Take in the lively atmosphere of Ramblas and popular La Boqueria, the largest market in Barcelona.

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the oldest part of Barcelona in the city’s Gothic Quarter
  • Walk along La Rambla and see its flower stalls, entertainers, and eateries
  • Shop at La Boqueria where over 300 stalls offer a variety of local and exotic products
  • Soak up the atmosphere of El Born, a village within a city
Full description
Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.
Includes
  • 3-hour tour
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Any personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
    • Children under 2 years old can join the tour for free
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 33 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.4/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5
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    We were very lucky with our guide Victor. He led us through his city with lots of knowledge and passion. He kept it interesting and fun and we learned a lot during our tour. Yes you can walk through the old city yourself but getting to know more about the history and traditions makes it so much more interesting. Thank you Victor for making it a fun experience!!

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    March 10, 2020

    Any tourist can do the walk, but a walk with knowledge needs a guide and a good guide is always welcome. Thank you Fiore for being that guide. Fiore is patient, informative, welcomes questions, knows every one’s name, inclusive ... and on and on with a wonderful smile and demeanour. She blossomed for us.

    November 29, 2019

    interesting, informative, entertaining tour

    Fiorella led our small group of 9 people through the alleys of the old town and informed us with their knowledge and stories (from the past and present of Barcelona) and inspired them for the city. She also gave us tips on restaurants, events and what else you should have seen and experienced in Barcelona. Thank you very much !!

    April 2, 2019

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