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Barcelona: Picasso & Gothic Quarter VR Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 49839
Skip the line on your visit to the Picasso Museum and discover the bond between Picasso and Barcelona. Head to the core of Barcelona, where the city was founded 2,000 years ago, & enjoy a unique virtual reality tour of the Gothic Quarter with 3D glasses.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Enjoy priority admission at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum
  • See the main landmarks and monuments of the Gothic Quarter on a guided tour
  • Head off on your own to explore La Rambla and Plaça Catalunya
  • Experience the Old City by sharing 3D glasses during the walking tour
Full description
The Picasso Museum and the surrounding Gothic and Ribera quarters in Barcelona are testimony to the close tie between the artist and the city. On this 2.5-hour walking tour you’ll learn about this bond and enjoy the Gothic Quarter's charming corners and hidden squares on a unique virtual reality experience.

Admire the façade of the Gothic Cathedral that took 6 centuries to build from its beginnings in the 13th century. See the remnants of the Roman wall at Plaça Ramon Berenguer.

Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Picasso Museum, and be inspired by the first steps of Pablo Picasso as an artist. The museum is key to understanding the development of this young artist during the years 1887-1901.

Stroll through Plaça del Rei, a medieval marvel with the Tower of King Martí, the 15th-century Chapel of Santa Àgata, and the 14th-century Saló del Tinell. It is said that the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabela, received Columbus here on his return from America.

You will then head to the Gothic Quarter for your virtual reality tour. This is the core of the city, where it all started 2000 years ago. During this tour you will make 3 stops to travel back in time to the Roman age and have a better understanding of the origins of the city. For that you will observe the streets with virtual reality glasses. What you will see? First stop is the Roman Tinctoria, where fabrics were dyed — an important business, as the color of one’s clothes was an signifier of rank or role in Roman society. Second stop is the Temple de Augustus forum. This a large public square which stood at the center of urban life in Roman Barcelona. Your guides will explain to you the secret history of its interior. Finally, the third stop is the Roman Wall & Moncada Aqueduct. As an important hub of trade, the Roman “Barcino” was protected by impressive city walls and watered by the Moncada aqueduct.
  • Picasso Museum admission fee
  • Licensed guide
  • Whisper radio guide
  • Virtual reality equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Admission fees to other attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza in Plaça Catalunya 19. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time and look for an orange umbrella.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Cancelation policy: up to 24-hours before tour start time, you can change the day or cancel the tour entirely. In the case of cancelations less than 24-hours before the tour, 100% of the fee will be charged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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If you are looking for a city tour in Barcelona that’s hassle free, one that starts on time and has a friendly informative guide then BGB are the people to vouch for. Completely loved our guide Meeraiyah who took us through the tour of Gothic Quarter and The Picasso museum. She gave special attention to detail in her description of the various spots the group stopped by. Answered all the questions patiently through a good command over the history of the place. In all a great experience.

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August 21, 2018

Most enjoyable and informative tour.

Our guide did an outstanding job. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Leading us through the Gothic Quarter, adding her narrative, gave a good feel for the area. As she lead us through the Picasso Museum, she gave us so much history and information. She was most willing to spend time answering our questions and helping us navigate the city.

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October 1, 2017

Abel was an amazing your guide! He was great! I highly recommend!

It was just the two of us and a student so basically a private tour and Abel was a great guide, knew and shared so much about the neighborhood and Picassos life, background and evolution as an artist. Abel was a great guide and I highly recommend this tour to anyone and esp Abel as a guide!

April 28, 2016

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Barcelona Guide Bureau

Product ID: 49839