Explore an icon of Barcelona’s Modernist architecture on a 45-minute guided tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana, with access to areas of the…
Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and see how every stone has a story to tell on this walking tour through winding alleyways and picturesque…
Celebrate your hen's weekend in style, right in the heart of the Barcelona. You will be taught how to create four different cocktails, with a private…
Discover Picasso's Barcelona by following in the artist's footsteps. Explore the famous painter's old neighborhood and favorite haunts on foot,…
See the fascinating city of Barcelona on a comfortable and convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. You’ll travel on open-top double-decker buses that…
Enjoy this combo-tour including a ticket for one or two days for the Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour, and one ticket for Camp Nou Experience F.C.…
Discover the main sights of Barcelona with a local guide on a 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Learn the history of the Gothic Quarter and see landmark…
Enjoy a 4-course dinner with a glass of champagne in Requesens Palace, during 3.50-hour with a visit at one of the largest Medieval Palace in Europe…
Embark on a journey into the dead, as you wonder the streets of the Gothic Quarter. Complete with a spooky cocktail and a sample of "brain curry",…
Top sights in Barcelona
Founded by the Romans circa 133BC, "El Barri Gòtic" has been the historic and cultural heart of Barcelona ever since. More than just a hub for tourism, the Gothic Quarter has a little something for everyone. Here are a few tips before booking your tour!
The quarter boasts some of Barcelona's best restaurants – and its oldest, Can Culleretes! Try Bar Pinotxo's top-class tapas or the traditional curios saved from extinction at Agut.
The Gothic Quarter's shops and boutiques make spending money just a little too easy! Check out L'Arca de l'Àvia's antique homeware and the Catholic candy (yes, really!) at Caelum.
El Barri Gòtic's narrow streets are rich with history, from Barcelona Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter to La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia – home to several of Gaudí's works!
Culture vultures will find plenty to stir the imagination at the quarter's museums. Highlights include the Barcelona City History Museum and the eccentric Museu Frederic Marès.
Despite its age, the area is no stranger to Barcelona's favorite cocktail! Check out Jamboree's Latin and jazz jams or catch Indie rock acts at Sidecar Factory Club.
Barri Gòtic is one of Barcelona's busiest districts, so it might be best to avoid the tourist season if you can! Visiting in May or June will see shorter queues and better hotel availability without sacrificing the glorious weather.
Like La Rambla, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a haven for pickpockets targeting tourists. Always keep your valuables out of sight and never leave your belongings unattended. Violent crime is not much of a concern, but if out sampling the area's nightlife – as with anywhere – it can't hurt to stick to populated, well-lit streets!
- When should I visit?
- The Quarter is always open for a stroll and some people watching!
- Is it expensive?
- It's free to take in the views, but it'll be easy to spend money on food, souvenirs and entertainment!
- Will I need a guide?
- Why not? Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- This area is within walking distance from the old town and city center!
- Additional information
- Remain aware of your surroundings, as you would in any large city.
What people are saying about Gothic Quarter Barcelona
This was a wonderful experience - Rachel was so knowledgable, friendly and professional - she is a real asset to this company. She knew everything about the city and whatever question she was asked she was happy to provide an answer. She went above and beyond her duty - we had a longer session as she didn't have another group to follow ours. It was so good that we only had a small group as well - easy to follow Rachel along the cycle paths and plenty of time to stop and take photos. I'd recomend this as the best thing to do in Barcelona - we will definitely be looking to cycle around other cities in Europe - it's the only way to see the best of the city!xx
I would highly recommend this tour. Excellent English, very knowledgeable about Picasso, Picasso’s neighborhood as well as the history if Barcelona from it’s origin, Napoleon times, bombing during WWII, etc! Truly informative , educational and very interesting. And then our tour guide took us into the Picasso museum and shared details about his paintings and other art. Amazing and would highly recommemd!
Learning to use the Segway was easy, but I was little nervous and David made me relax totally so I could get on with it and enjoy the sensation of cruising around Barcelona. He gave us excellent information about the sights and life in Barcelona - a mine of information and a lovely man. An initial glitch with organisation was made good very quickly and the tour exceeded our expectations! Thank you!
Our guide was very helpful, he managed to get my bike changed for me while we were on the boat trip as the one I had was a little bit too big for me. He was very knowledgeable about the different places we went to and helped us put our bikes on the cablecar. He stopped regular so everyone could stay together there was no pressure to go fast and the bikes were so easy to ride even up hill.
We were a group of 15 on a family holiday. Eva and Marco were fantastic guides going out of there way to accommodate such a large group. They made the experience fun and informative. We learnt and saw a lot of the city. I would highly recommend them for ease of use of website to email communication. Give it a go you really won’t be disappointed