Temple of Augustus, Barcelona

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Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Legends Walking Tour with Tapas

1. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Legends Walking Tour with Tapas

Travel back to medieval Barcelona, and hear stories of the characters that inhabited the atmospheric Barrio Gotico, and their relationship to the city’s history. Meet your guide at Carrer Montsio n.10. Continue to Plaça Nova near the imposing Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. As you wander down the winding streets leading off the square, your guide will tell an enthralling history of the city, revealing some of the hidden sights in secret corners. Learn about the ancient gates of the Roman city of Barcino, and continue through the Jewish Quarter of El Call. You’ll come across picturesque squares, such as Plaça Sant Jaume, site of the City Hall and Presidential Palace. Marvel at the Palau Reial Major in Plaça del Rei, and window shop along pedestrianized Plaça de l’Àngel, now one of Barcelona’s most expensive areas. See the mariner’s church of Santa María del Mar, and end in front of lively Santa Caterina Market. Then, it’s time to taste some authentic pintxos (snacks) in a traditional tapas bar of the El Born neighborhood.

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Barcelona: Private Family-Friendly City Tour

2. Barcelona: Private Family-Friendly City Tour

Enjoy an exciting and fun-filled expedition through the heart of historic Barcelona. Your kids will be delighted to discover a version of history made just for them, full of valiant kings, princesses and dragons, quirky stories, hidden street art and more. Over the course of 3 hours, let your guide inspire the whole family with their infectious enthusiasm and expressive storytelling, sparking the imagination of all the little brains in your group. Younger members will receive an interactive workbook especially designed by an educational expert. Follow your family-friendly guide into traditional old shops and sample tasty treats like candy and chocolate con churros. Pay a visit to the oldest shop in Barcelona where you’ll have to guess what they sell. Later, have fun with a word search to find the Roman name of the city, marvel at a 3rd-century fortified wall and use your activity book to solve the mystery of the ancient temple. Next, visit the seat of power in Barcelona. Hear the fantastic legend of the city's patron saint and see if you can spot him in the square. Find out where the president works while learning about the flags of the city. Look up to see the gargoyles that haunt the medieval buildings of Barcelona, peering down from churches, houses and town halls. Finally, use your imagination to become kings, queens, princes, and princesses re-enacting the stories that helped shape the city.

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Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

3. Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

Join your guide on this 3.5-hour tour to see some historically significant sites of Barcelona in an authentic manner: see the places frequented by people who live in the neighborhood, unknown to the general public. Barcelona’s narrow and labyrinthine streets make the ideal scenario to enjoy the city center without hurry, reveling in the remains that are preserved from the glorious past of the city. Your route begins at “Carmela”, the sculpture by Jaume Plensa next to the Palau de la Música and runs almost 3 kilometers through Barri de Sant Pere, the Ribera, and the Gothic Quarter. Along the way, you’ll see sites like the Convent de Sant Agusti, Capella d’en Marcus, Santa Maria del Mar, Temple Roma, House of the Ardiaca, and more.   In addition to a pleasant gastronomic surprise during the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a snack in a very special place, connected with the art, quietness, and charm of Gothic architecture. The tour ends in the most touristic area of the city, where you can visit on your own the more popular monuments of the city.

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What people are saying about Temple of Augustus, Barcelona

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Great tour of the gothic area. Our tour guide Martina was excellent and made the experience even more memorable with all historical facts she shared with us. Would definitely recommend this tour!