Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

4 h
By walk
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Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Immerse yourself in the past of Barcelona and wander through the narrow streets and squares of the mazy Gothic Quarter of Barcelona Old Town. Have a look to the Roman remains still visible in any corner of what was used to be a Roman village. In medieval ages, this small village grew in what is nowadays known as the Gothic quarter thanks to its great medieval and gothic architecture. Get lost in these alleys full of history and legends.

This blend engenders a sparkling ambiance that brings people from whole around the world to visit this well-known part of the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ciutat Vella, Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona Spain


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Las Ramblas, La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Have a walk on the lively Ramblas, probably the most emblematic avenue of Barcelona, full of bars, restaurants and street artists. The Boulevard in medieval times was a small sandy river used as a natural defense at the very limit of the old city walls and nowadays is one of the most lively spots of the city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona Spain

Enjoy the walk on the Rambla and enter the Boqueria market full of life, colors and elegant architecture. Take the chance to look around and taste a fresh fruit juice or to eat something on the way. Feel the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people through the colorful and exuberant posts, or learn where the worldwide famous Iberian cured ham comes from.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Placa Reial, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Get to know Plaça Reial and its Napoleonic architecture, frequented by artists, bohemians and travelers enjoying some rest in one of the many terraces of the square. This big, open space became an indispensable meeting point in the middle of the Gothic Quarter and its narrow streets.

Furnished with the elegant fountain de Tres Gracias and beautiful lanterns designed by a very young Gaudí on his first public assignment. With its gigantic royal palm trees, you can’t miss this sparkling and graceful square of Barcelona Old Town.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Barcelona Cathedral, Pla de la Seu, S/N, 08002 Barcelona Spain

Pass by and admire the Barcelona Cathedral, known for its gargoyle sculptures at the top of the towers. Get impressed by this legendary building, known as one of the most outstanding Cathedrals of Europe, complemented by an interior space, very bright patio and towering columns. The Cathedral is devoted to a young virgin Saint name Eulalia and is seat of the archbishopric of the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: El Born, La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona Spain

El Born is maybe one of the few labyrinths in which you would not mind to get lost. Breathe in the unique atmosphere of this neighborhood, known for its fusion of old and new buildings. Stroll through very trendy squares where young and old love to be, and enjoy historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar or Palau de la Música Catalana.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona Spain

The Basilica Santa Maria del Mar is considered the real cathedral of the Old Town since it has been founded and constructed in Medieval times by the people of the neighborhood themselves. It is an emblem of the Catalan Gothic art and a must-to-see spot of the Gothic Quarter.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Palau de la Musica Catalana, Carrer Palau de la Musica, 4-6, 08003 Barcelona Spain

End your walking tour near Palau de la Música Catalana and get attracted by this architectural pearl of Catalan modernism. The building, designed by Lluís Domenèch i Montaner, the teacher of Gaudi, is the only concert hall declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The architect built this wonderful music box where all the applied arts are combined: Sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and wrought iron.

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  • Professional local guide
  • Old Town Walking tour, including the Gothic quarter and the Born District
  • Complete visit to Barcelona Old Town highlights
  • Small Group tour of max 12 people to ensure a personalised experience
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Barcelona Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 years old can join the tour free of charge, children between 3 and 8 are entitled of 30% off.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Arthur G
5 | 2019-09-27

My husband and I could not have been more delighted by Armando’s tour of Barcelona’s treats in the city center and gothic quarter. He is full of knowledge and passion about art and history. So many cool sights on this tour- the eyes on the George Orwell building and the Palau de la Musica, to name just 2. He made our group feel like a family as he showed us the sights and told stories- we learned about each other as well, which was also fun as we were from different parts of the world. In a blink it was over and he helped orient us to our next destinations. Do this. You will very glad you did.

Joan K
5 | 2019-07-03

This was an excellent tour. The Guide was very knowledgeable and showed us some very interesting places with lots of historical information. would recommend this tour as a quick introduction to Barcelona.

4 | 2019-04-30

The guide was very intuthiastic and energetic, full of jokes and fun facts. The pace was very comfortable as I was with a teenager and an older parent. There was a lot of interesting sites and information about them. The group was very small, 8 people, which made it extremely private. Very pleasant experience.

Frank N
5 | 2017-10-22

We had a fantastic tour guide who was interesting, knowledgeable and very personable. This area of Barcelona is not to be missed!

Arran G
5 | 2017-08-06

Really enjoyed the walking tour. Very informative. Could have done with a break in the middle as there is a fair amount of walking.

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