Barcelona: 2-Hour La Rambla & Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Saunter through the colourful La Rambla and browse the fresh produce of Boqueria market
See the Roman ruins of the Augustus Temple, over 2,000 years old
Walk the narrow streets of Carrer Petritxol, and read its colorful history in the ceramic tilings that adorn the walls
Visit Gothic and Baroque churches, cathedrals, and palaces, including Santa Maria del Pi, Sant Felip Neri, and the Verge del Palau Reial Majo
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Amble down La Rambla and into Barcelona's Gothic Quarter on a 2-hour walking tour. Packed with Roman ruins and medieval squares, watch the past unfurl before your eyes in Barcelona's old town. Then head to La Boqueria, the most famous market in the city.
La Rambla is uniquely Mediterranean, guiding visitors down to the sea through a stunning clash of colours provided by the surrounding art, architecture, plants, and market stalls. The tour will start at one end, the Plaça Catalunya, and lead you on a jaunt through the magnificent sights that pepper this famous boulevard.
You'll detour down the Carrer Petritxol – a narrow street of art galleries and cafés, decorated with ceramic tiling – then onto the Plaça del Pi, where the Gothic church, Santa Maria del Pi is situated. You'll also visit the Sant Felip Neri, another church, this time in the Baroque style, and the Verge del Palau Reial Majo, the old Royal Palace garden that now houses the Frederic Marès Museum.
You'll visit the marvellous Plaça del Rei, with its 5-story Tower of King Martí, Santa Àgata’s chapel, and the Saló del Tinell, all in one place. It is said to be where the monarchs Ferdinand and Isabela received Columbus on his return from America. You'll also pass remnants of Roman occupation, including the ruins of the Augustus Temple, and the Plaça Sant Jaume, where the city’s two major Roman roads crossed – now home to Barcelona's city hall.
You'll explore El Call – a small maze of narrow alleys that housed much of Barcelona's Jewish population as early as the 13th century – before heading to the 19th-century commercial district, Carrer Ferran. The tour will then end at Boqueria Market – the city's most popular market, selling fresh produce since the 12th century, from fruit and vegetables to exotic flowers. The market will be open long enough for you to browse the goods on sale once the tour has finished.
• Radio-guide system in English only
What's Not Included:
• Food and drinks
• Hotel pick-up and drop off
• Entrance fees to monuments
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“Far exceeding expectations”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Brisbane, Australia on June 20th, 2013 I booked this walking tour because I wanted to see all the places on offer, though at the same time I did choose it also for the price as I was travelling on a budget and as such was ready to make some concessions in quality - beggars can't be choosers, right? As it turns out, they totally can. I was very, very impressed by the level of our guide's level of expertise, which ranged from history, to culture, to art, to architecture, to economics, to, to, to... really incredible. I came out of these 2 hours elated with a much more in depth knowledge of Barcelona than I'd expected.
“Discovering Barcelona's rich heritage”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Ipswich, United Kingdom on May 27th, 2013 Every corner in Barcelona is steeped in history and this walk really enlightened me about the wealth of Barcelona's cultural heritage, which I knew was significant, but not to this point! The guide on the tour I took was called Anna and she really went the extra mile, going into as much detail about anything as we wanted, yet also always keeping our itinerary/schedule in mind so that we didn't end up wasting time in places too long.
“Great way to get to know the city”
Reviewed by Gavin from Johannesburg, South Africa on April 23rd, 2013 Really wonderful walk and I was really impressed by our guide Carle’s knowledge of the city – wonderful way to get to know Barcelona.
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