Barcelona walking tours: Everything you need to know
Barcelona walking tours are an ideal way to embrace the culture. Depending on your interests, there are tours for art enthusiasts, history buffs, foodies, and even photographers. Some of its most famous landmarks include the Picasso Museum, Sagrada Familia, and the Casa Mila. At night both the locals and travelers gather at the Magic Fountain for a fascinating show of lights, music, and movement. Many walking tours in Barcelona have included these sights in their itinerary to make for both a fun and educational experience. Peruse the tour guides to find out if these sights are included.
With each walking tour of Barcelona, you’ll learn loads of information from your tour guide. These guides often speak English, are familiar with the area and have tons of knowledge to share. When booking your tour, you’ll be given important information such as where to meet, the length of the tour, and at what times you’ll take a bathroom or lunch break.
Must-see attractions in Barcelona
Tour the Gothic Quarters to develop a real understanding of the history of Barcelona. This neighborhood dates all the way back to Roman times. On a walk through the neighborhood, you’ll pass the Gothic Cathedral, Sant Jaume Square, and the Museum of History of Barcelona. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time while in the Gothic Quarters.
Beach tours in Barcelona
Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit and bathing trunks. Barcelona received recognition from National Geographic as the “Best Beach City.” It has several beaches throughout the city but some of the most popular are Nova Icaria Beach and Mar Bella Beach. Along with swimming, you can make a sandcastle, try to catch a fish or compete with the locals in a game of beach volleyball.
Cultural walking tours in Barcelona
Get into the Spanish culture by taking in a flamenco show or making a visit to La Boqueria Food Market where you can shop for delicacies like black eel, mato (cheese) and bulls’ tails. You can even get some cooking tips for food preparation from the vendors at the market.
Barcelona food tours
Foodies can’t help but fall in love with Barcelona. It has some of the best tapas in the world. Take a food and wine tour that will let you experience all of the local produce and culinary delights Barcelona has to offer. You’ll also learn about Spanish eating customs and practices on this tour.
Want to experience modern day Barcelona?
Don’t forget to tour Barceloneta. Take a stroll on the beach and work on your tan before you leave the city. After the sun goes down, stop by the hip neighborhood of Ciutadella for a little club hopping and partying.
El Raval walking tours
Tour El Raval to experience Barcelona's eclectic art scene. Here, you can buy Boho chic outfits, see avant-garde art pieces, and grab a cocktail at Bar Marsella (once frequented by Picasso and Hemingway).
La Rambla walking tours
Stroll this boulevard to get a feel for what it is like to be a barceloní. A walking tour down La Rambla will take you past street performers, musicians, artists, and lots of food vendors. If it is soccer season, you can even cheer on the Barcelona team at the iconic Canaletes fountain. Lastly, there are numerous shops and cafes on this street.
Barcelona walking tours at night
Want to find out? Take a night walking tour. If you’re really brave, you’ll take a ghost, haunted Barcelona, or cemetery tour. Your guide will spook you with tales and legends of ghost sightings as you walk. Those of you who are not up for meeting with ghosts can embark on an evening tapas tour or a pub/club crawl.
Special tours that focus on graffiti artwork (these folks are really talented), the architectural work of Antoni Gaudi, and the interests of children (like a candy shop) are also available.
Do Barcelona walking tours include any extras?
With many of these walking tours, you’ll be able to skip the line at main attractions. Lunch, dinner, or drinks (with pub crawls) might also be added.