Guided tour

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Activity provider: Barcelona Dragon Tours
Guided tour

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Activity provider: Barcelona Dragon Tours
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From US$ 27.78 per person

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Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and see how every stone has a story to tell on this private or shared group walking tour through the picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Experience an entertaining, exciting, and informative German-language tour of Barcelona's old city
  • Discover the Barrio Gotico and the Ribera Quarter up close and with all 5 senses
  • Let the magic of the old city enchant you and walk through small alleyways and romantic squares
  • Immerse yourself in the history of this unique and magical city
  • Travel to a bygone era and find out what Barcelona was and is today
Full description
The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.
  • 3-hour city tour through the old city with a guide
  • Interior visits
  • Entry fees

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Meeting point

In front of the Hotel Olivia Plaza, Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for all weather and runs in sun, rain, and wind - even strong showers
  • In summer, don't forget a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. A little bottle of water for your thirst can't hurt either. A jacket or thin coat should suffice in the winter months
  • To experience the unique groups around the city up close, the guide sticks to streets and squares on this city tour
  • Admire monuments from their exteriors; museum visits and interior explorations (with a couple of exceptions) are not part of the program
  • The tour is a relaxed walk; no need to rush. There is always time to stop for photos, and no one will begrudge you a bathroom break
  • For the visit to the cloister, please wear at least knee-length clothing and cover your shoulders
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 305 reviews

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We really liked the tour, the time flew by and there was a lot of information that you would never have gotten in that way. All other questions were answered in detail. We had already spent 4 days in Barcelona and were given additional information that we didn't know that before. So we can warmly recommend the activity.

June 26, 2022

We booked the tour with a youth group of kids aged 9 to 15. The guide mostly adapted to the group and designed the tour to be suitable for young people. Unfortunately, the tour was a little too long, so that the young people's concentration dropped sharply at the end. It was nice that he offered a separate tour especially for us.

June 20, 2022

Our guide Johannes gave us a really great tour from start to finish. It was both educational and entertaining. Many historical facts and funny anecdotes were told to us and beautiful places were shown. Finally, we were given a list of great places to eat in the area. We were very satisfied and would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the history of Barcelona.

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October 15, 2021

Product ID: 48471