Guided tour

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

87 reviews

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours

From US$ 19.44 per person

Enjoy a 2.5-hour walk with a knowledgeable guide through Barcelona’s Old Town and the Gothic Quarter to discover the richness of the city’s past. Take in the lively atmosphere of Ramblas and popular La Boqueria, the largest market in Barcelona.

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the oldest part of Barcelona in the city’s Gothic Quarter
  • Walk along La Rambla and see its flower stalls, entertainers, and eateries
  • Shop at La Boqueria where over 300 stalls offer a variety of local and exotic products
  • Soak up the atmosphere of El Born, a village within a city
Full description
Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.
Includes
  • 3-hour tour
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Any personal expenses

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Outside the Movistar Centre, Carrer de Fontanella 2, 08002 Barcelona at 9:30 AM. Your guide will be wearing a badge with the local partner's name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
  • Children under 2 years old can join the tour for free
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 87 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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This is a must do trip before doing anything else if you have never visited Barcelona. We met our Guide Jana who was absolutely fantastic and very very knowledgeable about Barcelona. This was a walking trip around the Old Gothic area for the morning. Jana introduced herself and got others in the group to do the same on meeting, instantly everyone chatted to each other and it made the group interactive with each person from different parts of the world. Jana is a credit to the company and I hope that she is recognised for this.

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November 7, 2022

Our guide Isaac was fantastic. His knowledge of the area and its history was mind boggling. He was also very helpful and thoughtful. I am 78 with knee brace and he kept checking on me to see if I was OK. I had done a lot of research on the area and he covered everything I was mostly interested in and a great deal I had no knowledge of. He is a credit to himself and your organization

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September 27, 2022

Very grateful and absolutely delighted for this in-depth Old Town Gothic Quoter walking tour we had with our lovely and knowledgeable guide Nuria! Nuria led this tour with great love and passion towards her city and Catalan culture. It was so lively how she described the history scenes that we could easily imagine the old times when Barcelona was built. Lots of interesting facts and places were covered in just 3 hours. Thank you dear Nuria, you made magic! We still live with the emotions from Barcelona and from the information learned on this tour even being back in the UK for more than a week already. We could not have found these places and learned so much in detail about Barcelona without you. ❤️ We highly recommend this walking tour. Indra and Steve from Buckinghamshire UK.

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August 4, 2021

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