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Plaça de Sant Jaume: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

1. Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

Depart the Arc de Triomf and ride through the historic neighborhood of El Born. Stop at the maritime church of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, and then continue to the lively district of El Raval. Journey through more than 2,000 years of history as you see monuments such as the cathedral and city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Cycle to La Rambla del Raval to take a souvenir photo of the El Gat del Raval statue by Fernando Botero. Then, make your way towards the beach and Port Olympic. Pedal along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou, where attractions include the National Theater by Ricardo Bofill.

Barcelona: Gothic Walking Tour with Tapas & Flamenco Show

2. Barcelona: Gothic Walking Tour with Tapas & Flamenco Show

Start the tour in the heart of the city and join your guide for a walking tour through the oldest part of the city, the charming Gothic Quarter and its maze of quaint, narrow streets full of Roman and medieval architecture. Visit the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St James Square. See part of the Roman wall and the medieval area of Barcelona. Enjoy the chance to visit Santa Maria Mar Church in the Born district. Next, visit a remarkable restaurant owned by a renowned chef to sip wine and sample a variety of tapas. Prepare yourself for an incredible experience full of delicious Catalan cuisine, accompanied by explanations and suggestions from your foodie guide. Finally, head to a flamenco show in an incredible 1th-century palace to experience the dancing, singing, and guitar of flamenco. This is where your tour ends, in the heart of Barcelona.

Barcelona: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

3. Barcelona: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Barcelona, including Barcelona Cathedral. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while discovering iconic sites, such as Barcelona Cathedral and Plaça de Sant Jaume. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Barcelona: Barça and Football-Themed Guided Tour

4. Barcelona: Barça and Football-Themed Guided Tour

Enjoy a themed tour of Barcelona for lovers of FC Barcelona and football in general. Walk around the most emblematic places and learn about the most surprising stories linked to the main clubs in Barcelona. Led by a specialized guide who will tell you fascinating anecdotes and stories related to football and sport, you'll get to know Barcelona in a totally original way. The tour starts in Plaça Catalunya, a strategic point of the city and border area between the Old Town and its expansion. After explaining the history that permeates the square, enter the Ciutat Vella district along the Rambla where you'll find the Canaletas Fountain, a place of celebration for Barcelona fans. Enter the incredible Gothic Quarter, more specifically the Roman Necropolis. Here, learn about the Roman origins of the city and then arrive at the old Solé Gymnasium, where Joan Gamper and 11 other people founded Futbol Club Barcelona. Continuing through the Raval, enter the most visited market in the Catalan capital, the Boqueria Market, another fascinating example of Modernism with more than 300 stalls offering all kinds of typical products of Barcelona's gastronomy. Leaving from the main entrance on La Rambla, see the lottery office founded by a former FC Barcelona player. Go along La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter to admire buildings of great importance in the city such as the Liceu Theatre, the basilica of Santa Maria del Pi and even the restaurant Can Culleretes, which has a great football history. To finish this amazing tour, visit the Plaza Sant Jaume, a political and popular square where the Town Hall and the Generalitat are located on both sides, from whose balcony the players and managers used to offer the cup to their fans.

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What people are saying about Plaça de Sant Jaume

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 271 reviews

This activity is highly recommended! I only wish we would have done it earlier in our trip so we knew the area better. Our guide, Guillermo “Will” was excellent! He taught us some history along the way and showed us around Barceloneta beach and the Gothic Quarter, among other areas. He showed us places we never would have found in our own, and it was a great perspective from a bicycle. It was just me and my two kids (17 and 20 years old) and they really enjoyed it too! The bikes are great - if you put it on full assist you barely have to pedal if you don’t want to. I’m not a frequent bicyclist, and I found it very easy to use. You won’t regret booking this one!

I am sorry to say that I can not remember our guides name but he was amazing! This was such a fun, informative way to see a large part of the city in a quick time. We did it just hours after landing so it really helped us get our bearings. our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and he made the ride very fun. It was me, my wife, and my mother in law and we all had a great time!

Excellent way to see the city in 2.5 hours. Great pace and extremely easy with the e-bike. A must do activity whether it’s your first time in Barcelona or a repeat visit.

La actividad fue buenisima,2,5 horas conociendo barcelona en bici,gracias a la guia por tener tanta deferencia con nosotros

Even tough the city was busy because of the three wise men celebration, the guide managed to make us have a great time