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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

  • Discover Barcelona's Gothic Quarter on a guided walking tour
  • Hear about thousands of years of history, from the Romans to the middle ages and present day
  • Wander the twisting streets and quiet plazas of this charming neighborhood
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
From USD 18.41
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
From USD 18.41
Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this 2-hour guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time through the Roman and medieval eras to the present day as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Stop by the Plaça de Sant Jaume, now the seat of the Catalan government, and walk along side one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls. Stops at the medieval Plaça del Rei, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería market, and Las Ramblas are also included.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the center of Barcelona in the morning, and get ready for your 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town and Gothic Quarter areas.

Follow your guide along the ancient streets, and discover the origins of Roman Barcelona, dating back more than 2,000 years. Imagine the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, which, even today, remains the political power of Catalonia. Walk along one of the world's best-preserved Roman walls, and imagine how even at that time thalasso-therapy baths were taken at the Roman Baths of Pati Llimona in the eastern part of the wall.

Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter, including the 14th-century Plaça del Rei. Learn about the city's Christian side at the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic architecture. Soak up the energy of the surrounding neighborhood, filled with bars, restaurants, and small boutiques.

Walk along the lively Ramblas, and see street performers before continuing on to the famed Boqueria market for a glimpse at the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people.

Conclude your tour back at the original departure point, two hours after you set out.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2018
Great Tour with Nuria!

My husband and I signed up for a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter and were lucky enough for it to just be the two of us. We did two other tours while in Spain, one private in Toledo and a free walking tour in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Cara C
Reviewed 15 October 2018
Pleasant Tour of Gothic Quarter

On our first full day in Barcelona Marco led us on a nice stroll through Old Town and the Gothic Quarter. Besides bringing us to many of the sites of the city Marco also gave us a brief history of the Catalan people which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jim S
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Informative tour 4 stars

Marco was our guide and was very informative as he took us on a chilled walk thru the Gotic area in Barcelona. I would recommend a possible 15 min break during tour for a coffee and brief sit down during the tour ,just my opinion....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 7 October 2018
History comming alive with an expert guide! Runner Bean Tours is tops!

A free tour, why not, what can we loose? Well, it turned out to be the best tour we had on our entire Europe trip. We gladly handed over an ample gratuity because our "Aussie" guide Jordan did such an incredible job. Bracelona and its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carl0999
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Our guide was fantastic, very informative, and good fun. Didn’t go too fast but didn’t wander either. Would recommend!

Thank catshead
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29 June 2018|
Response from RossT1984 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - ours was in English. I think you might be able to chose alternative languages.