Barcelona Old town and Gothic quarter private tour (walking)

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3 hours

Pick up & drop off

At your chosen destination


By foot

No hidden cost

All taxes included

Private guide

Professional & licensed



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This 3-hour private walking tour with our guide will be a time machine, please be prepared to the amazing stories from almost all eras of Barcelona’s history.

Your private guide will help you to imagine the centre of the Roman city, where the Temple of Augustus once stood, in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, which, even today, remains the political heart of Catalan Government.

Another of the great secrets of the Gothic quarter are its public baths – perfect place to imagine how even at that time thalassotherapy baths were taken.

Stepping into the square Plaça del Rei is like traveling back through time to when the count-kings lived in its medieval Royal Palace.

Learn about the city’s Christian side at the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic architecture. You would never guess the magnificence of Santa María del Mar that is waiting for you inside. A masterpiece of the Catalan Gothic and a delight for the eyes.

It’s amazingly interesting to see and feel this eternal district nowadays with all these bars, restaurants, shops, museums perfectly integrated to the history.

Available: daily

Gothic Quarter tour:

Tour Overview:

Gothic quarter

With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night.

Las Ramblas

Have a walk on the lively Ramblas, probably the most emblematic avenue of Barcelona, full of bars, restaurants and street artists. In the medieval times it was a small sandy river used as a natural defense at the very limit of the old city walls and nowadays is one of the most lively spots of the city.

Mercat de La Boqueria

Enjoy the walk on the Rambla and enter the Boqueria market full of life, colors and elegant architecture. Take the chance to look around and taste a fresh fruit juice or to eat something on the way. Feel the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people through the colorful and exuberant posts, or learn where the worldwide famous Iberian cured ham comes from.

Plaça Reial

Only a step away from the busy “Las Ramblas”, this square is certainly one of the most picturesque in Barcelona. Furnished with the elegant fountain de Tres Gracias and beautiful lanterns designed by a very young Gaudí on his first public assignment. With its gigantic royal palm trees, you can’t miss this sparkling and graceful square of Barcelona Old Town. Some of its bars and restaurants hide secrets that will be revealed by the guide.

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral, known as La Seu, is one of the most impressive cathedrals in Spain. Get impressed by this legendary building, stunning interior of the church , where you can experience many centuries of Barcelona’s history.

Its XV century cloister has been called “the loveliest oasis in Barcelona”. Thirteen geese dwell in the courtyard reminding us of a barbarous crime.

El Born

El Born is one of the most fashionable, imaginative and popular neighbourhoods in Barcelona. Once the host of medieval jousts and celebrations, the area preserves its culture in magnificent museums, Gothic churches and everlasting monuments. Enjoy the scenic surroundings and lively, bohemian atmosphere where you can listen to wanderers playing the bongos in the afternoons. Through the labyrinths of narrow streets the guide will take you to the historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar or Palau de la Música Catalana.

  • A great first-day excursion to get familiar with the city history
  • Medieval architecture
  • Amazing ruins of Roman Barcelona
  • Secrets and treasures of the Gothiс quarter
  • Charming atmosphere of the narrow old streets and quite plazas
  • VIP skip-the-line tickets for entry into the chateau
  • An exclusive private tour of the palace and gardens accompanied by your guide
  • Train tickets for both your trip to Versailles and your return to Pari
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food or beverages