Private tour of the gotic quarter in Barcelona
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Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour

A half-day of gothic architecture, Roman walls and popular legends

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Gregorio | about the guide

This tour is dedicated to one of Barcelona’s oldest and most fascinating areas, the gothic quarter. Prepare to be taken back in time as you wander through the narrow streets ruled over by the Aragon monarchs more than 600 years ago. The highlight of the gothic quarter is without doubt the cathedral, which you will be able to visit inside. During the tour, your guide will identify further emblematic examples of gothic architecture, including the two other Gothic churches in the quarter: Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Maria del Pi. Taking a stroll down the Carrer de Montcada, you will be able to take a closer look at the magnitude of several gothic palaces which now host the Picasso Museum. Afterwards you will visit the King's Square, from where you can admire the Royal Palace, the Lieutenant Palace and the "Gothic Palaces" (homes to the rich nobility in medieval times), which is now home to the History Museum (MUHBA) and the Archives of the Aragon Crown. At the edge of Cathedral Square lie the remains of Roman walls built to protect the first settlement of Barcelona more than 2,000 years ago. Becoming known as the Call district, in medieval times, a Jewish community gradually settled in this area. As you explore the old streets, you will find endless traces of this history including gargoyles and numerous popular legends. The tour also includes Sant Jaume square, which was renovated in 19th century to host the City Hall and Catalan government, making it a popular place for demonstrations today. And, if there is time, you will finish the tour with a gentle stroll along the Las Ramblas, the bustling thoroughfare leading down to the port.

(4 reviews)
  • Barcelona
    Spain
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Old town, walking tour
transport :
On foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome, although need to be comfortable walking for 4 hours
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (fluent), Espagnol/Spanish (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

· Tour guide services · Hotel pick-up and drop-off, if desired (city-center hotels)

NOT INCLUDED

· 6€ entry fee per person should you choose to visit the inside of the cathedral · Refreshments and other purchases during tour -11 € entry fee for Picasso museum if you decide to visit it.

ITINERARY

This 4-hour walking tour will take you into the heart of Barcelona’s gothic quarter. With an experienced local guide, you will discover the cathedral (opportunity to visit the interior, if desired), the Roman walls, the Jewish area, Sant Jaume Square (home to the City Hall) and the King's Square, which hosts the Royal Palace. We recommend starting at 9-10am (morning tour) or 3-4pm (afternoon tour).

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Your hotel or central location
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
City center location of your choice

about
your guide

Gregorio

Barcelona

languages :
Anglais/English, Espagnol/Spanish

Born in a small village in the middle of Spain, but raised in Barcelona, I have always been passionate about my beautiful city and its unique character; that's why I decided to go back to school to become an official tour guide after several years working for the Spanish administration in a boring office. As a tour guide, what I enjoy the most is meeting new people and creating links between people; because what makes the beauty and the interest of a city are the people; the ones who live there but also the ones who come and visit, who see the different aspects with their own eyes and always showing me a new way to see it. My specialty is to give visitors a real feeling and experience of how people live, think and act in this part of the world. I also enjoy sharing what Barcelona and Catalonia have to offer, so I always try to integrate and connect everything: what to see, to admire, the details, the history behind, the secret paths ect… Even though I have a complete knowledge of Barcelona and its different points of interests, one of my favorite theme is the architecture, which is a huge part of the city's culture.

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4 reviews

average rate :
JOHN
United States - 27.04.2018

Good morning Gregorio. We are now back in Texas after a wonderful holiday. It was so nice to spend the last week with my sister. Once again I would like to thank you for the time we spent together in Barcelona. Our two walking tours and lunch were enjoyed so much. I felt we saw and learnt quite a bit about your home city. I would like to return!!!

Norman
United States - 01.04.2018

we had an amazing day yesterday during our 4 hr walking tour of the gothic district with Gregorio he was very informative we would definitely recommend to anyone we will be back in Sept.and book again

Sara
United States - 17.07.2017

The Gothic Quarter tour was fantastic. Anna (Gregorio’s colleague) was punctual and extremely eloquent and knowledgeable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our first experience of that part of Beautiful Barcelona.

Hanzla
Canada - 22.05.2017

“We had an excellent time with Gregorio. He was so professional and knowledgeable. He truly allowed us to feel comfortable and facilitated us seeing, learning and doing what we wanted to. 10/10 tour guide!”

Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour Private tour of the gotic quarter in Barcelona
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 4 customer reviews
Product description: This tour is dedicated to one of Barcelona’s oldest and most fascinating areas, the gothic quarter. Prepare to be taken back in time as you wander through the narrow streets ruled over by the Aragon monarchs more than 600 years ago. The highlight of the gothic quarter is without doubt the cathedral, which you will be able to visit inside. During the tour, your guide will identify further emblematic examples of gothic architecture, including the two other Gothic churches in the quarter: Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Maria del Pi. Taking a stroll down the Carrer de Montcada, you will be able to take a closer look at the magnitude of several gothic palaces which now host the Picasso Museum. Afterwards you will visit the King's Square, from where you can admire the Royal Palace, the Lieutenant Palace and the "Gothic Palaces" (homes to the rich nobility in medieval times), which is now home to the History Museum (MUHBA) and the Archives of the Aragon Crown. At the edge of Cathedral Square lie the remains of Roman walls built to protect the first settlement of Barcelona more than 2,000 years ago. Becoming known as the Call district, in medieval times, a Jewish community gradually settled in this area. As you explore the old streets, you will find endless traces of this history including gargoyles and numerous popular legends. The tour also includes Sant Jaume square, which was renovated in 19th century to host the City Hall and Catalan government, making it a popular place for demonstrations today. And, if there is time, you will finish the tour with a gentle stroll along the Las Ramblas, the bustling thoroughfare leading down to the port. Customer reviews:
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour ,
5/ 5stars
Good morning Gregorio. We are now back in Texas after a wonderful holiday. It was so nice to spend the last week with my sister. Once again I would like to thank you for the time we spent together in Barcelona. Our two walking tours and lunch were enjoyed so much. I felt we saw and learnt quite a bit about your home city. I would like to return!!!
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour ,
5/ 5stars
we had an amazing day yesterday during our 4 hr walking tour of the gothic district with Gregorio he was very informative we would definitely recommend to anyone we will be back in Sept.and book again
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour ,
5/ 5stars
The Gothic Quarter tour was fantastic. Anna (Gregorio’s colleague) was punctual and extremely eloquent and knowledgeable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our first experience of that part of Beautiful Barcelona.
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour ,
5/ 5stars
“We had an excellent time with Gregorio. He was so professional and knowledgeable. He truly allowed us to feel comfortable and facilitated us seeing, learning and doing what we wanted to. 10/10 tour guide!”