Guided tour

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Optional Pintxos

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Optional Pintxos

From US$ 20.34 per person

Learn more about the history of Barcelona on this guided walking tour of the old part of the city. Opt for a pintxos tasting at the end of the tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the 250 gargoyles that watch from the heights of the Cathedral
  • Find the Roman wall, located behind the chapel of Santa Agata
  • Get to know the old part of the city with a local guide
  • Choose to taste local pintxos at the end of your tour
Full description
Start at Pelayo Street, one of the main commercial streets in the city, which runs past the Plaza de la Universidad and divides the oldest and newest parts of the city. Continue through one of the biggest squares in Spain and one of the most important places in Barcelona, Plaza de Catalunya. From here, walk down one of the most beautiful and famous avenues of the city, the Ramblas. Walk the length of the street, passing by many flower and souvenir stands along the way. As you stroll, the guide will tell you how Emperor Augustus founded the city, and how he chose the name. You'll then arrive at the old port of the city. See the remains of the old city wall as you walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, before arriving at Nova Square. Here, in the center of the Gothic Quarter, you'll be able to admire the Cathedral, built in the Gothic style.  From your guide, hear about important figures in the history of the city, such as St. Roque, or Wilfredo the Hairy. You'll also learn more about the flag of Catalonia and how its current design came about. Next, walk around Plaza del Rei and Plaza del Pi, until you reach Plaza de Sant Jaume, the current administrative and political center of the city. Finally, see the town hall, and the Palau de la Generalitat.  At the end of the tour, you have the option to go to a local bar to taste some typical local pintxos. Take the opportunity to chat with your guide, and ask for recommendations for the rest of your time in Barcelona.
Includes
  • Walking tour with a professional guide
  • Drink and two pintxos (if option selected)
  • Tickets to monuments
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Restaurant Dafu Don.

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Very knowledgeable tour guide. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Nice job, Gabriella!

July 11, 2021

Our guide Olga was amazing - she was very knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend this tour to all my family and friends

August 14, 2021

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