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Barcelona's Medieval Walls

Barcelona's Medieval Walls: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

1. Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

Take home a unique and personalized souvenir of your time in Barcelona on a private 1.5-hour photo shoot. Stroll the city streets with a professional photographer, and pose in front of some of the city’s most scenic spots! The photo session is ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples. Your photographer will know exactly where to take you to get the best views, and provide you with an insider’s look at the city. Discover some of the most incredible attractions from a different perspective, including Barcelona Cathedral & Ciutadella Park. Once the tour is over, get 25 high quality, retouched images (selected by you) delivered digitally by email the following week. If it rains at the moment of the photoshoot, we can reschedule or you can get a refund. But we need to wait till the time of the tour.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

2. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

After a 1.5 hour pleasant drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will reach Tossa de Mar, located in the heart of Costa Brava. Get ready and start hiking across the famous Camí de Ronda coastline path. This trail connects all Costa Brava towns from north to south. Camí de Ronda will bring you to areas of great natural beauty. Enjoy unique views of the beautiful Mediterranean sea, breathtaking cliffs hanging over the sea and small hidden coves, where you have free time to swim in its transparent waters and sunbath. Fragrances from pine trees, rosemary and thyme will follow you along the way. The Camí de Ronda will bring you back to Tossa de Mar where you will enjoy some free time to have lunch. A traditional local restaurant can be booked for you. After lunch, you have the chance to visit Tossa de Mar, an ancient fishermen’s village with important historical background. Walk around the emblematic Vila Vella, also known as the old town, the sole remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast dating from the 13th century. Behind the impressive city walls and defensive towers, you will find a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys surrounded by beautiful white houses that give the town a true Mediterranean atmosphere.

Barcelona Highlights Half Day Small Group Tour

3. Barcelona Highlights Half Day Small Group Tour

Begin your tour with a drive to the famous hill of Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic games and home to excellent views over the city. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area. Next you will drive to the iconic Sagráda Familia, journeying up Passeig de Gracia – home to famous designer stores, and the setting for two of Barcelona’s most talked about Gaudí buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. At the Sagrada familia you will be able to skip the queues thanks to our Fast Track entry tickets. Then head to the oldest part of Barcelona: the Barrio Gótico, which until the mid-19th century, was still surrounded by the medieval walls. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow, winding streets of mediaeval Barcelona. Visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal palace, and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple as you stroll through historic Barcelona. Your morning tour will finish in the Born district, near to the Santa Maria del mar church.

Barcelona Old Town & Gothic Quarter Private Walking Tour

4. Barcelona Old Town & Gothic Quarter Private Walking Tour

Our expert guide will lead you through a 3-hour journey in the cobblestone streets, sharing intriguing stories and historical anecdotes that bring the Old Town and Gothic Quarter to life. By the end of the tour, you’ll have explored the entire old city, immersing yourself in centuries of history and fascinating tales that shaped Barcelona’s rich cultural heritage. You'll also discover impressive Gothic churches, local markets, the Jewish area, hidden marvels of Gaudí and atmospheric plazas that have stood the test of time. As we delve deeper into the city's heart, you'll witness the remnants of Roman walls and medieval structures that whisper tales of the city's past. We’ll wonder at the intricate details of the Gothic Sant Maria del Mar (Cathedral of the Sea), stroll through the charming Plaça Sant Felip Neri, and soak in the iconic street of Las Ramblas. Let us guide you on this unforgettable journey through the Old Town, where history, culture, and archaeology converge to create an authentic Barcelona experience. Itinerary and sites visited: • Meeting point: Escultura Barcino, Plaça Nova, 40 (in front of the Roman aqueduct) • Roman city wall in Barcelona • Mural of Picasso • El món neix en cada besada • Palau de la Música Catalana • Mercat de Santa Caterina • Santa Maria del Mar • Passeig del Born • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria • Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor • Plaça de Sant Jaume • Temple d'August • Sinagoga Major de Barcelona • Sant Felip Neri Square • Las Ramblas • Palau Guell • El Mercat de La Boquería • The tour ends at the entrance of the Boquería Market Suitability Our tours are tailored made and specially designed for individuals, couples, families, and kids of all ages. We do walk extensively on our tour. If you have any mobility concerns, please reach out and we will be happy to adapt the route. We understand the importance of creating a family-friendly atmosphere, ensuring everyone feels included and entertained throughout the tour. Our guide will be on hand to answer any questions and make the experience interactive and enjoyable for everyone.

Barcelona: Art Nouveau & Gaudí Tour

5. Barcelona: Art Nouveau & Gaudí Tour

In English, Eixample means "city expansion." The neighborhood, whose leveled corner façades you've likely strolled past, was established in 1854 when the city walls were torn down and the empty expanse between the overfilled old city and the little town of Gracia could finally be built upon. Eixample proper, today known also as the Golden Square, is the area where the industrialists, aristocrats, and Catalans (the so-called Indianos) who had come into money in South America constructed city palaces with the star architects of their time. And what an opportunity: for 200 years the upper echelons had been cooped up with the poorest classes in the old city. Autonomy and codetermination were refused by the central government in Madrid, and the people suffered under these policies. The local officials could do little, unless they had money in the bank, and they weren't stingy when it came to architecture. They splurged on beautiful buildings and used these to put their wealth on display, employing illustrious architects like Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch, and of course Gaudí, to construct these masterpieces. It was a moment of modernism. Like the German Art Nouveau, the Viennese Secession, or the English Modern Style, Catalan Modernism began in 1885 not as a new architectural style but a cultural movement encompassing literature and visual art. For example, the Palau de la Musica conceptualized by Domènech i Montaner paid homage to Catalan folk songs not just in reference to music but by building an allegory out of stone. On this city tour of Barcelona, walk along the street of the Golden Square and discover buildings by the most interesting and important Catalan architects of Modernism. You may never emerge from the wonderment inspired by the incredible decoration in this district. The following highlights await: - 1714 and beyond: the repercussions of the war of secession - The enslaved city - The wall is torn down - To a better future: Ildefons Cerda's utopia of the perfect city or why Eixample will tell another story - Like the phoenix from the ashes: the Catalan Renaissance - Barcelona cleans up: the Barcelona World's Fair - Barons of industry, the bourgeoisie, and festival in Raval - Gaudí's hour - A dragon's den with relics - or Karneval with confetti - Dali and the Chupa-Chups empire - Gaudí and New York - Passeig de Gracia: trencadís or shards bring luck -Three stars at the block of discord - The most famous quarry in the world - So many rooms but no place for the piano - The week of tragedy: Madonna must go - War of stars on the ceiling - Gaudí's trick with string - Sagrada Familia: Gaudí's lost plans And much more.

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What people are saying about Barcelona's Medieval Walls

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 269 reviews

Valerie was very professional from the start. She knew exactly what tips to give to make you fell relaxed and enjoy the tour. She also shared a lot of interesting information regarding the local culture and history. Many thanks to Valerie for making this an interesting and amazing experience.

This was a fantastic tour, Lola took us to some wonderful places and made me feel at ease posing. The photos arrived after a week and I love them! Highly recommend the tour, especially for solo travellers or couples who want nice photos of themselves instead of selfies!

This was amazing! Our photographer Gaby was excellent and so easy to work with. She answered all of our nerdy history questions and was just so much fun to work with. The pictures came out beautiful!

È stata un’esperienza bella e divertente. Lola ci ha messo subito a nostro agio e ci ha fatto scoprire luoghi poco visitati a Barcellona!

very nice route and I'm looking forward to the pictures