A walking tour in the charming streets and squares of the oldest part of Barcelona. The Gothic Quarter is filled with 2,000 years of history, fantastic legends and beautiful 100 year old shops. This is our recommended introduction to the city!
Plaça Reial (by the water fountain). We can also collect you at your hotel if it is located near the attractions we visit.More details +
Plaça Reial / Plaça del Pi / Jewish Quarter / Plaça Sant Jaume / Cathedral cloister (depending on the starting time) / Plaça Sant Felip Neri / Plaça Nova / Temple of Augustus (except Monday afternoon) / Plaça del Rei / Santa María del Mar
Wheelchair friendly tour
"Our tour guide, Lowri, was probably the most interesting, entertaining, and engaging of any of our tour guides that we had for the whole 24 days! We loved everything about our tour with her." Read on Trip Advisor
OUTSTANDING PRIVATE TOUR
"Eric was an outstanding Gothic Quarter tour guide - knowledgeable, engaging, intelligent, and patient. Our family of three (two adults + one teen) learned so much from him; he clearly loves Barcelona and wants to share its highlights with others. Scheduling with Gorka ahead of time via email couldn't have been easier." Read on Trip Advisor
THE ONLY WAY TO "SEE" BARCELONA
"We chose private tours run by locals because we wanted to contribute to the LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY rather than pay mega-corporations. We also wanted more personal interaction - being able to ask questions when we wanted. We are SO GLAD we did our tours with just the four of us and were all EXTREMELY HAPPY with the results." Read on Trip Advisor
Plaça Reial (by the water fountain)
We can also collect you at your hotel if it is located near the attractions we visit.
How to get to the meeting point
Nearest metro stop: Liceu (L3). Take the the exit named “Sortida: Liceu” and walk down La Rambla towards the sea (the main Opera House will be on your right). After 2 minutes you will see a Kentucky Fried Chicken on your left. Take the next left into the square (Plaça Reial).
How to find the guide
Our friendly guide will be waiting by the fountain in the middle of the square wearing a bright green vest and a name tag.
Only a step away from the busy “Las Ramblas”, this square is certainly one of the most picturesque in Barcelona. Some of its bars and restaurants hide secrets that will be revealed by the guide.
Plaça del Pi
A beautiful square in the middle of the Gothic Quarter with the XIV century Santa María del Pi church and some of the most beautiful sgrafittos in the city. If tasting some local delicacies is what you are after, you will find them in its outdoor food market.
Not only the oldest part of the Gothic Quarter but also one of the most intriguing places in Barcelona. Walk through narrow passages and past ancient houses following the hidden clues to find out what happened to a thriving Jewish community.
Plaça Sant Jaume
This has been the centre of political life in the City for over 2,000 years. Today, the main government buildings dominate the square. Many festivities in Barcelona start or end at this place so maybe you will be lucky enough to see some of the Catalan traditions performed here.
Façade of the Cathedral
Situated in the traditional spiritual centre of Barcelona, “La Seu” is one of the most impressive cathedrals in Spain. Its XV century cloister has been called “the loveliest oasis in Barcelona”. Thirteen geese dwell in the courtyard reminding us of a barbarous crime.
Plaça Sant Felip Neri
The only drawback of Plaça Sant Felip Neri is to actually find it. Hidden at the edge of the Jewish Quarter, you will feel as if you are in a small village, miles away from busy Barcelona. A favourite with filmmakers, this peaceful place also has a few tales to tell the visitor.
Plaça Nova & Temple of Augustus
Roman heritage is all over Barcelona, its impressive city wall appearing in the strangest of places. But there is much more than just the wall: a Roman treasure from the first century B.C. is waiting for you inside the patio of an apartment block!
Plaça del Rei
Stepping into this square is like travelling back through time to when the count-kings lived in its medieval Royal Palace. King Ferdinand, Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Inquisition all have something to say in this plaza.
Santa María del Mar
It has been called “the Cathedral of the Sea” and from the outside you would never guess the magnificence that is waiting for you inside. A masterpiece of the Catalan Gothic and a delight for the eyes.
- Once we confirm availability for the tour we will send an invoice for the payment to your email address through our bank’s online secure payment system.
Cancellation policy for the tour:
- Full refund for tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled starting time.
- No refunds for tours cancelled less than 72 hours before the scheduled starting time or for no shows.
- In the case of heavy rain the tour will run as usual so please bring suitable rain gear.