Walking tour of the Old Town
The backstreets that you wouldn’t find on your own
We love strolling around the ancient backstreets in the Old Town of Barcelona! If you like history and old buildings, this is your tour!
Our tours are private tours for your party only. No strangers joining your tours.
Get to skip the lines in all museums and sites.
Plus walking is a great way to get the feel of the local life. Apart from the important sites, we usually like to spice up the tour pointing at unique local old shops, tapas bars where you can go on your own as well as little curious details that most people completely miss!
In 4 hours we can cover:
Cathedral (inside or outside, as you prefer)
Optional entrance to the Picasso Museum OR the Museum of History of the City (Roman ruins)
Transportation: 100% Walking tour.
Tour is available Mon-Sun.
On Sundays no visits allowed in the Cathedral of the Old Town.
Boqueria market is closed on Sundays and partially closed on Mondays and any day after 4pm.
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT… To enter the Cathedral you need to cover your shoulders and your skirt or pants must be long to your knee.
DID YOU KNOW… That Barcelona is a city with over 2000 years of History?
Your tour will start in La Rambla, walking down this lively of the Old Town and passing amongst other interesting sites, a pretty flower market.
In the heart of La Rambla we’ll find the Boqueria Food Market, where you’ll discover the secrets of one of the best food markets in the whole world. You’ll love their gorgeous stands, and enjoy looking at the exotic produce as well as the local food.
Next we’ll approach the oldest part of the city, and pass the medieval Jewish Section: the Call. After the attacks in 1391 it was mostly destroyed, but the oldest synagogue in Europe has been recovered and it’s open to the public.
After that, we’ll reach the Gothic Cathedral. If you wish to enter, we can visit there the choir, see fine side chapels, go down to the crypt where St. Eulàlia is buried, and go to the cloister famous for its gees.
We will then start exploring the Gothic Quarter, walking along medieval alleys and plazas, crossing Roman ruins on the way, entering Gothic patios… The Royal Palace, the City Council and the Generalitat Government building will also be included in this part of the itinerary.
Finally, we’ll cross over to the Born District. This is the trendy area of the Old Town, considered the local “SOHO”. The most important sites here are the gorgeous church of Sta. Maria del Mar and the Picasso Museum.
Extended versions of this tour: A 5h tour would allow us to include in your visit two museums: the Museum of History of the City with its Roman ruins and the Picasso Museum. A longer tour would be recommended for those wishing to visit also the Ciutadella Park and the decadent Raval district.