Roman Barcelona Tour
Back to the origins of Barcelona
Barcelona was founded 2000 years ago by the Romans, who called it Barcino. Although it was still a small town, as the capital was Tarraco, many interesting remains have been found around the Old Town. Come with me on a trip back to the past!
Our tours are private tours for your party only. No strangers joining your tours.
Get to skip the lines in all museums and sites. Don’t even buy tickets in advance.
In 4 hours we can cover:
Roman City Walls
Ruins of the Aqueduct.
Temple of Augustus
Domus and Silos (weekend only)
Museum of History of the City
Transportation: 100% walking tour.
Tour is available Tue-Sun.
Extended tours: Possibility of extending the tour 1-2h to include the Museum of Archaeology in Montjuïc (taxi ride required).
Your tour will start near Plaça Catalunya, seeing the Roman Cemetery located alongside the road that departed Barcelona from the North. It can be seen from outside, or you might opt to pay the entrance fee of their Interpretation Center.
After that, our walk will take us along the Roman City Walls. Most of them can still be seen from the streets, or even inside shops and cafes. You’ll also pass the ruins of the Aqueduct that used to bring fresh water to the city from the nearby hills.
After entering the oldest part of the city, you’ll reach the Temple of Augustus. Four impressive columns remain of the Roman Temple that was located in the local Forum, at the heart of the city.
If your tour takes place on a weekend, you’ll also get to visit the ruins of a Domus and Silos, found by chance in the basement of a public building.
After this walk around the Old Town, we will visit the Museum of History of the City, the true star of our itinerary. We’ll see the place with the Romans dyed their clothes, a fish food factory, the remains of a basilica and its cemetery, as well as a wine making facility.