This is a sample itinerary for our Private Barcelona Roman Ruins Tour.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, your location and pace, your main interests…)

10AM

  • TOUR STARTS

ROMAN CEMETERY

The subburbs of Barcino

10.10AM

  • Walk

The Romans placed their cemeteries along the roads in the outskirts of their towns. Very close to La Rambla was discovered a portion of a burial area with an interesting collection of tombs that can be seen from a balcony. The Museum of History of the City has opened an Interpretation Center next to it, where you can learn more about how Romans approached death.

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ROMAN WALLS

Embedded in the walls

10.30AM

  • Walk
The Barcelona Roman wall was used in the Middle Ages as foundations for other buildings, what has helped preserving a large portion of them. The line of the walls can be traced following the streets of the Gothic Quarter on a map, and a bit part of the wall can be still seen, either from the street or inside some buildings.
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AQUEDUCT & GATE

At the Forum

10.45 AM

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The reconstruction of the last arch of one of the two Aqueducts of Barcino can be seen where it used to stand, right next to the main Entrance Gate into the city. There the local poet and artist Brossa created a metal sculpture with the Latin name of the city. The base of the two round towers that protected the city entrance are now part of two medieval buildings. And just a couple of blocks away, a piece of the aqueduct can be seen embedded on a wall.
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TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS

Unbelievable

11AM

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The layout of the Roman city, with its particular grid of Cardus and Decumanus crossing in the Forum can still be identified as you walk around the Gothic Quarter. And in the highest point of the city, hidden inside the patio of a medieval building, your guide will show you the 4 columns that are left out of the Roman Temple. The story of how they were discovered will fascinate you.
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SOUTHERN GATE & BATHHOUSE

By the Gates

11.30AM

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Next your private tour guide will take you to the Sagrada Família Church, Gaudí’s Masterpiece, where he worked the last 43 years of his life until his death in 1926. Still a work in process, it’s scheduled to be completed by 2026-30 approx. Yet the inside is the most breathtaking place you’ve ever seen!
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MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF THE CITY

2000 years back in time

Noon

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The Museu d’Historia de Barcelona – MUHBA hides some wonderful Barcelona underground Roman ruins. The Placa del Rei has been excavated to unearth a large portion of the Roman and Visigoth (early Christian) Barcelona. Just a few feet below the street level you can walk on top of the narrow alleys of Barcino, see what’s left of a laundry business, a fish paste processing facility and a winery, get familiar with the objects they used in their daily lives and visit the Baptistery where many of them became Christian, leaving behind their old Roman beliefs.

2PM

  • TOUR ENDS
When the tour is over, your tour guide can suggest some place for lunch or dinner, put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel.

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