Reviews of the Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour
We took 2 half day tours with Forever Barcelona. Both were excellent. I highly recommend both. We did the Gaudi architectural tour with Begonia and she was great. She was very informed about Gaudi's life and architecture. Plus it was wonderful to skip every line during a very busy tourist season. Our second half day tour was with "Maggie" who was also a great guide. We love history and she had a great depth of knowledge to share with us as we went through the Gothic Quarter, El Born and the Picasso Museum.
We chose the Medieval Tour of Barcelona. The tour was the best! Marta was very knowledgeable, energetic, fun, flexible, with great stories and just great! Showed us parts of Barcelona we would never have discovered alone. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Expertly navigated us through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.
Marga provided a tour of Barri Gotic and El Born, which comprise the “old town” of Barcelona. It is a part of the city with very narrow streets, beautiful plazas, spectacular churches, charming shops and restaurants. We walked through the Mercat of St. Josep (also known as La Boqueria), Palau Guell (more Gaudi), Gaudí’s first commission – a lamp post, Plaça de st. Jaume where Marga gave us a fascinating history of Catalonia and its current struggle for autonomy, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and St. Eulalia (a 13 year old martyr from Roman times), the church of Santa Maria del Mar, a church built by and for the working class, remnants of the Roman wall and Roman Pillars from the Temple honoring Augustus Caesar, and, finally the Picasso Museum. It was a fantastic tour, which we both enjoyed immensely. It grounded us perfectly in the part of the city in which we would spent most of our time.
Great orientation to major sites in Gothic Barcelona.
We were a group of 3 couples. Marta took us on the Gaudi tour, Bari Gotica tour, and a Tapas tour. We had a ball over the 3 days. Marta was prompt, solicitous to our welfare, extremely knowledgeable, and most of all-- FUN! Anytime I hear of someone going to Barcelona, I'll recommend they contact Forever Barcelona and ask for Marta. She made the city come alive for 6 people who had never been there before! Thank you, Marta!
This tour is a must on the first day of your visit to Barcelona. Once you have taken this tour, you are well positioned to decide where in the Old City you would like to spend more time.
Javier took my daughter and me for a 4 hour walk through the Gothic Quarter. He was so kind and patient with us, VERY knowledgeable, and had a great way of personalizing our tour. His explanations were just the right amount of history and human interest – never boring.
She took us through the Gothic area into nooks and crannies that we would never have found.
Without Marta’s explanations we would not have enjoyed our visit to the Picasso Museum nearly as much as we did.
Four life-enriching hours on our private tour with Marta, on foot. Insights on Catalonian history, food, culture, current events as we walked ancient streets. Maximized the enjoyment of our too-few days in Barcelona. Did this tour on our first day, so the tour gave us lots of ideas for spending subsequent days.
We took a tour of the Jewish / Gothic Quarter with Miriam - she was amazing. Very interesting - very informative. She was great at engaging both us and our kids (teenagers). I would highly recommend her!!!
Marta pointed out so many interesting observations about the progression of Picasso’s work that I felt regret for the visitors simply wandering room to room.
We did a 4 hour private walking tour of the old city and Picasso Museum with Lidia. She was easy to understand, very knowledgeable, met us in our hotel lobby, and was overall a delight! Her insights into Picasso’s works in the Picasso Museum were a real treat!
We had a wonderful afternoon with Javier. Before we set out from our meeting place at our hotel he provided some information about the history of this amazing city, a wonderful prelude of things to come. We concentrated on a walking tour of the old city and his anecdotal stories really complimented each visual experience. Our 4 hours went by too quickly but we ended on a high note – a stop at a well known chocolate shop. Perfect ending to a great tour.
We met Begoña the morning after tapas tour at the market, but she graciously skipped that when we told her that Marga had showed us through the night before. Begoña made our tour of the old town area very enjoyable. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona going all the way back to Roman times. Funny and enthusiastic, Begoña was a joy to be around. Great job!