Moments of our Barcelona Barri Gotic walking tour
Seen in our Barcelona Barri Gotic Tour

Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
with optional Picasso Museum

BARRI GOTIC WALKING TOUR

Into the backstreets

Do you like to walk? Are you fascinated by old alleys and the history the stones have witnessed? Are you curious about the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages or the Spanish Inquisition? Barcelona is over 2000 years old, and the Barri Gotic is the best place to feel the passage of the centuries.

This Gothic Quarter walking tour has been designed to help you understand the roots of Barcelona and help you navigate the old backstreets that most tourists miss. You’ll learn to read the stones through marks in the walls, through the appearance of the gargoyles. You’ll discover the Gothic Quarter is not as “gothic” as one could think… but it’s still charming and fascinating.

You’ll also explore the colorful Boqueria Market, and find its soul despite those who claim the market has become “only a tourist trap” nowadays. That’s not true if you know where to look and who to talk to, like our tour guides do.

At the end of the tour you’ll have the opportunity to enter the Picasso Museum. There you’ll discover the early works of the master and understand why Picasso became “Picasso”. A Museum that without explanations can leave you disappointed, led by the hand of your private tour guide will instead become revealing.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PICASSO MUSEUM AND GOTHIC QUARTER WALKING TOUR:

BOQUERIA MARKET (Except Sundays)   |   LA RAMBLA   |   GOTHIC QUARTER
CATHEDRAL (Optional)   |   JEWISH SECTION (Optional)   |   BORN DISTRICT   |   PICASSO MUSEUM (Inside)

Highlights of our Picasso museum and Gothic Quarter walking tour in Barcelona

WHY YOU’LL LOVE OUR BARCELONA BARRI GOTIC WALKING TOUR

Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
See the authentic stalls of the Boqueria market only locals know about
Understand the origins of Barcelona why Catalonia stopped being an independent country.
Walk around alleys and patios off the beaten path.
Hear stories and legends that you won’t find in guidebooks.
Your idea of who Picasso was, challenged and transformed under a new exciting light.
And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!

TOUR FAQ

  • THIS TOUR RUNS: Every day (unless a site is exceptionally closed).
    SOME SITES CLOSED:
    – Sunday: No visits allowed in the Cathedral of St. Eulàlia and the Boqueria Market is closed.
    – Monday: The Picasso Museum is closed (except May thru September, included) and the Boqueria Market is only partially open.
    – Tuesday to Thursday, after 4PM: The Boqueria Market is only partially open.
  • TOUR LENGHT: 4 hours. Possibility of adding additional extra hours.
  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME: Anytime between 9 and 11AM for morning tours. 1PM to 4PM for afternoon tours.
  • WHERE DO WE MEET? Your accommodation, if it’s close to La Rambla or the Picasso Museum. Otherwise, in front of La Boqueria.
  • WHERE DO WE END? At the last visited site (usually the Picasso Museum, unless otherwise agreed with you).
  • IS THERE A LUNCH STOP? No. You are welcome to book one extra hour to allow for a lunch stop on tour.
  • HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? This tour is a 100% walking tour.
  • IS THERE A DRESS CODE? To enter the Cathedral of Saint Eulalia you need to cover your shoulders and your skirt or pants must be long to your knee.
  • IS THIS A SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR? Yes! Our guides are licensed and entitled to skip lines and give explanations inside all sites.
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REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:

Marta guiding in La Boqueria Market

“Four life-enriching hours on our private tour, on foot. Insights on Catalonian history, food, culture, current events as we walked ancient streets.”

Helen V (Vancouver, Canada)

“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.”

Steve E
Miriam walking around the Gothic Quarter on a private tour

TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

This tour is perfect for people able to walk about 2 miles in a morning, with frequent stops but mostly standing although there are some opportunities to walk or take a coffee break.

HINT: Add one or two extra hours to stop for a lovely tapas lunch or see more sites.

If you are traveling with kids, this tour can be child-friendly if we limit the historical facts and focus on the fun details and the exploration. The explanations at the Picasso museum can also be adapted. A stop for gelato or hot chocolate with churros half way through the tour will definitely make their day!

If you have walking issues, remember that this tour is 100% walking and that there are some opportunities to seat but not frequently. If your pace is slow, you might not be able to complete the whole itinerary in 4 hours. We are reticent to recommend a driver for this itinerary because it won’t save you much walk, just give you the opportunity to seat for a 10 minute ride to move from one of the visited areas to the next (the itinerary would be modified accordingly).

If you are on a wheelchair, this part of Barcelona is relatively flat and has no cobble-stoned streets. The Cathedral and the Picasso museum are wheelchair accessible, but the medieval Synagogue is not: there are a few steep steps at the entrance.

If you aren’t a Picasso fan, no problem! Ask your guide to take you to the Museum of History of the Barcelona to see its Roman ruins, or just continue exploring other areas of the Old City off the beaten path. Or let us take you on a great tapas meal!

If you are more than one day in Barcelona, our Barri Gotic Tour combines beautifully with our Gaudi tour. Or consider going on a day trip out of town (for more medieval history and museums, don’t miss our Tour of the Dali Museum and Girona).

If budget is an issue or time is short, consider a private 1.5 hour tour of your favorite site, instead.

PRICING​

This is a 100% private tour, exclusive for you and your party. There is a base rate total per tour (no matter how many people you are), plus a per person rate to cover the entrance fees.

BASE RATE (paid once per tour):

REDUCED

3-HR TOUR
€225
  • Skip the Picasso Museum
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100% walking tour
new!

STANDARD

4-HR TOUR
€275
  • Full itinerary
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100% walking tour

PREMIUM

6-HR TOUR
€450
  • Lunch stop & more
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100% walking tour

PAY €75, CHANGE YOUR TOUR DATE UNLIMITED TIMES *
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ADDITIONAL PER PERSON FEES, OPTIONAL AND PAID ON SITE skipping lines:

  • Cathedral (€3/person)
  • Medieval synagogue (€3,5/person
  • Picasso Museum (€12/person)

LUNCH: The cost of the meal is not included when your tour includes a lunch stop. Learn more about lunch on tour.

* Site ticket costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.

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