BARCELONA OLD TOWN AND BARRI GOTIC WALKING TOUR

BARRI GOTIC WALKING TOUR

Into the backstreets

Do you like to walk? Do you want an overview of the city so you can continue exploring it on your own? Do you think a private guide adds up a lot to your sightseeing?

After our Gaudi tour, this is our other best-seller, perfect if you are an independent traveler that enjoys walking, but are afraid you’d miss too much on your own. Also, if you want to get a good orientation and a solid background on the city to continue exploring it on your own later, this tour will take you around the city center so you get a good understanding of the city layout and its history that allows you to take the most out of the rest of your time in Barcelona.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR

  • Skip lines everywhere. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
  • See the authentic stalls of the Boqueria market only locals know about.
  • Walk around alleys and patios off the beaten path.
  • Understand the origins of Barcelona why Catalonia stopped being an independent country.
  • 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!

100% Private Tour

Skip the Lines

Half Day Tour

100% Walking Tour

Child Friendly

Wheelchair Friendly

Not for walking issues

Christian Heritage

Jewish Heritage

Old Ruins

Food Market

Picasso Museum

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR OF THE GOTHIC QUARTER:

BOQUERIA MARKET

(Except Sundays)

LA RAMBLA

(Stroll)

GOTHIC QUARTER

(Historical Walk)

Tour Barri Gotic

CATHEDRAL

(Optional)

JEWISH SECTION

(Optional)

BORN DISTRICT

(Lovely Stroll)

PICASSO MUSEUM

(Inside)

  • TOUR LENGHT
4 hours
Possibility of adding extra hours on request upon booking.
  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME

MORNING TOURS: Anytime between 9AM and 11AM
AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 1PM and 4PM)

  • CALENDAR
AVAILABLE: Every day.
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.

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.

INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING

TRANSPORTATION

100% Walking Tour
(Taxis from your hotel/apartment and back not included if needed)

BOOK NOW

Our team is small and we can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received.
Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out.

LUNCH | Not planned

This tour does not include time for a lunch stop. If you wish to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour (cost of the meal not included).

PRICING (2020 fees)

€335 - TOTAL PER TOUR (not per person)
Extra hour:  €95/hour

ENTRANCE FEES | Not included*

PAID ON SITE skipping lines:

  • Cathedral (€3/person) - OPTIONAL
  • Synagogue (€3,5/person) - OPTIONAL
  • Picasso Museum (€12/person)

SAFE & RELIABLE BOOKING

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* 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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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, the Old Town 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 City to see its Roman ruins, or just continue exploring other areas of the Old Town 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).

REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:

Monkeyfeatues (Northumberland, USA)
Monkeyfeatues (Northumberland, USA)
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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!
Hydee R. (Steinbach, Canada)
Hydee R. (Steinbach, Canada)
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Expertly navigated us through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.
E1681GFwilliamf (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
E1681GFwilliamf (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
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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.
RossTonyB (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
RossTonyB (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
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Great orientation to major sites in Gothic Barcelona.
Steven S (Columbia, Washington DC, USA)
Steven S (Columbia, Washington DC, USA)
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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.
Mjadse (Irvine, USA)
Mjadse (Irvine, USA)
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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.
Onttravel (Ontario, Canada)
Onttravel (Ontario, Canada)
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She took us through the Gothic area into nooks and crannies that we would never have found.
Smood65 (Brisbane, Australia)
Smood65 (Brisbane, Australia)
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Without Marta’s explanations we would not have enjoyed our visit to the Picasso Museum nearly as much as we did.
Helen V (Vancouver, Canada)
Helen V (Vancouver, Canada)
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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.
Steve E
Steve E
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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.
Mavis4me
Mavis4me
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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!
Pw65_12 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Pw65_12 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
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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.
DavidgF2161YY (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
DavidgF2161YY (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
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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!

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