Archaeology Tours in Barcelona
Roman sites seen on our Roman Tour of Barcelona

Barcelona Roman Ruins Tour

PRIVATE BARCELONA CATACOMBS TOUR

A trip 2000 years back in time​

Are you an Archaeology fan? Do you love old stones? Are you passionate about history? 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 (make sure to check out our Tarragona Roman ruins day trip as well), archeologist have discovered many interesting Roman ruins in Barcelona.

However, lots of them are hidden in the alleys of the Gothic Quarter, or even inside buildings that you might not dare accessing on your own. It’s so easy to miss those hidden gems! Plus unless you are a highly trained specialist, just by looking at those elements it’s hard to figure out what they were part of, or understand their importance.

But we love history, and we know our city by heart. We love taking our guests into those buildings where you can still find embedded elements of hour Roman past. And we know how to make the stones alive and transport you 2000 years back in time. Want to come with us exploring the origins of Barcelona?

HIGHLIGHTS OF ROMAN TOUR OF BARCELONA:

CEMETERY   |   CITY WALLS   |   AQUEDUCT
TEMPLE   |   BATHS   |   MUHBA MUSEUM (Inside)

Highlights of our Private Barcelona Roman Ruins Tour

>> Or check this shorter option.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE OUR ROMAN BARCELONA TOUR

Skip lines at the MUHBA Museum. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
Discover how Barcelona was founded… the legends as well as the historical facts.​
Walk around alleys and patios off the beaten path where the imprint of the Romans can still be seen.​
Visit some hidden gems even many locals don’t know they are there!​
Hear stories and legends that you won’t find in guidebooks.
Be fascinated by the underground excavations at the Museum of History – closest thing to catacombs in Barcelona!​
Learn what “garum” was, and why now it’d be forbidden to sell it the way they made it back then.​
And much more, in a private Barcelona Roman Ruins tour just for you and your party!

TOUR FAQ

  • THIS ROMAN BARCELONA CATACOMBS TOUR RUNS: Tuesday thru Sunday.
    Best times for this tour: Mornings of Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
    AFTERNOONS:
    Tuesday through Friday: The Interpretation Center of the Roman Cemetery is not open (but the Cemetery can be seen from the balcony pretty well).
    Saturday: The Southern Gate and the Bathhouse are closed.
    SUNDAY:
    Morning: The Southern Gate and the Bathhouse are closed: we’ll visit a Roman Domus instead that only opens on Sunday morning.
    Afternoon: None of these three sites above can be visited: you’ll spend more time at the other sites instead.
    AUGUST: The Southern Gate and the Bathhouse are closed.
    NOT AVAILABLE: Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th.
  • TOUR LENGHT: 4 hours.
  • RECOMMENDED STARTING TIME: MORNING TOURS:
    – 10AM: if you are seeing the Roman Cemetery only from the balcony
    – 11AM: if you wish to enter the Interpretation Center of the Roman Cemetery
    AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 1PM and 3PM)
  • WHERE DO WE MEET? Your accommodation or in Plaça Catalunya, your choice.
  • WHERE DO WE END? At the MUHBA Museum in the Gothic Quarter.
  • 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. A taxi ride might be needed if we start the tour at your location (not included).
  • IS THIS A SKIP-THE-LINE TOUR? Yes! Our guides are licensed and entitled to skip lines and give explanations inside all sites.

TRAVELERS THAT TOOK OUR BARCELONA ROMAN RUINS TOUR SAY:

At the Roman cemetery during our Barcelona catacombs tour

“It was fantastic seeing remains of Roman that are scattered all over parts of Barcelona. Marta knows and presents the Roman history very well but she is also well versed in Spanish history generally and I learned a lot during a very pleasant walk through Barcelona.”

Bill Bonner - Associate Professor (Regina, Saskatchewan,Canada)

WE TAILOR OUR ROMAN CATACOMB TOURS TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

This tour has been designed for adults with a strong interest in Roman ruins.

If you are traveling with kids, this tour might not have enough variety to keep them entertained. We suggest you book a tour of the Old Town and request to customize it to add a bit more Roman history than we usually include.

If you have walking issues, this tour requires you to be able to walk for about 3km (2 miles) divided in strolls of 5 to 15 minutes each, with not many opportunities to seat down. The Roman sites being located in pedestrian areas, this tour does NOT admit a chauffeured version of it.

If you are on a wheelchair, some sites might have short flights or steps but most of the itinerary is accessible.

If you’d love a longer tour, add a couple of hours to include the Museum of Archaeology in Montjuic.

If you want even more Roman ruins near Barcelona, check out our Tarragona tours showing you the Roman sites declared Human Heritage by the UNESCO.

PRICING

This is a 100% private walking 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):

MUHBA MUSEUM

2-HR TOUR
€175
  • MUHBA Museum Only
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • 100% walking tour
ALTERNATIVE

THIS TOUR IS

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

ROMAN TARRAGONA

6-HR TOUR
€995
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Mercedes car with dedicated driver
ALTERNATIVE

PAY €75, CHANGE YOUR TOUR DATE UNLIMITED TIMES *
*Within 2 years from your original tour date, notifying us at least 30 days in advance. Click to learn more >>

ADDITIONAL PER PERSON FEES, PAID ON SITE skipping lines:
  • Museum of History of the City: €7/person
  • Roman cemetery (OPTIONAL): €2/person
  • Domus (WEEKENDS ONLY): €2/person

* 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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