BARCELONA ROMAN RUINS TOUR

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EXPLORE THE BEST ROMAN RUINS IN BARCELONA

100% Private
Half Day
100% Walking
Not For Walking Issues
Wheelchair Friendly
Old Ruins

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?

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Barcelona Roman Ruins Tour Map

Your Roman Barcelona Tour can cover:

  • Roman City Walls and Gates
  • Roman Cemetery
  • Ruins of the Aqueduct
  • Temple of Augustus
  • Thermal pool
  • Domus and Silos (weekend only)
  • Museum of History of the City

TOUR ITINERARY

Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (day of the week, your location and pace, your main interests…)

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10AM - Meet your guide
10:30AM - Walk
10:45AM - Walk
11AM - Walk
11:30PM - Walk
Noon - Walk
2PM - Tour ends

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU?

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.

TOUR SCHEDULE

TOUR LENGHT

4 hours
Possibility of adding extra hours upon booking.

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

CALENDAR

AVAILABLE: Tuesday through 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, 1 January, 1 May, 24 June and 25 December.

TOUR AND BOOKING INFORMATION

  • TRANSPORTATION

    100% Walking Tour.
    Taxi rides from your hotel/apartment and back not included if needed.

  • ENTRANCE FEES | Not Included

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

  • LUNCH | Not included

    Expect to pay €20-30/person, depending on your order.

    Learn more about lunch on tour here.

    This tour does not involve a lunch stop. If you’ll need to stop for lunch, please book one extra hour.

  • PRICING (2019 fees)

    €299 – TOTAL PER TOUR (not per person)
    EXTRA HOURS€93/hour

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  • 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.

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

REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU

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

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