Barcelona Roman Ruins Tour
Affordable Alternative €175
2-hr tour of the MUHBA Museum
- This tour starts at €275
4-hr walking tour
These fees are total for your party (not per person) and don't include per-person entrance fees to the visited sites
100% Private Tour
Skip the Lines
Half Day Tour
100% Walking Tour
Not for walking issues
EXPLORE THE BEST ROMAN RUINS IN BARCELONA
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?
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ROMAN SITES AND MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF BARCELONA CATACOMBS TOUR:
Possibility of adding extra hours on request upon booking.
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
Anytime between 1PM and 3PM)
Best times for this tour: Mornings of Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
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.
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.
INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING
TAILOR THIS TOUR 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.