BARCELONA ROMAN RUINS TOUR

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?

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100% Private Tour

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Skip the Lines

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Half Day Tour

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100% Walking Tour

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Wheelchair Friendly

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Not for walking issues

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS 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.
  • Visit some hidden gems even many locals don't know they are there!
  • Be fascinated by the underground excavations at the Museum of History - closest thing to catacombs in Barcelona!
  • Learn what "garum" was, and why not it'd be forbidden to sell it the way they made it back then.
  • And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ROMAN SITES AND MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF BARCELONA CATACOMBS TOUR:

CEMETERY

Roman cemetery of Barcelona

CITY WALLS

Barcelona Roman Walls

AQUEDUCT

Barcelona Roman Aqueduct

TEMPLE

Barcelona Roman Temple Columns

BATHS

Barcelona Roman Baths Ruins

MUHBA MUSEUM

Roman Barcelona Catacombs
  • TOUR LENGHT
4 hours
Possibility of adding extra hours on request 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
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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, January 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th.

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 | Extra

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)

€335TOTAL PER TOUR (not per person)
EXTRA HOURS€95/hour

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

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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 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.

REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:

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