Essential Free Tour Barcelona Gothic Quarter

2.25 Hours
2.25 Hours

Essential Free Tour Barcelona Gothic Quarter

  • Learn to navigate the labyrinth of narrow medieval streets which forms the Gothic Quarter.
  • Walk through more than 2,000 years of history, from Barcelona’s Roman origins to today.
  • Have fun exploring picturesque Born District and find quirky boutiques and cute art galleries.
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Tour Features

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Barcelona Cathedral

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Santa Maria del Mar

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Sant Jaume Square

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Rei Square

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Casa de l'Ardiaca

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Roman Wall & Aqueduct

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Bishop's Bridge

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Temple of Augustus

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

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The tour guide is very nice. Well done!
Thank you Onno for the great Barcelona tour, perfect mixture of interesting facts, background info and some personal notes. We really enjoyed the tour.
Onno was a great guide with lots of interesting knowledge to pass onto us. We had ear phones which made it easier for him to talk and walk which was a positive. I highly recommend!
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Barcelona is a fun, compact city with so much to see travelers could spend weeks exploring. That’s why your Essential Free Tour in Barcelona is designed as the perfect introduction for both first timers who want to see the main landmarks, and those who want to dive into the fascinating history and best-kept secrets of the Gothic Quarter. Most tours will start around Nova Square, one of the gates to the ancient Roman City, with impressive remains of the fortified walls. Your guide will give an introduction to the foundation of the city (originally called ‘Barcino’) and its role as a melting pot of Mediterranean cultures. Not far from here, guests will have the opportunity to see remains of the ancient aqueduct, as well as the impressive remains of the once mighty Temple of Augustus.

After understanding the remote past of Barcelona, guests of the Essential Free Tour in Barcelona will navigate the maze of medieval streets that form the Gothic Quarter. The most important landmark in the area is the majestic Santa Eulalia Cathedral. This Gothic masterpiece was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, but in fact it wasn’t completed until the 20th-century, when the neo-Gothic facade was erected. From there, guests will walk around charming cobbled alleys to see Casa de l’Ardiaca and its stunning medieval courtyard, the 15th-century Gothic Santa Maria del Pi Basilica, Placa del Rei Square, quaint art galleries, souvenir shops, and much more. A highlight is Sant Jaume Square, where guests can find the Palau de la Generalitat.

The Essential Free Tour of Barcelona Gothic Quarter will take you along one of the cutest streets in the city: Carrer del Bisbe. There guests will find one the most photogenic spots in the Old Town, the Bishop’s Bridge. Depending on the time and the dynamics of the group, the tour might also take you around some of the best highlights of El Born district, an area beloved by locals and tourists alike. Here guests will have the chance to see Santa Maria del Mar, one of the most mysterious temples of the city. During the tour, do not hesitate to ask as many questions as you want to your guide. And of course, guests will leave with lots of recommendations and tips for the best restaurants, coffee shops, traditional taverns, and the best places to enjoy Barcelona’s sparkling nightlife.

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