Free Gothic Tour Barcelona
Where: Av. de la Catedral 6
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
Barcelona was built over the last two millennia through the effort and hard work of its inhabitants. On our Free Gothic Tour of Barcelona you will go through the whole history of the city, from the Roman Barcino to contemporary Barcelona.
Walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, one of the best-preserved old towns in Europe. Marvel at the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and then compare it with the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, built by the people for the people of Barcelona in 53 years! Explore the Born District, discover through many street names how the city was organized in gilds in medieval times, and where the jousts took place.
Enjoy the magnificence of the Old Town, and the Temple of Augustus. Understand through the Roman Walls how Barcelona adapts to the passing of time and manages to remain on the cutting edge of architecture due to the way locals restored the buildings, by reconstructing them rather than demolishing them.
On this Free Gothic Tour of Barcelona you will understand through a fun journey through its history why it has become one of the most visited cities in the world!
Santa Eulalia Cathedral
Plaça del Rei
Roman Aqueduct remains
Temple of Augustus
Casa de l'Ardiaca
Santa María del Mar
Sant Felip Neri Square
El Call, Jewish quarter
Sant Jaume Square
San Just Fountain & Square
I came to Barcelona alone and was searching for guided tours just to get a first impression of the city. I found first the "old town tour" and really enjoyed it. Our guide Mariella was amazing. She told us many facts about the history but in a very easygoing manner. She put jokes in between. So it was both: informative and fun! I highly recommend this tour and Mariella as a guide!
Кристина К - Berlin, Germany
We were recommended to take this tour and so glad we did. We were partnered with Eric (a proud Dubliner) and another couple from the Ukraine and were treated to a splendid 2-hour walk around the Gothic quarter with a great history lesson. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone wanting a little bit of extra knowledge about a truly remarkable city.
Andrew & Lynne - St. Albans, United Kingdom
The Free Gothic Tour of Barcelona usually ends around the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, in the Gothic quarter.
Yes, we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Due to the high demand of the tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of more than 6 people on the regular tours.
We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Barcelona has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, the tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. The Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 6 people or more to join the regular tours.