Old city Highlights
We did the old city tour,We liked Goran's clear and direct recounting of history and his amiable humor. Highly recommended.Victoria C Oakland, California -
The pace was easily manageable and care was taken to ensure that a shady spot was taken for explanatory talks.Dave M Turramurra, Australia -
it was wonderful to listen at someone telling Catalan history and stories :) thanks Markus for these great discoveriesSow Dep -
Discover the origins of Roman Barcelona over 2,000 years ago. Let your imagination see the Roman Forum in the current Plaza de Sant Jaume, that even today, after 20 centuries, remains the political power of Catalan. Walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls and imagine how even at that time thalasso-therapy baths were taken.
Enjoy the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel like you are in the Middle Ages. You will be impressed by the monumental Plaza del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palacio Real Mayor. On these stairs the Catholic Monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus when he came back from his first voyage to America.
Christian spirituality is evoked through two emblematic churches, the Barcelona's Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, latter is the ultimate example of pure Catalan Gothic. This church was built in one of the shortest time, in all history, in comparison to its size, with the participation of thousands of inhabitants of the Born district. This neighborhood holds beautiful surprises because of its joyful energy, density of trendy bars, restaurants and small boutiques. You will enjoy the essence of Barcelona, accompanied by a glass of Cava in the famous bar La Vinya Senyor.
Walking along the famous Las Ramblas, we discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. A fizzy pedestrian street where we enjoy the street performers, small cafes, traditional Catalan cuisine shops until you'll see the famous Boqueria market. There you can feel the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people through the colorful and exuberant posts, or learn where the worldwide famous Iberian cured ham comes from.
On this tour you will have made a journey through 2,000 years of history, in which you've enjoyed the essence and soul of the Catalan people, knowing their traditions, culture and cuisine.