2,5H Free Tour

Tour includes

Professional Guide
Old city Highlights
small groups

Go with Goran

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 -

Great walk around Old Barcelona

The pace was easily manageable and care was taken to ensure that a shady spot was taken for explanatory talks.

Dave M Turramurra, Australia -

A wonderful tour in the old town

it was wonderful to listen at someone telling Catalan history and stories :) thanks Markus for these great discoveries

Sow Dep -

Tour Description:

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.

Tour highlights:

  • Barrio Gotico is the oldest part of the city, where the history of Barcelona is preserved.
  • Foro romano was the central square dedicated to public life and business during Roman Empire and it seems to coincide with the current Plaza de San Jaime.
  • Muras romanas were fortification of the city and today we can find only afew ruins that testify its presence.
  • Plaza del rey is a monumental plaza, surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
  • Palacio real mayor was the seat of government and residence of the counts of Barcelona and the Kings of Aragon.
  • La Catedral is a monument that is mostly important for the religion and the art.
  • Santa Maria del Mar jewel of medieval architecture and the cathedral of the town for many locals.
  • El Born is a small village within the city, characterized by small streets full of history.
  • La Vinya del Senyor is a fantastic place to enjoy a glass of good wine and tapas.
  • La Rambla is the most famous street in the city, with its typical flower stalls, entertainers, restaurants and cafes.
  • La Boqueria is a municipal market with over 300 stalls which offer a variety of local and exotic products.