Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Optional Pintxos

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Learn everything about the history of Barcelona on this guided tour around the oldest neighborhood of the city. Make the most of your experience by having a pintxos tasting at the end of the tour!

Highlights

  • Explore the oldest part of the city of Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter
  • Visit the most outstanding landmarks of the city and learn about their history
  • Enjoy this walking tour while you learn how Barcelona was founded
  • Find the Roman vestiges that are still present in the streets of the city
  • Upgrade your experience and have a local pintxos tasting at the end of your tour

Description

Discover the history of Barcelona by walking around the oldest neighborhood of the city: the Gothic Quarter. Starting at Pelayo Street, one of the main commercial streets in the city, you will start your journey to the old Barcelona. And continuing, you will visit one of the biggest squares in Spain and one of the most important places in Barcelona, Plaza de Catalunya. From here, you will walk down one of the most beautiful and famous avenues of the city, the Ramblas, and as you stroll this street, the guide will tell you how the city was founded by Emperor Augustus. Then you will arrive at the old port of the city, where you can see the remains of the old city wall as you walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, before arriving at Nova Square. Here, in the center of the Gothic Quarter, you'll be able to admire the Cathedral of Gothic style.  As you walk around Barcelona, your guide will be telling important facts about figures in the history of the city, such as St. Roque or Wilfredo the Hairy, and you will also discover how the current design of Catalonia's flag was developed. Next, walk around Plaza del Rei and Plaza del Pi, until you reach Plaza de Sant Jaume, the current administrative and political center of the city. Finally, see the town hall, and the Palau de la Generalitat.  At the end of the tour, you have the option to go to a local bar to taste some typical local pintxos. Take the opportunity to chat with your guide, and ask for recommendations for the rest of your time in Barcelona.

Includes

Professional guide Guided walking tour Live bilingual commentary in English and Spanish One drink and two pintxos (only if option selected)

Important Information

  • If you want to have the local pintxos tasting, you must select the option before booking
  • The pintxos tasting includes a drink of choice (whether alcoholic or not alcoholic ones) and two pintxos
  • Please bear in mind that this is a walking tour where a lot of walking is involved
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour may not be recommended is you have reduced mobility or for wheelchair users

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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