Gothic Quarter Barcelona
Barrio Gotico Guided Walking Tour
from€21.00

Join us on a guided walk around Barcelona’s historic centre and discover winding alleyways and hidden squares on a stroll through the Barrio Gótico. 

Go on a tour around one of the city’s oldest quarters with our expert guide, who will make this walking tour not only informative but also fun. 

Fast Facts

Guided Visit

2h official guided tour by barcelona.com 

Languages

available in English, French, Spanish or German

Instant Confirmation

Receive immediate confirmation of your purchase by email. 

Overview

guided walk around Barcelona’s old town 

small-group tours accompanied by qualified guide 

historic quarter with bars and restaurants

What to expect

Narrow side streets, hidden courtyards as well as majestic city palaces and open squares along with a dazzling array of bars and restaurants make up the charming atmosphere of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. So come with us on a walk through the old town, discover a vital part of the city’s history and follow your guide through the quarter’s labyrinthine alleys into the heart of Barcelona.

Together with the quarters Raval and Barceloneta, el Barrio Gótico makes up the old town of Barcelona, whose many historic buildings stem from the 14th and 15th century, the city’s heyday as a naval power. However, its origins go all the way back to Roman times under emperor Augustus. In the centre at Plaça Sant Jaume, where today Barcelona’s town hall and the Catalan government building stand proudly vis-à-vis, the Roman Forum once had its place and the quarter’s Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia was built on the remains of a Roman temple. Starting in the late 19th century, the Gothic quarter underwent massive restoration works and, just in time for the 1929 International Exhibition, regained its original splendour, which still attracts tourists and locals today.

How does it work?

When you book your entrance ticket, please select the date of your visit. The tour starts in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza at Plaça Catalunya. Please, don’t forget your voucher and a document of identification.

Additional Information

guided walks in English are available every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 6pm

tours are also available in French, German and Spanish 

time: walks take about 2 hours

How to get there

meeting point: in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza at Plaça Catalunya

by metro lines L1, L3, L6 and L7 to station ‘Plaça Catalunya’ 

by bus lines 41, 55, 59, H16, N4, N8, N28, V13, V15 and the Barcelona Bus Turístic 

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Barrio Gotico Guided Walking Tour
from€21.00

Join us on a guided walk around Barcelona’s historic centre and discover winding alleyways and hidden squares on a stroll through the Barrio Gótico. 

Go on a tour around one of the city’s oldest quarters with our expert guide, who will make this walking tour not only informative but also fun. 

Fast Facts

Guided Visit

2h official guided tour by barcelona.com 

Languages

available in English, French, Spanish or German

Instant Confirmation

Receive immediate confirmation of your purchase by email. 

Overview

guided walk around Barcelona’s old town 

small-group tours accompanied by qualified guide 

historic quarter with bars and restaurants

What to expect

Narrow side streets, hidden courtyards as well as majestic city palaces and open squares along with a dazzling array of bars and restaurants make up the charming atmosphere of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. So come with us on a walk through the old town, discover a vital part of the city’s history and follow your guide through the quarter’s labyrinthine alleys into the heart of Barcelona.

Together with the quarters Raval and Barceloneta, el Barrio Gótico makes up the old town of Barcelona, whose many historic buildings stem from the 14th and 15th century, the city’s heyday as a naval power. However, its origins go all the way back to Roman times under emperor Augustus. In the centre at Plaça Sant Jaume, where today Barcelona’s town hall and the Catalan government building stand proudly vis-à-vis, the Roman Forum once had its place and the quarter’s Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia was built on the remains of a Roman temple. Starting in the late 19th century, the Gothic quarter underwent massive restoration works and, just in time for the 1929 International Exhibition, regained its original splendour, which still attracts tourists and locals today.

How does it work?

When you book your entrance ticket, please select the date of your visit. The tour starts in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza at Plaça Catalunya. Please, don’t forget your voucher and a document of identification.

Additional Information

guided walks in English are available every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 6pm

tours are also available in French, German and Spanish 

time: walks take about 2 hours

How to get there

meeting point: in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza at Plaça Catalunya

by metro lines L1, L3, L6 and L7 to station ‘Plaça Catalunya’ 

by bus lines 41, 55, 59, H16, N4, N8, N28, V13, V15 and the Barcelona Bus Turístic 

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