Welcome to Barcelona City stroll with Old Town, Historic Port and Cathedral visit
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Welcome to Barcelona City stroll with Old Town, Historic Port and Cathedral visit

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore the historic heart of Barcelona with an expert guide
  • Admire the Cathedral and the views from its rooftop terrace
  • Learn the history of Barcelona beyond Gaudí
  • Intimate experience in small groups of only 15 people
What to expect

Your tour starts next to the famous Boqueria Market, where you’ll meet your guide and go straight to the spot where Barcelona began; the center of the old city. The Ancient Romans established a city here 2,000 years ago and you’ll be surprised by how much of those original structures still exist. Passing huge fragments of the old Roman wall, you’ll step into the Plaza Nova to see a mural by Picasso and the Barcelona Cathedral.

Next, your guide will lead you into the narrow side-streets of the city for a tour of the historic center. Although this is one of the most vibrant and historically-rich parts of the city, many visitors don’t know what to look for when they explore, or which spots are the most important. We’ve carefully crafted a route that showcases the best of this small area, weaving together a rich tapestry of stories from across 2,000 years of history.

Along the way, you’ll follow in the footsteps of a martyr; explore the old Jewish Ghetto; get some architectural history in a square that used to be the favorite of Antoni Gaudí and even see where Barcelona’s official executioner lived.

Every street, plaza and point of interest on this tour is intimately connected with the story of Barcelona. From its beginnings as a small outpost of the Ancient Roman Empire, through its consolidation as a regional capital, and all the way to the early 20th-century flowering and 1992 Olympics that turned it into the beautiful cosmopolitan city that it is today. Since you’re touring with a local guide, you’ll also get some insight into modern politics, including Catalonia’s quest to gain independence from Spain.

For travelers visiting Barcelona for the first time, this tour - with its passionate local guide and small group of 15 people or fewer - is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the city and develop the sort of local knowledge that will set you up for the rest of your stay. There is no easier, or more enjoyable, way to begin your vacation in Barcelona.

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What's included
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Barcelona Cathedral
  • Special access to the Cathedral rooftop terrace
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • For infants (0-3 years) this event is for free
Where

Plaça de Sant Galdric, 08002 Barcelona

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 15 minutes before the departure of the tour at Plaça de Sant Galdric, 08002 Barcelona. This small square is located BEHIND Palau Virreina building (you can walk through the building), close by La Boqueria Market. Your guide will hold a sign for easy recognition.

What to remember
  • We are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
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When

1 May 2020 - 31 Oct 2020: Saturdays at 9.30 am

12 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:15 pm

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Provider
Walks LLC - Spain
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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