Discovering the Medieval Gems of Barcelona
The Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarters of Barcelona, has a multitude of surprises for lovers of history, architecture and Art in general. This place is the birth place of Barcelona, here we will see some Roman ruins and the Roman walls which are steeped in over 2000 years of history.
The Cathedral of Barcelona Santa Eulalia with the beautiful Garden, the Gothic Palace which played a significant role in discovering the new land of America and we will wander in the narrow alleys discovering secret squares of the medieval city hearing legends and myths, the Jewish quarters with the oldest in Europe Synagogue and explore some of the medieval mansions as the house of Ardiaca (Archdeacon) a. o.
We start either from Pl. Catalunya or Christopher Columbus column.
- We'll see Las Ramblas,
- Placa Reial,
- The Gothic Quarters with Pl. Jaume with the Catalunya's Government and the Town Hall,
- the roman temple f August,
- The Jewish Quarters and the Synagogue,
- Pl. Filip Neri,
- The Cathedral,
- The Roman Walls,
- The house of Adriaca,
- The Gothic Palace,
- Pl Born,
- The ruins of Born, the destroyed Barcelona of the war of 1714,
- The basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
And many more!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The very central Catalunia square in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, or
The Christopher Colombus column
End location: The French Train station
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
It has an easy pace, a lots of photo stops or maybe a snack, that could prolong the tour to 4 hours.
it is a walking tour, no transportation vehicle is provided.
My tour guiding services through all the time of the tour with stories and explanations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - In case you would like to have a soda or a snack. Still all shops, no matter the amount, do accept all major credit cards
There are no entrances you have to pay, so all your personal shopping, souvenirs , snacks and beverages are not included.
Since this is a walking tour, there is also no pick up from accommodations, meaning you will need to come to the meeting point by your self with taxi or any public transportation, or by foot for cruise passengers.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.
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Nicole was wonderful. She made the tour very exciting. She walked us through the winding streets of Barcelona and she is so knowledgeable of the history of the Gothic Quarters. I really enjoyed the tour and I could not wait to get back home and tell everyone everything she had taught us. We learned a lot about ancient Barcelona than any book can teach us. During our tour we ran into an Antique car show and a political demonstration of Catalan's independence.