Welcome to Barcelona Walking Tour: Old Town, Historic Port and Barcelona Cathedral

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3 hrs

Max 15

Why take this tour?

The historic heart of Barcelona is a treasure trove of ancient ruins, stunning architecture and chilling tales; but you have to know where to look. On this small group Barcelona city tour, you'll see all of this plus the old port - and enjoy an expertly guided tour of the magnificent Barcelona Cathedral and spectacular views from the rooftop terrace.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Acquaint yourself with the sights of central Barcelona in the company of a local expert guide
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy a fully guided tour inside the magnificent Barcelona Cathedral, plus spectacular views from the rooftop terrace
  • Created with Sketch.Explore La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, the old Jewish Ghetto, the old Port and much more
  • Created with Sketch.Small groups of no more than 15 people

Take a walk through the historic heart of Barcelona

Your Barcelona City Tour starts next to the famous Boqueria Market, where you’ll meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people and go straight to where it all began; the center of the old city. Passing fragments of 2,000-year old Roman Walls, you’ll step into the Plaza Nova to see a mural by Picasso.

Insidethe Barcelona Cathedral you'll enjoy a fully guided visit to the cloister and eventually make your way up to the rooftop where you'll take in magical views from the terrace.

Then you'll head into the narrow side-streets of the old city to see some of its most fascinating landmarks. We’ve carefully crafted a route that sh...

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Your Barcelona City Tour starts next to the famous Boqueria Market, where you’ll meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people and go straight to where it all began; the center of the old city. Passing fragments of 2,000-year old Roman Walls, you’ll step into the Plaza Nova to see a mural by Picasso.

Insidethe Barcelona Cathedral you'll enjoy a fully guided visit to the cloister and eventually make your way up to the rooftop where you'll take in magical views from the terrace.

Then you'll head into the narrow side-streets of the old city to see some of its most fascinating landmarks. We’ve carefully crafted a route that showcases the best of this small area, weaving together a rich tapestry of stories from the Romans all the way to the present day. As you go, you’ll follow in the footsteps of a martyr, explore the old Jewish Ghetto, and get some architectural history in a square that used to be the favorite of Antoni Gaudí. Since your Barcelona city tour is led by a local guide, you’ll also get some insight into modern politics, including Catalonia’s quest to gain independence from Spain.

Your final stop on this Barcelona City Tour is the historic port, where you’ll learn about its ancient connection to the sea, see a modern sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein.

For travelers visiting Barcelona for the first time, this tour 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.

Note: Due to safety reasons, in a case of bad weather the Cathedral roof top terrace may not be accessible.

  • Sites Visited
  • Ancient Roman walls
  • Barcelona Cathedral & rooftop terrace
  • El Call (the Jewish Quarter)
  • Plaça St Jaume
  • Sant Felip Neri Square
  • La Rambla
  • Carrer de la Portaferrissa
  • Plaza Nova
  • Plaza del Rey
  • Caganer shop
  • El Born neighborhood
  • Santa Maria del Mar (from outside)
  • The Old Port (Port Vell)
  • El Cap
  • Maremagnum Shopping Center (from the outside)
  • Tour Includes
  • Tour of Barcelona Cathedral
  • Expert local guide
  • Access to Cathedral rooftop terrace
Central Barcelona is filled with fascinating ancient architecture
The Old City's plazas are spectacular
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We had the best time with the tour! Our tour guide Chryssi was a great guide who showed us around the best places, she was also very knowledgeable about the information of ancient Barcelona and the architecture of the buddings. To top it off with a wine tasting was the best way to end the tour. We would highly recommend this tour.

Great guide, wonderful tour!


FAQ

I don't eat meat. Is there a vegetarian option during the jamón tasting?
Unfortunately there is no other option during the jamón tasting. Catalans have a deep love of ham and in their eyes, no veggie is quite equivalent.
Does the Barcelona Cathedral have a dress code?
Yes. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings (e.g., a scarf) with you, and to put them on before entering to the holy areas.

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