Discover the Old Town of Barcelona
Barcelona: Tour the Gothic Quarter and Boqueria Market
Roman ruins, Medieval churches, Belle Époque bars and 21st-century coffee roasters – this tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter covers 2000 years of city history in half a day. Your guide will walk and talk you through the labyrinth of narrow lanes into grand plazas that still bear bullet holes from the Spanish Civil War. Eye-popping sights en route include ancient columns at the Temple of Augustus, the 13 white geese kept to honour St Eulalia in the cloister of Barcelona Cathedral, and the vivid-coloured confections of a tiny yet iconic barrio sweet shop. You’ll explore the backstreets of the pretty El Born neighbourhood and stroll down the Ramblas, with the option to finish at lunch amid the deli counters, tapas stands, and vermouth bars of the hive-like Boqueria market.
What to Expect
The sensory buffet of the Boqueria Market, with its everyday abundance of fresh food, good wine, and multi-lingual chatter.
The time-warping contrasts of the Born neighborhood, where ultra-modern stores and trendy galleries line atmospheric medieval alleys.
Meet Catalan artists, craftspeople and small business owners who give the area its character, serving generations of locals with their skills.
Meeting Place: To be organized directly with us.
Times: 10 am or 4 pm
Duration: 4 hours
What’s included: Guided tour.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes