Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter walking tour

Spanish, English
2 hours
Free! cancellation up to 48h


  • Learn about history of Barcelona from Roman times to the medieval period in a 2 hours guided tour.
  • Discover the charm of the Gothic Quarter streets, squares, hidden corners and hundred-year-old buildings.
  • Admire at Plaça del Rei the remains of the Roman city of Barcino.
  • Contemplate the imposing Barcelona Cathedral.


Discover the charm of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter walking its squares, its narrow, cobbled streets, wrought-iron street lamps, hidden corners and hundred-year-old buildings.

The Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city and its historical center. Accompanied by an expert guide, you do not leave anything found on this guided tour of two hours.

You will not walk so much, because the distances between points of interest and highlights are short, but you have to take into account that it will take you about 2 hours if you want to visit the monuments inside.

In the Gothic Quarter past and present of Barcelona come together, from Roman times to the medieval period.

The walking tour begins in the Plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of the local, autonomous government during the Middle Ages and at the present time. Nowadays main buildings here are the Autonomic Goventment Palace of Catalonia and the Barcelona's City Hall.

Next, you’ll explore the narrow streets leading to the Plaça del Rei, a unique site and the historic centre of power during the reign of the Catalan counts and monarchs. Beneath the square lie the remains of the Roman city of Barcino.

On this majestic square stand some of the important medieval buildings of the city: the Palau Reial Mayor which contains the exquisite Saló Tinell banqueting hall, the Chapel of Santa Agatha and the Palau de Lloctinent.

Close to the Plaça del Rei, you’ll explore the Plaça Nova. Here you will see the bronze letters forming the name of the Roman City: Barcino; some archs reproducing the former Acqueduct of Barcelona and 2 Watchtowers with remains of both, Roman and Medieval City Wall of the city. Cross between the old towes to continue your tour.

Access to Barcelona Cathedral, built in different artistic styles throughout the centuries. The interior of the cathedral is suitably impressive with a fine nave and soothing cloister.

Finish your visit discovering the Christ of Lepanto (El Cristo del Lepanto), the image of greater devotion of the temple and its miraculous story.


  • 2-hours Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter walking tour led by a multilingual official guide.
  • Wireless tour guide system designed to aid communication between participants and the guide.

Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Guided tour

(age 12+)
21 $
(age 0-12)

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COVID-19 Measures

  • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.

Additional details

- Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.

- Be aware that this is a walking tour, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and come prepared for some walking.

- Appropriate clothing is required when visiting the cathedral and churches.

- Tour is free for under 12s.


Free! cancellation up to 48 hours before the date of the activity with 100% refund / Less than 48 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

Starting point

Tour departs (and ends) from Turisme de Barcelona office at Ciutat Street, 2, Barcelona.

Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter walking tour
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Customer Reviews

"Excelente tour"
Excelente guía
Ana Gabriela
Mexico Mexico
"Una visita perfecta por El Barrio gótico!"
Nunca pensé que nuestra ciudad ocultaría tantos misterios y leyendas. Rebeca además de ofrecerte una ruta muy dinámica , te introduce en el mundo de la época medieval haciéndote pasar una experiencia inolvidable. Una gran profesional que transmite su conocimiento con una pasión envidiable.
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