Explore an icon of Barcelona’s Modernist architecture on a 45-minute guided tour of the Palau de la Música Catalana, with access to areas of the…
Discover Barcelona on a bike tour. Ride over bike lanes, pedestrian paths, and parks and gardens to the city's most beautiful sights. Admire the old…
See the fascinating city of Barcelona on a comfortable and convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. You’ll travel on open-top double-decker buses that…
Explore Barcelona from the saddle of a SMART Mercedes electric bike and see more of the city’s most emblematic attractions. Cruise through the Gothic…
Discover Picasso's Barcelona by following in the artist's footsteps. Explore the famous painter's old neighborhood and favorite haunts on foot,…
See the sights of Barcelona by self-balancing Segway on a 2-hour tour of the modern parts of the city and historic neighborhoods. Marvel at hi-tech…
See the main sights of Barcelona by Segway on a 3-hour sightseeing tour, and discover modern parts of the city and eccentric hi-tech buildings and…
Discover the main sights of Barcelona with a local guide on a 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Learn the history of the Gothic Quarter and see landmark…
Segway the bike paths and seafront promenades of Barcelona on a 1-hour sightseeing tour, and discover traditional beaches, urban art, and the narrow…
Top sights in Barcelona
Founded by the Romans circa 133BC, "El Barri Gòtic" has been the historic and cultural heart of Barcelona ever since. More than just a hub for tourism, the Gothic Quarter has a little something for everyone. Here are a few tips before booking your tour!
The quarter boasts some of Barcelona's best restaurants – and its oldest, Can Culleretes! Try Bar Pinotxo's top-class tapas or the traditional curios saved from extinction at Agut.
The Gothic Quarter's shops and boutiques make spending money just a little too easy! Check out L'Arca de l'Àvia's antique homeware and the Catholic candy (yes, really!) at Caelum.
El Barri Gòtic's narrow streets are rich with history, from Barcelona Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter to La Rambla and Passeig de Gràcia – home to several of Gaudí's works!
Culture vultures will find plenty to stir the imagination at the quarter's museums. Highlights include the Barcelona City History Museum and the eccentric Museu Frederic Marès.
Despite its age, the area is no stranger to Barcelona's favorite cocktail! Check out Jamboree's Latin and jazz jams or catch Indie rock acts at Sidecar Factory Club.
Barri Gòtic is one of Barcelona's busiest districts, so it might be best to avoid the tourist season if you can! Visiting in May or June will see shorter queues and better hotel availability without sacrificing the glorious weather.
Like La Rambla, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a haven for pickpockets targeting tourists. Always keep your valuables out of sight and never leave your belongings unattended. Violent crime is not much of a concern, but if out sampling the area's nightlife – as with anywhere – it can't hurt to stick to populated, well-lit streets!
- When should I visit?The Quarter is always open for a stroll and some people watching!
- Is it expensive?It's free to take in the views, but it'll be easy to spend money on food, souvenirs and entertainment!
- Will I need a guide?Why not? Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
- How to get thereThis area is within walking distance from the old town and city center!
- Additional information
- Remain aware of your surroundings, as you would in any large city.
What people are saying about Gothic Quarter Barcelona
The German description I got ahead mentioned cava & tapas testing as part of the tour which was not the case and would not fit in timewise anyway. So please check and correct.
It was a great experience and Barbara gave us so much information. We wish we’d had done this our first night in Barcelona. Definitely go hungry because there were lots of wonderful tapas!
We booked this without too much thought, knowing our 3 teenage children were all good cyclists but we didn't consider big bikes and electric so our son, who has Downs syndrome struggled to get on with the bike at first. I was super impressed with our tour guide who instinctively offered a smaller bike, ran Toms bike back to the shop, collected new smaller bike and accommodated us so much. Its heart warming to feel so much support in the midst of a new city. The tour was amazing, fun, full of history and important facts that we wouldn't have known otherwise. I never dreamed 4 hours on a bike in a city could be so fun and relaxing. I felt safe and looked after throughout. The kids loved it too! After this experience, we will always do a bike tour on our city breaks from now on. Thank you so much to Barcelona E bike tours and our guide - Absolute Stars!
Was a very informative tour, learnt a lot and in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Our guide was very passionate about his city and shared with us his extensive knowledge of history, legends and the city. Very enjoyable and would recommend. Thanks a lot.
Barca is a beautiful city which you experience best by bike or by foot and bus. We did booth! The tour on bike was truly fantastic and one of the best things we did on our weekend in the city. You get a great overall grasp of the city in short time when biking around and the views from Montjuic is absolutely amazing. Our guide had all the knowledge and shared it in a fun and interesting way. He also gave a lot of recommendations for fun and food in the city. We absolutely recommend this trip!