1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Gothic Quarter Barcelona

Barcelona: Myths and Legends of the Gothic Quarter

Product ID: 44733
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Travel back to the Middle Ages and learn the legends of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter on a 2.5-hour tour. Wander the narrow streets around the cathedral, discovering picturesque squares and churches. End with a pintxo tasting in a traditional tapas bar.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore medieval life in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • Wander down narrow streets to discover picturesque squares and churches
  • Taste authentic pintxos of the Basque region in a typical tapas bar
  • See the mariner's church of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Discover the busy Santa Caterina Market
  • Go to Plaça Sant Jaume to admire the City Hall and Presidential Palace
Full description
Travel back to medieval Barcelona, and hear stories of the characters that inhabited the atmospheric Barrio Gotico, and their relationship to the city’s history.

Meet your guide on the scenic Plaça Nova, within sight of the imposing Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. As you wander down the winding streets leading off the square, your guide will tell an enthralling history of the city, revealing some of the hidden sights in secret corners.

Learn about the ancient gates of the Roman city of Barcino, and continue through the Jewish Quarter of El Call. You’ll come across picturesque squares, such as Plaça Sant Jaume, site of the City Hall and Presidential Palace. Marvel at the Palau Reial Major in Plaça del Rei, and window shop along pedestrianized Plaça de l’Àngel, now one of Barcelona’s most expensive areas. See the mariner’s church of Santa María del Mar, and end in front of lively Santa Caterina Market.

Then, it’s time to taste some authentic pintxos (snacks) in a traditional tapas bar of the El Born neighborhood.
Includes
  • Guide
  • 1 pintxo (snack) and 1 drink at the end of the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at No. 5 Plaça Nova, in front of the Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona. Your guide will be holding a red umbrella.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water in summer