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Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

1. Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.

Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

2. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

Barcelona: Flamenco & Tapas in El Born

3. Barcelona: Flamenco & Tapas in El Born

Just minutes away from the noise of Las Ramblas and the crowded coastline of Barceloneta, an expert local guide will take you through the trendiest district in Barcelona, El Born, where you will be able to admire the greatness of the Cathedral (icon of Catalan gothic architecture), and will learn about Catalonia’s recent past at Centre Cultural del Born, home also to the best conserved archaeological site in the city. Discover the Spanish Gastronomy tasting Basque Pintxos and the best Seafood tapas from the mediterranean. We will visit 2 bars and in each bar we will taste some tapas and pintxos. Pintxos (which means "toothpicks" or "small skewers", depending on who you ask) are a Basque culinary tradition that has extended to Barcelona and is the art of making delicatessen small bites which can become the sole component of a wonderful dinner. Then continue to the former fishermen’s village of Barceloneta, where you will taste delicious mediterranean seafood tapas like mussels, shrimp croquettes, octopus and more. After visiting the Born District passing through Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig Colon, you will enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the Baroque atmosphere of Dalmases Palace, a hidden treasure from the 17th Century and once the meeting place of an aristocratic society of scholars.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

4. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

5. Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

Meet your local guide at the lively Ramblas and head out onto the vibrant streets of Barcelona where historical adventure awaits. The first stop of the day is Palau Guell, the first great work of Antoni Gaudi, followed by the Plaza Real, an elegant square surrounded by palm trees and arcades. Follow your guide to La Boqueria next, a colorful and historical market that is not to be missed. Continue the tour into the heart of the Gothic Quarter where you can admire the impressive Roman Walls, Old Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Sant Felip Neri Square, and other must-see gems. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, taste the flavors of Spanish cuisine and enjoy a tapa accompanied by red wine in a local tavern. While you eat, listen to your guide share fascinating stories about Barcelona’s history, culture, traditions, and way of life. After lunch, wander through the charming Born Quarter until you arrive at the spectacular Santa Maria del Mar Church. The final stop of the day is the Born Market and Memorial Center, where you can see the medieval ruins recently found beneath the city. *Veggie option available

Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

6. Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

Visit locations described in Ildefonso Falconés’s blockbuster novel "The Cathedral of the Sea," and learn about the mysteries and intrigue of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour that turns fiction into reality. Set in the 14th-Century, at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, “The Cathedral of the Sea” describes in masterful detail how Barcelona’s humblest residents embarked on building a cathedral that was set to be the greatest temple ever known. This is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, still standing in the Ribera district and where your tour begins. As you walk through the Ribera and the Gothic Quarter, you will relive the stories of the novel through its various locations; places that date back more than 700 years, and have their histories etched in their walls. You will learn more about the book’s characters, and uncover the story of Santa Maria del Mar, one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona, and the apogee of Catalan Gothic art.

Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

7. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

8. Barcelona: Half Day Tour on Sidecar Motorcycle

Discover Barcelona's beautiful sights while cruising on a sidecar motorcycle driven by private guide. Visit the essential landmarks, including the Columbus Monument, Ciutadella Park, Plaza España, Palau Nacional, Montjuic Hill & viewpoints, Olympic Stadium, Old Port and Barcelona Beach. Explore the historic streets of the medieval district of El Born and also see the Arc de Triomf, Passeig de Gracia and the La Rambla promenade.See Barcelona's UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milá, and Casa Battló, with the opportunity to stop off and take pictures. On the extended tour, see Barcelona's many UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Sant Pau Hospital, Park Güell, and Casa Vicens. Enjoy a beautiful ride through the charming neighborhood of Garcia. As you ride along, your guide will share information about the landmarks and Mediterranean culture. Ask questions via wireless communication devices in your helmets.

BarceIona: Instagram Walking Tour with Photographer & Guide

9. BarceIona: Instagram Walking Tour with Photographer & Guide

On this guided Instagram walking tour, discover the history of Barcelona with a local guide, walk through the city’s charming streets, and let a professional photographer take impressive photos of you at the most memorable spots. Start your trip by meeting your local guide who will accompany you through the main historical points of the city. Step into the colorful Boquería Market and head to the famous Mural del Beso. Enter the city’s gothic quarter and pass by the surprising House of Plants. Learn the secrets that Barcelona’s streets and corners keep as you blend into local day-to-day life. As you take in the sights, a professional photographer will help you take the best photos to capture your experience. For maximum convenience, all the photos that are taken will be available to you in a digital format. The tour ends at the Arc de Triomf, where you can one final unforgettable panoramic shot of the square. 

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter & La Sagrada Familia Private Tour

10. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter & La Sagrada Familia Private Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a private walking tour. Discover the medieval architecture of the Gothic Quarter and drive up to the picturesque Montjuic hill. Follow your guide along the iconic Passeig de Gracia and look upon Casa Batllo and Casa in awe, before entering into La Sagrada Familia. Get picked up from your accommodations and drive into the heart of the city. Start your private walking tour in the charming streets of the Gothic Quarter, admiring the medieval architecture, trendy bars, and flower stalls. Jump back into the car briefly to travel up to Montjuic hill, experiencing breathtaking views over the city along the way. Come back down to earth and take a stroll along the Passeig de Gracia. Pass by some of Gaudi's most iconic masterpieces, including Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. Finish your trip at the UNESCO World Heritage Listed La Segrada Familia. Enter into the basilica with skip-the-line tickets, following your guide to learn about the history behind this world-famous building and Gaudi's work. Say goodbye to your guide at La Sagrada Familia and choose to spend more time within the basilica or head home.

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Exquisite city tour for a beautiful city. It was my first time visiting and honestly this tour helped me get acquainted with the city, its most important landmarks and, what's more it even introduced me to things I wouldn't have visited if it wasn't for clio muse tours. So thank you. Definitely a value for money product. I'd dare to say rather cheap for its immaculate content. I didn't even know Barcelona had such luscious history. The tour is broken down in small paragraphs, it's easy to navigate, easy to understand and follow. Some stories were so juicy and interesting. I'd definitely pick Clio Muse again for all these reasons. Keep up the good work.

Richard is the best!! What a treat! Smart kind enthusiastic and passionate about Barcelona and welcoming its travelers. We navigated through the gothic area to the park and arc de triumph to cobblestone streets making our way to the Born District from there we had a wonderful experience with the Flamenco dancing and hitting restaurants for tapas. HIGHLY recommend Richard. Such a great night! Traveling with my college aged daughter.

Excellent tour with Benja. It was a small group tour and we had a good tour round Barcelona City pointing out the main sites. He was very informative. A great way to start our short break. Thank you. Highly recommended.

a great afternoon with Chris (the hairy Costa Rican ). A great way to learn more and see a lot of barcelona. we learned a lot from the tour.

Christopher was an awesome guide. Learned a lot of history on Barcelano and the bike ride was fun!