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Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

1. Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

Barcelona: Flamenco & Tapas in El Born

2. 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: Sangria and Tapas Cooking Workshop with Drinks

3. Barcelona: Sangria and Tapas Cooking Workshop with Drinks

Join a tapas cooking show and class with a local chef in the Born quarter for an evening of Spanish cuisine. Enjoy an array of dishes accompanied by regional Spanish wines as you learn how to make local foods and drinks. Have you always wished to know how to cook proper tapas and surprise your friends with your cooking abilities? This is your chance to learn how with the help of a professional chef. Learn how to choose the best fresh ingredients and the way to cook them and create a magical Mediterranean meal. First, you'll make dessert: a rich and creamy crema Catalana (local custard dessert), and enjoy some local snacks while you prepare it. Afterward, make authentic Spanish tapas with seafood, meats, and more. See all of the tricks to make your tapas taste amazing. Enjoy cooking in a small group for a personalized experience and share amazing memories of your journey with your friends and family.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

4. Barcelona: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

The tour begins beside the fountain in Plaça Reial where your guide will be waiting for you. Then, get on your bike and make your way through the back streets of the Gothic Quarter towards Placa del Rei. From there, the tour heads past the Barcelona Cathedral towards one of the city's greatest pieces of Modernista architecture, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall.  Continue on from there as you head to the Ciutadella Park with a stop along the way at the Arc De Triomf. After enjoying a walk around the gardens and a refreshing drink, you will be on the move again towards Europe's second most visited landmark, La Sagrada Familia. There will be time to take photos and just generally be in awe of Gaudi's final masterpiece.  Then it's down to the beach where to soak up the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, the tour heads back up to the vibrant neighborhood of El Born where you’ll have the last stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar before returning to the starting point of your tour.

Barcelona: Guided Food Tour & Wine Tasting

5. Barcelona: Guided Food Tour & Wine Tasting

Join a guided walking tour that showcases Barcelona's culinary culture. Explore some of the most interesting parts of the city center and old town, and learn about traditional Catalan-Spanish cuisine. End your tour with a professional wine tasting. Savor the flavors of cava and wine and enjoy a sensory experience as you learn about the secrets behind the most important wines in Southern Europe and the regions in which they are grown, Priorat and Penedes.

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What people are saying about St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral

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.

Dago did an excellent job explaining the history of Barcelona and showing us hidden places in the gothic quarter. He kept the tour at a pleasant pace. Highly recommend Dago and the tour.

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.

Great tour. Jana was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable and interacted well with the group.

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