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Gothic Quarter and the Old City Free Walking Tour

  • Barcelona
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Be Local Tours

Be Local Tours Barcelona is a local, socially responsible and eco-friendly tour company created in 2017 by three friends: Carlos, Patrick and Riccardo. We adopt a small group philosophy of no more than 16 persons per tour to give our customers the best experience and to respect the daily rhythm of the locals. We also help fighting global warming: for every 100 people t... More »

Be Local Tours Barcelona is a local, socially responsible and eco-friendly tour company created in 2017 by three friends: Carlos, Patrick and Riccardo. We adopt a small group philosophy of no more than 16 persons per tour to give our customers the best experience and to respect the daily rhythm of the locals. We also help fighting global warming: for every 100 people that join our tours we plant a tree in Colombia with a local NGO. We have already planted more than 100 trees! ;-) Our tours based on entertaining storytelling, historical accuracy and a friendly approach have delighted thousands of enthusiastic travellers and received high ratings and reviews. Check us out to feel like a local!

About the tour

Join our Gothic Quarter Free Walking Tour to discover the oldest part of Barcelona and learn about Catalan history, culture and traditions.

Starting from Plaza Catalunya let us take you through the winding, narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of Barcelona. We’ll show you the most interesting monuments of the Roman and Medieval city such as the Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Sant Felip Neri’s Square, the Roman walls, the Jewish Quarter and many more.

We’ll explore together 2000 years of Barcelona history from ancient ruins, old architecture through to the time of the Civil War. On the way we’ll meet kings, queens, invaders, dictators, artists, Christopher Columbus and even a Hairy Catalan!

At the end of the tour you can ask us about the best things to do in the Gothic Quarter. The closest museums and activities, great restaurants, tapas bars and the best place for Churros or paella in town!

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How to find me: Look for our guides with the BAT LOGO and the blue shirts on a turquoise umbrella at the inside corner of Plaza Catalunya, next to the rounded fountain and across the street from Txapela Bar
Tour duration: 2 hours

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 89

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Fernanda m

5 days ago

Nos hizo el tour Francisco, fue un paseo cultural entretenido lleno de

Historia y experiencias entretenidas por el barrio gótico.

100 % recomendable para empaparse de la historia de Barcelona.

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Deb

7 days ago

Very informative tour with a Patrick and a perfect start to our day. Not only were we informed about the historical aspect of Barcelona but Patrick pointed out a couple of nice eateries- one we actually went back to later in the day. Thanks again for the tour Patrick / Deb & Grant.

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Alejandra

10 days ago

Excelente guía, buen conocimiento, trato y no nos llevo por la multitud.

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Mae

12 days ago

Excellent guide!! Francesco is awesome and knowledgeable!

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Mihaela

12 days ago

Great tour! It is lovely to walk around the old city of Barcelona and get to learn things that you might not know if you go on your own. Francisco is very knowledgeable and I would totally recommend doing the tour. Extra bonus, you get to meet nice people, from all over the world.

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Patricia

12 days ago

Un tour estupendo y el guía Francisco ( el argentino) muy bueno

4.8 (89 Ratings) Rate this tour