Barcelona Essential

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Italian
Quality Verified Registered on July 14, 2019
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Travel back in time from the Roman origins of the old city of Barcino to modern-day Barcelona accompanied by the city's most passionate guides

Join us as we walk through the streets that the Romans designed more than 2,000 years ago to understand the episodes that have marked the history of Barcelona until it became the vibrant and unique city that it is today. 

On our Essential Barcelona tour we will take a trip through time that covers the history of the city's first settlers, the majestic Barcelona Cathedral, the darkest episodes of the Spanish civil war, the Jewish quarter or the most contemporary Barcelona of Pablo Picasso and George Orwell until we reach the present day.

Let yourself be surprised by myths and legends, stories and anecdotes, facts and secrets. 

Live an unforgettable experience through the most hidden corners of this exciting city. 

Our tour lasts approximately 2 to 2:30 hours. 


On the tour we will discover: 


• The Rambla 

• New Square 

•Barcelona's cathedral 

• Saint Philip Neri 

• Jewish Quarter 

• Saint James 

• King's Square 

• San Miguel Square 

• Picasso 

• George Orwell Square 

•Barcelona's port. 





• Make a reservation before coming. 

• Look for our multicolored pinwheel to find us at 

• Groups of more than 6 people, even in separate reservations, must pay a minimum of €10 before the start of the tour 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rambla de Canaletes, 11, Ciutat Vella...
    Rambla de Canaletes, 11, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Metro Plaza Catalunya, exit Rambla. Find my multicolor pinwheel.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    La Rambla

    We will begin by locating ourselves geographically and historically in Barcelona, getting to know the city's most emblematic street and its history.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Fuente de Canaletas

    Do you know who the culés are and why the Canaletas fountain is an essential place for them? Come and we will tell you.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaça de la Vila de Madrid

    Little by little we are going to get closer to the first city that gave rise to the current Barcelona and its inhabitants.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Plaça Nova

    In Plaça Nova we find the main gate of the old city of Barcino, the remains of the Roman aqueduct and two murals by Pablo Picasso that represent two very important traditions for Catalan society.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Barcelona

    The majestic Barcelona Cathedral and its Gothic style façade have been a place of worship for all civilizations that have passed through Barcelona.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

    A journey back in time to the 1930s to understand one of the most tragic episodes of the Spanish Civil War.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Call de Barcelona

    Enter the streets of the city's Jewish quarter and understand why the Jews were expelled from Barcelona.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaça Sant Jaume

    Plaza Sant Jaume was the most important place for the Romans 2000 years ago and is currently the center of political power in Barcelona and Catalonia.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Plaça del Rei

    Travel back in time to understand how the current configuration of Spain has been shaped and an event that changed the history of humanity.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Sant Miquel

    Do you know what Castellers are? Don't worry, we will tell you so that you understand one of the most deeply rooted traditions of Catalan society.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Carrer de Avinyó

    Carrer de Avinyó is an essential place to discover the work of the great artist Pablo Picasso.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Plaça de George Orwell

    Did you know that the famous writer George Orwell lived and fought in Barcelona and his most important work 1986 has strong parallels with the city?

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Passeig de Colom

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Greta 04 May 2024
San Martino Siccomario

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Ho avuto come guida Arianna. Il tour mi è piaciuto molto, consigliato!
Silvia 14 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Guida super! Un giro molto bello all'interno del quartiere gotico, ricco di informazioni, curiosità e storia! Ne vale assolutamente la pena! Grazie 😘
Monica 08 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Claudia ci ha permesso di conoscere Barcellona come da soli non avremmo mai potuto. Tour bello eei lo ha reso speciale creando una splendida atmosfera e facendoci scoprire storie...luoghi...bellissimi. Lo consiglio vivamente a tutti prima di visitare in autonomia una città. 10 e lode!
Francesca 04 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Nonostante abbia mandato diversi messaggi alla guida, prima di arrivare e poi quando ero sul posto … non mi ha mai risposto, non si è presentata al punto di incontro … pessima cosa visto che ho anche fatto una corsa per arrivare .
simona 29 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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