Free tour Barcino. The vestiges of Roman Barcelona

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2020

Arkeo Tour was born from an idea of a group of youngs from Andalusia and Madrid who loved its History, culture and heritage. Our team is made up of great professionals with extensive experience in managing of tourist groups and cultural visits in different parts of Spain. Most of us have trained on the street, collaborating in different archaeological sites, art galleries and museums. We consider that our land has great heritage and cultural potential that must be valued for both residents and tourists. We do not believe that transmitting our history is bored. We want you to enjoy it. May you live the experience. And that you impregnate yourself with the vestiges of our past. Join this adventure with us!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Now walk with us the layout of Barcino, the old Roman Barcelona, and discover what is still standing of its walls and towers, its aqueduct or its necropolis. The Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino Colony was founded in the 1st century BC by Emperor Augustus with the aim that the legionnaires discharged from the Cantabrian wars could settle there. The chosen place was a promontory near the coast that was known as Mount Táber. Its location next to the sea and the Via Augusta, made Barcino prosper easily thanks to trade, in addition to the wealth of its agricultural products. In a short time, the old Barcelona was gaining ground from Tarraco, until it became the most important city in the region, both economically and politically. The Roman city was structured following classical patterns with an orthogonal plan that was divided by cardos and decumans. In the central part, current Plaça de Sant Jaume, was the forum, surrounded by imposing public buildings. Some of these elements can be recognized today, although they are almost two millennia old. During our itinerary we can discover the remains of the sepulchral road found under the Plaza de la Villa in Madrid, we will walk next to the canvases of the old wall and we will see how some of its towers and bastions were incorporated into much more modern buildings. We will walk through the Gothic Quarter to recognize the old aqueduct that supplied water to the city and we will see the columns that are preserved from the Temple of Augustus. We will also show you everything you can find if you visit the famous MUHBA, located in the Plaza del Rey, and whose buildings have a clear Roman and Visigothic background. At the end of the guided tour you will learn much more about the origin of Barcelona and you will be able to notice the Roman vestiges that are still preserved in the Catalan capital as you go. Book your route through Roman Barcelona now.

Only groups of up to 6 people are allowed in this activity. If you are 7 or more people, you will be asked for a payment per person in advance to join the visit.

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  • Meeting point:
    Barcelona, Spain
    Barcelona, Spain
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    At the Door of the Hard Rock Café (Plaza de Catalunya) You will recognize our guides by their black t-shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route).

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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Estela 19 Sep 2022
Córdoba

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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Imprescindible para saber que pisamos y vemos al recorrer el barrio Gótico. Hermoso viaje a la historia! Me encanto
Paulina 17 Jul 2022
Santiago

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Miquel es arqueólogo, por lo tanto, sabía mucho en relación al tour de la época de los romanos en Barcelona, lo bombardeamos a preguntas!! Las que respondió con mucha paciencia y conocimiento. Excepcional nuestro guía!!
Fern... 25 Jun 2022
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Un tour muy interesante. Aprendimos mucho sobre la época romana. 100% recomendó.
Paula 15 May 2022
Oviedo

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
El guía fue súper agradable, y tenía conocimientos amplísimos sobre el tema. Además de informar sobre los sitios destacados en los que parábamos, comentó cosas súper interesantes indirectamente relacionadas. En resumen una experiencia de 10.
Virg... 14 May 2022
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
Un gran tour si eres amante de la historia. El guía relaciona historia antigua y contemporánea para conectar con el público y hacernos ver que en algunos puntos no hemos cambiado tanto como los romanos Muy recomendado!
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If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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