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Free tour of Roman Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Available in: Spanish

About the guru Arkeo Tour

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 an... More »

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!

About the tour

Now walk with us along the route of Barcino, the old Roman Barcelona, and see what still remains of its walls and towers, its aqueduct or its necropolis. Colonia Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino was founded in the 1st century AD by Emperor Augustus so that licensed legionaries from the Cantabrian War could establish themselves there. The chosen place was a promontory near the coast that was known as Monte 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 to 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 thistles and Decumans. In the central part, now Plaça de Sant Jaume, was the forum, surrounded by imposing public buildings. Some of these elements can be recognized today, although they have almost two millennia of life. During our itinerary we can discover the remains of the sepulchral path found under the Plaza de la Villa de Madrid, we will walk along 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 the city with water and we will visit the columns that remain from the Temple of Augustus. We will also show you everything you can find if you visit the famous MUHBA, located in Plaza del Rey, and whose buildings have a clear Roman and Visigothic substrate. At the end of the guided tour you will learn much more about the origin of Barcelona and you will be able to see the Roman remains that are still preserved in the Catalan capital on your way. Book your route through Roman Barcelona now.

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Tour duration: 2 hours

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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 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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