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Ginger. The vestiges of Roman Barcelona

Your Guru: Arkeo Tour
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  • Barcelona
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

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 the route of Barcino, the ancient Roman Barcelona, and discover what is still standing of its walls and towers, its aqueduct or its necropolis. The Colonia Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino was founded in the 1st century BC by the Emperor Augustus with the purpose that licensed legionaries from the Cantabrian wars could settle there. The chosen place was a promontory near the coast that was known as Mount Taber. Its location next to the sea and the Via Augusta, made Barcino easily prosper 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 thistles 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 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 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 the city with water 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 substrate. 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 remains that are still preserved in the Catalan capital. Book your route through Roman Barcelona now.

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How to find me: At the Door of the Hard Rock Café (Plaza de Cataluña) you will recognize our guides by their striking red shirt. (It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the route).

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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 per person, 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!

Tour opinions (1)

Luz 07/24/2021

Lo recomendamos. Es arqueólogo y sabe de lo que habla. Además es un estupendo comunicador, muy documentado. Un placer hacer el tour con Mikel


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