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Free Tour Old City of Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera

Your Guru: Luca
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5.0
240 ratings
  • Barcelona
  • Available in German, English, Italian
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Hello everyone and welcome to Barcelona. I am a passionate historian and an expert world traveler. Born in Naples (Italy), after completing a BA in History, I have traveled extensively around the world and have lived in London, Dubai, Berlin and São Paulo. Barcelona has had a special place in my heart since spending 6 months on an Erasmus project. So what are you waiting fo... More

Hello everyone and welcome to Barcelona. I am a passionate historian and an expert world traveler. Born in Naples (Italy), after completing a BA in History, I have traveled extensively around the world and have lived in London, Dubai, Berlin and São Paulo. Barcelona has had a special place in my heart since spending 6 months on an Erasmus project. So what are you waiting for, don't hesitate and let me show you the great Enchantress. Barcelona! and with all our sins, ours! ours! 
Barcelona ours! the great enchantress! - Joan Maragall Menjar ben I cagar fort /I no tingues por de la mort – Eat well shit strongly and you will have not fear of death -Catalan Proverb

About the Tour


 

We will take a leisurely paced walking tour through Barcelona Ciutat Vella which includes the oldest Neighbourhoods of the city:  the Gothic Quarter and the Ribera.

We will be looking at the history of the city as well as the cultural traditions of Catalonia, what they are passionate about.

Our two hours and a half route will take you through the old city's quintessential sightseeing:
 

  • The Roman walls
  • Saint Jaume square: Palau de la Ciutat and de la Generalitat  
  • Temple of Augustus 
  • Plaça del Rei
  • Palau Reial Major and Palatine Chapel de Sant Agata
  • Palau Lloctinent 
  • The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia
  • Patio Museum Mares 
  • Plaça Nova
  • Archdeacon House 
  • La Puerta Praetoria, Portal del Bisbe
  • The Bishop's bridge 
  • Sant Felipe Neri Square 
  • The Jewish medieval quarter and the Synagogue Major
  • The Human Pyramids Monument 
  • Basílica de los Santos Mártires Justo y Pastor: La Morenita 
  • La Mercè
  • El Born
  • Fossar de Les Moreres
  • Santa Maria del Mar
  • El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria


As we progress through the city sights, we will be able to answer all the following questions and many others:

  • Did really Hercules founded Barcelona? 
  • Did you know that the first known Barcelonian was called Caius Coelius?
  • What is the Diada?
  • What’s the origin of the Catalan Flag?
  • Why is the Catalan language so different from Spanish?
  • Why are there marijuana leaves on Colon’s column?
  • Are the scantily dressed ladies in Picasso Ladies d’ Avignon really french?
  • Was the Eiffel tower going to be installed in Barcelona?
  • Why the Eixample urban plan looks so peculiar?
  • Why was the statue of Antonio Lopez, one of the De Medici of the xix century Barcelona, removed?

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In front the ART ESCUDELLERS store in Placa de l'Angel; Jaume I Metro Exit.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

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 (240)

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Professionalism
4.93
Fun
4.92
Expression
4.92
Quality
4.93
Route
4.87
Hans
27 May 2022 Vienna
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Ružica
27 May 2022 Zagreb
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Tess
27 May 2022 Antwerp
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Luca is passionate, you get really excited with him.

Dara
26 May 2022
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Luca was lots of fun and he was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about the information he provided. I would highly recommend him and the tour.

Eva
26 May 2022 Grieskirchen
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Travelled in couple - May 2022


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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!