Free Tour discover Barcelona as a local

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Víctor
Quality Verified Registered on January 13, 2022

Hello fellow travelers! What can I say about myself? My name in Víctor and I would like to share my love for Barcelona. I want you to understand and enjoy what this city means to most of us. To explore the city like you are part of it. I am someone who has been traveling all my life and therefore understands you. When I have been living abroad I always tried to surround myself with locals and listen to them so I could have a full experience of that place. I have been living all over Europe to finally be back to Barcelona for a while. The city of Barcelona hides many secrets, anecdotes, histories... and I want to share them with you. So don't hesitate and contact me for a fun, cultural and insightful walk around the city! See you soon ;)

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

Tour description

Modern day Barcelona is increasingly becoming a city focused on fast tourism, which involves visiting commercialized destinations within the time limits and does not provide the possibility of enjoying the destination.
You will suffer no shortage of people trying to sell you things everywhere.
What I want to offer here is the possibility for you to see the city from a local point of view, through the eyes of someone who has spent most of his life walking around the magic streets of Barcelona. The Barcelona of the people.
I will take you through the most emblematic places around the center of Barcelona while telling you the history and anecdotes behind them.
We will start the tour at "Arc the Triomf", we will follow to "Parc de la Ciutadella" to later enter the iconic "Barri del Born" and finally finish our amazing tour at "Barri Gotic" where we will explore all the nooks and crannies of the oldest part of town.
I think Barcelona is a magical place with indescribable beauty.
I don't think much compares to this single place.
And I want to make you feel the same way ;)  

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    Arc de Triomf, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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    Estaré debajo del Arco de Triunfo

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Arc de Triomf
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Citadel Park
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parliament of Catalonia
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Born Center of Culture and Memory
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Montcada street
  • 6
    Outside visit
    King's Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaça Sant Jaume
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaça Reial

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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Scott 11 Oct 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
By taking a taxi, we made it to the meeting point at 10:01. The agreed time was 10:00. However, Victor did not indicate a specific area at the Arc de Triomf or a sign to look for to identify him as the Guru Walk guide. We walked around the area inquiring from other tour groups. We also sent him messages if he was in the area via the app but never got a reply. We left after waiting 30 minutes.
Ian Nichol 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Really disappointed as we booked this tour well in advance and we were going to use it as a basis to get a better understanding of the city on the first day of our first trip to Barcelona. Arrived at the agreed location 20 minutes before the start of the walk at 4-30. No sign of Victor so we emailed him and messaged Guru Walk and heard nothing other than from a central booking system. We spoke to another person who was waiting for the same walk but this was scheduled to start at 5-00! Complete shambles and a very unwelcome start to our holiday in Barcelona.
Maria 21 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Highly recommend this tour. Not only will you see many things, you will get history, geography, and context you will not get elsewhere. Victor was fabulous and you will not be disappointed.
Olivia 21 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Victor was a great guide and gave a really interesting overview of the Barcelona old town. He shared interesting stories in a way that was engaging and not too dry or information heavy. The whole group was engaged (age 20s to 60s) and we learnt interesting historical and cultural information about Catalonia and Spain in quite a light hearted way - also with photos and maps from a folder which helped to illustrate things for us. My only feedback would be it would be nice for the group to introduce themselves at the start (name, where from) and also our tour went a little under time which was a shame in such a huge city with so much to see and learn :)
Lynette 18 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Great overview of barcelona historical and modern
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
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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