Barcelona 2-in-1: Old Town + Gaudi Street Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on May 18, 2021

See Barcelona through a completely different lens! We have 4 top-rated tours on Guruwalk (see profile). A team of young, professional guides with a passion for beautiful places, meaningful history and storytelling. We've all been giving tours in the city for many years and will help you see and understand what makes it such a unique place!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

All-in-One Highlights Walking Tour! Gothic quarter and Gaudi buildings

Discover the Old Town's historic streets and squares as well as the main Modernist Gaudi buildings in the upscale newer part of town!

Why spend an entire day doing two separate tours if you can do it all at once?

See all the highlights and hear the stories behind them!

The Gothic Quarter Highlights:

Oldest part of Barcelona, this is where the city was founded. 
You’ll see:

  • Roman walls, the earliest history of Barcelona
  • Gothic style buildings from the 14th century
  • The Barcelona Cathedral
  • City Hall and Catalan Government Building on Plaça Sant Jaume
  • Plaça del Rei, the medieval Palace's stunning main square.
  • Plaça Sant Felip Neri, a hidden, fairytale-like square in the middle of the gothic.
  • Plaça Reial, an arcade lined square for the upper classes in the 19th century.
  • La Rambla, the most famous street in Barcelona 

Learn the secrets and stories of Barcelona’s old town:

  • Why is it called the Gothic quarter?
  • Beautiful squares and courtyards hidden in the heart of the labyrinthic little streets and alleys. 
  • History, Local Culture and Legends.

Then we’ll take the metro for two stops to discover the newer, upscale, art nouveau part of town.

Modernism and Gaudi houses: 

  • Casa Batlló: Gaudi's fantastical "House of Dragon Bones")
  • Casa Milà / La Pedrera: Gaudí's Monumental mountain of a house which may have inspired Star Wars design. 
  • Passeig de Gracia, the widest, most beautiful, luxury street in Barcelona.
  • Casa Amatller
  • "Manzana de Discordia": Block of discord

You’ll also understand Barcelona better!

  • Why does Barcelona have such straight streets?
  • What inspired Gaudi’s Fantastical Designs
  • The history of Barcelona’s “Eixample Neighborhood” revolutionary grid system urban planning
  • Why are the corners of buildings in Barcelona flat and “cut off”?
  • Gaudi’s iconic Barcelona sidewalk tiles
  • Modernist Lampposts

All in one single tour that covers the history, culture and hidden gems you might have never know or found by yourself.

Perfect activity if you only have a few days time in Barcelona.
Complete introduction tour for first time visit to Barcelona.
Great tour for couples, groups or company activities in Barcelona.

All the highlights and all the most interesting stories and insights, without it being a long winded history lesson.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Catalunya, 4, L'Eixample, 0800...
    Pl. de Catalunya, 4, L'Eixample, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    We will meet in Placa de Catalunya. In the exact location of the pin on the map of your booking, or use this link to open it in your map application: https://goo.gl/maps/HSmRURbxo7XNXYgT6 It's behind the big artwork of the triangle shaped upside-down staircase. The guide will have a white umbrella and a brightly colored keychain necklace name tag around their neck.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran

    Meeting point for the Old Town and Gaudi walking tour. Spectacular square with remains of Roman defensive wall, the medieval palace and a statue of a former king/count.

  • 2
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    Barcelona's cathedral

    We'll talk about the particularities and surprises of the Medieval Cathedral of Barcelona

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    Outside visit
    Plaça del Rei

    Courtyard of the former royal palace

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Bishops Bridge

    The famous gothic bridge, most photographed spot in Barcelona

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Sant Jaume

    Barcelona City Hall and Catalan State government building

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Sant Miquel

    Square with a strange artwork paying tribute to the Catalan tradition of "human towers"

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaça Reial

    Big, beautiful arcade lined square from the 19th century. Gaudi Lampposts

  • 8
    Outside visit
    La Rambla

    The most famous street in Barcelona

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    Outside visit
    Gaudí's Casa Batlló

    Find out the meaning of the "Bone House" or "Dragon House". Gaudi's most fantastical and colorful creation

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Amatller House

    Modernist work by architect Puig i Cadafalch that combines many styles into 1 dazzling building

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    Outside visit
    Passeig de Gracia

    Spectacular upscale avenue with the most famous and beautiful Art Nouveau/Catalan Modernist Gaudi architecture

  • 12
    Outside visit
    La Pedrera - Casa Milà

    Nicknamed "La Pedrera", this was Gaudí's largest and last private commission

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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Frances 19 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Excellent tour, enjoyed all the stories and info. Evan was so knowledgeable and fun at the same time. Best Walking tour I have had yet.
Sarah 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
What a wonderful tour!!!! Evan shared so very many gems with us, I feel like I know so many fascinating things about the city I C would NEVER have learned from online research. I was gripped from beginning to end
Xuria 18 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Me ha gustado mucho el tour con Melanie, ha sido muy ameno y entretenido.
Joely 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nuestra guía estuvo genial! Melanie muy profesional, con detalles históricos de una forma perfectamente explicada, un balance ideal. Ni mucho ni muy poco. Varias recomendaciones de la ciudad muy excelentes también. El balance Nos encantó, el mejor walking tour que hemos hecho! Perfecto!
Kyra 16 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Tyler was amazing!! He was entertaining, informative and very friendly! One of the best tours we have ever been on. We enjoyed not only getting to know the city better but spending time with someone who truly cares about the people they’re touring with. Would 200% recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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