Barcelona 2-in-1: Old Town + New City - Gothic to Gaudi

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

We are a team of young, professional guides with a passion for meaningful history and storytelling. We've all been giving tours in the city for many years and will help you 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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

All-in-One Highlights 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 Ramon Berenguer el Gran, 9999,...
    Pl. de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, 9999, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    By the Sculpture on the square. Guide will have a White Umbrella and/or brightly colored name tag.

  • 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
    Outside visit
    Barcelona's cathedral

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

  • 3
    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

  • 9
    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

  • 11
    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).

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Aayushi 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Adria was a great tour guide, we learned so much and had an absolute blast!
Neha 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Especially if you are short on time, this is a good option to cover two different areas of Barcelona in a fun relaxed way.
Janice 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Our first afternoon in Barcelona and our walk was fabulous Yannis was so educated in his history and information on this city that it was a great way to get a feel for this city Definitely recommend Yannis
Lorna 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
It was a fantastic tour. Adria was knowledgeable, professional and a delight. I would definitely recommend this tour especially if Adria is leading it. Launa
Fabio 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Adrià is an amazing guide and a really interesting tour
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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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