Free Tour Barcelona: Walking through 20 centuries of history

Duration: 3h
Guru: Josep Mª
Quality Verified Registered on May 27, 2022

After living 5 years in Italy and two in Scotland, I'm back in my beloved Barcelona willing to do something that I enjoy and that I've already done in the past with my Worldwide friends: Walking through MY city, showing it, explaining it so you, like them, can enjoy and understand its beauty

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

Tour description

Did you know that Barcelona was known as the Fire Rose?

... That the Bankruptcy concept has its origin in the exchange tables of the flourishing Medieval city?

Or what about buildings that still bear the scars of an earthquake that occurred in 1428?

This intimate tour is presented as the option for those who want to understand Barcelona while walking through the streets of its historic center. Together we will walk through more than 2000 years of history, from the Roman Barcino to the BCN of the 21st century, passing through the laborious Medieval Barcelona that soaks up the Gothic and the Revolutionary Rose of Fire of the late 19th century. We will discover little-known sites, we will see how certain places have changed their meanings over the centuries, we will let the scars on the walls tell us their history and imbue us with the beauty of their contrasts.

What will we see?

  • Roman Barcino: Roman Sepulchral Way, Aqueduct, Roman Wall, Roman Gate and Temple of Augustus
  • Medieval Barcelona: Jewish Quarter, Casa del Ardiaca, Cathedral, Sant Just i Pastor, Santa Maria del Mar, Calle Montcada, Palau del LLoctinent
  • Modern Barcelona: Generalitat Palace, Sant Felip Neri, Plaza Real. Paseo del Born
  • Contemporary Barcelona: The Kiss, Calle del Obispo, Liceu, Els Quatre Gats.

If you opt for a unique, quiet and fun experience with a native guide who knows, loves the city and wants to share its history, this is your tour.

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  • Meeting point:
    Carrer de la Canuda, 1, 08002 Barcelo...
    Carrer de la Canuda, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Intersection Canuda Street with Sta Ana. I always wear dark glasses, I have dark hair tied up in a bun

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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Giacomo 09 Sep 2022
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Travelled in family - Sep 2022
Ottima esperienza tour intenso p con tante nozioni di storia Josep molto preparato abbiamo visto vie luoghi e ascoltato aneddoti che da soli non avremmo potuto. Consigliatissimo
andreu 27 Aug 2022
Santa Coloma de Cervelló
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Experiencia muy positiva y recomendable. Guía muy atento y con buena predisposición a informar y ayudar. Volveríamos a repetir.
Joseph 26 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Most definitely not to be missed. The insight, guidance and passion Josep has is incredible. There was a lot to pack in during our time together but was really well paced.
Claidi 16 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Tour molto bello e allo stesso tempo curioso in quanto certi posti,se non accompagnato,non potresti mai scoprirli. Il nostro guru è stato super dettagliato e molto disponibile. Lo consiglio vivamente.
Bea 11 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Josep é molto simpatico e il tour molto interessante!!! Super consigliato :)
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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.
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