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Free Tour Barcelona: Walking through 20 centuries of history

Your Guru: Josep Mª
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4.7
14 ratings
  • Barcelona
  • Available in English, Spanish, Italian
  • 3 hours

About the Guru

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

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

About the Tour

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.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Intersection Canuda Street with Sta Ana. I always wear dark glasses, I have dark hair tied up in a bun

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 (14)

4.7
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Professionalism
4.92
Fun
4.92
Expression
5.0
Quality
5.0
Route
5.0
Maurizio
28 Jun 2022 Palermo
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Esperienza assolutamente positiva

Rosario
26 Jun 2022 Catania
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Guida molto preparata. Grande cultura riguardo la città di Barcellona e grande spirito critico. Disponibile per ogni chiarimento ed appassionante nelle descrizioni. Tour in italiano con Josep (Giuseppe) assolutamente consigliato

Cecilia
26 Jun 2022 Pavia
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Josep è stato super simpatico, dinamico e divertente, oltre che puntuale. Molto preparato ha saputo rispondere a tutte le nostre curiosità

Ignacio
24 Jun 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Una experiencia con historias desde la ciudad romana que fue, pasando por la edad media, el renacimiento y la actualidad.

Jenny
21 Jun 2022

Amazing experience! Highly recommended if you pass by from Barcelona. I really enjoy walking with Josep recurring the history of this fantastic city. Josep's passion for history and his city will embrace you through something unique.


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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!