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Free walking tour: Secrets and legends of medieval Barcelona

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 05, 2023

I am Oriol and I am a Historian from the University of Barcelona and I have previously worked for 20 years in the entertainment sector in the tourism sector in different hotels on the Spanish coast. I have recently completed a Barcelona guide course at the Catalunya Higher School of Tourism which is located in the old town of Barcelona. I am passionate about history and I am passionate about showing it in an entertaining and fun way. I am Augusto and I am a Local Guide in Barcelona from the Barcelona Higher School of Tourism. I have been in entertainment within the tourism sector for two decades, directing shows in hotels and campsites nationwide and I have studies in management and dramatic art. I am excited about the history and the city of Barcelona and I really want to share it with you.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
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Tour description

Hi, I'm Oriol your Guru and in this journey I'm about to take, explain one of the most interesting periods of history where the temples, squares and winding streets of the historic center of Barcelona keep the most sinister secrets and the most incredible legends and magical, where the divine merges with the earth.

Why the path?

One of the reasons for taking this route is to discover that hidden Barcelona where the stones that have stood the test of time carry a secret they want to tell you. It just takes a lot of desire and someone to decipher it. Hidden symbols and doors that until now have been invisible to you, you will be able to discover and see them in this magical journey. Are you ready to travel through time?


  1. house of medieval traditionss
  2. Construction of the cathedral and the house of the pia almoina.
  3. Puerta De San Ivo and the secrets of the cathedral's gargoyles.
  4. King's Square.
  5. Saint Lucia.
  6. Legend of Santa Eulalia at the Baixada de Santa Eulalia
  7. Santa Maria del Pi.
  8. Gothic facade of the town hall of Barcelona (St. Severus also explains)
  9. Return to Cathedral Square (Goodbye)

Practical information:

 The route will start in front of the Santa Katerina market and end in the cathedral square, so it will be a circular circuit as if they were the hands of a clock.
 The course will take place entirely abroad.
 Comfortable shoes are recommended.

 Duration of the route approximately just over 2 hours.

 The guided tour will have visual support material to appreciate the changes of the monuments over time.

Bibliographic material

 Through this process, digital articles of specialized magazines on the history of Catalonia have been consulted, such as the Sapiens magazine, ABC and La Vanguardia, which has a degree in historical archives, and historiographical essays by prestigious historians of Barcelona and Catalonia such as Josep Maria Salrach, Rosa LLuc o Valentí gual with her book Mantant Lo rei. The popular story of the writer Joan Amades was also collected.

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  • Meeting point:
    Pla de la Seu, s/n, Ciutat Vella, 080...
    Pla de la Seu, s/n, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    I will be in front of the Santa Caterina market with a red shirt and a blue umbrella

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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Nicolás 21 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Mala experiencia, pague taxi desde super lejos para llegar a tiempo, 20 minutos antes al punto acordado y nadie se presentó, le escribí varias veces al guru sin ninguna respuesta
Enrique 21 Apr 2023

Oriol cuenta muchos dichos y frases ligados con las leyendas y muy interesantes.
Monica 21 Apr 2023

Es genial. Se apasiona cuando cuenta las cosas. Tiene mucha información y detalles interesantes. Los dichos del pueblo.los cuenta para entender el porque de los mismos. Y cae bien, es un tipazo.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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