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Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Barcelona

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Key Highlights

  • This tour provides a wonderful introduction to Barcelona’s fascinating Gothic Quarter
  • Includes interior tours of the August’s Temple, Cathedral Cloister and Palantine Chapel of Santa Agata
  • Tour is led by a guide who is an expert on the area
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2 hours

    Start time

    9:30am

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the Turisme de Barcelona information office at: Plaza Sant Jaume, Carrer Ciutat, 2
    Please report 15 minutes before the tour start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Plaza Sant Jaume, Carrer Ciutat, 2.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Take a journey through hundreds of years of history as you explore the Gothic Quarter or Barri Gotic on this Barcelona walking tour.

    The Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of Barcelona with some of the landmarks dating back to Roman times. Your expert guide will lead you on a fascinating walk around the area which is a labyrinth of hidden streets, wonderful architecture and charming squares.

    Your Barcelona tour includes interior visits to the August’s Temple, Cathedral Cloister and Palantine Chapel of Santa Agata.

    A must for anyone interested in Barcelona’s architecture and history, this Gothic Quarter walking tour provides a wonderful introduction to one of the most interesting parts of Barcelona.

    Cruise passengers: This tour can easily be taken if arriving in Barcelona by cruise ship; it will take you around 55 minutes to reach the start point. Take bus 17 from the port and transfer to metro line 1 at Urquinaona from where it is just 2 stops to Universitat. Alternatively a taxi should take 15-20 mins and cost no more than 10Euros.

    Itinerary

    This Gothic Quarter walking tour gives you a chance to discover the myriad charms of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter or Barri Gotic with an expert guide.

    Start by taking a walk along the remains of the Roman Walls which will bring you to the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral. The very heart of the Gothic Quarter, the cathedral has an exquisite Gothic exterior. Your guide will escort you inside to see the Cloisters.

    Continue your walk through the hidden backstreets and lively piazzas to the remains of the Temple of Augustus where you will have your next interior visit. This is one of the best preserved remnants Roman architecture in the Gothic Quarter.

    As you continue thorough the Gothic Quarter you will pass the City Hall, the Royal Palace and a host of charming squares and breathtaking buildings.

    The last interior visit is the Palantine Chapel of Santa Agata which again dates back to the Roman era at which time it was the Royal Palace.

    Your Gothic Quarter Walking tour ends in the Plaza Sant Jaume.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Multilingual Guide (English, French & Spanish)
    • Walking Tour

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Correct dress code is requested for entrance to Cathedral and churches

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Excellent Tour

      Our guide Gordie was excellent, very knowledgable and obliviously very proud of his city and its history. throughly enjoyable morning...

      Mrs s c mcevoy
    • Walking Through History in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

      Being able to walk the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and imagine what the city looked like from Roman times till now was an amazing experience. Seeing the...

      Margie Seto
    • Great way to see old Barcelona, and learn about the History

      Fabulous tour with a knowledgable guide.. Interesting history in a beautiful city...

      Eugenia Angus
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