Old City Tour

Exploring the old city center with its narrow alleys, impressive medieval buildings and lively squares full of interesting stories.

2000 years of history

Find out what lies under our feet and what we regularly miss above our heads.

Barri Gòtic or the Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city, originally founded by the Romans. Excavations, hidden churches, art galleries, authentic stores, and the most narrow alleys that make you feel you're walking through the middle ages.

El Raval, the former suburb and most multicultural area of Barcelona. Colorful street art and hidden gems are spicing up the streets of this varied neighborhood. And besides all that, it has the oldest, biggest and most beautiful food market in town, La Boqueria at La Rambla street.

El Born, an area with so much character. From local boutique shops to art galleries, from authentic bars to fancy dinner places, from romantic wine bars to hip delicacy stores. And all of this in combination with the interesting history and unbelievable stories.

Tour overview

  • meeting point

    meeting point

    Plaça Catalunya

  • duration

    duration

    3 hours

  • transport

    transport

    By foot

  • distance

    total distance

    3.5

  • group size

    group size

    2 - 10 per guide

  • languages

    languages

    English, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian

Itinerary

  1. Meeting point: Plaça Catalunya

    In front of the monument of Francesc Macià

  2. Short history of the various expansions of Barcelona

  3. Learn about the origins of La Rambla

  4. Discover:

    The colorful Raval
    The historical Gothic quarter including the remains of the Roman city wall
    El Call, the old Jewish quarter
    The narrow streets of the trendy Born district

  5. The excavations

    We will end the walking tour here, where you can spend as much time as you want.

Would you like to adjust the itinerary or do you have special requests? No problem at all! I can 100% personalize the experience for you.

    Included

  • included
    Guide service

    Optional

  • optional
    Extra hour of walking
    Total amount is € 30 per group

    Excluded

  • excluded
    Admission tickets
    Excavations are free of entrance, closed on Mondays
  • I originally booked a private tour and at the last minute I had some friends who wanted to join. Marit was accommodating and extremely responsive. No one knew what to expect since I did not structure the tour and everyone was really happy in the end. Everyone remarked how enjoyable she is.

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  • Marit was incredible. Her detail to attention and care for the city of Barcelona is evident in the way she passionately speaks about it. She is well versed and knowledgeable about the history, she took us to spots we would have not thought of visiting and felt like we belonged with the locals.

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  • I was fortunate that one of my friends had booked a tour with her and I was able to add on at the last minute. Even my husband who is not a fan of tours was inspired to learn more about this great city. Marit is wonderful. I love how she points out small details that I would definitely have missed.

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  • My husband and I had a fantastic tour of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, El Born, and the surrounding old part of the city. Marit was a really wonderful guide! She is incredibly knowledgeable and also passionate about Barcelona and it’s history. I couldn’t recommend Marit more highly.

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  • I am a travel agent and would definitely recommend Marit as your guide. She was the the perfect host! She went far and above to accommodate my group. I wil certainly be using her services again for my clients. Thank you for an experience we will not forget!

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  • I did the Food Tour with Marit. She conducted the tour in English. At the meeting point, I was able to easily find her. She did an excellent job introducing Barcelona as we tried various food. As a solo traveler, Marit made me feel welcomed. I would go again.

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Frequently asked questions

How are the tour prices determined?
As all experiences are private, most of the costs are fixed and a part might depend on the number of people in the group. That’s why the bigger the group size, the lower the price per person. You will see the changes in the price if you change the number of people for a tour.
Are the tours private?
Yes, all the tours by Marit are private tours. Meaning you will be with your group only.
How do I book the tour?
Every tour has a booking button, this will lead you to select a date and preferred time. You will receive an information email regarding availability and further procedure to book the tour. At any time before the booking, you can change the date and start time.
How do I pay for the tour?
After your booking date and time are set you will receive a secured payment request to confirm the tour.
What is the meeting point?
Plaça Catalunya is where we will meet at the start of this tour. In front of the monument of Francesc Macià