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Stories And Legends Of The Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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time-raw2 hours
Starting point
Plaça Nova

Lose yourself in the winding alleyways, beguiling back streets and centuries-old squares of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter on this 2.5-hour walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide to lead the way, you’ll veer off the beaten path and delve deep into the medieval district’s past. See some of the area’s most popular and hidden sights, marvel at the architectural delights seemingly waiting around every corner, and finish up with some traditional ‘pintxos’ (small snacks) at a restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of El Born.

What to expect?

The Gothic Quarter dates back to the Middle Ages, when Gothic architecture was all the rage (hence the name of the neighborhood). It’s filled with streets so tiny that most of it is closed off to traffic.

Meet your guide at Plaça Nova to start the walking tour and immediately cross through the city’s ancient city gate of Barcino. Your guide will set the scene, providing historical detail to give a sense of what life was like in medieval Barcelona. Stroll through the old Jewish Quarter, home to most of the city’s Jewish denizens until they were banished from Spain by Queen Isabella at the end of the 15th century. Then continue on to Plaça del Rei , Plaça de l’Àngel, Argenteria Street and Santa María del Mar Church. See the Santa Caterina Market, a great market that is often overlooked because of the popularity of the city’s main market, Boqueria.

For the final part of the tour, pop into a restaurant in El Born to sample some pintxos, bite-size snacks that are popular in the Basque Country in northeast Spain (one pintxo included in price). Choose a drink, either a soft drink, a beer or a glass of Txakoli, a slightly effervescent white wine that also hails from the Basque Country.

Sit back and raise a glass to medieval Barcelona and the new knowledge you have of the city. The tour concludes at Santa María del Mar Church, leaving you free to continue to explore this remarkable area on your own.

What is included?

  • One pintxo
  • One drink
  • Professional guide (English/Spanish and French)

Is this experience for me?

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Infants do not have pintxo and drink included in the price

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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