WALKING GHOTIC QUARTER + PICASSO MUSEUM
Do you enjoy walking through Barcelona and entering old alleys and alleys where you would not dare to venture on your own?
Do you plan to visit the Picasso Museum, located in medieval palaces, but find the audio guides boring?
Do you want to know the places Picasso frequented and where he was inspired? curiosities, galleries, bohemian life, etc.
Penetrates the labyrinth of the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the city where it all began 2000 years ago. Legends and stories. Discover the elegant Catalan Gothic architecture, its old narrow streets, its Jewish quarter, its corners and its squares that testify over five centuries, that Barcelona was once the capital of the Mediterranean and the home of the kings that you will never forget.
Your guide will wait for you at your hotel or near the Gothic Quarter. This walking tour will take you to the Gothic neighborhoods. The Gothic quarter is the oldest part of Barcelona, where the Romans founded the old Barcino. Discover the origins of Roman Barcelona, which dates back more than 2,000 years ago. Imagine the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, which, even today, remains the political power of Catalonia.
We will see beautiful Gothic palaces and churches, as well as the Cathedral of Barcelona, the former Royal Palace, the medieval Jewish quarter, the main political buildings of Barcelona and Catalonia today. As we explore the beautiful cobblestone streets and squares on foot, we will learn about the history of Barcelona, but also about Picasso’s life in the old town, where he worked, studied and spent most of his time.
After the Gothic neighborhoods, we will visit the Born district, ending at the Picasso Museum. Your guide will get you tickets and guide you inside the museum.
“That’s where it all began … That’s where I understood how far it could go.” Pablo Picasso about Barcelona.
- This tour is a must for those who visit Barcelona for the first time or never explored Picasso’s life in Barcelona.
- Picasso Museum is closed on Mondays
- It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as it is a walking tour.
- If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
Plaza Catalunya: This lively square is the heart of Barcelona, with its large shopping centers and department stores, it is constantly crowded. It is the most central area of Barcelona and a preferred meeting place for locals and visitors. It also connects the Eixample with the old town.
La Rambla: Barcelona would not be Barcelona without the Rambla. A walk along this famous boulevard is a ritual that is worth observing. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus monument, which connect the ancient and modern city with places such as the Teatro del Liceo and the famous Boqueria market. A walk through the life and history of the city. This human river, with its street artists, tourists and locals, who still come for a walk, takes us on a journey through this microcosm of contemporary Barcelona.
Gothic Quarter: The center of the Roman city, today Gothic Quarter, was marked by the confluence of the two main streets, Cardo and Decumanus.
Here, in the Gothic Quarter, we find the Town Hall and the headquarters of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Cathedral and other Gothic churches, such as Santa Maria del Pi, the Plaza del Rei, the old Jewish Quarter, the Call Jueu, with its endless narrow streets, where some remains of the old synagogue are still preserved.
The Born district is characterized by its narrow medieval streets that offer designer boutiques and day cafes, and some of the best cocktail bars. The heart of Born is Montcada Street, a medieval street, which houses the Picasso Museum and the Gothic church of Santa María del Mar. Born Market is the largest covered square in all of Europe and marked the beginning of Modernism in Catalan architecture.
The church of Santa María del Mar, also known as the “Ribera Cathedral”, is one of the most perfect examples of Gothic architecture for its harmonious proportions and the serenity of the complex. Built between 1329 and 1383, its architectural unity and purity of style are unusual in buildings of the Middle Ages. This was the cathedral of the town built by the sailors and the people whose livelihood depended on the sea, the people who wanted to build it, who paid for it and who really helped build it.
The Picasso Museum occupies five large palaces in the Gothic Quarter. The original palaces date from the 13th-17th centuries and have undergone major reforms over time, the most important of the 18th century.
The Picasso Museum is a key reference to understand the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. In addition, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals its deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate and solid relationship that was forged in its adolescence and youth, and that continued until his death.
WHY GAUDÍ TOURS?
- Skip line at all top sites. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
- Specialized agency in Art & History
- Professional and fully licensed local guides
- Totally flexible.
- Personalized visit adapting to your characteristics, age, condition or interests.
- 24h customer service. Local phone available at the time of booking.
- Small Group preference (1 – 9 people) big Group (9 – 40) extra 5€ p/p for radio guides. We use individual radioguide for each assistant with big group..
- No burdens, no agglomerations, no rush.
- Travel tips from friends: recommendations to help you plan the rest of your stay in Barcelona.
Total per tour (not per person): 190 €
*Note: Entrance fees to the monuments will be added to the final price depending on the number of people. Feel free to ask any question about this private tour ask at firstname.lastname@example.org