WALKING OLD TOWN: GOTHIC QUARTER, LA RAMBLA & BORN
Do you enjoy walking around Barcelona and entering old backstreets and alleys where you wouldn’t venture on your own?
Do you want to know Gaudi’s favorite square ?
Penetrate to the labyrinth of the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic), the heart of the city where it all started 2000 years ago. Legends and stories. Discover the elegant Catalan Gothic architecture, its ancient narrow streets, Jewish quarter, corners and squares which testify over five centuries, that Barcelona was once Mediterranean capital and home to the kings. Barcelona wouldn’t be Barcelona without La Rambla. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city. Santa maria del mar is the most beatiful people church in Born district and you also will have the oportunity to see medieval barcelona arquelogical site.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your guide will meet you at your hotel or near the Gothic Quarter. This walking tour will take you to the Gothic neighborhoods and Born district. The Gothic quarters is the oldest part of Barcelona, where Romans founded ancient Barcino. Discover the origins of Roman Barcelona, dating back more than 2,000 years. 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 in Barcelona and Catalonia nowadays. Discover hidden corner of the Gothic Quarter where Gaudí used to attend the church of Sant Felip Neri or one of the most ancient synagogue in Europe. We also visit Born district where go inside The basilica of Santa María del Mar some medieval strett where we find Picasso museums and a old market which conserves an archaeological site inside from XVII century.
- This neighborhood is a must-see for first-time visitors.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as this is walking tour
- If you have reduced mobility, you are very wellcome. We will do our best.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
Plaza Catalunya: This lively square is the heart of Barcelona with its large shopping centres and department stores, is constantly teeming with people. It is Barcelona’s most central area and a favourite meeting place for locals and visitors. It also connects the Eixample and the old town.
La Rambla: Barcelona wouldn’t be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city. This human river, with its street artists, tourists and locals, who still come here for a stroll, take us on a journey through this microcosm of contemporary Barcelona.
Boqueria Market: La Boqueria, Barcelona’s busiest market and arguably one of Europe’s most popular, is a vibrant hub of Catalan culture. The market dates back to the 13th century, but today’s version is held in the Mercat de Sant Josep market hall, a Modernist iron and glass canopy built in 1914 along La Rambla. Piles of fresh fruits and vegetables, pails of glistening olives, and huge slabs of cheese and foie gras line the stalls, alongside an array of local seafood and varying cuts of meat
El Born is a trendy neighbourhood characterised by its medieval alleys. The basilica of Santa María del Mar exhibits ornamental stained glass windows. Many of the artist’s masterpieces are exhibited in the famous Picasso Museum. The Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria is a multipurpose centre that occupies the building of an old market and conserves an archaeological site inside.
Gothic Quarter: The centre of the Roman city, today´s Gothic Quarter was marked by the point where the two main streets, the Cardo and Decumanus, converged.
Here, in the Gothic Quarter, we find the City Hall and the seat of the Catalan Government, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Cathedral and other Gothic churches, including Santa Maria del Pi, Plaza del Rei, the old Jewish Quarter, the Call Jueu, with its endless narrow streets, where some remains of the ancient synagogue still survive.
WHY GAUDÍ TOURS?
- Specialized agency in Gaudí and modernism
- Flexible schedule
- Free extra 30 minutes
- Personalized visit adapting to your characteristics, age, condition or interests.
- 24h customer service. Local phone available at the time of booking.
- Small Group
Price per tour : 180€