Our Most Popular Tour: The Barrio Gotico
in-depth experience of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhood.
The historic ‘Barri Gótic’ has been a witness to urban
excitement for over 2000 years. The heart of the Gothic Quarter, where
the Roman forum once stood, has been the center of Barcelona’s city-life
since the year 16 B.C., and remains as dynamic and enthralling today.
Lively festivals, open markets, and political demonstrations (some more
peaceful than others) add character to its enchanting ‘plazas’
and cobblestoned streets. You’ll stroll by boutiques, bakeries,
art galleries, and restaurants that opened their doors before your great-great-great
grandparents were born.
I invite you to wander with us through the Gothic Quarter’s maze
of ancient alleyways to discover its most sequestered nooks and majestic
medieval relics. If you’re interested, we’ll also include
a stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter (or ‘Call’),
where we can visit the remains of what’s presumed to be Europe’s
oldest synagogue. Depending on your appetite, and the time of year, we’ll
often stop during the tour to sample my favorite, traditional mid-afternoon
treat: ‘churros con chocolate’, or a cool glass of fresh ‘horchata’,
or a ‘tapa’ and some local wine. Taste this neighborhood’s
By choosing the full-day option, you’ll ensure a more comprehensive
Barri Gótic experience, along with a more thorough look into some
of the other neighborhoods comprising Barcelona’s ‘Ciutat
Vella’, or Old City, including the eclectic and alternative Raval,
the glamorous and trendy Ribera, and the rustic portside Barceloneta.
There are various ways to enjoy this experience –
let us know which works best for you:
*With us, there’s always a chance that your walking tours will
include rides on the ‘metro’ or other forms of public transport.
If so, this is included in the tour price.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!