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In tourism it is said experiences are not created, but found

We suggest a new tour thought day by day from our own walks.

What does Slow mean?

For us, above all, it means love for things well done, closeness, humanity, and authenticity. In the face of fast food tourism, stress and exhaustion, we desire to offer a more authentic way of relating to the environment and the people who inhabit it.

About this tour:

  • 4h unhurried tour in English through the Born, La Ribera and Gothic neighborhoods.
  • Official local guide in your language. Expert and passionate about Barcelona and its legacy.
  • 100% exclusive: private transport and you choose the time.
  • Customization: do you have any request? We make it happen.

Slow Gothic Tour

Barcelona is our city and we love it.

Like you, who have decided to come and visit it. Congratulations! You have chosen a good destination. It has a lot to offer but in recent years it has been filled with tourists and the experience is not always what was expected.

Long queues to go into the sites, charming places full of selfie sticks, huge groups of cruises and free tour massified by the city center.

Are you afraid that the experience does not correspond to your expectations?

Then stay calm. You have come to the right place. We have worked hard for more than 25 years so that the tour you choose is unique and the guide will show you and explain what interests you the most. And on this tour, we have strived in a very special way. You want to know why? We have created a tour that no one else in the city offers. Outside the tourist circuits but in the heart of Barcelona. A tour that shows you the real Barcelona, ​​the city lived by the neighbors and that breathes a modern lifestyle between streets with centuries of history. I’m sure it will captivate you

Barcelona Slow Gothic Tour is a timeless tour that is born from our experience. Our office is in the center so any outing to see a customer or go shopping for food becomes a nice walk and on occasion to discover something new in the city. We thought you would love to discover this Barcelona. Away from mass tourism but with many stories and places to discover. You will feel that you have known the real Barcelona.

Ready to discover the real Barcelona?

If you do not like conventional speeches of guides who repeat the same script day after day, Slow Gothic Tour is what you are looking for.

Slow Gothic Tour is not a »classic tour». It is a timeless route that without following a chronological order proposes you to know special places, full of history, with a lot of charm and above all: authentic. Churches, monuments, stories and streets that are unknown even to many residents of Barcelona.

The road takes you, for 3km. through the winding streets of the neighborhoods of La Ribera, El Born and the most unknown Gothic area. You will know a part of the old town, the heart of the city and the oldest and most beautiful center of Barcelona.

Occasionally a pleasant gastronomic surprise awaits you during the tour and to end a good gathering with the guide in a quiet cafe under the stillness and charm of Gothic architecture.

What does the private Slow Gothic Tour include?

  • Pick up at the point you tell us.
  • Official local guide Expert in Barcelona and eager to answer all your questions.
  • Customization: Modify the tour to your liking. Add a stop or modify the route. It is a private tour and you can modify it as you want.
  • End on a terrace to do some gathering Gastronomy KM.0 (a surprise tasting awaits you)
  • Available languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Italian. Additional languages ​​(available with a € 50 supplement): German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese.

Slow Gothic Tour, point by point

Start point in Plensa’s sculpture”Carmela”  (close to Palau de la Música).

Ribera’s neighborhood

Sant Pere de les Puel·les’ church

Sant Agustí’s convent

Born’s neighborhood

Santa Maria del Mar and Montcada street

Traginers square

Sants Just and Pastor’s church

End of the tour in Marés Museum’s summer cafe

Este tour es realmente especial. Te enseña lugares del Gótico que poca gente conoce y nos explicaron historias maravillosas sobre la vida en la ciudad durante la Edad Media. Un tour mágico

SoniaGuía oficial. Julio 2019

Definitely the best tour I have ever do. We met the real Barcelona. The guide was really nice. The final stop chatting all together made the difference.

Heald FamilyBarcelona and the Jewish Heritage. 2-6-2015

The only tour where you can sit and chat with the guide.

We are interested in meeting you We do not want to offer you a typical tour to explain the typical things about the city in an anonymous and impersonal way.

On this tour, you will not feel like one more tourist of the bunch anymore. We explain a lot of interesting stories about the past and present of the city. Stories that go beyond dates and architectural styles. Stories of people who lived here before us, before you came to know the city: workers, merchants, nuns, postmen, citizens who lived in Barcelona and who have contributed to making it what it is today.

But we also want to know you. Therefore, at the end of the tour, you can sit down and share a coffee with our guide. You will have the chance to tell him that you are interested and to tell you more about Barcelona.

We do not like rush and in this tour, we take it easy. 

What will you see in the Slow Gothic Tour?

Santa Maria del Mar and Montcada street

Many people know Santa Maria del Mar. But not as we explain it to you here. A church for the town built in only 53 years by the citizens of Barcelona. Do you know why the Virgin at the entrance looks towards Montcada Street? Tradition says that the Virgin saved the life of a craftsman unjustly condemned to death.

Slow Gothic Tour

Ribera’s neighborhood

An unknown church with more than 1000 years of history. In 1714 it was under siege for more than a year and the nuns who lived in the convent threw the furniture out of the window to try to stop the attackers. Today, the area of ​​the Church is one of the most authentic and charming neighborhoods in the old part of the city. The surrounding shops will make you fall in love with.

Slow Gothic Tour fuente Sants Just i Pastor

Just and Pastor saints

Was the Ark of the Covenant hidden in this Forgotten Cathedral? A few steps from the Cathedral of Barcelona and Plaza Sant Jaume is the Basilica of Saints Just and Pastor. A place of 2,000 years of history with much to tell. The square where it is located preserves the oldest fountain in the city. The water came directly from Collserola mountain.

Why should you book directly on this website

The best price, guaranteed

We set ourselves apart from the well-known “free tours” that are so fashionable nowadays. Our tours have a price and you will never find it as low as on our own website.

Free cancelation

If for whatever reason you cannot come with us, we will refund the full amount, as long as you give us 48 hours’ notice.

Customized

Add to the route you choose all the stops you want. We pick you up and drop you off where you tell us.

How to book the Slow Slow Gothic Tour

Making the reservation is very easy. You just have to book through this page. Click on the “reserve now” button and follow the steps. The purchase is made through the internet with a safe and easy process.

When you finish the purchase you will receive an email confirming your reservation, with all the details and the meeting point.

If eventually, you have a problem and you can not go to the tour do not worry. We will refund your money if you notify us 48 hours in advance.

Contact us if you have any questions or special requests.

Tour details

Choose the day and time. We prepare everything exclusively for you.

Official guide in the language you prefer.

Between 1-3 people: 283€

Between 4-6 people: 354€

Between 7-9 people: 425€

Please ask for a budget for other groups.

Meeting point: Plensa’s sculpture “Carmela”  (close to the Palau de la Música)

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Remember:

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts.

Final snack with the guide and sweet surprise midway.

Small groups. 12 people maximum.

I did the tour on the day of the inauguration. They invited me because I’m a journalist. I have done many things in the city and I can say that this tour is very well done and you discover the Barcelona that few people know. High quality explanations and a fantastic guide.

Àlex FontSlow Gothic Tour. July 2019

Soy de Barcelona y nunca pensé que descubriría tantas cosas de mi ciudad. Hice el tour porque una amiga mía me habló de él y sinceramente me sorprendió cuanto me queda por descubrir.

Anna GonzálezSlow Gothic Tour. 19-06-2019

FAQ about the Private Slow Gothic Tour

How can I customize the experience?

Our private tours are fully customizable. If after reading what it includes you want to make a request, such as entering the Picasso Museum, you just have to contact us through this link, tell us what you want to modify and leave us your data. We will answer you to carry on with the process.

Why transport is not included in this tour?

This tour runs through the center where the streets are almost pedestrian. Therefore, it made no sense to include a vehicle.

If you are interested we can send a comfortable car with air conditioning to your hotel. The guide will also come to pick you up. Once the reservation is made, send an email here and ask for the details of the tour you want to customize

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