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In tourism it is said that the experiences are not created, but they are 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:

  • 3h unhurried English tour  by the Born, Rivera and Gothic quarters.
  • A timeless tour that reveals the past from the real Barcelona.
  • Official local guide. Expert and passionate about Barcelona and its legacy.
  • Small groups. Maximum 12 people.
  • At the end of the tour, you will sit quietly chatting on a terrace. You can ask him what you want.

Every Saturday from September 7, 2019


Start time: 10 AM.

 Regular tour language: English

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

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.

 To start, this tour is restricted. You will never find more than 12 people. So you divide the guide’s expense but you still have a very exclusive experience: you can ask the guide everything you want and listen directly without microphones or speakers in between.

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  Slow Gothic Tour include?

  • Official local guide Expert and eager to answer all your questions.
  • Small group It is a regular tour but limited 12 people.
  • End on a terrace to do some gathering Gastronomy KM.0 (a surprise tasting awaits you)
  • A unique tour, away from the masses so that you know the real Barcelona. Tour in English.

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 i 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 FamilyBrcelona 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 book this tour from here

Small groups

We want you to have a good experience. That’s why we limit the number of people on our regular tours. If many people sign up, we put two guides. We care that you have the best possible experience

Free cancelation

If eventually, you can not come with us we will refund the full amount of the activity, as long as you notify us 48 hours in advance.

Expert local guides

You’ll meet a guide who knows what he is talking about. We do not repeat scripts. Our guides are professionals who have studied and know their trade. They are not passing through the city.

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

Every Saturday  at 10 AM (from September 7, 2019)


  Regular tour language: English


   42€ per person.

   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 group. 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 Slow Gothic Tour

What is a regularly scheduled tour?

A regularly scheduled tour is a tour that we do with scheduled departures. You buy your ticket for a specific day and time and you will share the tour with other people. We care about the quality of our tours, so you will never find mass groups. If many people sign up, we divide the group into two. In the case of the Slow Gothic Tour, you will never find more than 12 people. In the rest of our regular tours, the maximum is 22 people.

What do you need to do a regularly scheduled tour?

Once the reservation is made, you only have to show up at the meeting point at the indicated time.

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes because the tour is on foot. If it’s summer, maybe a bottle of water or something to refresh you may also come in handy.

How can I customize the experience?

This tour can not be customized because it is a regular tour. If you want to do it exclusively you can contact us and customize it to your liking: choose the day, the time and the number of people or change part of the route and include another stop or monument. We will answer you and we can follow the process.

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