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Would you like to know how people lived in Medieval Barcelona?

Travel back in time through this guided walking route to discover the stories, the characters and the way they lived in Barcelona 600 years ago.

Description of the rute

Would you like to know how they lived in Medieval Barcelona? Travel in time and discover the stories, characters and the way of life and thinking back then.

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Walking through the narrow medieval streets and travel back in time to discover the fascinating history of the Gothic quarter of Barcelona is one of the best adventures we offer. The remains of the medieval period hidden in these streets will help us to bring to life those unknown corners of the city that don’t appear in tourist guides! Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter Tour is an exclusive product of  ICONO Serveis Culturals. This tour starts in Plaça Nova, passing the ancient city gate of Barcino, and continues through the Jewish quarter (Call) and its many squares such as: Plaza de Sant Jaume (where the city hall is located); Plaça del Rei , Plaça de l’Àngel , Argenteria Street and Santa María del Mar.  It ends in front of the Santa Caterina Market.

At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a pintxos tasting in a traditional Tapas Bar of El Born,  an area famous for its wineries and small designer shops.

Hemos hecho el tour con Aarón y, a pesar de que somos de Barcelona, nos ha explicado muchísimas historias interesantes que no conocíamos. Nos ha respondido a todas las preguntas y hemos pasado un rato súper agradable! Lo recomiendo para quienquiera que sea un amante de la ciudad y de este barrio tan mágico.

Elena25/01/2020

Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter: excellent tour and guide. My husband and I took this tour in May (2018). Our guide Giovanna, was absolutely fantastic! She was so knowledgeable about the Gothic Quarter and made history come to life. She was enthusiastic, very friendly and her English was impeccable. We had another couple on the tour from Spain, and Giovanna was terrific in switching back and forth from Spanish to English without making any of us feel that we were missing anything. This tour was one of the highlights of our Barcelona vacation.

Nancy and Lionel06/07/2018

Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour – Great Tour! Fun and Interesting! This was our first trip to Barcelona were a family of four with two adults, in our 40s, and two teenagers 16 and 14. We took the English tour on 27 July 2017. Our guide, Núria, was friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and full of information, stories, and legends of the Gothic Quarter! Our tour lasted a bit over two and a half hours, and provided us with lots of interesting information and helped us better appreciate Barcelona, its history, and its culture. We highly recommend this tour! It was lots of fun, and very interesting too!

CS24317/08/2017

Thursday.

Start time: 7 pm.

 Idioma del tour regular: Español/Catalán.

Punto de encuentro: Letras de BARCINO en Pl. Nova

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The tour, point by point

Monumento Barcino en Pl. Nova.

Casa de l’Ardiaca.

Catedral.

Pati del Museu Mares.

Gargolas de la Catedral.

Jewish Quarter (Call).

Pl. Sant Jaume

Pl. Sant Just i Pastor

Sant Just i Pastor.

August Temple.

¿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 cancellation

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 this tour?

Making the reservation is very easy. You just have to book through this page. Click on the “Book 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.

Accessibility

Ruta no accesible a sillas de ruedas en su totalidad. No se podrá subir a la azotea de la Catedral. El descenso se hace por escalera.

Important information

The organization guarantees the performance of the activity even with rain or adverse weather conditions. Children under eight years old have free admission. It is essential to reach the meeting point in advance of 10 minutes. The activity will start punctually at the designated time.

Do you prefer to experience the tour exclusively?

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FAQ about regular tours

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.

Give us your opinion.

Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter: excellent tour and guide. My husband and I took this tour in May (2018). Our guide Giovanna, was absolutely fantastic! She was so knowledgeable about the Gothic Quarter and made history come to life. She was enthusiastic, very friendly and her English was impeccable. We had another couple on the tour from Spain, and Giovanna was terrific in switching back and forth from Spanish to English without making any of us feel that we were missing anything. This tour was one of the highlights of our Barcelona vacation.

Nancy and Lionel06/07/2018

Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour – Great Tour! Fun and Interesting! This was our first trip to Barcelona were a family of four with two adults, in our 40s, and two teenagers 16 and 14. We took the English tour on 27 July 2017. Our guide, Núria, was friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and full of information, stories, and legends of the Gothic Quarter! Our tour lasted a bit over two and a half hours, and provided us with lots of interesting information and helped us better appreciate Barcelona, its history, and its culture. We highly recommend this tour! It was lots of fun, and very interesting too!

CS24317/08/2017

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