Barcelona History walking tour with official guide

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Departs: Barcelona, Barcelona

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This Tour will give you a quick insight into the rich and complex history of Barcelona. On a relaxed walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter we will follow the footsteps of its ancestors and learn more about different epochs and personalities that shaped the history of this heroic city over 2000 years.
Founded by the Romans in 1c.BC, Barcelona still embraces part of its origins inside the medieval buildings.
During prosperous times of Kingdom of Aragon, it was one of central ports of medieval Sea-trade with many merchant and diplomatic delegations established in the city.
The Jewish community, living in El Call, also helped in consolidation of culturally rich and cosmopolitan spirit over centuries until 1492, when Iberian Peninsula stopped being homeland for all 3 religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Eventually we will learn more about the political changes after the War of Spanish Succession (1702-1715), still echoing today.

What's Included

Private walk with official tour guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees to cathedral not included

Pick-up transportation not included. Please ask for rates in advance

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Mercat de la Boqueria
Boqueria market is a paradise for all 5 senses. We will stop and taste some of the best local specialities

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Barcelona Cathedral
Built between XI and XX century the gothic catedral is the essential part of the history of Barcelona

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

MUHBA - El Call
El Call - medieval jewish quarter with optional visit to former synagogue

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

MUHBA Temple d'August
Part of the Roman Temple to Augustus is hidden inside of medieval house behind the cathedral. We will stop on what used to be the center of Roman Barcelona decoding its 2000 years of history

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Placa del Rei
Medieval Royal Palace where Columbus was received by Spanish Kings after the discovery of America in 1492

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya
Political center of the city with Parlament building and Town Hall will bring us back to the actual situation of Catalan social and political movements, very connected to the historical events in the past.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

La Rambla
La Rambla is the name of Arabic origin, when this street was still outside of the city walls. In later periods it became the heart of the city, and as locals say "If you haven´t been to La Rambla, you haven´t been in Barcelona"

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Must stop in Barcelona for understanding its day and night life. Great options for lunch or refreshment stop. Save some location tips for the night hours.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Excellent 2-day tour of Barcelona
645davyt, 22-12-2019
My wife and I had a great 2-day tour of Barcelona with Maria who expertly structured the tours to meet our request that the pace be leisurely, not too tiring and a maximum of 4 hours per day. Maria had limousine to drive us around Barcelona with stops on important sites such as the Montjuic Hill, Olympic stadium, Casa Batllo, La Pedrera and the La Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Maria walked us around the old town and introduced us to some Catalan cuisine. I strongly recommend Maria if you are looking for private and customized tours.
Maria, Private Tour Guide
Debbbug, 17-12-2019
Maria was awesome! She knows all the ins and out of Barcelona and took us to ll the places we wanted to see. Her knowledge of the history of the city was amazing. Her passion for the city made our tour very exciting.

Maria was punctual in picking us up and made sure we weren't rushed as we had an older person in our group. She spent half a day with us and also had a driver take us on a scenic tour around the city.

I would recommend her in a flash!
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Lynn S, 16-12-2019
Maria Nadina is an excellent guide. We have used her twice for two different tours at two different trips to Barcelona in 2016 and 2018. We have recommended her to friends. She is prompt, caring, knowledgeable, organized and speaks excellent English. We will use her very professional and friendly services again if our 2021 trip to Barcelona comes to fruition. She is highly recommended. Lynn S. (Alabama)
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Ludy B, 14-12-2019
Maria was a wonderful guide. She took us on a walking tour of Barcelona that explored the nooks and crannies that tourists would never see on their own. Her knowledge of the history of Catalonia, Spain, and Europe was superb. It was a truly amazing experience. We highly recommend her.
Außerhalb von den touristischen Zielen
Mario_Daniela-Luca-G, 21-01-2020
Wir haben Maria gebeten, eine Tour zu planen, um das wahre Leben der Katalonenen zu sehen. Touristische Ziele kennen wir bereits, doch wie und wo leben die Einwohner von Barcelona, was machen Sie in Ihrer Freizeit, das hat uns interessiert. Maria hat uns sehr viel interessantes erzählt und gezeigt. Es war ein wunderschöner Tag. Wenn wir das nächste Mal in Barcelona sind, wissen wir das wir Maria vorher wieder kontaktieren. Maria spricht sehr gut deutsch und ist sehr freundlich. Geht super auf Wünsche ein. Top Empfehlung für eine private Tour durch Barcelona.

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