History of Barcelona, private family tour.

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Barcelona, Barcelona

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Let our dedicated family specialist and inventive pedagogues lead your family on an exciting and fun-filled expedition through the heart of the historic Barcelona. Your kids will be delighted to discover a version of history made just for them, full of valiant kings, princesses and dragons, quirky stories, hidden street art and more.
In the course of 3 hours, your guide will inspire the whole family with infectious enthusiasm and an expressive style of storytelling, sparking the imagination of all the little brains in your group (and the adult ones too!). Younger members will receive an interactive workbook especially designed by our educational experts, which is sure to keep their attention.
Your guide will help point out all the great details and curiosities that you might have missed along the way, revealing all the quirky and playful secrets of the City. Time to play!!

What's Included

A friendly Barcelona expert who’s also trained in youth education

A unique tour booklet for each child with games, puzzles and more

Churros con chocolate, a ultimate Spanish treat. As we say in Catalan, deliciós!

Tickets to cloister Cathedral

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Until further notice, it is essential that attendees wear their mask and keep it well placed throughout the tour, especially during stops to listen to the guide's explanations. It is essential that attendees maintain a safe distance throughout the tour.

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

In the Plaça Nova, in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, almost touching the wall of the former Roman city, seven giant letters contrast with their historic backdrop. They are part of the alphabet created by Joan Brossa to spell out the word Barcino, the principal name of the Colonia Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino, which was the origin of present-day Barcelona. The letters, six of them made of bronze and one of aluminum, are bolted to the ground and make up a fun and original display, very much in keeping with this Barcelona-born artist's visual poems

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa de l'Ardiaca
The Casa de l'Ardiaca, the residence of the ecclesiastical hierarchy from the 12th century onwards, has undergone many alterations over the years, such as the ones carried out in the early 16th century which connected the building with the dean's residence. This was also the period when the porticoed central courtyard was built and the Renaissance-style decorations, which tie in with the flamboyant Gothic style of the original building, completed. A staircase leads to the upper terrace, a balcony in the purest Romeo and Juliet style.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Barcelona Cathedral
The Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia watches impassively the passing of time in a constantly moving and changing Barcelona. The Cathedral also reflects the different generations who have left their imprint and the blend of architectural styles in this predominantly Gothic building which needs to be viewed inside in order to fully understand its splendor. We will visit the cloister to know the 13 white geese!!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

MUHBA Temple d'August
As you explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter you'll come across one of the city's best-kept secrets in a building on Carrer Paradís. Inside a small medieval courtyard, the four columns from the Temple of Augustus have survived despite the passing of the centuries. They are more than 2,000 years old, like Barcelona itself.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Placa del Rei
The Conjunct Monumental de la Plaça del Rei in Barcelona is, arguably, the Gothic architectural ensemble which best exemplifies the city's medieval past. The royal palace, the Palau Reial Major, and its surrounding buildings enclose a harmonious and peaceful square which is still imbued with Barcelona's splendour during the Middle Ages

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Placa de Sant Jaume
The Plaça Sant Jaume has been the city's political center almost since its inception. Today the Plaça Sant Jaume is an open space, a "lung" in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. The square is the site of the most important buildings in the lives of Barcelona and Catalonia: City Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza del Pi
A Gothic basilica and the two picturesque squares that surround it form one of the most enchanting corners of the Gothic Quarter. The old cemeteries that surrounded the 14th-century church are now small squares where painters and artisans exhibit their works.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Carrer Petritxol
If you are looking for streets with this special charm in Barcelona, you can't miss carrer Petritxol, it is a pedestrian street known to be the street of chocolate in Barcelona and I will explain to you why. Carrer Petritxol is documented since 1340, and the name petrítxol comes from the word "pedrítxol" that refers to those stones that didn't allow the carriages to come inside a certain street. Petrítxol was the first pedestrian street in Barcelona city in 1959.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Casa Bruno Quadros
La Rambla is an endless box of surprises. A box that opens and allows us to glimpse jewels, including this allegory to Orientalism, the Casa Bruno Cuadros, which used to be an umbrella shop of Barcelona in its time. Its style, similar to modernisme with its use of color and the delicacy of its decorations, have made the Casa Bruno Cuadros a worthy addition to the photograph albums of many of Barcelona’s visitors.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Our children had a great time
712ferranp, 20-02-2020
Our children had a great time just like us. The guide knew how to transmit knowledge about Barcelona in an enjoyable and easy to understand way for children. In addition, we were able to visit the most important attractions of the historical center of the city
Diversión para toda la familia!
Viajera019870, 24-02-2020
Regalé este tour a mi hermana para que mi sobrino pudiera ver la ciudad bajo un punto de vista diferente, y le encantó!
Es difícil encontrar un tour que sea entretenido para un niño, pero en este caso fue un acierto, porque la guía sabía explicar todo de manera muy simple para que el peque lo entendiera todo, pero no aburrida para los adultos, todos disfrutamos de la experiencia!

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