Cathedral of Barcelona Tours

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Standing tall over a medieval square in the center of the Gothic Quarter, the Barcelona Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia) is the seat of the Archbishop of Spain and a major landmark of the city. The cathedral is known for its 14th-century cloister full of palm trees and a Gothic portico where 13 geese wander.
 
The Basics
A major landmark in Barcelona, the cathedral is featured on nearly every sightseeing excursion, from bicycle tours to tapas crawls. Worshipers can enter for free, while there’s a donation requested for cultural visits, as well as for access to the choir and rooftop terraces, which offer one of the best views over medieval Barcelona. Don’t miss a trip down to the crypt to see the tomb of Santa Eulalia and the reliefs depicting her martyrdom.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Cathedral of Barcelona is a must-visit for history buffs, spiritual travelers, and first-time visitors.
  • Remember to dress respectfully by wearing clothes that cover your shoulders and extend to your knees or lower ; the cathedral is an active place of worship.
  • The cathedral is wheelchair accessible; there’s an accessible entrance at the cloister on Carrer del Bisbe.
 
How to Get There
The Barcelona Cathedral is centrally located and easy to reach on foot from anywhere in the Old City. From other areas of the city, take the metro to Liceu (Green Line) or Jaume I (Yellow Line), or ride the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to Catedral-Gotic station.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open daily throughout the week for worship during the morning and evening hours, and for cultural visits during the afternoon. Plan to visit on a weekday during the shoulder season (October to April) to enjoy the cathedral with smaller crowds.
 
The Geese of Saint Eulalia
The palm-filled cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona is home to 13 special residents, a flock of geese that have been enjoying the garden and fountains since medieval days. The number of geese is believed to represent the age of Eulalia, the city’s patron saint, at the time she was martyred.
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Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona

If you want to see Barcelona’s most impressive landmarks, but also discover some of the city’s less-visited sights, this is the tour for you. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide, as you stroll down Las Ramblas, explore the medieval quarter of El Born, and visit the seafront neighborhood of Barceloneta. Along the way, admire landmarks like Santa Maria del Mar and Palau de Musica, see early Gaudi works such as Palau Güell and the lamp posts of Placa Reia; and sample traditional churros (own expense).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour with Breakfast at Palau de la Musica Catalana

Enjoy an action-packed walking tour of Barcelona, where you’ll learn about the history of the city and visit multiple attractions in one tour. You’ll tour the city with a guide, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Highlights include Cathedral of Barcelona, King’s Square, and the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. You’ll also visit the Picasso museum with a guide, and enjoy breakfast at Palau de la Musica Catalana.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Barcelona Semi Private Tour

This well-organized tour offers a great overview of Barcelona in just 4 hours. Skip the line with prepaid tickets to Sagrada Familia and learn about the design of this fantastical cathedral in the intimacy of a small group. Ride the metro to St. Katherine’s Market for a more contemporary architectural experience. Walk the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter to learn about the city’s early history before your tour concludes.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Barcelona Old City Tour for Kids and Families with Churros Stop

Discover the Old City of Barcelona on a 3-hour family-friendly tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and Barcelona Cathedral. Learn about the history of this rich and vibrant city and stop for a delicious churro at a local shop before continuing with the rest of the tour. Participate in treasure hunts, games, and other activities to get the children involved on this fun tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Barcelona Vintage Photo Tour With a Polaroid Camera

Explore Barcelona with a vintage Polaroid camera on this 2 1/2 hour photo and city walking tour. Capture Barcelona's most famous sights and popular tourist attractions on instant film. Get creative and frame your stay in a truly unique way.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Super Saver Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Barcelona with packaged trip combining two excursions, including visits to the Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), Montjuic Castle, Montserrat and much more. Your trip includes a ride by cog-wheel train to the Royal Basilica of Monserrat to admire the the site's 12-century Black Virgin and sample some local liquor. Hop aboard the Montjuic cable car for a bird's eye view of the city, including the magnificent La Sagrada Familia and harbor. Best of all, when you book these two trips together, you'll save 10% on your visit.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Guided Tour & Skip the Line: Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and La Pedrera

Cover the best of Barcelona on this full-day tour. Visit the city’s most famous attractions and landmarks such as the Gothic Quarter, Plaza Catalunya, Montjuic and more as you learn about Barcelona’s history from your informative guide. This comprehensive tour also includes skip-the-line access to three popular attractions: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and La Pedrera allowing guests to spend more time enjoying the iconic places rather than standing in line.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Combine two of Barcelona’s most popular tours and gain a comprehensive picture of the Catalonian capital with this Super Saver package. In the morning, delve into the remarkable architecture of the Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and enjoy sweeping city vistas from the summit of Montjuic Hill while visiting the ancient Montjuic Castle. Complete the day with an afternoon tour of Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpieces; marvel at the architectural eccentricity of UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Park Güell and hear the story behind the artist whose work is so prevalent in Barcelona.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Tour: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village, and Montjuic Cable Car Ride

Get the perfect introduction to Barcelona's top sites during this 4.5-hour guided tour. Hop aboard your coach for a sightseeing excursion to Paseig de Gracia, admiring architect Antoni Gaudí's iconic buildings along the way. Then head to the Olympic Village of Barcelona (Vila Olimpica) and the Montjuic mountain. Take a cable car ride, stop by a recreation of a Spanish village at Poble Espanyol, and explore the old city center.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

Take a bite out of Barcelona’s legendary nightlife during this 3-hour combined tapas crawl and flamenco show with a small group. Eat like a local as you walk to local tapas bars to sample tasty snacks like ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ Manchego cheese and cured 'serrano' ham. Then continue your stroll through the city’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter, passing the Barcelona Cathedral en route, to arrive at a happening flamenco bar in the Plaça Reial. Quaff some sangria and enjoy some more tapas as you savor a 45-minute flamenco show featuring some of the genre’s hottest young performers set to fiery flamenco music. This small-group trip, limited to just 20 guests, also includes a guide, tapas, drinks and show admission.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

Explore the beautiful city of Barcelona on an easy-to-ride electric bike during a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a local guide, see all of the Catalonian capital’s spectacular sight while exerting minimum energy. Sail past landmarks like La Monumental bullring and El Born Centre Cultural while your guide offers insight into the history and culture of the city. Absorb the architectural eccentricity of Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia during 1.5-hours of relaxed free time there, and sail past long lines at the entrance hall with a priority access pass. 
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs
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Private Tour: Barcelona Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Take private Barcelona tour with this easily-customized, 4-hour excursion led by an expert guide. Pick the time of day and Barcelona sights that you find most interesting, as your guide helps arrange a personalized experience based on your request. Move easily through the city via your own air-conditioned vehicle and by walking with your guide. During your visit you may stop by such iconic sites as Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia cathedral, ancient Gothic quarter or the gorgeous hill-top attraction of Montjuic - it's up to you. This private tour of Barcelona also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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2.5-hour Small-Group Sunset Cruise from Barcelona

Barcelona’s modern skyline is even more magical in the evening hours and this 2.5-hour sunset cruise affords spectacular views. Set sail aboard a luxury yacht, dive in for a sunset swim in the Mediterranean, and admire landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Cathedral, Montjuic, and Port Olympic
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sunset Sailing Experience from Port Vell in Barcelona

Say ‘bon voyage’ to the last rays of the day during this 2.5-hour sunset sailing trip along the Barcelona coast. Join your professional skipper amidst the luxurious yachts of the city’s Port Vell marina, casting off for an early evening adventure just offshore. As you sail, you’ll enjoy top-notch views of the city, coastline and the fiery-orange light show of the setting sun. Included snacks and beverages on board help ensure you can stay focused on the scenery instead of your stomach.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia Private Guided Tour in Barcelona

Discover the many faces of Barcelona on a private tour with an expert guide who takes you through the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter and the trendy district of El Born. Your 4-hour tour starts with skip-the-line access to the famous Sagrada Familia, a Gaudi masterpiece that embodies the Modernist period. Next, learn about the Medieval period as you tour the maze-like alleyways of the Gothic Quarter, then step into the fashionable present-day in El Born where your guide explains Barcelona’s culinary heritage.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Flamenco Show Palau de la Música Catalana

No planning is required for the perfect evening out in Barcelona when you pre-book this flamenco experience. With a single booking, you can watch a live flamenco show inside the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música Catalana—worthy of tour on its own—and optionally add dinner and drinks to enjoy during the performance.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this 2-hour guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time through the Roman and medieval eras to the present day as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Stop by the Plaça de Sant Jaume, now the seat of the Catalan government, and walk along side one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls. Stops at the medieval Plaça del Rei, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería market, and Las Ramblas are also included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Highlights: Private Guided Tour

Experience the best of Barcelona on this private 3-hour Barcelona highlights tour. Settle inside an air-conditioned Mercedes with a driver-guide, and hear about Barcelona’s history as you travel around the top attractions. Cruise up Montjuic Hill for panoramic city views, see the Gothic Quarter and Barcelona Cathedral, and witness Las Ramblas and the flamboyant modernism of the Passeig de Gràcia. Finish at La Sagrada Familia, the church designed by Antoni Gaudi that’s now an icon of the city. Price is per vehicle, based on a maximum of three passengers.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Barcelona Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enhance your experience of the beguiling Catalonian capital on a full-day sightseeing tour of Barcelona. Receive the undivided attention of your private guide as you visit legendary landmarks like Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the atmospheric Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter) and the renowned La Rambla boulevard. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle and leave no stone unturned as you explore every inch of the multi-faceted metropolis. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour, on which pickup and drop-off from your hotel is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Barcelona's ancient Romans and its modern-day residents during this 3-hour private walking tour of Barcelona. Wander past picturesque Barcelona landmarks like the Arco de Triunfo and the sprawling Ciutdella Park before diving into the Gothic Quarter. ‘Get lost’ in the narrow winding streets of this atmospheric area with your guide, stopping to explore the ornate Cathedral of Barcelona, Born Market, ancient Roman walls and some of the neighborhood’s lesser-known gems. Your guide, light refreshments and a city welcome pack are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Luxury Yacht 3-Hour Charter From Barcelona

Sail the waters off Barcelona aboard your own private yacht on this 3-hour cruise. Board a Oceanis 41 yacht, meet the skipper and first mate, and sunbathe on deck as you cruise along Barcelona’s shores. Admire La Sagrada Familia, and Port Olympic from the water, and enjoy an optional stop to swim in the big blue. Plus, if you wish, take the helm for some sailing instruction. Your yacht accommodates up to 12 passengers.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Historic Center and Boat Cruise

Experience the best of Barcelona in a single day. Tour Gaudí’s fantastical cathedral, La Sagrada Família; admire art nouveau architecture on the Passeig de Gracia; and skip the line with access to Casa Milá and take in stunning rooftop views. Explore Barrio Gotíc, La Rambla, the old Jewish Quarter, and more. End your tour with a 1-hour coastal cruise and a welcome drink on board the sailboat. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Barcelona Foodies and Markets Premium Small Group Tour

Ascend to some of Barcelona’s most incredible vantage points on a 2.5-hour panoramic rooftop tour. Enjoy an unconventional sightseeing experience as you gain exclusive entry to the rooftops of Santa Maria del Pi bell tower. Gaze over the sprawling city, locating landmarks in the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas from your unique perspective. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to just 12 people.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$87.46 USD
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