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Ciutat Vella (Old City)

The historic heart of Barcelona is the Cuitat Vella, or Old City, home to the majority of the city’s tourist attractions and encompassing the districts of El Raval, Barri Gotic, La Ribera and Barceloneta. With its abundance of iconic architecture, world-class museums and historic sights, most visitors to the city find themselves spending the majority of their time in the Cuitat Vella.

Las Rablas is the Old City’s main thoroughfare, separating the residential neighborhood and red light district of El Raval from the largely pedestrianized Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarter. The Barri Gotic makes a popular starting point for a walking tour of the city, with sights including the historic Placa del Rei; the 14th century Palau Reial Major; the Gothic Barcelona Cathedral; the glitzy shopping street of Portal del Angel; the lively La Boqueria food market; and several Gaudi masterpieces, including the Palau Güell.

East of the Barri Gotic is the fashionable district of La Ribera and the small sub-neighborhood of El Born, also encompassing a number popular attractions. Key sights include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palau de la Musica Catalana, designed by modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner; the Gothic Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral; the Picasso Museum; and the vast Parc de la Ciutadella, the city’s largest park, lying south of the landmark Arc de Triomf and including the Catalan Parliament building and Barcelona Zoo. Finally, the Barceloneta area runs along the coastline and is most famous for its eponymous beach – the city’s busiest beach, with 4.2 km of sandy coastline and a lively nightlife.

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Barcelona Highlights: Walking Tour, Eco-Boat Cruise and Helicopter Flight, Barcelona, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Highlights: Walking Tour, Eco-Boat Cruise and Helicopter Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Admire Barcelona from every possible angle on an action-packed 3.5-hour tour by foot, land and air. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town to see highlights such ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.49
Barcelona Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to La Sagrada Familia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Get a personalized introduction to Barcelona during this private full-day city tour. You’ll enjoy skip-the-line access at one of the city’s most famous ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.25
Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour, Barcelona, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy this private tour and discover the Gothic Quarter and the history of Barcelona from its Roman period. in this 3-hour tour, you will find out the oldest ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.94
Old Town and Gòtic Quarter in Barcelona: Private Guided Walking Tour, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Old Town and Gòtic Quarter in Barcelona: Private Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Embark on an amazing walk through the historical places of Barcelona to discover the richness of its past! Discover the origins of Roman Barcelona over 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.13
Old Town and Gothic Quarter: Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Old Town and Gothic Quarter: Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Stroll through historic Barcelona on this 2-hour guided walking tour of the Old Town and Gothic Quarter. Trace the footsteps of the city's Roman and medieval ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.29
Barcelona Coastal Tour by Scooter, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Coastal Tour by Scooter

Explore Barcelona's coast in a way that is different and more exciting than a typical city tour – on a scooter! Cruise along the Mediterranean waterfront to ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.18
Barcelona Comprehensive Day Tour with Access to Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Motorcycle Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Comprehensive Day Tour with Access to Sagrada Familia

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Experience a comprehensive offering of Barcelona's charms during this full-day, small-group tour of the Catalan capital. With no more than 8 fellow travelers, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.15
Chocolate Walking Private Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Chocolate Walking Private Tour in Barcelona

Discover Barcelona Gothic Quarter and taste enjoy a guided tour along the streets and plazas of its neighborhood to discover the influence of chocolate in the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.33
Barcelona Afternoon Electric Bike Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Afternoon Electric Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy this 2-hour tour which will introduce you to the main attractions of Barcelona! You will get an overview of the Old City and then will escape the crowds ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.81

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