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

Barcelona Small-Group Walking Tour with Eco-Boat Cruise and Helicopter Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 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 $85.16
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 4 Reviews

Enjoy this accommodated & suitable tour of Barcelona in a private way combined with a skip-the-line access to Gaudí´s masterpiece - La Sagrada Familia ...  Read more

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

From USD $160.04
Barcelona Comprehensive Day Tour with Access to Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Comprehensive Day Tour with Access to Sagrada Familia

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Enjoy this comprehensive tour of Barcelona. Visit Passeig de Gracia, Hospital de Sant Pau and La Sagrada Familia on this small-group tour. Learn about ...  Read more

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

From USD $101.74
Barcelona Coastal Tour by Scooter, Barcelona, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Coastal Tour by Scooter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

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 $57.16
Old Town and Gòtic Quarter in Barcelona: Private Guided Walking Tour, Barcelona, Motorcycle ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

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 $144.03
Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 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 $56.01
Old Town and Gothic Quarter: Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Old Town and Gothic Quarter: Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Enjoy a walk through the historical places of Barcelona to discover the richness of its past. Travel to the origins of the city in a walking tour through the ...  Read more

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

From USD $18.29
Barcelona 2-Hour Afternoon Electric Bike Tour, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona 2-Hour Afternoon Electric Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 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 $40.01
Gourmet Tapas Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Gourmet Tapas Guided Walking Tour in Barcelona

Savor Barcelona’s gastronomy and learn about its culinary heritage from a local perspective. A foodie guide introduces you to a wide range of local ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $73.16

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