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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Basics

Few come to Barcelona without spending time in the Gothic Quarter. Situated between El Born and El Raval, the neighborhood is home to the Barcelona Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça Reial, and the city's most intact stretch of Roman wall. Its winding streets make it an easy and pleasant place to get lost for an afternoon, but seeing it with a guide will unlock the area's historic and cultural significance. Most walking, cycling, and Segway tours spend time in the Gothic Quarter.

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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
$20.24 per adult
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Amazing! Don’t pass up this tour!
Ariana was an amazing tour guide. She was so passionate and knowledgeable about Barcelona and especially the Gothic area. Doing this tour (and especially with her) was a great experience! We wandered the streets and Ariana told us so much history and even some insights to the current political climate. Highly recommend.
Dorothy_P, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Spend the money.
Patrick_M, Jan 2023
Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and Gothic Quarter History Tour
Absolutely fantastic experience. Ariana was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating. We went to wonderful, truly authentic restaurants and the food was exceptional. Big bonus was the history lessons on Barcelona and its food. Couldn't have spent a better evening.
star-5
Great way to learn the old city early in your visit
sph01, Jan 2023
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Julia did a great job of being us to several great spots in the old city and giving us both the ancient history as well as the more contemporary version.
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The history in 2 hours
Gregory_B, Jan 2023
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Very informative tour. Knowledgeable guide with attention to details. Easy tour, just two hours. Had been able to to do some customization base on our interest
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Gothic Quarter
Maureen_P, Jan 2023
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
Julianna was a terrific guide. She was very enthusiastic about the Gothic Quarter and very knowledgeable about its history.
star-5
A different way to...
Tina_H, Jan 2023
Running tour - Highlights of Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter...
A different way to experience Barcelona. Would absolutely recommend it to all people who enjoy Running. The Guide was also really nice and gave a lot of insider tipps what locations to visit in the City.
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Great Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour
Thomas_M, Jan 2023
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Ariana was a great guide. She knows her city’s history and shares it with great enthusiasm. Very well done!
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Great way to explore history, food and wine culture
CraigTapper, Dec 2022
Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and Gothic Quarter History Tour
A really knowledgeable guide and great itinerary brought the history, wines and food to life. Some excellent like-minded fellow travellers for company made the 3 hours really enjoyable
star-5
We had a wonderful tour....
trudy_H, Dec 2022
Barcelona Old Town, The Gothic Quarter Private Tour with Hotel Pickup
We had a wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Walk through time
Sherel_H, Dec 2022
Barcelona Old Town, The Gothic Quarter Private Tour with Hotel Pickup
Jorge led us on a walking tour through three different areas of the city. We saw areas we would not have found on our own and he gave us interesting background about what we saw. We were all tired & jet lagged that day but it was a great way to get an overview of different parts of Barcelona. There are parts of the city you can only explore by foot & this tour was an excellent way to explore those areas. Jorge was a terrific guide!
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Very interesting walking tour
NANCY_M, Dec 2022
Barcelona walking tour Gothic Quarter and Ramblas+ Boat trip
Very interesting walking tour, guide was very knowledge and I got a lot of information about Barcelona. Nice boat ride to see Barcelona skyline. Recommended.
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Recommend!
Julia_S, Nov 2022
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Very knowledgeable and personable guide. Nice experience. Learned a lot. Many easily overlooked details pointed out and given history.
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Book this for the day after you arrive..
Mark_A, Dec 2022
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
It was a great choice to take the tour the day after we arrived. Our guide Ariadna was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. Highly recommended!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many travelers opt to get oriented with a guided tour before wandering the Gothic Quarter on your own.

  • This neighborhood is a must-see for first-time visitors.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes. The Gothic Quarter is expansive and the pavement not always even.

  • Some of the shops and restaurants in the neighborhood close on Sundays.

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How to Get to the Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter sits in the middle of Barcelona's Old Town, with La Rambla to one side and Via Laietana to the other. The quarter itself is easy to navigate on foot, as most streets are closed to traffic, and it's accessible from other areas of the city via the metro (Liceu, Jaume I, or Plaça Catalunya stations).

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When to Get There

The narrow streets can get packed with people in July and August, peak tourist season in Barcelona. Late summer is also the hottest time of year, with temperatures rising into the high 80s and low 90s F. In spring and fall, cool temperatures and sparser crowds make for pleasant exploration, while visitors who come during the holiday season can see the neighborhood lit up in colorful lights or shop at the Christmas market in front of the Barcelona Cathedral.

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The Gothic Quarter and the Spanish Civil War

This neighborhood witnessed some of the most significant moments of the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona. In the now serene Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, shrapnel-scarred walls testify to the bombs dropped in January 1938. The Hotel Continental, situated along La Rambla, was where George Orwell and his wife stayed during the war; he mentions it in his book "Homage to Catalonia."

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Frequently Asked Questions
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