The noble heart of Barcelona’s Old Town, tucked beneath the Roman walls that once ringed the ancient city, the Plaça del Rei is the city’s best preserved medieval square, home to a cluster of grand buildings. Largely celebrated as the most significant remainder of Barcelona’s medieval past, the square now exists as an unofficial open-air museum of fine gothic architecture, with many of the buildings open to the public for viewing.

Once home to the counts of Barcelona and the Kings of Aragon, the 14th century Palau Reial Major, or the Royal Mayor Palace, dominates the square, including the Watchtower of King Martí and the exquisite Salo del Tinell, a Gothic banqueting hall which backs onto the picturesque Palau Reial Gardens. The Plaça del Rei is also home to the Palau del Lloctinent, or Lieutenant’s Palace, where the Archive of the Crown of Aragon is housed and the 14th-century royal chapel of Santa Àgata, most famous for housing Jaume Huguet’s Contestable altarpiece. Don’t forget a visit to the Casa Clariana-Padellàs, which now houses the Museu de’Historia de la Ciutat de Barcelona, a museum devoted to retelling the city’s history and displaying key archeological remains from Roman Barcelona.

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Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour, Barcelona, null
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Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 237 Reviews

Spend a morning taking a guided walk through Barcelona's fascinating Gothic Quarter. It's a great way to find your way around Barcelona and become familiar ...  Read more

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

From USD $17.36
Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Learn about the close relationship artist Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona during this 2-hour experience that includes skip-the-line admission to ...  Read more

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

From USD $31.46
Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona, Barcelona, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona

Discover Barcelona's most popular sites like a local with your own private guide during this 3-hour tour. See the city's main attractions, including the ...  Read more

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

From USD $22.78
Barcelona Kick-start Private Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Kick-start Private Tour

Kickstart your trip to Barcelona during this 90 minutes private tour with your local guide. Discover the unique architecture, the food scene and cool city vibe ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.93
Art Bike Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Art Bike Tour in Barcelona

Discover Barcelona from a different point of view on this private bike tour with a multilingual guide. This is an alternative and original way to enjoy ...  Read more

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

From USD $32.54
Guided Bike Tour with Jamon Experience in Barcelona, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Guided Bike Tour with Jamon Experience in Barcelona

Discover Barcelona by Bike visiting the most important place by the coast and finish your tour in Jamon Experience tasting different kind of ham

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

From USD $48.81
Barcelona Card with Guidebook, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

4 star rating: Recommended 854 Reviews

See and do everything Barcelona has to offer with this great value city sightseeing and discount card. Choose from 3, 4 or 5 consecutive day passes and receive ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies

From USD $48.81
Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show, Barcelona, Sightseeing & City Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 219 Reviews

Visit a Modernist-style tapas bar in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood, and then finish the night in an emblematic flamenco bar in the heart of ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.69
Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour, Barcelona, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 769 Reviews

There's no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Barcelona than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise ...  Read more

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

From USD $26.03
Barcelona Highlights Bike Tour, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Highlights Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover Barcelona’s highlights and hidden gems on this 3-hour bike tour, led by an expert guide. Cycle along the city’s streets at a leisurely ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.12

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