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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Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Picasso and Barcelona have always gone hand in hand and that's why this tour will offer you the opportunity to discover the close tie between them. The Gothic ...  Read more

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

From USD $31.25
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour, Barcelona, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 236 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 $17.24
Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona, Barcelona, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Highlights and Hidden Gems Private Tour Barcelona

So you want to see the main highlights of Barcelona, but also avoid the tourist hassle? This is your chance to discover the city’s most popular sites the ...  Read more

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

From USD $19.40
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 $8.62
Barcelona Card with Guidebook, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Barcelona Card with Guidebook

4 star rating: Recommended 852 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 $48.49
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 216 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 $85.12
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 765 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 $25.86
Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

The Gothic Quarter is crammed with tiny, winding alleyways and streets, with quaint squares and diminutive parks, with centuries-old structures sitting next to ...  Read more

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

From USD $16.16
Barcelona Highlights Bike Tour, Barcelona, Walking 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 $26.94
Barcelona City Center Private 3-Hour Walking Tour, Barcelona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona City Center Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy this private 3-hour long city center tour and discover Barcelona and the most important landmarks which have helped to shape the city. In this tour you ...  Read more

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

From USD $47.41
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