Plaça Sant Jaume Tours

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As the site of the former Roman Forum, Plaça Sant Jaume used to be the center of the old Roman city of Barcino. Originally quite a bit smaller, the large square, which is situated in the Gothic quarter, was partially filled by its namesake church along with its cemetery and other buildings. These days, however, the expansive, cobbled plaza is known as the political center of the city.

Indeed, on one side you’ll set your eyes on the headquarters of local government, City Hall, which features a grand façade that dates back to the late 1800s, and whose interior can be visited once a week on Sundays. Opposite City Hall is the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, the seat of the Catalan government, and from where 100 presidents have governed. It too is open for visits, but only guided ones, which take place the second and fourth weekend of every month.

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Plaça Sant Jaume is an easy-to-visit stop, as it is located in one of the tourist center’s most popular destinations, the Gothic quarter. While here, take note that there is a tourism office located on the ground floor of City Hall.
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Address: Plaça de Sant Jaume, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain
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Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour with Breakfast at Palau de la Musica Catalana

Enjoy an action-packed walking tour of Barcelona, where you’ll learn about the history of the city and visit multiple attractions in one tour. You’ll tour the city with a guide, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Highlights include Cathedral of Barcelona, King’s Square, and the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. You’ll also visit the Picasso museum with a guide, and enjoy breakfast at Palau de la Musica Catalana.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour in Barcelona

Learn about the close ties Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona during this 2-hour tour. Including skip-the-line admission to the Picasso Museum and a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter, this tour gives you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the famed artist and the vibrant city.
  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
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Barcelona 3-Hour Segway Tour

Barcelona’s attractions are dazzling yet dispersed, making walking between them time-consuming and tiring. Enjoy seeing all of the Catalan capital’s gems with efficiency and ease on this family-friendly 3-hour Segway tour. On a state-of-the-art, self-balancing Segway, you’ll glide over cobbled Roman streets and explore districts such as Barceloneta, the Olympic Port and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, limited to six people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Barcelona Night Tour

Watch Barcelona come to life at night on this private tour. Experience the magic of the city illuminated, enjoy a cocktail in the Gothic Quarter, taste vermouth in a taverna, sip absinthe in one of Picasso’s favorite haunts, and end with a festive glass of Catalan sangria. Try some traditional late night snacks as you bar hop with your knowledgeable local guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Barcelona Super Saver Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Barcelona with packaged trip combining two excursions, including visits to the Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), Montjuic Castle, Montserrat and much more. Your trip includes a ride by cog-wheel train to the Royal Basilica of Monserrat to admire the the site's 12-century Black Virgin and sample some local liquor. Hop aboard the Montjuic cable car for a bird's eye view of the city, including the magnificent La Sagrada Familia and harbor. Best of all, when you book these two trips together, you'll save 10% on your visit.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to La Sagrada Familia

For a VIP sightseeing experience in Barcelona, book this private tour that includes skip-the-line access at the city’s most popular attraction, La Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the comfort of traveling by private vehicle to top attractions like Passeig de Gràcia, the waterfront, Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. Take in Barcelona’s famous Modernisme architecture, and learn about the city from a knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Barcelona Tour: Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village, and Montjuic Cable Car Ride

Get the perfect introduction to Barcelona's top sites during this 4.5-hour guided tour. Hop aboard your coach for a sightseeing excursion to Paseig de Gracia, admiring architect Antoni Gaudí's iconic buildings along the way. Then head to the Olympic Village of Barcelona (Vila Olimpica) and the Montjuic mountain. Take a cable car ride, stop by a recreation of a Spanish village at Poble Espanyol, and explore the old city center.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs
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Barcelona Half-Day Tour with Local Driver-Guide

Experience the top sights of Barcelona on a 4-hour tour with a private guide. Start out in the Montjuïc neighborhood to see the Plaza Espana, Magic Fountain, National Palace (Palau Nacional) and other buildings from the 1929 World’s Fair. Then drive along Via Laietana or La Rambla, and have time at the Sagrada Familia to take in the wondrous architecture of Gaudi. You’ll get photo ops of other Gaudi masterpieces including Park Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo as your guide shares informative commentary about this lovely Catalan city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Custom Tour: Barcelona in a Day

Discover the spectacular sights of Barcelona according to a personally tailored itinerary on a 3.5- or 7-hour walking tour with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests and create a flexible and customized itinerary depending on your personal preferences. See legendary landmarks like La Sagrada Familia and La Rambla while your guide offers captivating commentary directed by your interests. Discover the secretive side of the city with local insight during this alternative walking sightseeing experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Barcelona Highlights Private Day Tour including Park Guell

Explore Barcelona on your own terms during this 8-hour, customizable, private trip covering the many highlights of the Catalan capital. Tour Passeig de Gracia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, before discovering Gaudí’s Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia. You’ll also have time wander Barcelona’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter and soak up the sublime city views on top of Montjüic. A private guide and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Historic Center and Boat Cruise

Experience the best of Barcelona in a single day. Tour Gaudí’s fantastical cathedral, La Sagrada Familia; admire Art Nouveau architecture on the Passeig de Gracia; and skip the line with access to Casa Milá. Explore Barrio Gotíc, La Rambla, La Boquería market, and take in stunning rooftop views with a special visit to the Barcelona Cathedral. End your tour with a glass of local wine and an Iberian ham tasting.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Barcelona City Morning Tour on Electric Bike

Start your day in Barcelona with an electric bike tour! With the help of the electric bike, you will be able to cover a lot of ground, introducing you to Barcelona and some of its main attraction in just two hours. Weave your way through the charming streets of the Old City before exploring Barcelona’s more modern areas. This morning tour will help you beat the crowds and the heat.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Barcelona Guided Bike Tour

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Barcelona on a leisurely bike tour of the Catalonian capital. Follow a professional guide around the city’s winding streets and discover arresting landmarks like La Sagrada Famila, the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s rich culture and heritage during regular stops, and venture to hidden corners to see how locals live. Capture photographs of prominent monuments like La Catedral, Santa Maria del Mar and La Pedrera and receive insightful recommendations from your guide when the tour concludes.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Welcome to Barcelona City Stroll, Jamon Tasting & Panorama

Dive into the culture of Barcelona with the help of an expert local guide. Explore the winding medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter as you learn about everything from the Spanish Civil War to current debates on regional independence. Experience the lively atmosphere of La Rambla and check out the colorful stalls of the Boquería Market. End with a glass of local wine and a tasting of delicious jamón Iberico.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Barcelona Gems - Private City Bike Tour

Discover the hidden gems that make Barcelona such a unique city on this 2.5 hour private bike tour. Your local guide will share history and local knowledge as you pedal through the winding alleyways of Barcelona’s Old Town and beyond. This private tour allows you to go at your own pace and customize your stops based on your interests. At the end of your tour, enjoy some local sweets before heading off to explore the rest of Barcelona on your own.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Gay Friendly Old Town Walking Tour in Barcelona

Step back into ancient history on 3-hour private walking tour of Barcelona’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter led by a gay-friendly tour company. Discover more than 2,000 years of Barcelona history, starting at the city’s idyllic Ciutadella and wandering through the narrow streets of the city’s most charming area. As you stroll you’ll see the gothic cathedral, Roman walls and the one-time Jewish Quarter. A private guide, plus public transit tickets, refreshments and a welcome pack with a map of gay-friendly sights is also covered.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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FAMILY Gothic Quarter Tour in Barcelona

On this especially designed tour for families we combine history, culture and chocolate through Barcelona's most historic district, the Gothic Quarter! We truly understand that traveling with your children is an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime.  This tour incorporates a family fun scavenger hunt that is challenging for ages 5 to 50 and beyond!    You will experience the oldest part of Barcelona from the rooftop of a medieval building, hear stories and history of the important places, enjoy a family fun scavenger hunt, try freshly made chocolate in our blindfolded tastings, and the winning team will celebrate with an edible prize of freshly made churros and chocolate in a historical setting (everyone is a winner, just don't tell the kids!). All prices are inclusive of skip the line entrances tickets, scavenger hunt prizes and Spanish sales tax (21%). 
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Gothic Quarter & E-Bike Tour of Barcelona

Bring the whole family on a kid-friendly tour through time to explore the fascinating history of Barcelona. Led by a fantastic tour guide who is super great with kids, this tour includes scavenger hunts, cool prizes, and a bicycle ride for half of the tour to keep everyone in your family engaged while learning about the city’s unique culture and history.  Tour Highlights:   Family fun & age appropriate scavenger hunts Chocolate tasting Edible scavenger hunt prize of churros & chocolateThe Olympic Village & PortCiutadella Park (home of the 1888 Universal Expo)Arc d'TriomfRoman RuinsCathedral of BarcelonaThe Jewish Quarter Beach & boardwalk Medieval buildings with a thousand stories Inner harbor 
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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