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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
$17.31 per adult
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Excellent tour!
Very fun and informative tour. Jana was an amazing tour guide!! She told some very interesting stories of the history of Barcelona and took us to fascinating places.
Miguel_M, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

Cassondra_K, Jun 2022
Gothic Quarter Evening Tapas Tour with The Barcelona Taste
Was one of the best Tours ever! The food was amazing and Tito did such a great job explaining the dishes and the history each place we went. Would highly recommend this tour!
Secrets of the Gothic Quarter Reveiled
Diane_R, Jun 2022
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour
Patrick gave us a wonderful tour. He brought the history to life with his colorful dialog and showed us some interesting information we would not have gotten on our own. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great value tour
jenice4go, Jun 2022
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
We scheduled this tour prior to our cruise that was leaving later in the day. Our tour guide Jana was lively and enthusiastic about Barcelona. The tour provided a nice balance of history and culture and was the perfect length of time and walking distance. It was also a good value.
Excellent walking tour
Tanya_Q, Jun 2022
Barcelona Old Town, The Gothic Quarter Private Tour with Hotel Pickup
This was an excellent private tour. Jorge was so knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He went out of his way to make us comfortable and walked at our pace. He explained everything in detail and was able to answer all sorts of questions. He provided historical insights and showed us locations that only locals would know about. I highly recommend you take this tour.
excellent tour
Adili_S, Jun 2022
Gothic Quarter Evening Tapas Tour with The Barcelona Taste
Excellent Taste tour of Spain. Tour guide picked the best tapas and desserts. Went back to the same restaurants the next night.
Roberto was an excellent...
DEBRA_J, May 2022
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Roberto was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of history was remarkable and he interwove that with stories that kept us interested. He went out of his way to answer all our questions, give directions and recommendations. He was super friendly and went above and beyond all expectations.
Family fun
Lauren_S, May 2022
Kids and Family Gothic Quarter Barcelona Walking Tour
Great tour for kids and adults too! Our guide was patient and adaptive to kids' ages. Great overall experience!
Great time
Adrianna_S, May 2022
Barcelona Walking Tour: Flamenco Show, Tapas Dinner and Gothic Quarter
Our tour guide, Ioanna, was fantastic! She was very pleasant and very knowledgeable about the city. She also made us feel very comfortable and welcome.
Peter_B, May 2022
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Relaxed walking tour in a small group through a very interesting and beautiful part of town. Two thousand years of history brought to life. The kind and knowledgeable guide had much more interesting stories to tell than he could squeeze into a two-hour tour.
Highly recommended
LYNETTE_W, May 2022
Barcelona 4-Hour Picasso Museum and Private Walking Tour of Borne or Gothic Quarter
Picasso museum. Guide was excellent at explaining the various stages of his life and how they changed his art. Walk down to the old city was very informative. Bonus suggestion of a good place to have lunch… good food and cheap!!
Amazing tour! ❤️ The Sangria to finish
Kelly_M, May 2022
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
Loved hearing all the history. Juliana showed us things I never would have seen myself and the stories behind them.
Highlight of our visit
Mark_T, May 2022
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
If you're going to do a tour of Barcelona, do this one, and ask for Olga. Perfect English, really engaging and full of endless knowledge of the city, its history, culture and architecture. Thanks so much, Olga. A real highlight of our stay in Barcelona 👌👍👍
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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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