Barcelona: Introduction to the City 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

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27 Reviews

Barcelona: Introduction to the City 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

5.0 / 5

27 Reviews

Travel back to the origins of Barcelona on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Hear fascinating stories from the city’s history, from its Roman origins through to the Olympic Games regeneration.

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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Stroll the medieval streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
  • Discover some of Antoni Gaudi's early creations
  • Hear fascinating stories that bring the city to life
  • Savor the aromas of fresh produce at La Boqueria market
  • Get insider tips from a local on where to hear live music or where to eat
Full description
Stroll through the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Old Town on this 2.5-hour tour with a local guide. Hear funny stories from the city’s history, and discover some incredible architecture along the way. Meet outside the Main Post Office at the bottom of Via Laietana, built at the turn of the 20th century to connect the Eixample with the waterfront. Then, set off to uncover 2,000 years of history at monuments such as Barcelona Cathedral, Plaça del Pi and the Boqueria food market. Hear tales of seafaring settlers and barbaric invaders, great artists and the architects of the 20th-century Modernisme movement. Go to the site of the city’s Roman origins, and hear about the Olympic Games of 1992. Get inside tips on the best restaurants and bars in the city and how to skip the entrance lines. Discover where to get the best discounts on shopping, and where to find contemporary music or art.
  • English-speaking guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Plaça d’Antonio Lopez, 2 in front of the pedestal on the left side of the street Via Laietana if you are facing the water. Plaça d’Antonio López is located next to the seafront on the lower part of the Old Town Ciutat Vella, next to Via Laietana, the physical border between the Gothic Quarter Barri Gòtic and El Born. Plaça d’Antonio López is close to the following Metro stations: L4-Metro Jaume I (6-minute walk away) L4-Metro Barceloneta (7-minute walk away) L3-Metro Drassanes (12 minute walk away)

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    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 27 reviews

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    It is really worth attending this guided tour!

    When I planned the trip to Barcelona, I did not want to have to many fixed dates. Actually this was the only 'appointment' we (my gf an me) had during our 3-day stay in BCN. We met our tour guide, Colin at the meeting point. There were quite a lot of people because a group booked some other tour as well, also met there. At first I was concerned, if the tour would happen since only 4 persons showed up. Colin told us he does the tours even if there is just one person. Nice! The tour led us to the famous places in Barcelona as well as to some 'hidden secrets'. I don't want spoil anything here. So my advice is to take the time and give it a try. The tour ended right in front of the Mercat de la Boquerìa, which is a perfect place to have something to eat. Thank you Colin for the excellent tour and also thank you for all the hints about BCN. Martin & Cathrin Gifhorn, Germany

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    August 16, 2016

    I liked that she showed us and explained the main areacciones

    August 27, 2017

    It was great.

    Lorein was a great tour guide to show the oldest district of Barcelona. I can recommend this tour to everybody who is interested in history.

    July 31, 2017

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