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  • Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off Tour: 1 or 2- Day Ticket

    1. Barcelona Hop-on Hop-off Tour: 1 or 2- Day Ticket

    This Barcelona sightseeing tour features 2 different routes with 40 stops to choose from! See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, spending as much time as you like at places of interest to you. Hop-off at other key points of interest, including the Gothic Quarter and explore this district’s Medieval streets, or visit the fascinating Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world! La Rambla is another of Barcelona’s most popular tourist attractions, hop-off here and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries!  A number of buildings in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable are the works of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished cathedral, Sagrada Familia. This has become a symb...

    Great experience to be able to ride on the bus and see all the sights in one shot. I did a two day and opted to do one line on one day and the other line the next day. Also convenient when you’re exploring different sights.

  • Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

    2. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

    Explore Barcelona from different perspectives on a half-day tour by land, sea, and air. Start with a walk through the Old Town. Meet your guide near Passeig de Gràcia, then continue walking, passing houses designed by Antoni Gaudí, before arriving at the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Continue to Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Wander into the old Jewish Quarter, to see the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi. Take a promenade down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to Port Vell. Here, board the boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the monument to Christopher Columbus pointing to the Americas as you transfer by van to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell, Barcelonet...

    A great value for the cost! Of course a tour is only as good as it’s guide, an ours was excellent, and good company!

  • Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

    3. Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

    Depart the Arc de Triomf and ride through the historic neighborhood of El Born. Stop at the maritime church of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, and then continue to the lively district of El Raval. Journey through more than 2,000 years of history as you see monuments such as the cathedral and city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Cycle to La Rambla del Raval to take a souvenir photo of the El Gat del Raval statue by Fernando Botero. Then, make your way towards the beach and Port Olympic. Pedal along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou, where attractions include the National Theater by Ricardo Bofill.

    Wonderful bike ride! Great way to see the city! The guide gave us great recommendations for where to explore! Would love to do it again!

  • Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

    4. Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

    Meet your guide in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from the famous Las Ramblas and the Liceu metro station. They will then escort you to a nearby theater where pre-arranged tickets for a traditional flamenco show await. Be intoxicated by Spain's elaborate and traditional form of dance and song. The fiery 30-minute expression of the flamenco rhythms, voice and color is sure to ignite your love affair with Spain. After the show, your guide will lead you through a romantic labyrinth of alleyways in the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a sit down tapas dinner of at least 9 different types of tapas, including local meats, cheeses, seafood and vegetarian options. Chat with your new found friends as jugs of fresh sangria are served.

    So much fun! Of course the flamenco was loud, who would expect otherwise? Tapas were delicious and quite plentiful, with very tasty sangria. Met new people and enjoyed getting to know them a bit.

  • Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

    5. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket & Sailing Trip

    Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by Goleta boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the Goleta boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

    Best day . The tour was fun as well as informative. Couldn’t believe how far we went with any exertion on the ebike, which was easy to handle and comfortable. Our guild Marco couldn’t have been nicer and his knowledge was mind blowing . Would recommend this tour to anyone as long as they have some bike handling skills , not for complete novices in my opinion.

  • Barcelona: 2-Hour Cocktail Master Class with Tapas

    6. Barcelona: 2-Hour Cocktail Master Class with Tapas

    Enjoy a unforgettable evening of cocktails and traditional Spanish Tapas in Barcelona's renowned Gothic Quarter.  Kick off your experience with a glass of cava in a bar located in the bustling city centre, then learn the tricks of the trade from a professional mixologist who will show you the secrets behind four classic cocktails. With your mixologist’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn the perfect method behind each of these classic drinks. As you have fun honing your bar tending skills, a private chef will serve you a variety of tasty traditional tapas to enjoy before you finally sit back and sample the fruits of your labor.

    Well taught, fun time, good alcohol, not taken too seriously, easy and social. 8 person class was a perfect size. Young crowd (everyone in my class was 18-24)

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

    7. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

    Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with an expert guide riding by your side. Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience and learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals.  Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive gothic-style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and expl...

    This was an awesome experience! Our guide Julia was great. She had such a friendly welcoming personality and really made the history come alive and interesting. Riding the bikes was fun and the tour felt like the perfect amount of time. I enjoyed this better than the hop on hop off bus

  • Barcelona: Ghosts and Legends Tour

    8. Barcelona: Ghosts and Legends Tour

    Take a tour that will scare you to your very grave, as you discover the horrifying truths of Barcelona's past. Wander the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter, as you wonder if you will manage to make it out alive. Meet at a bar right in the heart of Barcelona, where you may like to start with a drink for some "Dutch courage" before embarking on the tour. There, your host for the evening will meet you and take you through the eerie streets of the Gothic Quarter. You will then experience 1.5 hours of the most chilling stories the city has to offer.

    The guide was fun and charismatic and made the whole evening fun and entertaining. Will recommend to my friends

  • Barcelona: Tapas, Wine, and Vermouth Food-Tasting Tour

    9. Barcelona: Tapas, Wine, and Vermouth Food-Tasting Tour

    Take in the beauty of Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter as you enjoy a delicious variety of local food and drink. Your knowledgeable guide will greet you with a glass of cava, before taking you on a tour of a total of 4 local hot spots. Along the way, you will sample a number of classic tapas dishes, whilst also learning the fascinating history behind them. This will be accompanied by a selection of wine, cava, and vermouth, making for an evening of fine dining and culture that is both relaxing and informative.

    This was so much fun!!! Our guide was amazing. He showed us some spots that I would have never ventured to or known about on my own. I met awesome people on the tour. There was plenty of food and drinks and it was definitely worth the money. I highly recommend this tour!

  • Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

    10. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

    Make light work of exploring Barcelona, on a 2.5-hour tour by electric bike, and see more than is possible on a walking tour. With the help of a bike propelled by electric motor, glide from some of the most popular attractions to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood, Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, where you can explore the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture, and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century, including Els Quatre Gats, frequented by Pablo Picasso. Finish with tapas and wine at the world fa...

    Very great tour! We really enjoyed the e-bikes as they are easy to use and make the trek up hills easier. Our guide George was great and even brought pictures along in his backpack to show us what certain parts of the city looked like in the past. After the tour we continued for wine and tapas and this was by far the best part of the tour. George have such good explanations of everything, the bar was authentic, and the food and drinks were great!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    Barri Gòtic is one of Barcelona's busiest districts, so it might be best to avoid the tourist season if you can! Visiting in May or June will see shorter queues and better hotel availability without sacrificing the glorious weather.

  • Is it safe?

    Like La Rambla, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter is a haven for pickpockets targeting tourists. Always keep your valuables out of sight and never leave your belongings unattended. Violent crime is not much of a concern, but if out sampling the area's nightlife – as with anywhere – it can't hurt to stick to populated, well-lit streets!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Quarter is always open for a stroll and some people watching!
  • Is it expensive?
    It's free to take in the views, but it'll be easy to spend money on food, souvenirs and entertainment!
  • Will I need a guide?
    Why not? Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    This area is within walking distance from the old town and city center!
  • Additional information

    • Remain aware of your surroundings, as you would in any large city.

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What people are saying about Gothic Quarter Barcelona

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 8,623 reviews

Very interesting visit. The rhythm was perfect for a family with young children, our daughters were able to play in a park, taste the churros… We learned a lot about this city that we love. Indeed, we had never taken the time to take a guided tour, it's a budget but it allowed us to have another vision of this city that we had visited many times by missing certain things. . Our guide Fred is originally French which is a real plus for communication.

Fabulous night, would highly recommend! Met some lovely people & had so much fun mixing the cocktails! The tapas was delicious too, and very much welcomed - would def do this again

Amazing tour. Getyourguide recommended blue route but the only good thing was Sagrada Familia on this route. Red route showed the amazing part of Barca.

It was our first segway tour but definitely not the last. With Natascha, we had a very personable tour that was really worth it. thank you again

Works as it should, price is sporty for a family of 4, but you can get anywhere