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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
$17.49 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Informative and enjoyable
Our tour guide was lovely. The tour is perfect for people traveling alone, we had one of those. Among us there was a variety of ages and ethnicities thus it has a retry universal appeal — we had couples in our group as well as women traveling alone or as families. I dare speak for the group — it was fun for all.
Kinshasa_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

star-5
Spectacular!
Christina_G, May 2022
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Our guide, Laura, was spectacular! She was so informative and her presentation was always lively and done with humor. We truly enjoyed all the areas we visited!
star-5
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 👌👍👍
star-5
A lovely way to start your trip!
Ann_C, May 2022
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Learning more about Barcelona and meeting new friends. Our guide was excellent! I am returning later in the year. 😊Thank you
star-5
Great experience
Chris_S, May 2022
Barcelona Old Town, The Gothic Quarter Private Tour with Hotel Pickup
Our guide was great, very informative and walked to our pace which was great. We would highly recommend this tour and if we return to Barcelona we will definitely use this service again.
star-5
Julianna was excellent!
Nancy_T, May 2022
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
Our guide Julianna was excellent with a deep understanding of the history of the area as well as giving us insight into the current culture.. We highly recommend her! Looking forward to visiting again!
star-5
The tour was excellent!! ...
rebecca_t, May 2022
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
The tour was excellent!! The guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Everyone in our group enjoyed the tour
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Gothic Quarter tour
Angia_H, May 2022
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
Juliana wasn’t available for our tour that we booked with her but she was kind enough to get her colleague, Michele to take us. He was very knowledgeable about all things about the Gothic Quarter. We ended the tour with a delicious paella dinner at Salamanca.
star-5
An outstanding visit thanks to Laura!
Howard_S, May 2022
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Laura was our guide and she was fantastic! Friendly and extraordinarily well informed, she was outstanding. Perfect English. Highly recommended. May 2022.
star-5
Angela was great! She...
Linda_G, Apr 2022
Barcelona 4-Hour Picasso Museum and Private Walking Tour of Borne or Gothic Quarter
Angela was great! She made Picasso come alive. The city is beautiful. Enjoyed the Quarter and Gothic sections.
star-5
Excellent & knowledgeable tour guide!
Sheree_I, Apr 2022
Barcelona Old Town, The Gothic Quarter Private Tour with Hotel Pickup
Jorge was amazing. Knowledgeable. Great photographer. Engaging. Tells you facts that you’d never know and points out cool stuff. We highly recommend him to anyone visiting Barcelona.
star-5
Suzie is the best!
Eric_T, Mar 2022
Gothic Quarter & Picasso Museum Private tour
Suzie was outstanding! She was prompt, pleasant, knowledgeable, and a whole lot of fun! She is not a clock-watcher; we finished when we were finished. You know you have a great guide when you share coffee and pastries along the way. Suzie is proud of her city, and it shows!
star-5
Very interesting
stephen_M, Mar 2022
Original Free Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour
informative and fun top marks Miguel even though it rained throughout the tour we all enjoyed the experience.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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