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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
$18.73 per adult
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Great tour with lots of insight into Barcelona
Had a very informative and lovely guide by the name of Nuria! She was so knowledgeable and lovely to be around for our walk! Thank you so much for such a great experience!
Bhavisha_K, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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A wonderful and informative tour
Edward_H, Nov 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
We had a lovely and informative tour round the old town. Victor was was a great guide. Wonderful anecdotes
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Great Fun!
Nikki_L, Nov 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Oliver was really great! We learned a lot on the trip. Lots of fun! This is a must do if you’re in Barcelona.
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Oliver is the best!
Katie_H, Oct 2021
Private Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Oliver was amazing! I can’t recommend him enough, I’ll for sure be telling all my friends to take a tour from him in the future. He was kind, personable and knew SO much about the history of the city.
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Our guide was perfect. ...
Leslie_L, Nov 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Our guide was perfect. He told very interesting stories and gave so much history of beautiful Barcelona. He was the best!!!
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Had an amazing tour and...
Caroline_X, Nov 2021
Barcelona Old Town, The Gothic Quarter Private Tour with Hotel Pickup
Had an amazing tour and tour guide, JC! We really enjoyed having a private tour because we got a lot more flexibility in the the tour. We had time to stop for coffee and food during the tour. We also booked a last minute visit to Monserrat which was amazing! JC was super flexible because we could not do the full day tour for Montserrat but did a modified version for 4 hours. He picked us up from our breakfast spot and dropped us off at our AirBNB. He really tailored the experience to our schedule. Definitely use JC tours Barcelona if you can!
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Gothic Quarter Tour
Dana_G, Jan 2020
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
Juliana was very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. It was just the right length and the sangria was a nice finish to the tour.
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Informative
susan6768, Oct 2019
Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour
Our guide knew her stuff and made us feel comfortable during a bit of a crazy time in Barcelona (protests)! She was great.
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Great tour with Oliver!...
Elaine_M, Oct 2021
Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Great tour with Oliver! So enthusiastic! We learned so much about the city's history. Take this tour!
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A Highlight of our Trip
chico3206, Sep 2019
Kids and Family Gothic Quarter Barcelona Walking Tour
Our tour guide was Ali and she was incredible. This tour was engaging for the kids and interesting for the adults. Ali did a beautiful job of not only interacting with the kids, but also helping them become fast buddies in the process. As our vacation around Barcelona continued, our son found many opportunities to recall something Ali had said or done during the guided tour. I couldn't recommend this experience more!
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Fantastic tour!
John_S, Sep 2019
Gothic Quarter's deepest secrets & Sangria
This tour was a perfect way to begin our visit to Barcelona! Juliana was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! She not only provided us with the history of the area, she was also full of recommendations for the remainder of our visit. This tour is a must!
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Fantastic guide
Randy_H, Sep 2019
Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour
Guide made this side trip excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Gave him $10 euro tip. That says it all. Embarrassed his name escapes me. Jet lag and all. Could have skipped the breakfast but guide joined us with coffee and provided good info and directions around Barcelona.
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Very interesting visit!
Chantal C, Aug 2019
Private Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
That visit helped bring life to the numerous gothic and historic cathedral and buildings. Our guide was Donnatella replaced a sick guide at the last minute and was very knowledgeable. The private tour makes the visit very personal, allowing you to go at your own rhythm and ask all the questions you want. We strongly recomment this visit!

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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