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Tracing the Past: Guided Walking Tours through the Gotico - Discover the Heart of Barcelona and its Hidden Treasures!

Cafe in the old town of Barcelona Medieval buildings in Barcelona's Gothic quarter Aerial view of Barcelona Cathedral Narrow alley in the old town of Barcelona Street in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

Discover Barcelona's Gothic Quarter on a unique tour through winding alleyways and historic squares. Barcelona Cathedral is visited on this tour as well as Plaça del Rei, the former centre of power during the reign of the Catalans, and Plaça Sant Jaume. Immerse yourself in the history of Barcelona from antiquity to the Middle Ages and feel transported back in time with this guided tour.

Roman remains and medieval palaces in Barcelona

Discover the oldest part of the city on a guided city tour

Find out more about the historical events in the oldest part of Barcelona on this tour that brings you closer to the Catalan capital's most magnificent era and its culture. Every step of the city tour is full of history, charm and magic.

On this guided tour, you will learn all about Barcelona's history from Roman times to the Middle Ages. Stroll through the Gothic Quarter, which has a charm all of its own with its narrow, cobbled streets, wrought-iron street lamps and buildings with hidden corners where you can lose yourself.

The Cathedral and roman remains

The walk begins near Barcelona Cathedral, which was built in various artistic styles. The tour continues to the most important preserved parts of the Roman city wall. At the end of the tour, near the cathedral, you will visit Plaça del Rei, a unique place and the historical centre of power during the reign of the Catalan counts and monarchs. Below the square are the remains of the Roman city of Barcino and above it the remains of the medieval city.



  • Travel back in time and take part in a free guided tour of Barcelona's Gothic historic centre. 
  • Visit places steeped in history in a historic city 
  • Find out more about the lives of people in this place over the centuries 


Tour timetable

Daily guided tours (Mon-Sun): 10 am 

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Days off: 1.1., 6.1., 25.12. and 26.12. 



The tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Please send an e-mail to: info@barcelonaturisme.com


Important information

  • The tour is in English. 
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour starts. 
  • Please dress appropriately for a visit to a church. 



How to get there

Metro: Line 5 bis Jaume 

Bus: 47, V15, V17 



Tourist Information Point Catedral de Barcelona (Pla de la Seu S/N) Tel.: +43 93 285 38 32 

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