Explore hidden streets of Barcelona with a local - Walking Tour
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.
2 hours and 30 minutes
English - German - Dutch - Spanish
What the experience includes
Experience neighbourhoods off the beaten path. See Barcelona through the eyes of a local.
This guided walk in the historic center of Barcelona will let you discover more than the usual: buildings & squares you will not encounter easily.
Immerse with us into the captivating history of the city while strolling through the maze of little streets in El Born & Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a drink in a magical square where mostly locals go.
Learn about important Catalan legends. What’s the significance of the dragon? Why was a bat decisive in a battle? What’s the legend behind the Catalan flag?
During this 3 hours walk we will make the connection from medieval history & legends to what inspired architects and motivates the independence movement.
If you love history brought to life by passionate storytellers and want to enjoy the intimacy of a small group then this is your experience. After the walk you will discover details you have not noticed before. See the city with different eyes!
Everything you need to know
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair / Stroller accessible
An amount of approximately 2.5 hours walking is involved
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
This experience requires a minimum number of 2 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Standard Rate - price per person
35 € Adolescent
39 € Adult (16 - 99)
2.5 hours walking tour
Food and drinks
Stop at: Starting Point - OHLA Hotel
Stop at: El Born
The neighbourhood of El Born used to be the medieval center of Barcelona and was very important throughout the 13th, 14th and 15th century. We will spend 2/3 of our time here and learn about craftsmen and rich merchants.
Stop at: Palau de la Música - Barcelona´s grand concert hall
Barcelona is full of magnificent architectural buildings. This is certainly one of them. It was built in the style of Catalan Modernism - the famous architect Gaudi has become the most famous of his time - however, the concert hall was designed by a different top architect of Barcelona around the turn of the century!
Stop at: Arc de Triomf - not only Paris has it!
The Arch is certainly a highlight of Barcelona. It served as the entrance gate to the world fair of 1888. Its architecture is full of meanings. Learn about the most important king of this region that involved an exciting legend where a bat was decisive in a battle.
Stop at: The old market hall of El Born
It used to be an important market hall but today this beautiful structure houses a museum. Ruins of buildings of medieval Barcelona are now displayed here. Let's dive into the past.
Stop at: Stroll through La Ribera Neighbourhood in El Born
The area has become an upmarket area with a wonderful vibe. In the middle of the maze of tiny backstreets you will find great restaurants and cocktail bars. Let's see how rich merchants used to live in the 15th century - we will see some stunning examples of Gothic palaces that they built for their families. In one of them you will also find the Picasso museum.
Stop at: Santa Maria del Mar
One of the most beautiful churches of Barcelona - built in the 14th century in Gothic style in a record time of only 50 years.
Stop at: Roman history in the Gothic Quarter
We will pass by fragments of the old Roman wall that protected the city for several centuries. It is 1700 years old. The square we are visiting is a wonderful spot to have a break and enjoy a drink. Afterwards we will learn about the oldest Christian church of the city that was constructed around the year 400 AD. We will visit the heart of the Roman city and understand the layout. Many streets have not changed their paths in 2000 years!
Stop at: Final Stop - Plaça Sant Felip Neri - Testimonial of the Spanish Civil War
Our final stop is a picturesque square in the middle of the Gothic Quarter with a dark history. Let's dive into the happenings of the Civil War from 1936-1939 that ended with General Franco becoming dictator of Spain until his death in 1975.
What to bring
Wear comfortable walking shoes for a walking amount of approx. 2.5 hours.
Meeting point and return
Via Laietana 49
Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 24 Hours or less before the activity.
Cancellation fee of 0% is charged if cancelled 24000 Hours or less before the activity.