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Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    The Gothic Quarter dates back to the Middle Ages, when Gothic architecture was all the rage (hence the name of the neighborhood). It’s filled with streets so tiny that most of it is closed off to traffic.

    Meet your guide at Plaça Nova to start the walking tour and immediately cross through the city’s ancient city gate of Barcino. Your guide will set the scene, providing historical detail to give a sense of what life was like in medieval Barcelona. Stroll through the old Jewish Quarter, home to most of the city’s Jewish denizens until they were banished from Spain by Queen Isabella at the end of the 15th century. Then continue on to Plaça del Rei , Plaça de l’Àngel, Argenteria Street and Santa María del Mar Church. See the Santa Caterina Market, a great market that is often overlooked because of the popularity of the city’s main market, Boqueria.

    For the final part of the tour, pop into a restaurant in El Born to sample some pintxos, bite-size snacks that are popular in the Basque Country in northeast Spain (one pintxo included in price). Choose a drink, either a soft drink, a beer or a glass of Txakoli, a slightly effervescent white wine that also hails from the Basque Country.

    Sit back and raise a glass to medieval Barcelona and the new knowledge you have of the city. The tour concludes at Santa María del Mar Church, leaving you free to continue to explore this remarkable area on your own.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Plaça Nova, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • One pintxo
    • One drink
    • Professional guide (English/Spanish and French)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Infants do not have pintxo and drink included in the price
    • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Been living in Barcelona 4 years but Aaron showed me parts I had never seen before and learned so many things. So enjoyable, I would recommend this tour to local & tourist, alike. Well worth it.

    Thank NiallC217
    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a really cool guide, she really knew her stuff. We made a parenting error having our kids at the beach all morning, then doing a walking tour in the evening. Thus we each were carrying a child in the heat. So, if you...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank dnychks
    Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

    Excellent tour with great stories about the history of Barcelona. Food was plentiful enough. Saw lots of back roads and things we hadn't noticed before.

    Thank Boni545
    iconoserveis, Director de Relaciones Públicas at ICONO serveis culturals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

    Thank you for your review

    Reviewed 3 July 2018

    Very positive: I booked this tour to discover the Gothic quarter and learn more about its stories and legends. The tour guide was very good and engaging, I liked that. Also, finishing the tour in a tapas bar was great. Negative: While the description said...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    2  Thank christianheide
    ToursIconoServeis, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at ICONO serveis culturals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

    Thank you for your opinion. the tour is 2'5 hours in total, including the last stop in the tapas bar.

    Reviewed 7 June 2018

    My husband and I took this tour in May (2018). Our guide, Giovanna was absolutely fantastic. She was so knowledgeable about the history of the Gothic quarter, and made history come to life. She was enthusiastic, very friendly and her English was impeccable. This tour...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    3  Thank Annie0820
    ToursIconoServeis, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at ICONO serveis culturals, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

    We are so glad to read this review. Thank you very much Annie!

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