Barcelona History private walking tour with official guide

This Tour will give you a quick insight into the rich and complex history of Barcelona. On a relaxed walk through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and El Borne district we will follow the footsteps of its ancestors and learn more about different epochs and personalities that shaped the history of this heroic city over 2000 years.
Founded by the Romans in 1c.BC, Barcelona still embraces part of its origins inside the medieval buildings.
During prosperous times of Kingdom of Aragon, it was one of central ports of medieval Sea-trade with many merchant and diplomatic delegations established in the city.
The Jewish community, living in El Call, also helped in consolidation of culturally rich and cosmopolitan spirit over centuries until 1492, when Iberian Peninsula stopped being homeland for all 3 religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Eventually we will learn more about the political changes after the War of Spanish Succession (1702-1715), still echoing today.

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3 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private walk with official tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees to cathedral not included
    • Pick-up transportation not included. Please ask for rates in advance
    • Entry/Admission - Barcelona Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - MUHBA - El Call
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona Spain

    Boqueria market is a paradise for all 5 senses. We will stop and taste some of the best local specialities

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Barcelona Cathedral, Pla de la Seu, S/N, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Built between XI and XX century the gothic catedral is the essential part of the history of Barcelona

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: MUHBA - El Call, Placeta de Manuel Ribe, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    El Call - medieval jewish quarter with optional visit to former synagogue

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: MUHBA Temple d'August, c/ Paradis, 10, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Part of the Roman Temple to Augustus is hidden inside of medieval house behind the cathedral. We will stop on what used to be the center of Roman Barcelona decoding its 2000 years of history

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Placa del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Medieval Royal Palace where Columbus was received by Spanish Kings after the discovery of America in 1492

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça de Santa Maria, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Santa Maria del Mar is another gothic jewel in the busy commercial sector El Borne close to the port. Since the middle ages it was the center of trade and transactions, gathering people from all around the world. The cosmopolitan Barcelona has its roots around this so called "Cathedral of the Sea"

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria, Plaza Comercial 12, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    Arqueological Site El Born is an impressive open air museum where you will see the rest of the old houses and streets, destroyed in 1714 by French army after the War of Spanish Succession. You will learn more about the historical events of the city and optionally stop by some of the tapas bars in the area.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palau De La Generalitat De Catalunya, Placa de Sant Jaume, 4, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Political center of the city with Parlament building and Town Hall will bring us back to the actual situation of Catalan social and political movements, very connected to the historical events in the past.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: La Rambla, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia

    La Rambla is the name of Arabic origin, when this street was still outside of the city walls. In later periods it became the heart of the city, and as locals say "If you haven´t been to La Rambla, you haven´t been in Barcelona"

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mirador de Colom, Placa Portal de la Pau, s/n, 08001 Barcelona Spain

    Columbus statue is standing at the bottom of La Rambla since 1888. But this place was the entrance to Barcelona from the sea for centuries, when the city was surounded by medieval walls

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Plaça Reial, Pl. Reial, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    Must stop in Barcelona for understanding its day and night life. Great options for lunch or refreshment stop. Save some location tips for the night hours.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting point upon agreement after the booking.For chauffeured tours please ask for the rate of transportation in advance.Pick up at hotel/ port/ airport by private car or minivan with driver on disposal. Airports
    • Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
    • Puerto de Barcelona
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Plaça Reial, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Maria Nadina Barcelona Private Official Guide

Activity ID: V-226396P1

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