The Old Town: Explore hidden streets with a friend

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Experience neighbourhoods off the beaten track. See Barcelona through the eyes of a local. This guided walk through the historic center of Barcelona will let you discover more than the usual: buildings and squares you will not encounter so easily.

Immerse with us into the captivating history of the city while strolling through the maze of little streets in El Born and the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a drink in a magical little square where mostly locals go. Learn about the most important Catalan legends. What’s the significance of the dragon that can be spotted all over the city? Why was a bat decisive in a battle? What´s the legend behind the Catalan flag? During this 2.5 hours walk we will make the connection from medieval Catalan history and legends to what inspired architects and motivates the independence movement.

If you love history brought to life by passionate storytellers and you 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!

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Included in the price

  • Walking tour of approximately 2.5 hours plus half an hour break
  • All taxes are included

Not included in the price

  • Entrance fees to any attraction
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Good to know

What cloths should I wear?

Wear comfortable shoes for a walk of 3 hours.

Is the guided walk suitable for children?

Yes, the whole tour is suitable for children. They should be able to walk for 3 hours. Bringing a stroller is fine, the route will allow using it.

Here is what our customers say about this tour. Please find more reviews here.

Susan Lerner, Indianapolis, USA:

“It was a challenge for me to tour the old city on my own as I am easily confused by directions and the streets are very windy. Christian was the perfect guide! After our walk, I knew so much about the history of the neighborhoods, and also about the present-day culture in each of them. You will not find a better guide than Christian! For instance, as we walked past the music hall he intuited that I might like to see a show there, so we stopped by the ticket office and he asked about the programs and gave me all the information I needed to see the guitar orchestra there that night! He also recommended a restaurant for a late dinner, and sent me a map to help me find it! And I was so glad he did! It was the best meal I had during my stay and the restaurant was filled with locals–definitely not a tourist trap! Christian was so helpful in answering all my questions, not just on the days of my tours (I did two different tours with him!), but on all the other days, too. I can’t wait to visit Barcelona again, and I blame it on Christian! Book a tour with him — you will be glad you did!”

Daniel Voß, Warendorf, Germany:

“Christian is a very kind person. His knowledge about Barcelona is enormous. He has a large amount of facts and dates and is willing to answer every single questions you may have. This journey through Barcelona’s old town, streets and buildings is very personally. It’s like exploring the city with a friend. When you are planning a trip to Barcelona alone, as couple or in a small group, Christian is the right person to show you Barcelona’s fascinating side. Christians route through Barcelona is unique and non-touristic. You will see the authentic side of Barcelona. Further more is Christian a very helpful guy, if you have questions about your trip, ask him. I give you my full recommendation. Don’t miss this tour, it’s a joy and very helpful for your stay in Barcelona..thank you Christian!”

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Trip Facts

  • 3 hours
  • OHLA Hotel, Via Laietana 49
  • starting from 30 €