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El Born Tours

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El Born
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Barcelona is also one of the trendiest. El Born features character-rich streets lined with tapas bars, quaint bistros, and artsy clubs that give this area a bohemian vibe. Its proximity to many of Barcelona’s top attractions, such as Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, make El Born an ideal place to stay.
 
The Basics
Located in a corner of the Old City (Ciutat Vella), El Born is a perfect place to skirt the crowded areas of the Gothic Quarter yet still experience the heart of Barcelona. Its narrow streets and historic squares are home to many sights, such as the Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso), Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella), the Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Música Catalana), and the medieval street Passeig del Born.
 
Most walking tours of Barcelona’s highlights that include El Born focus on the food, wine, arts, and hidden gems that are so prevalent here. You can pick a themed tour such as photography, Picasso, or flamenco; alternatively, cover more in less time with a bike or e-bike tour of the city.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • El Born is a must for first-time visitors to Barcelona, foodies, and anyone who wants to get a taste of local life.
  • Book a skip-the-line-tour to avoid long waits at the popular Picasso Museum.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the best way to discover the treasures of El Born is on foot.
  • The fashionable Passeig del Born features shops, restaurants, cafés, and the 14th-century Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar (Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar).
 
How to Get There
El Born lies within Barcelona’s Old City. The L4 metro line runs through El Born; get off at the Jaume I or Barceloneta station. If arriving by regional train, get off at the Estació de França train station, which is right in the thick of it all.
 
When to Get There
El Born and Barcelona are very crowded in summer. The shoulder months of May, June, and September generally have good weather and fewer visitors. Winter is chilly but offers many crisp, clear days that are perfect for exploring the city with almost no tourists.
 
Visit Barcelona Like a Local

If you have been to Barcelona before and want to see if from a unique perspective, or if you simply want to explore the city like a Barcelonian, make El Born your home away from home. With its proximity to the beach and the large Ciutadella Park, El Born has the perfect mix of relaxing outdoor spaces, tasty eateries, trendy shops, and hip hotels all within a 20-minute-walk radius.
Address: El Born, Barcelona 08003, Spain
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Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia

Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia

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Delve into the architectural beauty and rich history of Barcelona on a comprehensive full- or half-day tour of the Catalonian capital. With an expert guide, visit some of the city’s most iconic sights and enjoy skip-the-line access to Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Ascend to Montjuïc Hill to enjoy sweeping vistas of Barcelona’s metropolitan sprawl and stroll the streets of the Gothic Quarter on a guided tour. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 6 hours
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$109.89
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Picasso Museum and El Born of Barcelona - Walking Tour

Picasso Museum and El Born of Barcelona - Walking Tour

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Learn about the close ties Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona during this 2-hour and 45 minutes tour. Including skip-the-line admission to the Picasso Museum and a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter with virtual reality experience. You will use 3-D technology glasses to show you how was Barcelona in the Roman Age. The contrast between the origins and the present to completely understand the evolution of the city. Get an in-depth understanding of the famous artist and the Catalan capital city as you explore the important relationships between history, art, and the environment it's created in.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$41.25
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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you begin this cooking class with a guided trip through La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
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  • 3 hours
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$48.10
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Lonely Planet Experience: Picasso, El Born & Museum Tour in Barcelona

Lonely Planet Experience: Picasso, El Born & Museum Tour in Barcelona

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Delve deeper into Barcelona’s artistic heritage during a tour of El Born and the Picasso museum. Designed with art lovers in mind, this private tour comes with the undivided attention of your guide and reveals historical information that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
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  • 2 hours
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$42.47
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Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking Tour

Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking Tour

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Tuck into tasty tapas and traditional wines on this gastronomic tour of Barcelona. Get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s renowned foodie scene from a local guide and stop along the way to dine at the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious Catalan cuisine, taste local specialties like Iberian ham, ‘’ or ‘pan con tomate’ (spicy potatoes, bread, and tomato), and choose from a selection of fine regional wines. You can choose between an afternoon or evening tour and upgrade to include a flamenco show.
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  • 3 hours
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$91.00
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Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market

Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market

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Dip into Barcelona’s culinary repertoire on a half-day small-group walking tour around its foodie hotspots. With an expert guide, learn about Barcelona’s history and cuisine as you stroll the lanes, squares, and backstreets of the Gothic and El Born quarters. Call at stands at La Boqueria food market to taste local hams and cheeses, and make several food stops to sample olive oil, wine, tapas, Catalan Champagne, and more. Your tour includes lunch.
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  • 3 hours
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$91.00
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Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco Experience

Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco Experience

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Enjoy an evening of classic Spanish cuisine and culture on a tour that combines the best of Barcelona's tapas and wine with the traditional art of flamenco. Visit several of the city’s best tapas bars in the historic Born and Gothic neighborhoods to sample authentic Catalan dishes like Iberian ham, aged cheeses and padron peppers accompanied by excellent Spanish wine. After getting your fill, head to a typical flamenco venue for a live show featuring the passionate dance and music of this beloved art form.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

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Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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$36.40
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Barcelona Segway Tour

Barcelona Segway Tour

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Discover the Gothic grandeur and maritime charm of Barcelona on a smooth, self-balancing Segway. Follow a knowledgeable guide on an exciting route through the city’s winding streets and hear tales of Barcelona’s fascinating history. Travel from the Arc de Triomf and the Parc de la Ciutadella, and then continue around the old harbor at Port Vell in La Barceloneta. See the city’s stylish side when you visit the modern monuments in Olympic Port and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to six people.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.45
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this small group guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time to the Roman and medieval eras as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Walk alongside one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls and enjoy stops at the medieval Plaça del Reial, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería Market, and Las Ramblas.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$19.77
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

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Experience the culture and cuisine of Barcelona on this electric bike, tapas, and wine tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the atmospheric streets of the Catalonia's capital in search of landmarks such as the El Born Cultural Centre and Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish sculpture. Absorb the botanical beauty of Parc de la Ciutadella, and admire the picturesque charm of La Barceloneta port. Appease an appetite for authenticity by visiting a local bar to feast on up to four tapas dishes and three drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$71.59
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

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Discover some of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona during this half-day or full-day private tour of the city’s top sights. Get personalized attention from your guide as you skip the lines at the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Then stroll the atmospheric streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter on a walking tour, stopping to admire a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. You’ll also get to sip cava, Catalonia’s signature sparkling wine, at a local food market, check out modernist architecture in the city’s Eixample district and take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Montjuïc area, among other stops. This private tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and optional upgrade to a full-day tour featuring afternoon visits to architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Park Güell.
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  • 8 hours
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$312.40
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Gourmet Tapas Small Group Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

Gourmet Tapas Small Group Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

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Take a bite out of Barcelona’s legendary nightlife during this 3-hour combined tapas crawl and flamenco show with a small group. Eat like a local as you walk to local tapas bars to sample tasty snacks like ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ Manchego cheese and cured 'serrano' ham. Then continue your stroll through the city’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter, passing the Barcelona Cathedral en route, to arrive at a happening flamenco bar in the Plaça Reial. Quaff some sangria and enjoy some more tapas as you savor a 45-minute flamenco show featuring some of the genre’s hottest young performers set to fiery flamenco music. This small-group trip, limited to just 20 guests, also includes a guide, tapas, drinks and show admission.
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  • 3 hours
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$97.53
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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

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Glide around Barcelona’s most alluring attractions on an electric bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the ease of riding a smooth and speedy electric bike as your guide takes you to legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia. Select from two different itineraries according to your interests, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where the number of participants is limited.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

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Explore the beautiful city of Barcelona on an easy-to-ride electric bike during this sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a local guide, see all of the Catalonian capital’s spectacular sight while exerting minimum energy. Sail past landmarks like El Born Centre Cultural while your guide offers insight into the history and culture of the city. Absorb the architectural eccentricity of Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia during relaxed free time there, and sail past long lines at the entrance hall with a priority access pass. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$83.72
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Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of Barcelona's ancient Romans and its modern-day residents during this 3-hour private walking tour of Barcelona. Wander past picturesque Barcelona landmarks like the Arco de Triunfo and the sprawling Ciutdella Park before diving into the Gothic Quarter. ‘Get lost’ in the narrow winding streets of this atmospheric area with your guide, stopping to explore the ornate Cathedral of Barcelona, Born Market, ancient Roman walls and some of the neighborhood’s lesser-known gems. Your guide, light refreshments and a city welcome pack are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$109.20
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Vegan Food Tour Experience in Barcelona

Vegan Food Tour Experience in Barcelona

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It’s not always easy to find Spanish cuisine that caters to the needs of vegans. However, this 3.5-hour vegan tapas tour takes you to the heart of Catalan cuisine in Barcelona. In the atmospheric evening, you’ll cover three prominent neighborhoods — the Gothic Quarter, El Born, and Barceloneta — and visit three acclaimed vegan restaurants in addition to a delicious dessert stop. Gain insight into Barcelona’s history and culture from your guide and receive further recommendations for vegan eateries.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.61
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Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Private Tour with a Sommelier

Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Private Tour with a Sommelier

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Perfect for the discerning palates of food lovers, this Barcelona tapas tour combines Catalan culture with Spanish gastronomy. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore two Barcelona neighborhoods and tick off top attractions such as the Gothic Quarter and Born districts. Feast on authentic tapas at five different local places and learn about the diverse Spanish cuisine throughout its food, wines, and unique places.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$135.83
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Instagram Photo Shoot Tour in Barcelona

Instagram Photo Shoot Tour in Barcelona

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Don't settle for typical Barcelona vacation photos with this Instagram-ready photo tour, where you can enjoy photos shoots in some of the city's most picturesque destinations. Let you photographer-guide whisk you through the Gothic Quarter, Parc de la Ciutadella, and to the must-see Sagrada Familia, complete with ample time to see the sights and pose for professional-quality photos. Within a week, you can post your retouched images, and share your Barcelona experience with the world.
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  • 2 hours
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$33.97
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Barcelona Evening Tapas Tour

Barcelona Evening Tapas Tour

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Experience Barcelona at night during this guided evening tour of the city’s tapas bars. Sip and sample cocktails, dig in to traditional tapas and unwind like a local relaxing and celebrating at the end of the day. Learn about the culture and history of tapas served in the El Born and Barceloneta districts and share small plates while drinking Spanish wines.
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  • 3 hours
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$24.70
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Private Walking Tour in El Born District Barcelona

Private Walking Tour in El Born District Barcelona

El Born is one of the most fascinating areas of our city: its ancient medieval neighbourhoods are full of history and magic corners, less affected by mass tourism. In this tour with a personal guide you will visit its most emblematic places, such as the marvellous Gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, Born Market archaeological site where the Barcelona of the beginning of XVIII is still preserved, and the astonishing modernist architecture of the Palace of Catalan Music.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$60.67
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A Culinary Audio Tour of El Born by VoiceMap

A Culinary Audio Tour of El Born by VoiceMap

El Born is one of the most charming districts of Barcelona and one filled with delicious things to eat! This tour takes you through the picturesque often medieval streets stopping you at some of the best food shops, bars, and restaurants and sharing the stories behind local ingredients and dishes. When it is relevant, I share a bit of history with you to contextualize the food and drink. By the end, you will feel a little more like a local and have a good range of gourmet addresses and tidbits up your sleeve. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 40 minutes
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$5.50
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SIP, SITES & BITES Barcelona Food, Drinks & History Tour

SIP, SITES & BITES Barcelona Food, Drinks & History Tour

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Barcelona is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. During this small-group tasting tour, enjoy a stroll around the city’s top districts—El Born, the Gothic Quarter, and La Barceloneta—and stop at local shops and eateries for tastings of Spanish snacks and drinks. Sample local cheeses, meats, tapas, and even some Spanish cava and vermouth.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$90.88
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Barcelona Highligts old quarter private walking tour from the Romans till today!

Barcelona Highligts old quarter private walking tour from the Romans till today!

Come and enjoy a  private short trip into Barcelona old City with a local citizen!  We Will discover historical buildings, monuments, castles, palaces, kings, nobels, and bourgeoise tales and stories. This is a trip into the middle ages in town, the roman times, the jewish influence on our kings and battles; It is also a trip about the foundation of our city and institutions. Along the way we will also discover modernist shops, traditional bakeries and traditions that are still taking place nowadays! A 3h trip about Barcelonians' history and tales along last 22 centuries!
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  • 9 hours 18 minutes to 12 hours 18 minutes
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$39.52
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