Old City: the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera

We will take a leisurely paced walking tour through Barcelona Ciutat Vella which includes the oldest Neighbourhoods of the city: The Ribera and the Gothic Quarter. We will be looking at the history of the city as well as the cultural traditions of Catalonia, what they are passionate about.

What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Things to do Old City: the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera

Our two hours and a half route will take you through the old city's quintessential sightseeing: the Roman walls, the Cathedral, the Bishop's bridge, the Political square, El Call, the Synagogue Major, La Merce, El Born, Fossat de Les Moraes, Santa Maria del Mar.

As we progress through the city sights we will be able to answer all the following questions and many others:

Did really Hercules found Barcelona? 

What is the Diada?

What’s the origin of the Catalan Flag?

Why is the Catalan language so different from Spanish?

Did you know that the first known Barcelonian was called Caius Coelius?

Why are there marijuana leaves on Colon’s column?

Are the scantily dressed ladies in Picasso Ladies d’ Avignon really french?

Was the Eiffel tower going to be installed in Barcelona?

Why the Eixample urban plan looks so peculiar?

Why was the statue of Antonio Lopez, one of the De Medici of the xix century Barcelona removed?

Highlights to see in Old City: the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera

  • Roman Walls
  • the Cathedral
  • Bishop's bridge
  • Political square
  • El Call
  • Synagogue Major
  • La Merce
  • El Born
  • Fossar de Les Moreres
  • Santa Maria del Mar


2 hours 30 minutes
Guide in Spanish and English

Adults and children: free

Availability and starting time

11:30 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

When to book?
You can reserve up to before the activity


English Speaking Guide
1 Participación en Premios Mensuales: Ver Premios


Meals and drinks

Meeting point

At the exit of the metro Jaume I


How to book?
Limited availability. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability. Choose date and fill in the required fields. Secure and protected payment. You will immediately receive your booking confirmation.
Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Only the exterior of the named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Almost fully adapted
Guaranteed departures without min of travelers
Are animals allowed?
Activity recommended for children?
Yes, families are welcome

Our promises

Best price guaranteed
Quick and easy reservation
Multilingual Customer Service
Secure payment

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Do you have any question?
Would you like this tour in private?
Reservation online or by phone (+34) 621002436
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