Our experienced guides will take you to the small secret streets of Barcelona for a three-hour walking tour in the authentic areas of Born and Barceloneta. You will see the hidden gems of our city: medieval castles, symbolic streets and gothic churches. You will also try some mouth-watering tapas with refreshing Sangria, local cava or wine.
The price includes
Russian speaking guide, 3 tapas and 1-2 drinks per person
Start of the tourPlaza Catalunya
Our tour starts at Plaza Catalunya, the central point of Barcelona. We will start our walk on La Rambla, a world-known boulevard. Pure Mediterranean in nature, it leads visitors down to the sea through a variety of contrasts: old-style shops, ultramodern cafes, landmark buildings like the Liceu Opera House, and, in the centre of the boulevard, there are, street artists, newspaper, flower, and bird stalls, etc.
Next stop Tapas at la Boqueria
Barcelona’s most popular and exotic market, it dates back to the 12th Century when farmers started to sell fruit and vegetables in the Pla de L’Os. Later, in the 16th Century, the first flower stalls appeared. We will make a stop here to talk about culinary traditions in Catalunya and Spain. We will also taste 3 delicious tapas complimented by a nice glass of local wine.
Next stopPlaça del Rei
Right in the centre of Barcelona we find the Gothic Quarter, medieval marvel, which includes: the Look Out of King Martí, a rectangular tower, 5 floors high which was built for king Martí the Humane in 1555; Santa Àgata’s chapel (15th Century), built for Bertran de Riquer, and the Saló del Tinell (medieval hall) (1359-1362), built for king Pere the Ceremonious. It is said that the Catholic Kings, Isabel and Ferran, received Columbus here on his return from America. Plaça Sant Felip Neri: One of the city’s most beautiful squares, away from the tourist circuit, it is framed by the baroque church Sant Felip Neri, and the façades of the houses of the shoe makers’ guild and the boiler makers’ guild (now a public school)..
Next stopPlaza de Catedral
Gothic cathedral with 3 naves, built on top of an early Christian basilica (4th Century). Started in the 13th Century and finished 6 centuries later, the Sant Iu door marks the oldest part and the façade, the newest. Take note of the chapels and the 15th Century cloister guarded by geese. .
Next StopEl Born
We will walk through a Born district, a fashionable, yet intimate neighbourhood, where the latest trends are interlaced with 16-17th century architecture. And we will stop by Santa Maria Del Mar Church. It is a magnificent example of Catalan, gothic architecture, with soaring arches and stunning glass windows. The Church was constructed when trade in the city was flourishing and it is still very much alive today, with hundreds of locals using it as their place of worship and tourists often being ushered out in order for a service to take place.
Tour endsRestaurant La Gavina
Our tour ends at the restaurant La Gavina, where you will enjoy your dinner with a nice view at the Port Vell de Barcelona.