Barcelona old city in 3 hours: Gothic, Raval, Born

Cultural & Theme Tours in La Ribera

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Are you the first time in Barcelona? May be you habe already been hier but many years ago? We will show you what happened in Barcelona in the last 2000 years.The old city of Barcelona is named Ciutat Vella. It consists of 3 neigbourhoods: Raval, Gothic and Ribeira. Our english-speaking guide will take you through the most interesting parts of all of them. During our walk you will have the opportunity to understand better the catalan culture, know more about catalan traditions and feel yourself catalan, drinking vermut or cigaló. All together we will pass the most important moments of the history of the city.We live in Barcelona for many years, so we will tell you about catalan life, gastronomy, habits and popular fiestas (fests). We will also recommend you where to go after the tour, where can you eat, how to move yourself in the city. We will respond ALL your questions and take care of you during your stay in Barcelona. Trust us, we will show you the best!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Raval, Barcelona, CataloniaThe border between The Gothic Quarter and Raval is made by the famous Rambla. You will know, why it is named so and what does the word "Rambla" mean. You will see plenty of old houses, museums and the meeting point of Barça football fans. You will have a chance to take foto with live statues and know a lot of old city legends. On our walk, we'll tell you why Raval is considered one of the most controversial and dangerous places in the city. The market of Boqueria will immerse you in the atmosphere of a gastronomic paradise and become a vivid illustration of one of the main Spanish passions.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Barcelona, CataloniaCathedral - the spirit and heart of the Gothic QuarterNear the Cathedral of St. Eulalia - one of the brightest Gothic temples in the world - you will learn about the history of the building, which lasted for several centuries; look at the handwriting of masters from different eras, as well as discover Spanish and French motifs in the architecture of the building; discover legends about the graves of noble aristocrats, and enjoy an impressive collection of relics, including the Order of the Golden Fleece and the throne of King Aragon.Jewish quarter and royal squaresIn the Jewish quarter you will see the oldest synagogue in Europe and learn about the history of the richest and most influential community in Spain in the 13th century. Let's talk about Jewish artisans, merchants and finasists, as well as the importance of the quarter as an important cultural center of Catalonia. In addition, you will visit the aristocratic royal square, where you can look at classic buildings, beautiful fountains and lanterns designed by Gaudi. And going to King's Square, you will find yourself on the very place where Isabella and Ferdinand met Columbus after his great expedition, and touch the architectural heritage of the late Gothic era.Duration: 1 hourStop At: El Born, Barcelona, CataloniaMedieval labyrinths of RiberaContinuing your acquaintance with the gastronomy of Barcelona, ​​you will go to the Santa Caterina market, where you will appreciate the originality of the architectural solution and you will be able to taste the famous Spanish delicacies. In the quarter of La Ribera, you can not ignore the elegant church of Santa Maria del Mar - we will talk about the principles of harmony and simplicity, embedded in the design of the facade and interior of the church, and introduce you to a remarkable history of its construction.Duration: 1 hour

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