Guided tour

Barcelona: Ancient Markets Walking Tour

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Barcelona: Ancient Markets Walking Tour

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 28.67 per person

Explore some of Barcelona's best and oldest markets accompanied by a local guide on this walking tour. Discover food traditions and medieval secrets in the Boqueria, Santa Caterina, and Born markets.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit some of Barcelona’s best markets and learn their traditions and secrets
  • Explore the romantic squares and streets of the Barrio Gótico, dating back to Roman times
  • Admire the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
  • Discover the remnants of a medieval city and market in the Born neighborhood
  • See the gleaming ceiling of the Mercato de Santa Caterina
Full description
Begin your tour at the Boqueria Market, rated one of the top food markets in the world. You’ll be amazed at the sheer variety and quantity of fresh and prepared food available here. As your guide leads you through the colorful walkways, you’ll learn about some Catalan food traditions as well as the history and extraordinary role that food markets play in the daily life of Barcelona. Exiting the Boqueria Market, you will find yourself at the scenic Ramblas promenade. Itself a former market, famous for its flower sellers, Ramblas today is a wonderful place to soak up the ambiance and snap a few photos as you stroll past its open-air cafes, fragrant flower stands and the colorful Miró mosaic. Next, we’ll travel back in time to ancient Barcelona with a walk in the streets of the Gothic Quarter, full of antique stores and even an occasional antique market. Continue to the bustling Santa Caterina Market, the first covered market in Barcelona, with its undulating, brightly colored roof. On your way to the last stop, we’ll also stop into a local caganer shop to discover the story of one of Catalonia’s strangest traditions. Marvel at the monumental church of Santa Maria del Mar, where you’ll hear the intriguing stories of La Ribera neighborhood sailors. You will end at the sprawling Market of Born. Built as a market, this striking steel and glass structure now houses the remains of the Born neighborhood dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
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  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet outside Dunkin' Donuts. Your guide will be holding an ExperienceFirst sign.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place in all weather

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