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Things to do in Gothic Quarter Barcelona

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Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

1. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

2. Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Learn the story of the Jewish community in Barcelona on a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Listen as a personal guide brings the history to life, and explains how important the Jewish people were to the development of Barcelona through the centuries. Go to Spain's oldest synagogue, and stroll down narrow alleys that date back to the Middle Ages. It is estimated that the Jewish community began to arrive in Spain in the 3rd century, following the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. Your guide will describe how the Jewish population grew steadily in Barcelona, becoming more and more important politically and spiritually. Learn how the Jewish community lived in relative peace until 1391, when a brutal attack brought a dramatic end to their presence in Spain. Soak up the art and architecture of the ruins of a house owned by a Jewish alchemist, and see the unique Mikve from medieval times. Go to the ruins of the Old Synagogue (Shlomo Ben Adret), and explore the small Jewish Quarter around the Roman walls.

Barcelona: Cocktail Master Class by Mixologist with Tapas

3. Barcelona: Cocktail Master Class by Mixologist with Tapas

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of cocktails and traditional Spanish tapas in Barcelona's renowned Gothic Quarter. Learn how to make four different cocktails from a mixologist and sample Padron peppers, Catalan tomato bread, and more. Kick off your experience in a bar located in the bustling city centre, then learn the tricks of the trade from a professional mixologist who will show you the secrets behind four classic cocktails. With your mixologist’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn the perfect method behind each of these classic drinks. As you have fun honing your bar tending skills, a private chef will serve you a variety of tasty traditional tapas to enjoy before you finally sit back and sample the fruits of your labor.

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Local Tapas and Wine

4. Barcelona: Walking Tour with Local Tapas and Wine

Take in the beauty of Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter as you enjoy a delicious variety of local food and drink. Your knowledgeable guide will greet you before taking you on a tour of a total of 4 local hot spots. Along the way, you will sample a number of classic tapas dishes, whilst also learning the fascinating history behind them. This will be accompanied by a selection of wine, cava, and vermouth, making for an evening of local dining and culture that is both relaxing and informative.

Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

5. Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture with a ticket to a skip-the-line ticket to an authentic flamenco show and delight your taste buds with a foodie-pleasing walking tour of of the Gothic Quarter. Try a wide variety of tapas paired with sangria at local hotspots. Meet your guide in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from the famous Las Ramblas and the Liceu metro station. They will then escort you to a nearby theater where pre-arranged tickets for a traditional flamenco show await. Be intoxicated by Spain's elaborate and traditional form of dance and song. The fiery 30-minute expression of the flamenco rhythms, voice and color is sure to ignite your love affair with Spain. After the show, your guide will lead you through a romantic labyrinth of alleyways in the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a tapas dinner of at least 9 different types of tapas, including local meats, cheeses, seafood and vegetarian options.

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

6. Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour of the Modernist Palau de la Música Catalana. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the Palau is a temple of decorative refinements.  Your tour starts in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala, where the foundation stone was laid in 1905, and where the choir rehearses regularly as it has done for more than 100 years. Continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it. Built from a range of materials, including iron and glass, the detail never ceases to amaze.  Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolize nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. Your guide will take you to the 2nd floor to get close to the great skylight, where you can admire the impressive light source up close.  To end, the Palau’s organ will accompany you on a short musical journey.

Barcelona: Ghosts and Legends Tour

7. Barcelona: Ghosts and Legends Tour

Take a tour that will scare you to your very grave, as you discover the horrifying truths of Barcelona's past. Wander the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter, as you wonder if you will manage to make it out alive. Meet at a bar right in the heart of Barcelona, where you may like to start with a drink for some "Dutch courage" before embarking on the tour. There, your host for the evening will meet you and take you through the eerie streets of the Gothic Quarter. Experience 1.5 hours of spine chilling stories as you venture into the city's dark and sorted past.

Barcelona: Tapas and Wine Small Group Walking Tour

8. Barcelona: Tapas and Wine Small Group Walking Tour

Embark on a culinary experience with a stroll through the streets of Barcelona’s El Born district and Gothic neighborhoods with a guide. Discover the local culture and gastronomy with a visit to 4 tapas bars with tastings and wine included. Choose to upgrade the experience with a flamenco show. Walk along the streets of historic areas, learn the history and curiosity of these and stop to try typical tapas such as Iberian ham, various kinds of cheese from around Spain, the spicy patatas bravas, bread and tomato, octopus, and several other foods accompanied by local wine.  Visit 4 different tapas bars, passing by beautiful buildings and along neighborhood streets en route. You can also choose to attend a Flamenco show for an additional cost after the end of the tour. Take advantage of the small group tour, which will allow you to spend more time close to your guide. The guides will be taking you to the best venues in the area that they’ve carefully selected.

Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

9. Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

Depart the Arc de Triomf and ride through the historic neighborhood of El Born. Stop at the maritime church of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, and then continue to the lively district of El Raval. Journey through more than 2,000 years of history as you see monuments such as the cathedral and city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Cycle to La Rambla del Raval to take a souvenir photo of the El Gat del Raval statue by Fernando Botero. Then, make your way towards the beach and Port Olympic. Pedal along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou, where attractions include the National Theater by Ricardo Bofill.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Sightseeing Tour

10. Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Sightseeing Tour

Experience the beauty of Barcelona by Segway on a 2-hour tour of its old and new neighborhoods, including the modern developments built for the 1992 Olympic Games. Following a short training session on the easy-to-operate, self-balancing vehicles, start by riding along the seafront promenade from the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic), and experience the medieval streets before they open up to the sea. Ride under the palm trees of Passeig de Colom, and see the statue of Christopher Columbus at the bottom of Las Ramblas. Next, discover the urban art of Sant Sebastià beach, full of street entertainers and sun worshippers. Admire the yachts and sail boats of the Old Port (Port Vell). Pass the former fishing village of Barceloneta, and learn the dramatic history of the Catalan people and their struggle for independence. Enjoy panoramic views from the ground floor terrace of the Olympic Port. Pause for thought in the tranquil gardens and open-air spaces of the Olympic Village. En route back to the meeting point, admire some of the hi-tech buildings and contemporary skyscrapers that are keeping Barcelona vibrant for the 21st century.

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Tamara was a super fun host! We had a great time with her and she worked really hard to adjust the experience to our needs - she even switched up the order of the cocktails we were to learn to AND put together the ingredients for an off-menu cocktail that we specially requested on the spot! We were trashed by the end but it was a really great evening. The tapas were also quite tasty and we were surprised that there was so much food - we expected it to just be a few small tapas but it was enough to fill us up! Thanks again Tamara & crew

Our guide was Bryan (apologies if we got that wrong, he is an Amerian fella) who fell in love with Barcelona. He told us amazing stories and legends, some of the gruesome. He is a really good story teller and we loved his sass and knowledge.

Even tough the city was busy because of the three wise men celebration, the guide managed to make us have a great time

Marlon was a very friendly guide & full on great knowledge. We enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you! Easy to find and quick to get in. Super simple and helpful.