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Free Walking Tour of Barcelona
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Free Walking Tour of Barcelona

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Miguel was a great guide, nice and helpful.
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  • English English
  • 2.5 hours

This free walking tour of Barcelona takes you around the historic centre accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide. and diving deep into the rich history and culture of the second largest city in Spain.

Free Walking Tour of Barcelona

Meet your guide in Plaça de L'Àngel, situated in the centre of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, and embark on a free tour of the “Ciudad Condal”.

Strolling through the Barrio Gótico, the city’s Old Town, you will admire the Barcelona Cathedral, built between the thirteenth and fifteenth century. Then, head to the impressive Mirador del Rei Martí, known in English as King Martin’s Watchtower. This attraction is situated in the Plaça del Rei, a striking Medieval square where Ferdinand II of Aragon was plotted against. Next, you will explore Plaça Sant Jaume, home to the Town Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat.

As you walk along, your local guide will reveal the past, secrets and legends of Barcelona, from Hercules, the legendary founder of the city, to when the Romans settled in the area and called it Barcino, to its most famous artists including Antoni Gaudí and Picasso.

Once you have discovered the Gothic Quarter, follow your knowledgeable guide to El Born District, where you will marvel at the Basilica de Santa María del Mar and learn about its fascinating past.

During this walking tour, you will also wonder at the Roman Necropolis, located just a short walk away from  Las Ramblas, and discover countless other landmarks, like the Basilica Santa María del Mar, Port Vell waterfront harbour and the Llotja.

You name the price

At the end of the free tour we invite you to pay your guide based on your level of satisfaction, since they are exclusively paid with the visitors’ gratuities.

Important information

  • If you’re travelling with over 9 people, please book a private tour. Groups of over 9 people will not be allowed to participate in the Free Walking Tour of Barcelona.
  • Minors must always be accompanied by an adult. Each adult can be accompanied by a maximum of three adolescents or children.


Adults Children under 13
Free Tour in English

Free Tour in English

  • Adults

  • Children under 13


More Information


2.5 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Local English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Meeting point

Plaça de L'Àngel


If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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