Slow Tour: Gothic Quarter and Beyond
About the tour
Did you get tired of your last trip? The queues to access the monuments, the flags of the cruise passengers, the umbrellas of the tours … have you generated stress when traveling?
Following the Slow Travel philosophy, we propose this Slow Tour that besides being sustainable and respectful with the city, is a proposal that seeks to offer a kind of leisurely tourism, away from the crowds to be able to pay full attention and experience how the first tourist should do it , the sensation of discovering the heritage, the food and the local culture in the most genuine way possible
This tour is not a classic, it is a “timeless” route, without following a chronological order. We propose you to know a part of Ciutat Vella, the heart of the city, the oldest nucleus and one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona.
Born over the remains of the Roman Barcino, medieval Barcelona led to the construction of churches and Gothic palaces that led to the disappearance of most of the Romanesque remains. Its narrow and labyrinthine medieval streets make up the ideal scenario to enjoy the city center without hurry, reveling in the remains that are preserved from the glorious past of the city.
What are we going to show you?
Special sites, full of history, with charm and authentic, because they are places lived by the people who lived and live in the neighborhood, and also unknown to the general public.
The route begins at “Carmela”, the bust /sculpture by Jaume Plensa next to the Palau de la Música and runs almost 3 km through the Barri de Sant Pere, the Ribera and the Gothic Quarter.
In addition to a pleasant gastronomic surprise during the tour, we will also take the opportunity to taste a snack in a very special place, connected with the art, quietness and charm of Gothic architecture. We will not miss, if you wish, a good chat with our guide ..
The tour ends in the most tourist area, where you can visit on your own the monuments that you like.
Itinerary: Palau de la Música, Sant Pere de les Puelles, Convent de Sant Agusti, Capella d’en Marcus , Santa Maria del Mar, Pl. Dels Traginers, Pl. De Sant Just i Pastor, Temple Roma, Sant Felip Neri, House of the Ardiaca, Pati Mares.
- General Admission Ticket and other fees
Guided Tour in English/Spanish
- Earphones to keep up-to-date with your guide’s explanation
- Assistance at the meeting point
Not Included Services
- Pick-up and drop-off service at the hotel
- Maximum participants per group is 20 people
- Accessible for people with reduced mobility
- Live tour guide is in English only
- Instant confirmation and easy cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity begins for a full refund
- Printed and mobile vouchers
Palau de la Musica, Monument “Carmela”
We recommend participants to be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the tour begins.