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Private Tour

Medieval Barcelona Private Walking Tour: El Born

Enjoy the lore of one of Barcelona's most historic neighbourhoods with your own guide.
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets are required for this tour

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Outside the Museu Europeu d'Art Modern

What makes this tour special

Northwest of the Gothic quarter lies a part of the city which retains the rambling, medieval nature of the city but avoids much of the modern bustle of tourists. Go with your guide on a walk through El Born to learn about this eclectic neighbourhood.

·        Venture into one of medieval Barcelona’s well-to-do neighbourhoods
·        Visit the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar and see where Barcelona’s defenders are remembered
·        Enjoy the bucolic features of the Parc de la Ciutadella

A Walk into Barcelona’s Past

As you wander with your private guide  down the Carrer de Montcada, you will learn why Barcelona's artistic scene remains renown today. This medieval street has roots going back to the 12th century and was once where, the elite soldiers and merchants of Barcelona chose to build their houses. Many of these homes, including those belonging to Palau Aguilar and Palau Meca, remain standing today with distinctive architectural characteristics of their time.  

Gothic Church and National Memorial

At the end of the Carrer de Montcada is one of Barcelona’s finest Gothic buildings: Santa Maria del Mar. Built in only 55 years, it holds the tombs of many of the city's former luminaries. The church is also the burial grounds to El Fossar de les Moreres, who died in the 1714 siege of the Catalonian city. Here you will learn the revolutionary history that has shaped the politically-charged atmosphere of modern Barcelona. 

To the Park

Your tour continues with a walk through the Passeig de Born, which local legend holds was once the site of knightly jousts. Your guide will take you through the Carrer de la Ribera to the Parc de la Ciutadella, which was built over the site of a leveled Bourbon fortress. You will go through its gardens, past the Catalan Parliament, to Gaudi's Cascada Monumental. The large fountain, finally completed in 1888, has become one of Barcelona's most photographed locales. 

What you'll see

Church of Santa Maria del Mar
Built in Catalonian Gothic style, this Basilica has been through a lot.
Cascada Monumental
Huge fountain in the Parc de la Ciutadella
El Fossar de les Moreres
Memorial to the defenders of Barcelona who died in the siege of 1714
Parc de la Ciutadella
Scenic city park housing the Catalan Parliament

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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