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“Gothic Quarter guiding.es tour... excellent!”

Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
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Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
Ranked #3 of 748 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Many of the buildings in this neighborhood date back to Roman and medieval times.
Reviewed 31 August 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Gothic Quarter last week and wanted to make the most of our short two days there by taking a guided tour. After our great experience at the Dali museum in Figueres with guiding.es we decided to use them for our tour of the Gothic Quarter as well. We were incredibly satisfied with our decision.

To start with the tour consisted of the two of us and our guide, a 12 year resident of Barcelona who came to Spain from Bulgaria to study tourism. It was apparent that she was in love with the city and had dedicated herself to learning all there was to know about the city, the culture and history of Barcelona. Half of the tour took us to areas of the Gothic Quarter that the other massive group tours saw (places where we ran into groups of 25 or more -- groups so large that headsets were required to hear the guide). The other half of the tour was far more personal sharing century old specialty shops, taking us places to show us answers to questions we asked and showing us historic restaurants and businesses.

The gothic quarter feels large but it isn't. It seems like it should be a place that can be self-explored. However, after doing that on our first day in Barcelona and then taking the guiding.es tour on the second day we realized exactly how dense the history of the small ancient city is. Only with a guide as passionate and knowledgable as ours were we able to truly understand the history of such an important part of Catalan history.

I highly recommend the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. I also feel that if you are going to visit it and want to truly understand the place you have to use guiding.es for your tour. They are excellent at what they do and we feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to spend a few hours with our guide.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Just wander around as you want. Most of the time you will be lost but eventually you will find a landmark so you can find home. There are all kinds of architectural features to see, bulidings, small squares, narrow alley ways and shops of all kinds. It's all for free so you can't fail to enjoy. I f you cant find something good then it's just around the corner.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

We took a "free" guided tour (paid about 5 EURO per person directly to the guide at the end). It was very good

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Gothic quarter is beautiful and easy to get to. you can wander around for hours and find lots of amazing places from shops to cafes to museums. Admire the architecture and the history around you and when your done is a short walk to La Rambla.

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Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Lots of streets to walk in, interesting places around. You can easily lost there and find some nice restaurant or pub to rest and drink mojitos or local beer.

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