Get to Know Barcelona’s Most Historic Squares
Barcelona’s historic squares take the city back to its medieval roots. On the tour, you’ll be guided through Ciutat Vella and Barceloneta’s captivating central plazas, stopping at landmarks such as Plaça de Sant Jaume, Plaza del Rey, Plaça Reial and Macba square. Spend time atop Santa Maria del Mar and soak in the views of the winding streets below. Learn all about Barcelona’s history and culture in some of Spain’s most stunning plazas!
From the winding cobbled streets of Barri Gòtic to the elegant buildings in Eixample, your expert guide will show you why Barcelona is one of Europe’s most captivating cities. Marvel at Barceloneta’s traditional fishing neighborhood, explore El Born’s hidden alleys, and discover secret bars and cafés that have been lost in time. Along the way you’ll taste tapas and wine, learn about Barcelona’s turbulent past, and take memorable photos at some of the most iconic squares in Spanish history. From Plaça del Rei’s Mudejar ancestry to Plaza Reial’s romantic atmosphere, this bike tour combines history and adventure for a unique experience.
Riding on your e-bikes, you’ll be able to cover more of the city than you would on foot and explore some of Barcelona’s most well-known squares. Start with a visit to Plaça del Rei, the vibrant heart of the Barri Gòtic. Historically the site for segments of royal court assemblies, this place is full of Gothic buildings and Mudejar architecture from the 13th century that will take your breath away. Then wind through El Born up to La Rambla and Plaza Real. Here, in one of Barcelona’s oldest squares surrounded by romantic trees, you can find its celebrated nightlife with bars, clubs, live music venues and stilted terraces. The tour ends at Els Quatre Gats restaurant where Dalí and Picasso used gather over tapas and red wine; a great way to make your own memories here in Barcelona!
Add an interactive element to this tour by including a lesson in how to make pan con tomate, or bread with tomato. It might sound simple, but this tapa is a staple of the Catalan diet and is served with practically every single meal. For just 12€ more person, your group can learn all about this delicious bit and the right way to make it.
You can also add in a visit to the fabled and finally restored market! For an extra 8€ per person, take a tour of the market and see where the locals in the neighbourhood shop for their fresh produce. This is also the perfect moment to ask your guide where to buy delicious edible gifts to take home – try picking up some vacuum-packed jamón Iberico.
Ready to experience these lesser-visited neighbourhoods in a delicious way? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 935 008 226.
For a food tour in the Gothic quarter, please see our Tapas and History Tour.