Our Barcelona History & Food tour will give you a brilliant insight into Barcelona’s thriving market culture and its long, exciting history. Your private group will be led through the winding and historic streets of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. Her fascinating stories will be brought to life as you explore these intricate and narrow alleyways, culminating in a visit to the beautiful Santa Maria del Pi church.

Everyone will tell you a visit to this creative Catalan city is not complete without a visit to one of her beautiful markets. The most historic is La Boqueria, located on the iconic Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street.

Follow your expert guide through the bustling stalls of this unparalleled local market and absorb this truly sensory experience: the bright colours of the fruit, vegetables, meats and sweets, the rich smell of fresh tapas cooking in the market restaurants, and the sound of vendors making their living with their expertise. Feel the excitement within the market space, rubbing shoulders with locals and visitors, and be tantalised by the cuisine before tasting some of it. Whether your trip is for business or for pleasure, you cannot miss these spectacular experiences.

GENERAL INFORMATION Free Cancellation! Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Duration 3 hours

Meeting point: Jaume I metro station.

INCLUDES 18-20 historical sites and point of interest

7-8 tapas

3-4 drinks

NOT INCLUDED Guide gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and drop offWater
IMPORTANT INFORMATION  Wear hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing

Before the tour inform the local supplier if you have any food allergies

Please bring a mask for visiting indoor attractions


Unravel the mystery of Barcelona’s history

Just like so many cities in Europe, Barcelona was originally a Roman city. What does this mean? It means that her history is two thousand years long and the city has gone through a thousand changes over this time. Barcelona’s past has every element of excitement and drama that you could wish for – there’s love, hate, war, peace, persecution, celebration and everything in between.

Our expert guides will help your private group travel through time as they travel through Barcelona’s streets and tell you the oldest stories of the neighbourhood. It’s so easy to get lost in the confusing lanes of the Gothic quarter, so take away the stress of leading your group by following our local and skilled guide as they handle the navigation for you, while simultaneously bringing the past to life.

Santa Maria del Pi

Spain remains a Catholic country and has many special churches to wander through. Santa Maria del Pi is no exception and is located right in the twisting alleyways of the old town. Your private group will not only be able to see the church, but also be lifted above the city and towards the heavens that all churches are reaching for when they visit the tower of Santa Maria del Pi.

Want to make this experience even more special with some extra touches? Ask us about adding a glass of delicious cava (Catalonia’s champagne!) and some snacks to the already distinctive tower trip.

Feel the experience, fuel the experience

The markets are where the past meets the present. The modern-day hustle and bustle of Barcelona and new food trends clash with her traditional, long-standing market buildings and the cuisine that made Spain famous for food. Taste the real Spain at La Boqueria by eating directly from the market stalls, straight from the local vendors to your private group! The stall owners in La Boqueria are all experts in their products, so your group will not be disappointed with their hand-selected food items.

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Gothic Tour breakdown

Over three hours, your private tour will…

  • Tour around the Old City of Barcelona
  • Visit the Santa Maria del Pi church
  • Visit the tower of the Santa Maria del Pi church
  • Walk through La Boqueria market
  • Eat directly from some stalls in the market
  • Have an expert guide to lead them.

Ready to live, learn and feel like a local? Contact info@barcelonatours.net or call now for more information on pricing and availability on 0034 935 008 226.

Boqueria Market
Las Ramblas Barcelona
Barcelona Cathedral Gothic Quarter