- Plaza Nova
- Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
- El Call
- El Born
- La Boqueria
- Las Ramblas
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
For a deeper exploration of Barcelona try our Jewish Barcelona Tour. For children we recommend our shorter Gothic Quarter for Kids tour, which is led by experts specially trained in educating children.
Will this tour enter the Barcelona Cathedral?
The tour will spend concerted time outside of the cathedral. Entering is up to the discretion of your guide and the interests of the group. It is a good idea to plan to cover your shoulders and upper legs in the event that we do enter the cathedral.
Is this tour walking-intensive and/or wheelchair accessible?
The general route may include narrow sidewalks and cobblestoned streets; please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise. We are always happy to design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
Santiago (Santi) has a PhD in Art History, focusing on Barcelona's cathedral during the Baroque period to 19th century. He is widely published in Spanish and Catalan in a broad range of academic periodicals, and has taught classes at University of Barcelona on Renaissance and Baroque art history, Spanish painting, urbanism and architecture. He previously provided guided tours of several of Gaudí’s buildings, such as the Palau Güell and Güell Pavilions, as well as Modernista walking tours. In addition to teaching and writing, Santi works as a researcher for a well-known antiques dealer in Barcelona, specializing in old drawings and prints studies. Passionate about art history and architecture, Santi recently published a book about his research work in Barcelona’s cathedral through history.
Bernat is a native Catalan architect who specializes in the preservation and rehabilitation of old houses and buildings. He obtained his degree at the Barcelona School of Architecture and was an exchange student at the University of Texas. Possessing a deep understanding of architecture and the cultural forces that drive it, Bernat is a true native and lover of Barcelona and her built environment. He recently restored a 19th century textile factory built by Gustavino's Company in Vilassar de Dalt, and is now working on a project for a residential building in the historic center of Mataró.
Alex Rodriguez Suarez is a native of Barcelona, where he read history at the Universitat Autonoma. In 2006 he obtained his guiding license and began leading tours at the Palau Montaner and the Hospital of St Pau. In 2014 he completed his Ph.D. in Byzantine history at King's College London. During his time in London, Alex also led tours for Context at the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum. He has also studied in Greece and conducted research in Turkey. His interests include art and architecture and he loves visiting archaeological sites all over the world.
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