- 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.
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.
Born in Barcelona, Jaume has loved walking through the city since he was very young. Discovering the most charming and unique places in his city, he found his passion and went on to earn a degree in architecture. He complemented his studies by participating in exchange programs at universities in Scotland and the United States. It was during these exchanges that he discovered another of his great passions: sharing his knowledge and learning from new cultures. After few years of working as a freelance architect, now he relishes the opportunity to lead walks as a Context docent.
Monica Cruz Guáqueta orginally studied Architecture at the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and later specialized in the history of architecture in Barcelona. She has been living in Barcelona since 2002, when she came to study and fell in love with the city. After 14 years, a Masters degree and a PhD in history of architecture, she has become an expert in Barcelona’s architecture and, of course, Gaudí. She also combines this expertise with the knowledge of the city gained by being a permanent resident, along with her Catalan husband and daughters. She aims to give visitors a feel for what it's like to live in Barcelona and recommend places that you’ll enjoy away from the common tourist circuits. She has a wide knowledge of Catalan Modernism, as she was in charge of the Cátedra Gaudí archive -the most important documentary archive related to Gaudí’s architecture- for 12 years. She holds a Masters Degree from UPC and she is a PhD candidate at the same University. Her dissertation -currently in development- is about domestic interiors and design during the 19th-20th century transition, focused on Barcelona and Paris.
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