A Walk Through the City Center: Old Stories

Barcelona is a modern city with a very old heart. There are four historical quarters that made up the city's original center. Walking through them can be a pleasure with good weather and ice cream, but the reality is under your feet, in the walls, and also, over your head.

Let me tell you the stories of how this city became a military headquarters and a center of commerce: I'll explain its key role in the discovery of the New World, as a spiritual node, bourgeoise ruler and industrial power through the centuries up until the present.

Why did its founders choose this location? What did the protector saint do for the city? What made it so rich over several centuries? What was its role during the Spanish Civil War?

Surrounded by centuries-old buildings you'll be able to feel the legends, touch the real monuments and observe the city with the eyes of the people who lived here before, making revolutionary changes that led us to become who we are today.

About the host: My name is Gonzalo, born in Barcelona I have always been passionate about history in general and particularly in my city. I have been hosting tours part-time since 2017, with a focus on "off-the-beaten-path" areas to make your experience unique. My other hobbies are Latin dancing and tech development.
Experience/Tour Type: Private (Just you + friends/family)
Language(s):
Catalan
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Ukranian
Vietnamese
Times & dates available: Always, just ask me!
Duration (hours): 3.0
Maximum number of people: 20
Highlights: Since the Romans stablished their militar camp, Barcelona was a very important piece in Spanish and Mediterranean history. Visiting the key spots on the old city quarters you can discover how amazing characters built this city as a mirror of the ideas of every age and their way of living
Included in experience: Private guide through the walking tour
Please bring: Your smile and comfy shoes