The History Buff's 4h Insight Walking Tour of Barcelona

This tour is made for the history buffs who want to cover (almost) all of Barcelona in one tour.

We'll start off by visiting the Sagrada Familia. There you will learn the story of the Temple of Atonement and get an entertaining façade tour. You will also learn interesting details about local customs, culture, people, and sites.

After a short subway ride to Passeig de Gracia, we'll visit some of Antoni Gaudí’s most important architectural monuments, including Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. Your tour guide will not only explain the façades of the two buildings but also provide background information on the "Illa de la Discòrdia," "Las Farolas-Bancos," and the "Trencadis" technique.

Try the delicious chocolate at Casa Amatller and discover the non-reverse car hub once used by Antoni Amatller. The building's unique decorative elements such as its sgraffito will be explained to you.

From Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas (where you'll see a mosaic by Joan Miró and Casa Bruno Cuadros), we'll continue over to Plaça Reial located in the Gothic Quarter with its slender palm trees, the Three Graces fountain and the helmeted lanterns by Antoni Gaudí.

Across the Old Town, we will continue to Plaça Sant Jaume, home to the Catalan Government’s "Palace" and Barcelona's City Hall. Just a stone’s throw from this administrative center, you'll discover the "Castellers," the Temple of Augustus, and Plaça del Rei. From there we will continue to the Barcelona Cathedral, Picasso’s frieze, and the famous "Kiss of Freedom" photo mural.

Afterward, we will visit the “Center de Cultura i Memòria” and its archaeological site to see how people lived in the 17th century.

In the historic Citadel Park, you can admire its beautiful fountain, its many sculptures, and the Castell del Tres Dragons.

Tips: During the tour, we will pass many well-recommended restaurants. Make sure to take some extra money with you to stop at local places.

We also do a bike tour: click here to see

About the host: Our mission is to offer travellers a unique and service-oriented bike/walking experience – truly wonderful ways to experience Barcelona! We have our own, well-trained guides who are able to transmit their unique knowledge about Barcelona in an entertaining way.
Experience/Tour Type: Group (Meet other travelers)
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Times & dates available: 9am, Monday to Sunday
Duration (hours): 4.0
Maximum number of people: 14
Highlights: The Sagrada Familia is covered with mystic symbols and sculptures. During the interactive journey you will learn the meaning of these mysteries. For example, on the façade of passion you can see a faceless woman – the secret behind this faceless woman and much more is told during your discovery tour. Another site along the tour is the historic Parc de la Ciutadella, a park that was originally a fortress built by Philip V – get to know the whole story and learn about the sculptors of the fountain. During our visit to the Gothic church Santa Maria del Mar, you will learn more about the legend of the Bastaixos, and how the FC Barcelona logo made its mark on a stained- glass window.