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Escape the Tourist Traps Old town Tour

History

Escape the Tourist Traps Old town Tour

150 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
History

Escape the Tourist Traps Old town Tour

History

Escape the Tourist Traps Old town Tour

150 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will explore the most beautiful neighborhood of Barcelona's old town, 'El Born'. Forget Game of Thrones, this is the real deal! This is an authentic, local neighbourhood which has escaped some of the massive tourist crowds of the city's other Gothic quarter. We will walk through the windy medieval cobbled streets, stopping in beautiful plazas lined with cafés. We will pass one of the best coffee houses in Barcelona, where you can have time to grab a latte or iced coffee to go. We will visit some of Barcelona's most iconic and beautiful buildings, including the phenomenal Music Palace and the gothic church Santa Maria del Mar. We will learn about the city's trials and tribulations: Spanish Inquisition, the Spanish Civil War, the 'Tragic Week', the Siege of Barcelona. We will talk about rebellion, torture, repression, cultural renaissance, royal families. We'll visit a local market where you can purchase cheap and tasty local tapas like 'la bomba' and stuffed croquettes. We will walk through Barcelona's designer's quarter, perfect for taking pretty photos. Finally the tour finishes inside a beautiful public park, the happiest place in Barcelona, where you can unwind on the grass with an ice-cream or beer! By the end you'll have some beautiful photos, some tasty food, and a special insight into what makes Barcelona one of the most iconic and inspiring cities on the planet

Your hosts

We are a team of professional tour guides that have been working in the tourism sector for 5 years. We have over 500 TripAdvisor 5 Star reviews between us. We have worked giving free walking tours, cycling tours, tapas tours, craft beer tours, graffiti tours, architecture tours. Our team consists of 3: Aidan majored in European history and has a Master's degree in psychology. His particular passion is in the field of positive psychology, self-actualization, goal pursuits, life fulfillment. Paulo is a musician, dancer and writer. Alessio is a film and music blogger that completed his International MA in Film in Barcelona. All of us have lived and worked n Barcelona's old town for years. We maintain an information role on social media, updating visitors about current events in the city and promoting Barcelona through art and photography.
Aidan
Aidan
Alessio
Alessio

What's included

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Where you'll be

We will travel through the romantic medieval labyrinth streets of the old town and visit some of Barcelona's most iconic and beautiful landmarks: Arc of Triumph Music Palace Santa Caterina food market Museum Street Fashion & Design Quarter Santa Maria del Mar basilica Fallen Heroes Remembrance Site Citadel Park and Waterfall Fountain On the way we can grab a coffee-to-go at Barcelona's best coffee house, and some cheap tapas in a local market

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
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Escape the Tourist Traps Old town Tour
150 reviews
From $12/person
150 reviews
From $12/person