Walking Tour of the Gothic & Jewish Quarters
Experience the Gothic and Jewish Quarters of the City
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS
A walking tour through the historic Gothic and Jewish quarters of the city with emphasis on Gothic style buildings, the cathedral and ancient synagogue, Governor Palace and City Hall, as well as the Palau Reial Major.
With a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, you will walk through the old city centre of Barcelona, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times and now makes up the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets with quiet squares and attractive corners are home to an abundant collection of Gothic style buildings.
Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, are medieval buildings like the Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor, former home of kings of Aragon, and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The oldest synagogue in Europe, dating back to 1306, is in Barcelona. The site of the older Call of Barcelona –the Call Major– is located between l’Arc de Santamon, Call, Bisbe and Sant Sever Streets. In the mid-13th century, the geographic space designated to the Jewish community was amplified. On the outskirts of what is today the Church of Sant Jaume, the Call Menor (Minor) sprouted and thrived.
This 4-hour tour includes:
- Palau Reial Major
- Sant Jaume Square and Church
- City Hall and Governor Palace
- Gothic cathedral and the old synagogue
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your guide will pick you up from your Barcelona city-centre hotel. Your tour will conclude at a point within the city-centre, where your guide can assist with instructions to return to your hotel.
Includes: An expert English-speaking guide for up to 4-hours, Entrance Fees to Gothic Cathedral and Old Synagogue.
Excludes: Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours.