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Explore the secrets and stories of Barcelona's Medieval past. The Santa Maria del Mar church is just one of the many incredible sites you'll discover on this unmissable guided tour.

Explore the secrets and stories of Barcelona's Medieval past. The Santa Maria del Mar church is just one of the many incredible sites you'll discover on this unmissable guided tour.

Medieval Barcelona

We'll start our fascinating guided tour in the Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran square, at the foot of the equestrian statue of Ramon Berenguer III. Here we'll discover all about the Roman origins of Barcino, the old town from which the current city of Barcelona grew.

From the Plaça de l'Ángel we'll head to the crossroads between Via Laietana and Calle Argentería. At the end of the latter road, we'll find the Santa Maria del Mar church. This medieval temple gained popularity thanks to Ildefonso Falcones' bestseller “La catedral del mar” (Cathedral of the Sea).

We'll continue our journey along Calle de Santa María, discovering the history of the Fossar de les Moreres. This square, literally meaning the grave of the mulberries, pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the Seige of Barcelona in 1714. And a few steps away is the Paseo del Born, an old medieval road that comes to an end at the Centro Cultural El Born.

Our next stop will give us a summary of the transition from the medieval period to the Renaissance, as we walk along the palace-lined street Calle Montcada. One of these palaces is the Palau Dalmases, a building where we can appreciate Gothic Catalan architecture, including mythological sculptural details of Neptune. On the same street, we can also admire the architecture of the Picasso Museum, also housed in a palatial building of remarkable beauty.

We'll dedicate the final part of the tour to visiting the outside of the Marcús chapel. Thanks to the efforts of wealthy bourgeois local Bernat Marcús in the 7th century, a hospital and cemetery were also founded in this area. We'll bring the tour to an end close to the Plaça de la Llana square, almost completing a full circle.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Children 7-17 Children under 7 Seniors 65+
US$ 13.90
US$ 9.90
Free
US$ 11.90

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 13.90
  • Children 7-17

    US$ 9.90
  • Children under 7

    Free
  • Seniors 65+

    US$ 11.90

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

English–speaking guide

Audioguide in English

When to book?

You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran

Plaza de la Lana

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Where does the activity end?

Plaza de la Lana