Gothic quarter tour

Gothic quarter tour & Picasso Museum in English with José a licensed guide

3h 6 max. English On foot

Take a trip to the Medieval era and its Golden Age. Get to the know the people who lived then, their traditions and the countless legends they left us. You’ll finish up in the Picasso Museum, a Gothic-style palace where you can view the collection while learning the details of Picasso’s life and his connection to Barcelona.


Why choose this route?

The Gothic Quarter is Barcelona’s historic centre. Here, visitors can find vestiges from the Roman era and the Middle Ages.

The journey passes through many points of interest, like Sant Jaume Square (political centre of the city since the Roman era), the Cathedral and charming streets and squares.

Includes the Picasso Museum, which houses a gothic-style palace from the 14th century and a great collection of his work, including Las Meninas, First Communion, Science and Charity, Rooftops of Barcelona and portraits of his mother and father. Picasso is a world-renowned artist whose work is reflected in the entire history of 20th century art. He lived and trained in Barcelona before moving to Paris.


Tour details

No queues.

As an accredited guide, I have direct access to the museum without having to wait in long queues.

No rush.

You’ll have plenty of time to listen, observe, ask questions and take photographs.

Expert local guide.

Learn about the history and legends of the Gothic Quarter and the life and work of Picasso. And of course, ask as much as you like.

Small groups.

Private tour.

Accessible and flexible.

I adapt to the needs to any group, including groups that have mobility issues or groups with children.


Description of the guided tour

This guided tour transports us back to different times, including the Medieval era.

We’ll even go as far back as 2,000 years ago to the Roman settlement in Barcelona, when the city centre was established as its political centre.

We’ll wander through squares, streets and Gothic buildings. We’ll also see Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, Plaça de Sant Jaume, the Plaça del Rei which once housed Barcelona’s dukes and the Aragonese monarchy, and the outside of the Barcelona Cathedral.

And we can’t forget the Gothic Quarter, which today is home to a lively mix of small shops, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and more.

We’ll end the tour with a guided visit of the Picasso Museum, located in five Gothic-style palaces erected in the 13th and 14th centuries. And no need to queue! This part of the tour features a spattering of anecdotes and bibliographic details of Pablo Picasso. It’s an essential stop for anyone who wants to discover more about this genius, his impact on 20th century art and his links to the city. Visitors can marvel at some of his most famous pieces, like the extraordinary Las Meninas series.

What to know before you go

The Picasso Museum has free entry on the first Sunday of each month from 9 am to 7 pm.

Visitors are not permitted to take photos or film inside the Picasso Museum exhibition.

Meeting point

Plaça de Sant Jaume.

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*Price per group. VAT included.

+34 677 392 517

Included / NOT included

A trip through the Gothic Quarter

Quick access to the Picasso Museum

Guided visit of the Picasso Museum

Explanations in English with an accredited guide

Picasso Museum tickets

Transport

Food and beverages

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