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5 Best Barcelona Walking Tours | Discover Barcelona On Foot

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A guided walk is undoubtedly the most economical and interesting way to learn about a city. Acquainting Barcelona by foot, ambling around the winding cobbled lanes adorned with Gothic spires, Gaudi's eccentricity and stareworthy graffiti is an all together different experience. Here's our round-up of the Top 5 Barcelona Walking Tours. These walking tours in Barcelona are not too heavy on your pocket, so you can buy an extra plate of tapas and thank me later!

Brace yourselves to gaze at graffiti, get lost in the antiquity of the historic Gothic quarter and be mesmerized by Gaudi's idiosyncratic architecture.

How To Pick The Best Barcelona Walking Tour?

Picking the best walking tour in Barcelona can be quite a task, simply because there are so many options! We have narrowed down the Top 5 Barcelona Walking Tours , but which one will suit you best? Here are a few tips to pick the walking tour that suits you best. Make up your mind about these and you'll be able to zero in on the Barcelona walking tour suited to your taste with no hassles!

Morning or Night Tour?

Are you a morning person or a night person? More pressing, do you penchant walking around the city during the day or at night? There are a good number or day and night walking tours in the city, but I personally recommend going for a walking tour during the day. This is because the intricacy of the city's architecture is best experienced during the day. If you're truly looking to experience the beauty of the city and it's unique architecture, a day tour is better suited.

Budget Woes?

Are you on a tight budget? No worries. We have a couple of walking tours that cost less than 20 Euros but gift you an experience of a lifetime. Don't believe us? Read on to see our curation of the Top 5 Barcelona Walking Tours and you'll find them listed.

Duration of Tour

Are you in Barcelona just for a day? If you're on a tight time leash, then go for the shorter tours that take no more than 2 hours. If you have a day to spare, why not go to the mountains of Monsterrat and take a guided walking tour to its foothills?

That's about all you need to choose for a perfect walking tour in Barcelona. If you've made up your mind, choose what suits you best from the list below and get walking!

5 Best Barcelona Walking Tours


Artistic Barcelona - The Best of Gaudi Guided Tour

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4 hours

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Barcelona is almost synonymous to Gaudi and his work. With strokes of artistry and finesse he has cast his architectural magic all over the city; from the famous Sagrada Familia to the lesser know Colonia Guell. Walking alongside a local architectural expert and learning all about Gaudi's wonders is quite the treat. This tour takes you up and close to most of Gaudi's modernist architectural marvels - Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and many more. Also, the best part about this tour is that it doesn't tire you out as much. You can go from place to place on an air conditioned coach, get down close to the attraction and explore the neighbourhood!

Read all about the best of Gaudi's architecture >>

Walking Tour Inclusions
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional Multilingual Guide
  • Admission and guided walking tour of Park Guell
  • Guided walking tour of Sarada Familia (Exterior)
  • Guided walking tour of Casa Milà and Casa Batlló ( Exterior)


Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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2 hours

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The Gothic quarter is the historic heart of Barcelona, housing elegant Gothic architecture and hidden squares flanked by the sights, sounds and scents of the Boqueria Market. A walking tour of the Gothic quarter is an absolute must while in Barcelona and if you have a guide by your side, all the better!

This walking tour of the Gothic quarter takes you through the Plaça Catalunya and the famous Ramblas, walking past landmark buildings, such as the Liceu Opera House. Get a chance to nip onto Plaça Reial and explore the colonnaded square after which you'll stroll down the Carrer Ferran, one of the main commercial centers of the 19th-Century, and pause at charming Plaça del Pi with its beautiful Gothic church, Santa Maria del Pi. You'll also go places that Google maps has no clue of! You'll be taken to Carrer Petritxol, the narrowest street in Barcelona to sample the world's best “suïs” (hot chocolate topped with cream). After gorging on a mug or two of this heavenly drink, you'll explore Plaça Sant Jaume, center of the city’s political activity with the City Hall and Palau de la Generalitat facing each other across the square. The tour ends at Plaça del Rei where you'll witness medieval marvels like the lookout tower of King Martí, Santa Àgata’s Chapel and the Saló del Tinell.

Walking Tour Inclusions
  • Expert Local Guide
  • 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour


Cathedral Of The Sea Walking Tour

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Sunday Only




2.5 hours

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If you're a bibliophile who likes traveling, this walking tour is tailormade for you. On this walking tour, you get a chance to walk and witness various real life settings of Barcelona mentioned in Ildefonso Falcones’ book "The Cathedral of Sea". This unique book tour allows you to immerse yourself in the medieval history of Barcelona as you visit iconic landmarks like Church of Santa Maria del Mar, the Jewish Quarter and the lesser known Born Quarter. Experience all this while the book comes to life in front of you, supplemented by the expert commentary of your local English guide.

Walking Tour Inclusions
  • Expert Local Guide
  • 2.5 Hour Guided Walking Tour


Walking Tour of Sagrada Familia and Park Güell

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Tue, Thur, Sat




3.5 hours

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Sagrada Familia and Park Guell are the 2 of Gaudi's most famous masterpieces. This guided tour that takes you to both these architectural wonders will help you not only expose you to a peripheral view but also help learn what it was that drove Gaudi's modernisme movement and its significance to the Catalan region. With varying colors and curved lines, Park Guell is an urban retreat unlike any other, perfectly portraying Gaudi’s design principles. Sagrada Familia Barcelona has been under construction for the last 136 years! However, that itself is a testament to its grandiose and glory. The monument is a visual treat inside out and no picture can do justice to what you'll see when you stand in front of this 18 spired basilica.

Being the most coveted attractions in Barcelona, you can expect long queues outside each attraction. However, this guided tour provides you an exclusive no-wait access which ensures you waste no time standing in queues!

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Walking Tour Inclusions
  • Priority access to Park Guell
  • Priority access to the Sagrada Familia
  • Access to Sagrada Familia Museum
  • Bilingual Professional Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Transfers between Sagrada Familia and Park Guell


Montserrat Walking Tour with Tapas & Wine

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6 hours

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Why just stick to Barcelona when you can take a quick trip to Montserrat? Make the most of your vacation by combining the mysticism of the Montserrat monastery with traditional Catalan wine and the distinct flavours of the region with an authentic tapas lunch. I can't think of a better way to spend the day, can you? This guided tour takes you to the mountains of Montserrat located about 50km from Barcelona. Spend yout day basking in the natural wonders of this mystical mountainous town in the company of a friendly, English speaking guide.

After exploring the Monastery, you'll trek to the foot of the mountains to the grounds of the Oller del Mas winery, one of the most important wineries in the region for having achieved the "vi di finca", the highest level of distinction for a Spanish wine, as well as having won the "Best Wine Experience" multiple times over the years. Walk through the vineyards, the wine production areas and the barrel rooms as well, so you can truly understand and appreciate the art that is winemaking before sitting down to enjoy a scrumptious cold tapas lunch with dessert, paired with three homegrown, ecological wines!

Read all about taking a day trip to Montserrat >>

Walking Tour Inclusions
  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Professional English speaking local guide
  • Guided visit to Montserrat monastery
  • Entrance fee to Oller del Mas Cellar
  • Guided visit through the winery, the castle and the vines
  • Wine tasting (3 premium wines)
  • Tapas lunch with dessert

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