Medieval tour: La Ribera and "El Born"

If you like history and old buildings, this is your walking tour!

By the 13th century, Barcelona needed to expand beyond its city walls and a separate borough was created, which soon became the district where merchants and the wealthiest Barcelona families came to live. But before entering this maze of narrow streets where trademen, artisans and guilds once mingled together, we will start visiting the outside of the modernist Palace of Music. After, we will head towards the beautiful Gothic church Santa Maria del Mar, next to what once was the sea. We will finish in what had been a military citadel built by the War of the Spanish Succession, now a beautiful park: La Ciutadella, where the 1888 World Fair was held. As you explore the maze of narrow streets plenty of history, you’ll discover today neighbourhood of design, leisure and fashion.

The suggested tour is a pleasant and interesting walk with time for some tapas or a visit to some art galleries or fashion shops. We play by ear!

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For last minute bookings call Maica: T. +34 679 948 677. In high season try to book as soon as possible to ensure availability by sending an e-mail to We will get back to you in less than 24h. Asking for further information which will enable us to design the best tour for you. If interested in a tour-lesson write your interests in Spanish, so we will have an idea of your level.


Private transport will be arranged upon request. However, taxis are a good way to move around the city and rather inexpensive for European standards. Bus or subway (metro) can also be handy.