The walking tour was excellent, very informative and interesting with a friendly atmosphere and I would highly recommend it. It lasted around two and a half hours and the guide took us around the main sites of the Barri Gotic area.
Our guide, Australian Chris, was friendly and very knowledgeable about Barcelona ‘s history as well as local customs. He is also willing to answer general tourist information questions. Although the tour is free he does work for tips which is made clear, as well as other events Travel Bar, where the tour leaves from, has on offer.
We saw various sites relating to a range of Barcelona history including the Spanish Civil War, Spanish Inquisition, Roman remains as well as cultural sites relating to artists such as Picasso and folklore. I learnt a lot from this tour and it gave me a sense of the compactness of the Barri Gotic area. It took me to places I may not have otherwise gone to and pointed out things I would not have noticed. This gave me a good basis for the rest of my visit for places to go back to and cultural references to pick up on.
This tour is suitable for a range of people of all ages and interests, although especially for people travelling on their own because it has such a friendly atmosphere. You were encouraged at the end of the tour to have a drink with the guide and group at Travel Bar which gave the opportunity to speak to the other people on the tour.
I would recommend this tour and I am glad I went of the first day of my visit because it gave me a good set up for knowledge of Barcelona’s history. I enjoyed this tour so much that the next day I went on the free bike tour of Gaudi’s main works with the same guide. I would also recommend this. It was very fun and easy to ride the bikes – it was mainly flat ground. You rode in bike lanes, either on the road or pavements. I am not an experienced or confident cycler but I felt safe in the group and didn’t struggle with fitness despite the tour lasting over 3 hours.
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