Can't think of a better way to discover Barcelona which is so rich in history that one could never explore all its facets by oneself. Our family of 5 took the Old City tour with Gorka. It is best to reserve so that they can plan in advance as the tours are kept fairly small. Be prepared for a lot of walking & a lot of history. However, despite 90+ degrees, no one complained at any point in the tour. Even my 10 year was kept captivated. I wish there were Runner Bean tours and Gorka in every city! But sadly, there is not. So be sure to join a Runner Bean tour in Barcelona as you won't regret it!
While the tours are "free" be sure to reward the guides for their time & knowledge. This almost seems secondary as Gorka shared with us the history of Barcelona with such enthusiasm that he felt like an ambassador of Catalonian culture & history. When we bumped into Gorka a couple of days later by chance on his own, he greeted us like old friends and wanted to be sure we were making the most of our time in Barcelona.More