This excursion is for those who like to explore the famous and discover secret places at a relaxed pace. The connecting thread of the route will be the sources from which people took water. This symbolic motive will help to build a walk so that, behind the facts from the history and architecture of Barcelona, you will see the real life of the townspeople, without whom all this would be impossible. Group excursion Duration 3 hours Group size up to 12 people Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 2 reviews € 35 per person
What awaits you
Temples of Barcelona The walk begins at Plaza Catalunya, from where you will enter the world of the Middle Ages through the central gate. Reveal the secret St. Anne's Church and you will see the oldest source in the city, from where the inhabitants have been collecting water for over 700 years. Next, go to explore the magnificent Cathedral - the pride of the Gothic Quarter. Near the architectural masterpiece, let's talk about the history of its construction and the attitude of the townspeople to the patroness - St. Eulalia. Walking along the walls built by the Romans, you will come to Basilica of St. Giust and you will be able to appreciate the panorama of the city, going up to the observation deck of the church. And nearby you will find another ancient source, from which in the 14th century water was brought to the Cathedral
The dark side of the Middle Ages On Royal Square you will hear chilling stories about the executioners and the Spanish Inquisition. Then, to get a little distraction from gloomy thoughts, visit a charming authentic tavern, where all the products are delivered from local monasteries, and in the building itself there were Jewish baths a long time ago. Let's discuss where residents used to buy food and what they did at their leisure. And a little later in Cal area let's talk about the Jewish diasporas, who have been living in different cities of Spain since ancient times until the 13th century, when persecution and persecution began. Learn the story of poor Sarah and her alchemist father, and explore the oldest synagogue in Europe
Postal affairs and seascapes After getting acquainted with the history of the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, you will discover another ancient source of water, over which a whole garden of orange trees was laid out in the 15th century. Then, at the building of the central post office of the city, you will learn interesting facts about the origin of the first post office in Barcelona. And before that, come closer to chapel of St. Markus, where the first "post office" was located, opened in the middle of the 14th century. You will walk along the promenade, breathe in the sea air and go to the pier, from where the boats leave, on one of which, if you wish, you can ride after the walk.
The excursion starts at Plaza Catalunya. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.