Picasso & the Gothic Quarter – Walking tour
Skip the line to visit the Picasso Museum and discover the bond between Picasso and Barcelona. Come to the core of the city, to where it all started 2,000 years ago.
We use a radio-guide whisper system to ensure everyone can hear the guide perfectly.
The Picasso Museum and the surrounding Gothic and Ribera quarters are testimony to the close tie between the artist and this city. With this tour you will discover the bond between Picasso and Barcelona, as well as enjoy the Gothic Quarter’s charming corners and squares hidden away down ancient narrow streets.
Façade of the Cathedral: The Gothic Cathedral was started in the 13th Century and finished 6 centuries later. We’ll also show you the remains of the Roman Wall at Plaça Ramon Berenguer.
Picasso Museum (45 minutes guided visit + free time): Skip the line and be inspired by the first steps of Pablo Picasso as an artist. The Museum is key to understand the development of this young artist into a genious from 1887 to 1901. You will find his full unfolding up to the Blue Period, an important representation of works from 1917, the series of Las Meninas (1957) and a comprehensive print collection. Housed in 5 medieval palaces and inaugurated in 1963 at the expressed wish of the artist, the museum has a collection of 4,200 pieces of art.
Plaça del Rei (King’s Square): a medieval marvel with the Tower of King Martí, 5 floors high which was built in 1555; Santa Àgata’s chapel (15th Century) and the Saló del Tinell (1359-1362). It is said that the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabela, received Columbus here on his return from America.
Plaça Sant Jaume: Historically, the city’s two major Roman roads crossed here: the Cardo and the Decumanus. This square is the centre of the city’s political activity with the City Hall facing the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Autonomous Catalan Government.
The tour will end at Plaça Sant Jaume in the Gothic Quarter. It is a 2 minute walk to La Rambla, so you can stay and wonder around or return to Plaça Catalunya. Our guide will give you all the orientations you may need.
– Pl. Catalunya
– Picasso Museum (45minutes guided tour)
– Plaça del Rei, Plaça Sant Jaume with the buildings of Generalitat and Ajuntament.
How to book this?
- Right after booking you will receive a voucher via email.
- Show it at the meeting point Placa Catalunya (the exact details on the voucher).
- Free cancellation until 48h before the start time. Just send us an email and we will refund you – no questions asked!