• In the 1st century, Barcelona was no more than a little colony next 
  • to the sea. In the 14th century, the city had turned into one of the most 
  • important Mediterranean trade centres. 

  • Walking through the sights of the old neighbourhood, Gothic Quarter, 
  • we will trace the ancient and medieval history of Barcelona. We will 
  • discover the remains of Barcino and the reason of its birth. We will 
  • see the buildings and monuments that made Barcelona a prosperous 
  • and rich city. But we will also pass through the most emblematic 
  • squares and we will revive the social disputes of the medieval times.

  • Why we talk about “Gothic Quarter” and what is hidden behind this 
  • name? How did the medieval Barcelona grow? What political institutions 
  • governed the city and the Principality of Catalonia? From the Roman 
  • wall to medieval one; from the guilds to the Jewish community and its 
  • quarter (el Call); from la plaça del Pi to la plaça del Rei, among others.

  • Meeting point
  • Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, in front of the Roman Necropolis.

  • Specifications
  • Visits to museums and historical buildings are not included.
  • The route will take approximately 2 hours.

Roman necropolis<br /><em>1st-3rd centuries</em> Guild of the coppersmiths Palau del Lloctinent