Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and Gothic Quarter History Tour

3 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Barcelona is a city steeped in history and each period of change has left an unmistakable mark on the locale and its culture. Discover how its history and food are inextricably linked on this tour taking you through some of the most iconic spots in the city. You’ll step inside centuries- old tapas bars and soak up the sights and sounds of Barcelona’s historic streets.


  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 3 tasting stops with 10+ tastes and 5 drinks

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bar del Pi, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

You’ll begin your tour at one of the most iconic tapas bars in the city. Serving locals with delicious fare for over 150 years, this spot is a must for any food lover. You’ll sample two perfectly paired aperitifs along with a hand-picked selection of cured meats and cheeses. You’ll also try a true classic Spanish potato dish - a perfect introduction to the city’s specialties.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain

After your introduction to one of Barcelona’s most historic spots, it’s only fitting to take a tour of the Gothic Quarter. As you weave through its narrow streets, passing Ancient Romans ruins, you’ll travel through a thousand years of history. Your guide will furnish you with the extra details that make the streets truly come to life.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Bar La Plata, 28 Calle Merce, 08002 Barcelona Spain

The second tapas bar on our tour opened in 1945 with a menu consisting of four tapas dishes. Naturally, these have been perfected through the years and carefully chosen to exemplify what makes Spanish food unique: simple recipes prepared with the highest quality ingredients.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bodega La Palma, C. de la Palma de Sant Just, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

On your last stop, you’ll be treated to a sit-down dinner at a local spot dating back to 1935. This was once the hangout for artists and bohemians in the city. Today, it’s famed for its bravas and croquettes. Indulge in a classic selection of these Catalan dishes, paired with local red wine. Top it off with the delicious Spanish precursor to crème brûlée.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is in English.
  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We do not recommend this tour for vegans.
  • This tour is adaptable for: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Gluten free (not celiacs), Dairy free, Non-alcoholic options & Pregnant women. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking.
  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We can acommodate gluten free but cannot guarantee that were will be no risk of cross contamination in the case of celiacs.
  • Tour not suitable for children.
  • Due to the size of venues unfortunately this tour is not baby stroller friendly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

Great guide, Val, was informative and knowledgeable about the history and food! Her method of using pictures works well. Everyplace we stopped for food and drink was ready when we arrived. We're glad that we took the late afternoon tour with reduced crowds.

May 2023

I wish we had taken this tour at the beginning of our trip and not towards the end! Our guide, Eric, explained the history of the area, concentrating on the Gothic Quarter, while walking us to several tapas places that I feel a tourist would overlook. The history lesson was great and filled in a...

May 2023

Good mix of tapas bar experience. Some old, some new. History of the Roman wall and Barcelona was very interesting.

April 2023

We had a wonderful time with Valentina walking through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona on a perfect spring evening. The tour is a lovely way to see that part of the city and learn about the history of Barcelona, which was helpful starting point for the rest of our trip. We stopped in three very a...

April 2023

We had a wonderful tour with Valentina. Our group included folks from Australia, UK and the US, and Valentina kept us all engaged by providing some local history and a great description of the local food culture. We had a lot of fun enjoying outstanding food and great company as we strolled thr...

December 2021

Excellent tour, excellent food! Meeting spot was easy to find. Our guide was fantastic, would do it again!

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