3 Fascinating History Tours in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on July 15, 2016 and was updated on November 30, 2017.

Boasting over 2,000 years of history, Barcelona is an ancient and incredible place to explore.

Though today Barcelona is known as a modern, cosmopolitan city, there is a fascinating story that lies behind the Catalan capital. And what better way to discover it than through the words of a talented storyteller? Read on to discover some of the top history tours in Barcelona!

Though today Barcelona is known as a modern, cosmopolitan city, there is a fascinating story that lies behind the Catalan capital. And what better way to discover it than through the words of a talented storyteller? Here are some of the top history tours in Barcelona!

Barcelona Civil War Tour by Nick Lloyd

The Spanish Civil War was perhaps one of the most decisive moments of history during the 20th century in Spain. Furthermore, Barcelona is no exception to that. Learning about how Barcelona played a key role in the war, as well as the tragic effects it had on the city, are crucial to understanding Barcelona’s modern history. Join one of the best history tours in Barcelona with Nick Lloyd, an incredible and passionate story-teller, to hear the fascinating story behind the Spanish Civil War in Barcelona.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 25 euros for adults, 12 for teens, children under 11 free

There are so many fascinating and hidden corners of Barcelona. Discover them on our history tours in Barcelona!
Our two-in-one history and tapas tour visit some of the city’s most emblematic sights. For example the beautiful Sant Felip Neri Square.

Tapas, Taverns & History tour by Devour Barcelona

When it comes to history tours in Barcelona, we can’t help but toot our own horn! And what’s best about our Tapas, Taverns & History of Barcelona tour is that it combines two elements that we personally think go so well together. Our favorite things come together on this tour, tapas, AND also history! Walk through Barcelona’s historical Born and Gothic neighborhoods, and take pit stops in locally favorite bars and taverns along the way devouring delicious tapas and local wines. Whether you’re a history buff or a total foodie, this is the perfect Barcelona history tour for all tastes!

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 99 euros for adults, 85 euros for teens (all food and drinks are included in the price)

Discover some of Barcelona's most important monuments and sights on some of these great history tours in Barcelona!
Discover beautiful sights like the Santa Maria del Mar Basilica on a Barcelona History tour!

Jewish Quarter Tour by Barcelona Urban Cultours

El Call, Barcelona’s Jewish Quarter, is a fascinating and often times undiscovered corner of the old city center. The narrow streets and hidden alleys are enchanting, to say the least, and they are packed with stories of Barcelona’s medieval past. And because the mystery that lies within them can be so hard to grasp, we recommend visiting with a guided tour. Barcelona Urban Cultours will take you on a deep exploration of the Call’s past.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: Prices quoted via email

There really is no better way to understand a city and it’s culture than a walking food tour, like our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour. Join one of expert guides who are passionate about all that this wonderful city has to offer. From its incredible food to its colorful history—there is something for everyone to enjoy! We hope to see you soon.

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