If you are going to travel to Barcelona soon, one of the best ways to get to know the city is undoubtedly a free tour, so in this post, we have compiled the best free tours of Barcelona that we know. Because it is clear that these types of guided tours are a great option to discover all the secrets that we do not know about cities, even if we have already visited them other times.
Shall we start?
Free tour in Barcelona, one of the most classic free tours in Barcelona
This is the classic among the classics of free tours in Barcelona. If you can only do a free tour of the city and you still don’t know the city, this is it. With this tour you will be able to know the most emblematic corners of the city from Roman Barcelona to the present day, passing through medieval Barcelona and the most modern face of the city.
La Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, Plaza de Sant Jaume, the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia or the Cathedral of the Sea are just some of the points that you can visit during the guided tour. And also, while you enjoy what you see, you will discover the history of the city and its best-kept secrets.
Free tour of the origin of Barcelona
This tour begins at the Canaletas fountain and from there you will begin a journey through the past of the city of Barcelona, known in Roman times as Barcino. If you want to discover all the secrets of the origin of Barcelona, this is your tour.
While visiting some of the most emblematic places of the city such as the Roman Sepulchral Way, the Barcelona Cathedral or the Roman wall, you will discover the history of the birth of the second most important city in Spain.
Free tour of Roman Barcelona
Are you passionate about history and do you enjoy learning more about the Roman times of cities? Well, we are sure that you will love this free tour.
You can visit the remains of an ancient Roman necropolis, learn more about the funeral rituals of the Romans or discover the section of the ancient aqueduct that is still preserved. And while you visit them, you will discover more about how the Romans lived in the city, what they used all those infrastructures for and how they have stood up for so many years.
Free tour through the old town of Barcelona, one of the best free tours in Barcelona if you like history
Did you know that the old town of Barcelona hides some of the best-preserved medieval treasures in Europe? Through the churches, squares and markets of the old town, you will discover a lot of interesting things about the history of the city.
During the free tour you will visit places such as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the Palau de la Música, the Mercat del Borne or the Jewish quarter.
Free tour through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
Without a doubt, the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is one of the most charming areas of the city. You won’t be able to stop taking photos! And with this free tour through one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Barcelona, you will be able to know everything about its history throughout the years, from Roman times to the present day.
History, culture, art, secrets, curiosities, traditions, superstitions … You will discover everything about the Gothic Quarter through the most beautiful and photographic places in the city.
Free tour through the mysteries of Barcelona
Ok, you are already an expert in the main monuments and buildings in Barcelona. And you already know the ‘official’ story. But … what about all those secrets, mysteries, legends, anecdotes and curiosities about the city that nobody tells? Well, that’s what this free tour is for, to discover them all.
Do you like to discover all those secrets that nobody tells about a city? Well, this is your tour! Oh, if the buildings could talk! If you have time and you want to know a little more about Barcelona, this free tour is a great option.
Free tour of Gaudí and modernist Barcelona, one of the most interesting free tours of Barcelona if you like architecture
Do you know that Barcelona has most of the main symbols of modernism in Spain? Casa Batlló, La Pedrera by Antonio Gaudí, Casa Lleó i Morera, Casa Amatller or the great Sagrada Familia are some of the most important examples of this type of architecture in the city.
Whether you are an architecture lover or not, we are sure that you will love this tour.
Free tour of rebellious Barcelona
Women have had a super important role in the social and political development of Barcelona and with this free tour you will discover more about how they have influenced the modern history of the city.
Demonstrations, strikes, protests, clandestine struggles during the Civil War or the Franco dictatorship are just some of the examples that make Barcelona one of the most rebellious cities of the 20th century. Do you dare to discover everything?
Free tour of Montjuic
With this pleasant walk through one of the most emblematic areas of the city, in addition to learning a lot about the history, art and culture of Barcelona, you will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city.
Montjuic Castle, the Olympic Games facilities, the botanical garden, the MNAC museum …
How do free tours in Barcelona work?
These free tours of Barcelona that we have told you about are guided visits of approximately two hours that are carried out on foot with a guide who will tell you a million interesting stories in Spanish.
Normally when you book one of these free tours in Barcelona, there will be a meeting point where you will meet the guide to start the tour. These guided tours are undoubtedly one of the best ways to discover a city accompanied by someone 100% expert in the destination.
Before hiring a free tour you have to bear in mind that although reserving a place in them is free and that they do not have a fixed price, you cannot leave without tipping the guide. The name of free tour comes from the fact that you are free to pay the amount with which you feel comfortable depending on how much you liked the tour.
To give you an idea, we usually give between 5 and 10 euros per person. Have we ever reached 15 or 20 if the tour was long and we liked it a lot.