During this holiday season, come explore Barcelona's beautiful Gothic Quarter! In this live virtual tour, we will show you some of the city's main highlights and also some of its lesser-known gems. We will stroll past nativity scenes and Christmas markets, and through the charming alleys of the Gothic Quarter, where our experienced local host will lead you through palaces within a 2000-year-old Roman city. Wander its labyrinthine streets to discover quaint plazas, stunning churches, and old mansions. See Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous promenade, before walking through Placa Nova, and on to the stunning Cathedral of Barcelona. We will make our way to Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Catalan government, before discovering the old Roman city of Barcino, where the history of Barcelona has its foundations.
· Learn about the local obsession with nativity scenes.
· Find about the Spanish New Year's Eve tradition, the 12 grapes of luck.
· Discover the main characters in Catalonian Christmas traditions, the "Caganer" and Uncle Christmas.
Meet Your Guide
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Preparing for your Experience
This is a private live virtual tour. Our professional, local guide will be showing you Barcelona’s most fascinating sights in real time, directly from the streets of Barcelona. You will be connected via video call and you can then explore the city together. With your experienced guide you will see more than just the Barcelona of today, you’ll also get a glimpse back in time because each tour is complemented with an excellent selection of multimedia. You will be shown historic photographs and videos to help with explanations, stories and the historical context of Barcelona's incredible and turbulent past. You can’t get any closer to history without a time machine!
The entire tour is designed to be as interactive as you desire. You can ask questions, you can request to go back and look at something again, you have all the freedom and participation of a private walking tour, all from the comfort of your own home.
The video calling software used for the tour is called Zoom. You will need to have it downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone – with a connection to speakers or headphones – in order to participate in the tour. Also, remember to keep an eye on the time difference when choosing a time for your experience!