This past summer Renee, Co-Founder of iluv2globetrot had the distinct pleasure of touring the Gothic Quarter, or Barcelona’s Barri Gótic, with the awesome tour company Context Tours. Context Tours offers walks globally for the intellectually curious globetrotter in you, in regions including Milan, Prague and of course the beautifully historic Barcelona. The tours typically consist of smaller groups, to keep the learning dynamic fresh and are lead by a historian well-versed in the regions history.
The Gothic Quarter Tour in Barcelona was a 3 hour walk lead by a local scholar, who teaches the tourist attending the walk about the rich, deep history of the Gothic Quarter, including the progressive transformation that the area has made from the Middle Ages to modern day. Leaving from Plaza Nova, near the Barcelona Cathedral several days a week, these small group tours with a max of 6 participants are the perfect choice for the traveler that is looking to learn rich detail of a destination such as the Gothic Quarter.
Tourist can enjoy learning about the basics of Roman city planning and architecture while on this tour, all while taking in several breathtaking remnants of Roman influence and culture that have influenced the modern city of today. For those interested in learning about religious influences in the region, the tour takes you upon El Call, the Jewish neighborhood established in the Middle Ages. You will feel intellectually stimulated while discussing the periods of relative religious freedom with a Ph.D or MA. level scholar as your guide.
The walk also strolls the streets of El Born, past La Boqueria, Barcelona’s main market, and onto the Ramblas, the main area of the bustling city. It’s a great feeling to learn about the ins and outs of a city while taking a tour such as this with Context Tours because you will not only see the beauty that a city has to offer, but be able to learn about the dynamics of the past and learn about how a dynamic city has transformed into a rich cultural hub that it is today. We can highly recommend taking a tour of the Gothic Quarter with Context Tours globetrotters. If you are planning to visit Barcelona soon, then ensure that you book a delightfully stimulated Barcelona Tour with Context.
***Disclaimer: Context Tours offered a free walk in exchange for a review of their services. All views and opinions are our own.***