Tours & activities in Barcelona

Free Tour of Barcelona

The original FREE walking tour of Barcelona’s most visited attractions with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Barcelona

One of Europe’s most popular cities, the 2.5-hour FREE Tour shows you many of Barcelona’s major landmarks. Local expert guides will take you to the Gothic Quarter and El Born District to discover must-see sites like the Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Plaça Sant Jaume and more. 


Your Barcelona FREE tour starts every day by the Jaume I metro exit and finishes by El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria (Plaça Comercial, 12) or by Parc de la Ciutadella.


One of the most exciting cities on the Mediterranean

It’s no surprise that people come from all over the world to experience the Barcelona way of life. From the incredible architecture, like the Santa Maria del Pi and the Santa Maria del Mar churches, to the gorgeous water in the Port Vell historic harbor, and of course, with the stunning weather, you can experience it all on the Barcelona free walking tour!

A city of fascinating characters

As your expert guide takes you to many of Barcelona’s major landmarks, you’ll hear about some of the most fascinating characters in the city’s history. Walking past the Roman Necropolis, you’ll hear the legend that Hercules himself was the founder of Barcelona. Strolling through the Gothic Quarter, you’ll discover King Martin’s Watchtower, where explorer Christopher Columbus was received. Visiting La Llotja, you’ll find the art school that Pablo Picasso attended.

FREE Tour concept

The tips-based model of the FREE Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.

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Your Free Tour of Barcelona starts just outside the Jaume I Metro Exit in front of Hotel Suizo, daily in English and Spanish

  • Visit Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter
  • Discover the city’s Roman heritage with the Roman Necropolis and Roman ruins
  • Learn about Pablo Picasso and his life in Barcelona
  • Marvel at the stunning Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Maria del Pi
  • Hear about Catalan national identity and Catalan legends and heroes


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
Tour tour starts just outside the Jaume I Metro Exit in Plaça de l'Àngel Open in Google Maps
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Barcelona Cathedral
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Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
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Plaça de Sant Jaume
Santa Maria del Pi
Born Cultural Centre
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Plaça Nova
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What is a Free Tour?


The Free Tour is the best introduction to Barcelona! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the Free Tour usually lasts around 2.5 hours and is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, so tour content can vary depending on your guide’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The Free Tour is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travellers, not groups. You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day. There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end!

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • Many major landmarks covered
  • Central meeting points
  • Guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • High quality guides, incentivized to perform every time!
  • Tips-based tours running every day


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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