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The Best Walking Tours in Barcelona

People walking in a park in springtime, with the Sagrada Familia in the background, in Barcelona, Spain

Posted: 2/10/2024 | February 10th, 2024

Barcelona is a vibrant, energetic city known for amazing food, beautiful architecture, and wild nightlife. It’s also a place that appeals to everyone: foodies, partiers, history buffs, night owls, and everyone in between will find something to see and do here.

From introductory free tours to in-depth history and food tours, I never get tired of exploring and learning about Barcelona. It’s a city with layers and layers of history and culture that most visitors barely scratch the surface of.

To help you plan your trip, here’s my list of the best walking tours in Barcelona.

Best Overall Tour

Take Walks

Take Walks is my go-to tour company in Barcelona, offering access to places that no other company gets and incredibly knowledgeable guides. I always have fun and learn a ton on these tours.

The Gaudí tour is the most in-depth and comprehensive one available, but there’s also an educational skip-the-line tour of La Sagrada Família, the city’s biggest tourist draw. If you want to visit this cathedral (and you should, it’s gorgeous), this tour is a must. Tours start at 53 EUR.

Best Free Tour

New Europe

New Europe is one of the most popular free walking tour companies in all of Europe. Its main offering is a solid introduction lasting around 2.5 hours and covering all the highlights. It’s a great way to kick-start your trip if you’re on a budget. There’s also a free tour that focuses on Gaudi and modernism. Just make sure to tip your guide at the end!

While those may be the best free and paid tours in town, Barcelona has a lot more to offer. Here are six other insightful and educational tours:

1. Devour Food Tours

Devour is my favorite food tour company. Its offerings are always super insightful and delicious. In Barcelona, Devour runs a few different tours, so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re a history buff like me, the Tapas, Taverns & History Tour is the best choice for you. It lasts over three hours and includes some mouthwatering tapas as you learn about Barcelona’s expansive history.

There’s also an evening wine and tapas tour, as well as a day trip to Monserrat that includes visiting a winery.

Tours start at 87 EUR.

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2. Golden Tour Guide

This tour company offers skip-the-line, in-depth tours of Barcelona’s major attractions. If you want to learn about Gaudí, this 75-minute Park Güell tour (with skip-the-line access) is the best way to…

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