Skip the Line Picasso Museum, Gothic Quarter and El Born Private Guided Tour

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Discover the elegant Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and visit the Picasso Museum with a Skip the Line Ticket. Enjoy a private tour and choose the departure time that suits you best.


Come to the core of the city, to where it all started 2000 years ago. Discover the elegant and inspiring Catalan Gothic architecture, and enjoy its charming corners and squares hidden away down ancient narrow streets.

From the Romans to the present day, the inhabitants have left their mark on these stones, and the story is there for the reading. And you needn't waste time queuing at museums; your licensed guide will take you straight in.

Plaça Catalunya and the Rambla are right in the city centre; the Rambla is a boulevard known around the world. Purely Mediterranean in nature, it leads visitors down to the sea through a variety of contrasts: old-style shops, ultramodern cafes, landmark buildings like the Liceu Opera House, and, in the center of the boulevard, there are street artists, newspaper, flower, and bird stalls, etc.

Historically, the city's two major Roman roads, the cardo and the decumanus, crossed the Plaça Sant Jaume. This square is the centre of the city's political activity with the City Hall facing the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Autonomous Catalan Government.

Plaça del Rei (King's Square) is located right in the center of Barcelona. Here we find the Gothic Quarter, a medieval marvel, which includes the Look Out of King Martí (a rectangular tower five floors high, which was built for king Martí the Humane in 1555); the 15th century Santa Àgata's chapel (built for Bertran de Riquer); and the Saló del Tinell (a medieval hall built between 1359-1362 for King Pere the Ceremonious). The hall is large (35 meters long by 17 wide and 12 high) and was used to receive ambassadors and hold banquets. It is said that the Catholic Kings, Isabel and Ferran, received Columbus here on his return from America.

Plaça Sant Felip Neri is one of the city's most beautiful squares. Located a distance from the tourist circuit, it is framed by the baroque church Sant Felip Neri, and the façades of the houses of the shoe makers' guild (now the shoe museum) and the boiler makers' guild (now a public school).

The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is a Gothic cathedral with 3 naves, built on top of a 4th century early Christian basilica. Started in the 13th Century and finished 6 centuries later, the Sant Iu door marks the oldest part and the façade, the newest. Visit the chapels and the 15th century cloister guarded by geese. We recommend visiting the Cathedral between 8 am and 12 am and 5 pm and 7 pm on a working day, when there are no ongoing masses.

The Picasso Museum has been the reference center for the formative years (1887-1901) of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. On this visit you can follow the development of the genius of this young artist. This museum, together with the surrounding Gothic and Ribera Quarters are testimony to the close tie between the artist and this city. Housed in 5 medieval palaces and inaugurated in 1963 at the express wish of the artist, the museum has a collection of 3,500 pieces of art. Discover more about this master of contemporary art.

Carrer Montcada is one of the most elegant streets in medieval Barcelona. Here you can find many of the palaces built by the city nobles in the 13th century.

Santa Maria del Mar is the best example of religious Catalan Gothic architecture. Built from

1329 to 1383, its architectural unity and purity of style are unusual in buildings from the Middle Ages. This was the people's cathedral built by the seafarers and people whose livelihood depended on the sea; these people who wanted to build it were the ones who paid for it and actually helped with the building. Two slim towers flank the main façade.


  • Skip the line ticket to Picasso Museum

  • 3-hour private guided tour

  • English-speaking guide
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Skip the Line Picasso Museum, Gothic Quarter and El Born Private Guided Tour

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  • La Rambla, Boqueria Market and Cathedral

    Start your journey at the pedestrian street of La Rambla where you can find a varying contrast of old shops and modern cafes. Find fresh produce and flowers at the Boqueria market, a 12th-century marketplace. Gaze up to the Barcelona Cathedral, dedicated to the city's patron saint, Saint Eulalia.

  • Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso) Guided Tour

    Pass through Carrer Montcada where you can find palaces built by 13th-century nobles. Five of such medieval houses constitute the Picasso Museum. Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum has a collection of over 3500 artworks. Skip the line and discover Picasso's profound artistic heritage.

  • Santa Maria del Mar Church

    Proceed to the Ribera quarters and the trendy El Born district where you can find the striking facade of the Santa Maria del Mar church. The Gothic church is constructed by porters and seafarers in the 14th century. Despite the severe exterior, the church is wide in space with naturally illuminated.

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  • Please note that the Boqueria Market is closed on Sundays, as well as many shops in the Gothic Quarter.

  • The tour will end at La Ribera and El Born district.

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