You will discover the remains of the
Roman period: the first surrounding wall with its gates and guard towers, one of the aqueducts, Augustus temple columns that were hidden in a private residence until a few years ago.
In the alleys flanked by gargoyles, you will then discover the large medieval buildings such as the
Cathedral of Saint Eulalie and the Holy Cross, in neo-Gothic style, with its magnificent cloister.
The Church of
Santa Maria del Pi, built in the 14th Century, representative of Catalan Gothic style, very simple and uncluttered, the Church of Sant Just i Pastor, the Palace of the Generalitat, location of the Catalan central government…
During the visit we will explain the
history of the city and its
legends, such as the history of the pine which has decorated for centuries the very pretty place del Pi, the pine tree plaza, at the top of which according to a popular legend appeared the virgin.
You will learn about the remains and history of the
Jewish quarter, the Call, and its tragic fate, linked to the terrible epidemic of the Black Death that decimated the population of Barcelona.
Wander through La
Plaza del Rei (The Royal plaza) and the complex which was the residence of the Counts of Barcelona and the Kings of Aragon.
Discover the recent traces of the
civil war in San Felip Neri square, where children from an orphanage were massacred during a bombing of Barcelona by Mussolini's air force.