Free Walking Tours in Barcelona

Free Tours by Foot is excited to partner with Excursions Barcelona, who’s expert freelance guides know the city inside and out. Their entertaining and informative style reveals the city from a local perspective getting under the skin of what makes Barcelona and Barcelonins tick.

Working on the same name-your-own-price tour model, you are always guaranteed great tours and enthusiastic guides no matter what your budget.

With great free guided tours, travel tips on how to visit Barcelona on a budget, Top 10 Free Things to do in Barcelona, and self guided gothic quarter, Gaudí architecture and food tours, use our guides below to make the most of your visit.

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Free Walking Tour of Barcelona

Join an expert guide for a walk through the best preserved medieval city center in Europe, and discover the inside story of the Mediterranean’s coolest city.

Bike Tours of Barcelona

  • City Bike Tour of Barcelona:Montjuic-ebike-4 Barcelona is one of the world’s most bicycle friendly cities, cycling is the best way to see the beaches, urban parks and Gaudí architecture in just a few hours
  • Montjüic Bike Tour of Barcelona: The hill of Montjüic rises up from the harbour giving spectacular views of the city. Jump on an electric bike and cruise up to see the castle, olympic village, palau nacional, poble espanyol and magic fountain.
  • Night Bike Tour of Barcelona: Once the burning sun goes down it’s much more pleasant to cycle about and by night Barcelona looks stunning, with lights glinting on the Gaudí houses and the magic fountain bursting into life.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Can’t find a walking tour that fits into your schedule? Check out our self-guided walking tours for a tour at your own pace.

Bus Tours of Barcelona

Hop on, Hop Off Tours of the city and beyond!


Free Walking Tour of Barcelona

Join a 2 hour walking tour of the most enchanting medieval city center in Europe. Barcelona’s old city is made up of four districts and this tour visits them all taking you on a journey through 2000 years of Spanish and Catalan history and culture.

Expect Roman walls, towering gothic churches, tiny maze like streets of the jewish quarter from the time of Al-Andalus, right through to majestic plaças from the golden age of Spanish empire and modern art wonders. This tour covers it all while teaching you a little of the local lingo and recommending the most mouthwatering dishes to eat and the best places to try them.

Sites and topics we cover on the tour:

  • The old harbourMontjuic-ebike-9
  • The Columbus statue
  • Santa María del Mar church in El Born
  • The September 11th Monument
  • Plaça del Reí and the Count’s Palace
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Plaça Nova and the Picasso Murals
  • Plaça Sant Felip Neri and scars of the Civil War
  • The old Jewish Quarter
  • The Generalitat & Adjuntament Palaces
  • Human Tower statues
  • Plaça Reial and the Gaudí Lamps
  • Las Ramblas
  • The Boquería food market

Tour Information

Reservations (click the calendar below)

Where: The tour begins at the statue of Antonio Lopez in the Plaça d’Antonio Lopez (Opposite the Casa de Correos/Mail Office). The nearest metro station is Barceloneta on Line 4 (the yellow line). You will be sent a map when you book.
The tour ends by the Boquería market on Las Ramblas by the Liceu metro station on line 3 (the green line).
Duration: 2 hours
When: Tours meet daily at 11am (please book in advance)
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

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City Bike Tour of Barcelona

After the city walls were taken down in the nineteenth century Barcelona really came of age with the industrial revolution and and incredible creative surge which produced Gaudí, Picasso and Miró among others. The new neighbourhood created outside the old walls is perfect for cycling and exploring the modern city.

Sites and topics we cover on the tour:Font_de_la_Cascada

  • Park Ciutadella and the Cascada Fountain
  • The Arc de Triomf
  • Castle of the 3 Dragons
  • The beaches
  • Monumental Bull-Ring
  • La Sagrada Família
  • Gaudí’s Casa Batlló
  • Gaudí’s Casa Milà
  • Plaça Catalunya
  • Las Ramblas
  • Plaça Reial

Reservations (Click the calendar below)

Where: Tours meet at E-Bikes on C/Cervantes in the Gothic Quarter. You’ll receive a map when you book.
Duration: 3 hours
When: Tours meet daily at 10:30 (please book in advance)
Cost: This tour costs 25 Euros (Adult (16+) or for Child (7 – 15) 22 Euros, including bike rental. Electric bikes are not necessary but if you’d like to use an electric bike the rate is 33 Euros (Adult E-bike (16+) or 30 Euros for Child E-bike (12 – 15)

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Montjüic Bike Tour of Barcelona

Cruise up the steep slopes of Montjüic to the castle and the summit for breath-taking view of the city, the old harbour and the new port. This area was exclusively for military use up until the world fair of 1929 when the beautiful exhibition centers and magic fountain we’re set up. The hill then received another face-lift in 1992 for the olympic games.

A relaxing electric bike tour into the fresh air above the city makes a great break from the hustle and bustle of down town Barcelona.

Sites and topics we cover on the tour:

  • The Colmbus statue and Las Ramblas
  • Drassanes shipyards
  • Paral.lel Street Art Walls
  • The Cactus Gardens
  • Montjüic Castle
  • The Olympic Stadium
  • Palau Nacional
  • Poble Espanyol
  • Plaça Espanya and the Las Arenas Bull-Ring

Reservations (Click the calendar below)

Where: Tours meet at E-Bikes on C/Cervantes in the Gothic Quarter. You’ll receive a map when you book.
Duration: 3 hours
When: Tours meet daily at 3pm (please book in advance)
Cost: This tour costs 33€ per person, including electric bike rental. This is for ages 16 and up. For children 12-15, it is 33€

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Night Bike Tour of Barcelona

By night when the city comes out to play, Barcelona looks spectacular. Starting with some local culture at a Flamenco show this tours highlight is the magic fountain on Montjüic. Originally built for the world fair of 1929, the fountain is still wowing big and small children alike today.

Sites and topics we cover on the tour:Arc-de-triomf

  • Flamenco show
  • The Magic Fountain
  • Plaça Espanya
  • Gaudí’s Casa Batlló by night
  • Gaudí’s Casa Milà by night
  • Plaça Catalunya by night

Reservations (Click the calendar below):

Where: Tours meet at the Gaudí street lamp in the Plaça Reial just off of Las Ramblas. You’ll receive a map when you book.
Duration: 3 hours
When: Tours meet daily at 8pm, or 9pm if you choose not to include the flamenco show. (for either option please book in advance)
Cost: This tour costs 29€ per person (including bike rental), 36€ if you’d like an electric bike and 22€ if you choose not to include the flamenco show.

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Self-Guided Walking Tours of Barcelona

  • Self-Guided Barcelona Gaudí Tour: This self-guided tour will take you to all of the main Gaudí sites. As they are spread out, we will need to twice jump on the metro system. If you are planning on paying to enter the Gaudí houses, the monumental zone of the Park Güell, or la Sagrada Família, you should plan ahead and book tickets to avoid the lines. Antoni Gaudí was a well known architect, whose very distinctive style can be seen throughout Barcelona. Read more about him on his Wikipedia page.
  • Self-Guided Gothic Tour of Barcelona: This self-guided tour will show you all the main sights of the Mediterranean’s most vivacious city from the Barcelona Cathedral to the Jewish Quarter. You’ll discover some of the most beautiful views and awe-inspiring architecture spanning centuries. As a self guided tour you choose the pace and how long you want to spend at each location.

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