Free Walking Tour in Barcelona: Honest Review

Having joined SANDEMANs Free Walking Tours in Madrid, I thought I would try out their Free Walking Tour in Barcelona…spoiler alert… it did not disappoint!

Meeting Point:

The tour focuses on Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter so the meeting point is outside Hotel Suizo on Plaça de l’Àngel. The nearest metro station is Jaume I which gets you out right on Placa de l’Àngel and is served by L4 to Trinitat Nova / La Pau.

At the meeting point we were met by Andy our tour guide – who made the tour particularly special. Originally from the UK he has lived in Barcelona for years and his captivating storytelling and extensive knowledge of Barcelona and the Gothic Quarter made the tour super special.

Throughout our 2.5 hour tour we touched upon the history of the Gothic Quarter, Catalonian culture, local street art, Barcelona’s myths and legends and so much more. We even visited local art gallery “Base Elements” owned by his friend, which was one of the highlights of the tour.

Check out this video I took inside the art gallery, as we spent some time admiring the exhibits.

Andy even took us to his favourite street in Barcelona, where you can take a unique photo of the buildings above, here is the photo I took:

Photo from below of Barcelona's buildings and blue sky

The 2.5 hours flew by, and at the end Andy shared with us his own recommendations for things to see, do and book during our time in Barcelona.

If you’re looking at doing a free walking tour in Barcelona then I would definitely recommend booking this one. Make sure you bring cash with you so you can leave a tip for your guide at the end of your tour, as although the tour is free this is how the tour guides get paid for all their hard work.

Here is a video of my experience:


Don’t forget to bring cash to tip your guide at the end of the tour, as although the tour is free the guides are paid on tips – so you pay what you think the tour was worth! If you’re lucky enough to get Andy as your guide, you’ll have loads of fun ❤️😀 #Barcelona #FreeWalkingTour #barcelonathingstodo #barcelonaguide #barcelonacity

♬ Life Will Be – Cleo Sol

Click here to book your Sandemans Free Walking Tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter or Gaudí & Modernism Tour here.


SANDEMANs Free Walking Tour, Barcelona


A informative, fun and friendly tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter - would definitely recommend!

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