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Barrio Gotico and El Born. This tour through the most libertine areas of Barcelona is born out of the passion of a local historian who leads you through the great masquerade of Barcelona's modern history.
During the century of the Enlightment, some of the most fascinating figures of the time visited Barcelona in search of advenures and inspiration, meanwhile leaving behind a collection of stories which nowadays you can be told of in a novelty fashion.
During the tour we will relive the last days of Viceroy Amat, Casanova's love affairs. We will witness Cagliostro's vicissitudes and the beginnings of masonry, together with many other episodes that took place in the narrow streets of the fortified city. If you thought that the 17th and 18th centuries in Barcelona were simply comprised of dull decadence, you will change your mind when you discover the lively and palpitating city of past times; full of parties, revolts both aristocratic and popular. Our historical journey goes from the old noble families up to Napoleon's period and the terrible captain Lechi, as well as the decisive events of 1714.
We start at the Palau de la Virreina in the centre of the Ramblas, next to the Boqueria market. We will get in the Gothic Quarter through Portaferrissa street, where we can see the first of a series of old palaces, the Moja Palace. Once inside the Gothic Quarter we will see the Maldà and Moxó palaces, and learn about the libertines of the 18th century. After that we head to the Born in order to discover Casanova's luscious adventures in that area, and finally a look to the street featuring more palaces; Montcada street.
Duration: 2 hours walking tour
Transport: This is a walking tour
IMPORTANT DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
In front of Palau de l Virreina (Rambla 99)
This is a private tour, subject to availability on the day and the time requested. Contact us to check availablitiy of this Barcleona Day Tour for your group now.
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- Private Guide
- Radio-guide whisper system to ensure all can hear the guide perfectly
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