Cultural Travels from Home: Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Thursday 20th April 11.00AM BST


In our series of online webinars, we visit artists, art historians and guides in cultural cities around the world and enjoy an hour’s guided tour, museum visit or demonstration. The visits are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions. These webinars will enable you to gain special access to sites, studios and galleries whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from home, no matter your location. This morning we enjoy a real-time walking tour of Barcelona’s Old City with expert local guide, Guille, broadcast live from the Gothic quarter.


Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. It’s located west of the Mediterranean Sea, where, along with history, diverse civilizations have left their imprint and contributed to the formation of the Catalan identity. As a former nation of traders, Barcelona has been one of the Mediterranean Sea’s main ports and has always been open to the world with constant exchanges of products and ideas. That’s why Barcelona still keeps its open-minded personality and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

On this livestream tour of the Gothic quarter, our local expert invites you to dive into the historical roots of the Catalan capital, where the imprint of different civilizations (Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, and more) is still visible. We’ll walk around the old Roman colony, the medieval city and the old Jewish quarter, Sant Jaume square, and peaceful places like the charming Sant Felip Neri square. You will also hear tips and recommendations for your future in-person Barcelona Old City visit: things to do, pastries with “sweet” souvenirs, local handicrafts, tapas bars, and cafés.

The tour is interactive, so you will be able to put questions to our guide throughout the visit.

Please note that this is a walking tour and we will not go inside any art museums or galleries.


Guille is a cultural guide and lecturer. He was born in Menorca and educated in Mallorca and Barcelona. Guille holds a degree in Tourism Management, a degree in Humanities and a Master’s in Cultural Communication. He’s a licensed tour guide in Catalonia & Barcelona, where he’s been working since 1997 and gives regular talks and presentations about art, history and culture. Here is some feedback from Guille’s last tour for us in January which was dedicated to Antoni Gaudí:

“It has been a few years since I went to Barcelona but it definitely made me want to visit again.  I know I did not get as much out of my visit then as I did just sitting in my home and listening to Guille.  I learned so much – just loved it.”

“I think this was one of the most enjoyable tours so far.I had no idea the city was so beautiful and interesting and I now want to visit it! The guide was informative and engaging – his passion about Barcelona was evident and I thought his interaction with viewers was great.”


This is a live event starting at 11.00am (UK time).  It will last approximately one hour including interactive Q&A. Tune in live from anywhere in the world, or if you cannot participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session enabling you to watch later that day or during the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.

Booking closes the day before the event is streamed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below.

Further Information

1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book Now” button, fill in the online booking form and pay online. You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.

The participation fee is £10 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses when booking them as separate participants.


Download ZOOM once you have booked – please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully. Zoom works best when using Google Chrome.


You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will automatically receive the Zoom log in link both on your screen and by email, please keep this safe.

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items’ and ‘junk mail’ folders or click here for advice.


Join the event a few minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You do not need to advise us if you can’t participate live, don’t worry! You will be contacted soon after the event has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recording. This will be available to watch on catch up later that day and for the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each event that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don’t worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you a recording.

Bookings close the day before the event is streamed.

Image – Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, photo by Tomas Sereda