Born and Ribera Quarter

The route focuses on the medieval and specialized city of the guilds, with the austerity and preciousness of Santa Maria del Mar Church as center of La Ribera sailor Quarter and sine qua non example of Catalan gothic architecture.

Philip V of Spain domination Citadel -with its archaeological ruins of Born Market newly remodeled as magnificent cultural center, evocative of such rich history- is an important subject of the itinerary. The powerful Gothic-Renaissance palaces in Montcada Street and the ethereal and refined modernism of Palau de la Música Catalana Music Hall offer an intricate richness of this ancient city. Some vivid contemporary buildings, such as the glowing multicolor roof of Santa Caterina Market, live together with this medieval world.

Ticket: 42€

Schedule: Tuesdays 10 a.m. (Catalan / Spanish)

Length: 3 h

Meeting point: in front of Palau de la Música Catalana Music Hall box office (4-6 Palau de la Música Street). (See map)* Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.

Tickets will be paid through PayPal at least 48 hours before the day of the route. Please, send an email to:

After payment, participants will receive an email of architour as the route is reserved and paid.

Cancelation is accepted under the following conditions:

– Till 48 hours before the route: 50% of the fare will be refunded.

– After 48 hours: tickets are not refundable.

A complete dossier of the route is handed over. An espresso at a paradigmatic neighborhood establishment is also included to draw conclusions.

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