Roman and Medieval Barcelona
Turisme de Barcelona. Basílica of Santa María del MarTwo hundred years before the Christian period, Barcelona’s heart began to beat as Barcino, a Roman colony. From that moment on, the city grew at an unstoppable pace, contained only by successive walls until becoming, in the 19th century, the modern city we know today.
Barcelona is one of the cities in Europe that co-exists most naturally with its vestiges of the past, and whose origins it also superbly preserves. THE REAL THING invites you to embark on a fascinating journey in time where, though architecture, we will slowly reveal all of the secrets to the city’s history: the remains of the Roman Temple of Augustus; the splendor of Romanesque churches and monasteries, perfectly preserved; the outstanding example of Catalan Gothic that is the Church of Santa Maria del Mar; public buildings and palaces of the new social classes which emerged as a result of the wealth brought by the sea; the successive walls that stifled the city…
Come with us and fall in love with its beautiful masonry and its intense history.