If you have more than a little time in Barcelona choose our most comprehensive experience of the city combined with an extensive visit into the amazing PARK GÜELL.
Enjoy the city just arrived from your travel with our private shore excursions: is the most comfortable and the easy way for you to experience the different faces that Barcelona has to offer.
No matter from where you arrive in Barcelona, we will pick you up at your cruise ship or at the airport in a private transport to take the tour that you would expect in order to optimize your time and take advantage of the needs you have.
Don’t worry about your luggage, the lines at the places you want to visit or the tourist crowds. And, of course, be sure you will be back at the place you need to be in time: at your cruise ship, at the airport or at your hotel.
Our tour starts in Plaça Catalunya, the main center of the town, which is connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA. Here we find some of the most striking facades of private modernist buildings, among which stands out La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. In addition, in the called ‘apple of discord’, we will discover other wonderful examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó - Morera or Casa Ametller.
We immediately head to the historic Gràcia district until the amazing PARK GÜELL. Located on a hill with spectacular views of Barcelona, on these gardens Gaudí mixed his original sense of architecture with the forms of the nature: the result is a place of fantasy of which is impossible not to marvel. Our professional guide will lead you through the most strangely beautiful corners of the park providing interesting facts and stories to understand the work of Gaudí.
We will follow the footsteps of the architect by entering at the EIXAMPLE. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. We will drive by their regular streets to reach an area composed by the modernist hidden gem, Hospital de Sant Pau, and by Gaudí’s masterpiece,La Sagrada Familia. No matter the images you've already seen of this basilica, your first experience in front of Gaudí's temple will leave you speechless. Our guide will also explain the history of the building and will provide the keys to understand its mystical symbolism.
We will continue towards the Mediterranean sea, passing by Plaza de Toros Monumental and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for Barcelona skyline. We will reach Bogatell beach from where we will cross the WATERFRONT: through Port Vell (Old Port), Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument -near the iconic La Rambla- to end at the brand new World Trade Center.
From the coastline we’ll climb the MONTJUÏC MOUNTAIN. There it is the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace that offers the most spectacular views over Barcelona skyline.
On the same mountain are located the facilities related to the ‘92 Olympics such as the remodeled Olympic Stadium, actually from 1929, and Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. We also find urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, as Plaça Espanya- influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican -, The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc or The National Palace.
From the heights we will head to the center of the OLD TOWN. We will finish the day in a relaxed walking tour with our specialized guide through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. We will stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and we will travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona at Plaça Sant Jaume, where today the City Hall is located.
The most wealthy and luxurious street of Barcelona also houses our most distinctive architecture, the Catalan Modernism. Marvel at the surprising facades of Gaudi’s houses(Casa Batlló and Milà, also known as la Pedrera) and discover the ‘apple of discord’ – the word ‘manzana’ (apple) means also "block of houses” in Spanish.
Gràcia is probably the most popular and lively neighborhood of Barcelona. On its top, is located the Park Güell. Antoni Gaudí was inspired by the organic forms of nature, making these gardens the perfect place to get lost and dream: find undulating forms, like rivers of lava, and covered alleys with columns that are shaped like trees, stalactites and geometric shapes.
Projected by Ildefons Cerdà, its plan was approved by the authorities in 1859 in order to expand the city. His idea of urbanism was revolutionary and utopian, and we can see it in the regular streets and the form of its apples. We will reach the temple of La Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece of Catalan art nouveau and another modernist hidden gem, Hospital de Sant Pau.
Barcelona's coast has adapted to the sign of the times and needs. Today lives together the very latest architecture, represented in the World Trade Center or the converted Old Port - full of shops, restaurants and nightclubs -, and the charming imprint of the past: from Columbus Monument to the beautiful Gothic building of the Drassanes (originally intended to build galleys).
Originally a strategic place to defend the city, it rises beside the sea. From its summit the varied Barcelona skyline is visible. It also houses reference buildings of modern and contemporary architecture, such as the sport facilities belonging to the Olympic Ringor museums such as Miró Foundation or Caixa Forum. We also find examples of urbanism and architecture raised for the International Exhibition of 1929.
Where it all begins. The roman and medieval imprints mixes with modernity in the center of the town. You will learn about the origins of the city and some of the Catalan traditions and its culture while you enjoy of the Gothic Quarter’s charming corners, including Plaça Sant Jaume and Cathedral Avenue.
Tour Duration: 8 hours - All Day
Group: Max.8 persons
Available all the year, not 25-26 December, 1st January
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