Barcelona is not only the capital of Catalonia, but also the clearest model of the different life styles joining together in one city: a city where we can find the rationalism in the Eixample or the chaos in the Gothic Quarter, mansions besides working-class districts; where the night life occurs besides the churches that could have been cathedrals. Therefore, we invite you to discover this amazing city through a visit, where you will find the main sights featuring this city:
The Gothic Quarter: The Roman “Barcino” was born here and it has also been the witness of the golden years of the middle Ages, where the Gothic art becomes the symbol of the Catalan Crown, the Cathedral, La Plaça Sant Jaume, La Plaza del Rey, Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, etc.
Montjuïc Mountain: it is considered as the zone marking the city history in the last years. On one hand, the International Exposition of 1929 with Plaça España and its Venetian Towers, the National Palace, the Poble Espanyol, the Magic Fountain... On the other hand, the Olympic Games of 1992 with the creation of the Olympic Ring, composed by the Olympic Stadium, the Sant Jordi Palace and Calatrava’s Tower, etc.
The Maritime Façade: since the Olympic Games in 1992, Barcelona opened again to the sea. The façade remodel brought the city back to its fishing past, including Montjuïc with its medieval origins and the river Besós mouth—remodelled in 2004, coinciding with the Forum of Cultures. We must also take into account the Barceloneta Quarter, the Muelle de España or the beaches in Poble Nou.
Modernism: it was an artistic style by the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, marking the city of Barcelona. Beyond the aesthetics, it was linked to a Catalan feeling integrating the art as a quotidian fact through its works, from the simplest establishments till the biggest constructions just like La Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, El Parc Guell, El Palau de la Musica, La Casa Batlló,etc.
La Rambla: it is the most famous promenade in the city and, at the same time, a mirror of the different faces of the city. In little more than a kilometre—from Plaza Catalunya to the Seaport— we can see big palaces, florists, middle-class theatres, working-class markets, musicians and artists… a mixture of vitality that shows the essence of Barcelona.
22 @ - Forum of Cultures: the New Millennium is providing two large urban projects for the city : the area of the Forum of Cultures 2004 that went along with urbanization of the last maritime facade of Barcelona, offers now a large space of housing and equipment for great events. Equally attractive , El Distrito 22, a former industrial area, is being transformed to become a high business concentration area for companies, universities and tech research centers that coexist with residences, facilities and green areas, being La Plaza de las Glorias its flagship point with the AGBAR Tower and the HUB building.
So, we propose you different itineraries around the city:
The first part of the tour consists of a panoramic visit including the Montjuïc Mountain (stop in the Olympic Stadium and the viewpoint); at the zone of Eixample we will stop in La Sagrada Familia to admire the outside of the temple (60 minutes approx.); at Passeig de Gracia we will contemplate its reputed Modernist buildings (La Pedrera, la Casa Batlló,…); From there to the Gothic Quarter, the old town of Barcelona, where we will visit its main buildings on foot: the Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça del Rei…
Antoni Gaudi was the most universal architect in the city and the maximum representative of Modernism. His works fussing ideas and shapes so imaginatively seems unreal. We encourage you to visit the main works of this genius: La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell (it’s necessary to book the tickets in advance), based on the natural elements, his main source of inspiration, and full of riddles. The visit will end with a panoramic view of Passeig de Gracia, the most manorial street in the city, where others of his works are located, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
We recommend you to take a walk around the most visited districts of Barcelona. Les Rambles: is the most known promenade in the city, and at the same time, the mirror where the different faces of the city. Starting in Plaça Catalunya, we could contemplate the Canaletes Fountain, the Rambla of the Flowers, The Palace of Viceroy’s wife, the Liceu Theater… We will make a stop in the Boqueria Market, the most known in the city and an example of the mixture of vitality that shows the essence of Barcelona; and continues to the Gothic Quarter. This is the old town, where the Roman Barcino was born and a witness of the golden ages of the Middle Ages, where the Gothic Art becomes the symbol of the Catalan Crown, where the Cathedral, the Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça del Rei and Santa Maria del Mar stand out. The walk will end up with a panoramic visit of the maritime façade and the Montjuïc Mountain to see one of the best views of the city from the viewpoint.
The first part of the tour consists of a panoramic visit to the Montjuïc Mountain (stop in the Olympic Stadium and the viewpoint). Afterwards, we will continue along the promenade , enjoying el Paseo de Colón, we will see the coastal zone crossing the Barceloneta Quarter and the Olympic seaport from where you can see La Sagrada Familia, (stop to visit the outside of the temple for 60 minutes approx.) We will continue the visit to the Eixample, where the Passeig de Gracia stands out with its Modernist buildings (La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Ametller). Once in La Plaça Catalunya, we will go down Les Rambles, the most popular walk in the city until the statue of Christopher Columbus, the end of our visit.
In 1992, with the Barcelona Olympics the city entered a major modernization process that still remains today . On this visit we offer a panoramic tour by the great works of modern architecture in the city.
The visit starts at the iconic statue of Colom , followed by a panoramic sight of the whole Barcelona seafront to see the evolution from the Old Port, Barceloneta , Puerto Olympic ... to the Forum area , where we stop to admire the main buildings in this area. Then continue along Distrito 22 up to La Plaza de las Glorias, where we will have free time to visit La Torre AGBAR and the HUB building (known as the stapler). At this location one can always take a walk through the modern location of Encants Vells, one of the oldest markets in Europe (open Monday, Wednesday , Friday and Saturday) . We will finally return to the city center where our visit ends.
The first part of the itinerary consists of a panoramic visit including the Montjuïc Mountain (stop in the Olympic Stadium and the viewpoint). After, From Plaça Catalunya, we will go down Les Rambles, the most popular walk in the city that leads to the Gothic Quarter (the old town of Barcelona) where we will visit its main buildings: La Catedral, La Plaça Sant Jaume and La Plaça del Rei; The visit end in the renowned basilica Santa Maria del Mar.
In the afternoon, we visit to the maritime façade remodelled for the Olympic Games of 1992; we will continue the tour through El Eixample where El Passeig de Gracia and its Modernist buildings stand out as one of the interesting tourist attractions of Barcelona (stop in La Pedrera). We will finish in La Sagrada Familia, where we can admire the outside of one of most well-known buildings in the city.
The itineraries are changeable. As time allows, the group typology and your interests, the visit can be adapted to the needs of the customer.
The tickets are not included.
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