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  • Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour

    1. Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Tour

    On this 3-hour activity you’ll join a professional chef on an introductory tour of the world famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest and best food market, dating back to the 13th century. While telling you about the foods on offer, especially the seafood, and the basics of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the chef will buy some of the fresh ingredients needed to prepare an authentic paella de marisco, or seafood paella, Spain’s traditional rice dish. Walk with the chef through the winding streets of La Ciutat Vella, or old town, to El Born, the most fashionable district of the city. Enter you your private dining room that’s adjacent to the big open kitchen where the chef will prepare the delicious paella de marisco, as you watch the process. Take the edge off your appetite with some traditional Spanish and Catalan hot and cold tapas. The chef will introduce you to a...

    Sadly I cannot remember my tour guide’s name. I believe it is Jason. Regardless, of his name, he connected very well with everyone from the group. He was extremely accommodating considering my shellfish allergy. Truthfully, this class and tour were a highlight of my trip!! And if you are considering wit, don’t just do it and thank me later :)

  • Barcelona: Tapas and Wine Small Group Walking Tour

    2. Barcelona: Tapas and Wine Small Group Walking Tour

    Begin your culinary experience with a stroll through the streets of Barcelona’s El Born district and Gothic neighborhoods. If you believe that the best way to discover a culture is through its gastronomy, this is the perfect way to spend 3 hours in this popular city. You’ll walk along the streets of historic areas, learn the history and curiosity of these and stop to try typical tapas such as Iberian ham, various cheeses from around Spain, the spicy patatas bravas (potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce), the typical bread with tomato, an awesome octopus and several other foods accompanied by the suitable local wine. You’ll visit 4 different tapas bars, passing by beautiful buildings and along neighborhood streets en route. Take advantage of the small group tour, which will allow you to spend more time close to your guide. The guides will be taking you to the best venues of the area...

    Francesc has been the coolest CAT we’ve met in Barcelona and the places he took us to had great food and drinks! 10/10 recommended!

  • Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

    3. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

    Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with an expert guide riding by your side. Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience and learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals.  Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive gothic-style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and expl...

    This was an awesome experience! Our guide Julia was great. She had such a friendly welcoming personality and really made the history come alive and interesting. Riding the bikes was fun and the tour felt like the perfect amount of time. I enjoyed this better than the hop on hop off bus

  • Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

    4. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

    Make light work of exploring Barcelona, on a 2.5-hour tour by electric bike, and see more than is possible on a walking tour. With the help of a bike propelled by electric motor, glide from some of the most popular attractions to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood, Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, where you can explore the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture, and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century, including Els Quatre Gats, frequented by Pablo Picasso. Finish with tapas and wine at the world fa...

    Very great tour! We really enjoyed the e-bikes as they are easy to use and make the trek up hills easier. Our guide George was great and even brought pictures along in his backpack to show us what certain parts of the city looked like in the past. After the tour we continued for wine and tapas and this was by far the best part of the tour. George have such good explanations of everything, the bar was authentic, and the food and drinks were great!

  • Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    5. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

    See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

  • Barcelona: Segway Tour

    6. Barcelona: Segway Tour

    See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.

  • Barcelona Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Guided Tour

    7. Barcelona Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Guided Tour

    The name of Barcelona comes from the Latin language, specifically from Barcino, the name given to the settlement by the Romans. Some remains of this primitive settlement are still visible in the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover more things about the history of the city through its medieval cobblestoned streets. You will learn more about some of the most important places in the city, like Las Rambles and the Cathedral. The next part of the tour is the Born’s neighborhood, where you will enjoy the fabulous view of Santa Maria del Mar church, built in a superb Gothic style. Between narrow streets, you'll find the Picasso Museum. This is the only museum that was created while the painter was still alive. It’s a fascinating place to appreciate the beginning of his career. During the guided tour, you will understand Picasso’s artistic evolution, always parallel to his biography. At th...

    It was difficult to find starting point of tour. It took more time than we planned.

  • Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts

    8. Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts

    Make the most of your stay with Barcelona Express Card, and get 2 days of free unlimited travel on public transportation and more than 100 discounts: • 48 Museums and Attractions with discounts up to 60% • 16 Visits and Tours with discounts up to 50% • 12 Leisure experiences with discounts up to 50% • 7 Entertainment experiences with discounts up to 20% • 3 Night-time Venues with discounts up to 30% • Shops and restaurants with discounts up to 20% • and much more! Museums and Attractions • CaixaForum: 25% off • Camp Nou Experience: 5% off • Casa Batlló: EUR 3.00 • Casa Lleó i Morera: 20% off • Casa Museu Gaudí: EUR 1.00 • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB): 20% off • CosmoCaixa: 25% off • Cripta Gaudí de la Colònia Güell: 20% off • El Born Centre Cultural: EUR 6.00/4.20 • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 20% off • Fundació Joan Miró: 20% off • Fundació Suñol: 2...

    Very useful, recommend definitely especially with the free transportation (including airport tickets)& museum and food discounts!!

  • Barcelona: Bike Tour

    9. Barcelona: Bike Tour

    Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.

  • Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

    10. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

    Meet your guide by the Arc de Triomf and hop on a comfortable, high-quality electric bike. Then, set off to enjoy an exciting 1.5-hour tour aboard a bicycle that lets you travel through the city with ease. Head for the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the cast-iron market of El Born on the way. Admire the neighboring Church of Santa María del Mar as a serene and harmonious testament to the city's Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the city cathedral, and feel history unfold on the cobblestone streets and squares. Go to Plaça Reial to see the Fountain of the 3 Graces and the lamps designed by Gaudi, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Head towards La Boquería market on the tree-lined promenade of Las Ramblas and experience its bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe.  Climb back in the saddle of your carefully-designed bike and capture...

    Eric was a very good tour guide! He was super nice and had a passion for the tour of his city. We got to see a couple main spots of the city in the hour and a half tour. Thank you again Eric!

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What people are saying about El Born

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,571 reviews

Sadly I cannot remember my tour guide’s name. I believe it is Jason. Regardless, of his name, he connected very well with everyone from the group. He was extremely accommodating considering my shellfish allergy. Truthfully, this class and tour were a highlight of my trip!! And if you are considering wit, don’t just do it and thank me later :)

David was excellent. Very informative and friendly guy who made the trip for a family of four including two teenagers really fun. Would definitely recommend the e scooter tour!

Francesc has been the coolest CAT we’ve met in Barcelona and the places he took us to had great food and drinks! 10/10 recommended!

Great fun I would like to great the address for where I can get the pan

It was such a great way to begin to experience the city.