Barcelona Experience 3-Hour Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
- Optional audio guide
per group up to 2
A cool three hours exploring Barcelona city center, and the Montjuic Olympic park. Your tour starts by the Arc de Triomf and then heads to the city center via the Sagrada Familia and the ever busy Passeig de Gracia. After driving down Las Ramblas (looking like a rock star) the tour makes it way through El Raval and Poble Sec before climbing slowly onto the open roads of Montjuic. Here you can see Poble Espanyol, MNAC, the Olympic Stadium, the Miro Foundation and Montjuic Castle. Coming down from Montjuic, follow the coastline until Port Olympic, where you make the final turn back towards GoCar HQ.
Discover Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí and his Modernisme contemporaries on a 3-hour walking tour of the incredible buildings and monuments that pay testament to his distinctive genius and the spirit of a generation. The 19th-century Catalan renaissance saw the cultural rebirth of a nation that reached its peak with the Modernisme movement. Gaudí and his colleagues took the spirit of the times and mixed modern techniques with traditional craftsmanship to enrich Barcelona. Ever since, millions have enjoyed the city’s architectural heritage and this walking tour explores the L’Eixample district, where the best examples can be easily discovered on foot, eventually leading to the unfinished masterpiece of Sagrada Familía. Here, you will learn about this essential bridge between the historic highlights of Catalan culture; the medieval merchant city and the 19th-century i...
Very nice and comfortable experinece! I would prefer to enter one or two of the buildings with the Guide during this experience! You should thing of adding that if you don't have it yet... Thanks a lot!
In English, Eixample means "city expansion." The neighborhood, whose leveled corner façades you've likely strolled past, was established in 1854 when the city walls were torn down and the empty expanse between the overfilled old city and the little town of Gracia could finally be built upon. Eixample proper, today known also as the Golden Square, is the area where the industrialists, aristocrats, and Catalans (the so-called Indianos) who had come into money in South America constructed city palaces with the star architects of their time. And what an opportunity: for 200 years the upper echelons had been cooped up with the poorest classes in the old city. Autonomy and codetermination were refused by the central government in Madrid, and the people suffered under these policies. The local officials could do little, unless they had money in the bank, and they weren't stingy when it came t...
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I was a little wary to be in such a large group (17) and to have a guide with no formal architectural training but Erik knocked it out of the park. He kept the group together and was very well informed. He was personable which also made the tour more fun. Even having been to most of the stops on the tour before, I learned something new about each. Check in was a little less impressive. Getting there fifteen minutes early, as requested, meant many of us were left waiting for the stragglers for twenty minutes.
The tour was excellent. Patrick did a great job at keeping my interest & enthusiasm. A couple things to note is the walk is fast paced although there are opportunities for those to catch up. Also there is a metro ride which requires money spent on tickets during the walk.
Yani has a deep knowledge of barcelona’s history and landmark buildings. He also makes the tour fun with his anecdotes and good mood.
It was an amazing experience, my tour guide, Patrick was very informative and direct. He made the experience enjoyable and lasting.
It was a great experience ! I would love to come back with my famíly