Barcelona Walking tours

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Access

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia Tour with Tower Access

Admire the interior of Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Skip the lines and follow your guide through the heavy doors with hand-carved vines. Witness Barcelona from one of the towers. See the rows and rows of tree-like pillars that seem to reach to the heavens stretch out before you. Look up at the stained-glass windows and bathe in the warm light that filters through. Note the Christian iconography as you hear about the history of the church. Understand Gaudí's modernist vision as your guide brings the symbolism of the stonework to life. At the end of your tour, ascend one of the basilica's towers and gaze out over the views of Barcelona. Once back down at ground level, continue exploring the monument as long as you like.

Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

2. Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

Skip the lines and delve into the history and work of Picasso with an expert guide. Explore the formative years of Pablo Picasso and discover the genius of the young artist by admiring the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. Meet the guide at the museum entrance and, after a short explanation, admire the collection and temporary exhibit, providing a thorough chronology of Picasso's development as an artist. Admire work from his early days in Barcelona through his major later periods, visiting masterworks like "Science and Charity", "Royan", and "Las Meninas", a reinterpretation of the Velazquez painting of the same name. The Picasso Museum, opened in 1963, also reveals the artist's deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate relationship that was shaped in his youth and continued until his death. The discussion will finish with a focus on Picasso's contemporaries and his lasting influence on the art world. At the end of the tour, the guide will leave you to continue your exploration at your own pace and will be happy to offer recommendations on other sites of interest.

Barcelona: Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

3. Barcelona: Park Guell Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Visit the garden complex of Park Guell on Carmel Hill on a walking tour with an expert guide and skip-the-line tickets for priority entrance. Learn about one of Antoni Gaud's most enduring works and take a stroll through the art of a century. Begin your journey to Carmel Hill to see the public park designed by Gaudi over a century ago. Spot Gaudi's distinctive style in the colorful mosaic tiles of the lizard statue ("El Drac") at the entrance. Trace the park's beginnings back to 1900 when Barcelona was transforming into a global metropolis. Hear about engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who examined the difficulties faced by a rising city and handled the demands of Barcelona as it grew rapidly in the second part of the 20th century. Allow your guide to demonstrate how the park's principal architectural features are inspired by Art Nouveau. Learn how historical construction techniques influenced the Modernisme movement in Barcelona as you marvel at the park's sculptures and designs. End your tour on a high note by walking through the park and up the hill to get treated to awe-inspiring views of the city of Barcelona below from the Nature Square.

Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

4. Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Take a half-day trip from Barcelona to Monserrat. See views from the mountain, visit a famous monastery, and take a walking tour. Begin your day with pickup and get read to enjoy the most exclusive views of this spectacular natural setting, the Holy Mountain. This rocky monument is known for the whimsical shapes of its peaks soaring through the sky. See a mountain at a height of 2,380 feet above sea level. Tour the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria and the Basilica, where you’ll see the Virgin of Montserrat, known as the Black Madonna. After visiting the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour to take in the stunning views from the site that was declared a national park in 1987. Next, you’ll visit the Holy Cave, where legend has it the Virgin appeared. It is now a center of pilgrimage and prayer. To conclude the tour, you can enjoy listening to the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe. You will return to Barcelona with the guide at around 2:30 PM if you take the morning tour, or at 8:30 PM if you take the afternoon tour.

Palau de la Música Guided Tour

5. Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour of the Modernist Palau de la Música Catalana. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the Palau is a temple of decorative refinements.  Your tour starts in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala, where the foundation stone was laid in 1905, and where the choir rehearses regularly as it has done for more than 100 years. Continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it. Built from a range of materials, including iron and glass, the detail never ceases to amaze.  Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolize nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. Your guide will take you to the 2nd floor to get close to the great skylight, where you can admire the impressive light source up close.  To end, the Palau’s organ will accompany you on a short musical journey.

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Local Tapas and Wine

6. Barcelona: Walking Tour with Local Tapas and Wine

Take in the beauty of Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter as you enjoy a delicious variety of local food and drink. Your knowledgeable guide will greet you before taking you on a tour of a total of 4 local hot spots. Along the way, you will sample a number of classic tapas dishes, whilst also learning the fascinating history behind them. This will be accompanied by a selection of wine, cava, and vermouth, making for an evening of local dining and culture that is both relaxing and informative.

Barcelona: Ghosts and Legends Tour

7. Barcelona: Ghosts and Legends Tour

Take a tour that will scare you to your very grave, as you discover the horrifying truths of Barcelona's past. Wander the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter, as you wonder if you will manage to make it out alive. Meet at a bar right in the heart of Barcelona, where you may like to start with a drink for some "Dutch courage" before embarking on the tour. There, your host for the evening will meet you and take you through the eerie streets of the Gothic Quarter. Experience 1.5 hours of spine chilling stories as you venture into the city's dark and sorted past.

Barcelona: Park Güell Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

8. Barcelona: Park Güell Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Get spectacular views of Barcelona as you visit Park Güell with a local guide and explore this unique green space with modernist architecture and vibrant ceramic tiles. Meet your guide in front of the Park Güell main groups entrance. Skip the ticket line and discover this magnificent park designed by Antoni Gaudí more than 100 years ago. See the magnificent bridges, viaduct, and monumental zone. Stroll through the main square with the beautiful, meandering, and colorful bench and market. See the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander and the two pavilions that were the porterhouse and the reception room. After you finish the tour at the monumental zone, stay as long as you like to wander at your own pace and take it all in.

Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

9. Barcelona: Jewish Quarter 2-Hour Walking Tour

Learn the story of the Jewish community in Barcelona on a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Listen as a personal guide brings the history to life, and explains how important the Jewish people were to the development of Barcelona through the centuries. Go to Spain's oldest synagogue, and stroll down narrow alleys that date back to the Middle Ages. It is estimated that the Jewish community began to arrive in Spain in the 3rd century, following the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. Your guide will describe how the Jewish population grew steadily in Barcelona, becoming more and more important politically and spiritually. Learn how the Jewish community lived in relative peace until 1391, when a brutal attack brought a dramatic end to their presence in Spain. Soak up the art and architecture of the ruins of a house owned by a Jewish alchemist, and see the unique Mikve from medieval times. Go to the ruins of the Old Synagogue (Shlomo Ben Adret), and explore the small Jewish Quarter around the Roman walls.

Sagrada Familia: Private Tour with Tower access

10. Sagrada Familia: Private Tour with Tower access

Dive deep into the history and mysteries of the Sagrada Familia on an in-depth tour guided walking tour of the famous sight. Follow your private guide around both the outside and the inside of the basilica to fully understand this unfinished masterpiece and iconic sight of Barcelona. Admire Gaudí's mastery of modernism as you gaze up at the tree-like pillars and soft lighting from the stained-glass windows. Allow your guide to decode the symbolism the architect used to represent Christian ideology as you marvel at the surrounding architecture. Immerse yourself in the history of the basilica's construction, noting recent milestones and newer additions – with some still being added today. Learn about and see first-hand how Gaudí's life influenced his work and how his vision is still being completed today. Finish your tour with grand, unfurling views of Barcelona from one of the basilica's high towers overlooking the city. Take your time at the end of the tour to continue exploring the sight to your heart's content.

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This was a GREAT tour! Our guide, Daniel, is a former history teacher and gave us great details about both the food and areas/neighborhoods that were part of our tour. Our group became fast friends and even after the tour was over, we chose to get more cava at another bar to keep talking. The food and drinks were delicious and it was a great way to find places we would never have found on our own. Highly recommend.

Joe was gripping, engaging and very friendly. What he had to say about story telling being a means to keep the legend going was powerful. I liked how he explained how history with nuance can show humanism of famous historical figures. His stories were interesting, funny and would highly recommend. Eoin was also very helpful to locate the group when we arrived late. Thank you

Great tour!! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and personal. I didn’t expect that much history in Park Guell and I loved every part of it.

Our guide was joe, who was charismatic, funny, and insightful. Had a great time on Halloween, cannot recommend this tour enough.

Was well worth the money and would definitely recommend.