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Barcelona's Medieval Walls

Barcelona's Medieval Walls: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

1. Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

Take home a unique and personalized souvenir of your time in Barcelona on a private 1.5-hour photo shoot. Stroll the city streets with a professional photographer, and pose in front of some of the city’s most scenic spots! The photo session is ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples. Your photographer will know exactly where to take you to get the best views, and provide you with an insider’s look at the city. Discover some of the most incredible attractions from a different perspective, including the Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral. Once the tour is over, get 25 high quality, retouched images (selected by you) delivered digitally by email the following week.

Barcelona: Art Nouveau & Gaudí Tour

2. Barcelona: Art Nouveau & Gaudí Tour

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 to architecture. They splurged on beautiful buildings and used these to put their wealth on display, employing illustrious architects like Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch, and of course Gaudí, to construct these masterpieces. It was a moment of modernism. Like the German Art Nouveau, the Viennese Secession, or the English Modern Style, Catalan Modernism began in 1885 not as a new architectural style but a cultural movement encompassing literature and visual art. For example, the Palau de la Musica conceptualized by Domènech i Montaner paid homage to Catalan folk songs not just in reference to music but by building an allegory out of stone. On this city tour of Barcelona, walk along the street of the Golden Square and discover buildings by the most interesting and important Catalan architects of Modernism. You may never emerge from the wonderment inspired by the incredible decoration in this district. The following highlights await: - 1714 and beyond: the repercussions of the war of secession - The enslaved city - The wall is torn down - To a better future: Ildefons Cerda's utopia of the perfect city or why Eixample will tell another story - Like the phoenix from the ashes: the Catalan Renaissance - Barcelona cleans up: the Barcelona World's Fair - Barons of industry, the bourgeoisie, and festival in Raval - Gaudí's hour - A dragon's den with relics - or Karneval with confetti - Dali and the Chupa-Chups empire - Gaudí and New York - Passeig de Gracia: trencadís or shards bring luck -Three stars at the block of discord - The most famous quarry in the world - So many rooms but no place for the piano - The week of tragedy: Madonna must go - War of stars on the ceiling - Gaudí's trick with string - Sagrada Familia: Gaudí's lost plans And much more.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

3. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

After a 1.5 hour pleasant drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will reach Tossa de Mar, located in the heart of Costa Brava. Get ready and start hiking across the famous Camí de Ronda coastline path. This trail connects all Costa Brava towns from north to south. Camí de Ronda will bring you to areas of great natural beauty. Enjoy unique views of the beautiful Mediterranean sea, breathtaking cliffs hanging over the sea and small hidden coves, where you have free time to swim in its transparent waters and sunbath. Fragrances from pine trees, rosemary and thyme will follow you along the way. The Camí de Ronda will bring you back to Tossa de Mar where you will enjoy some free time to have lunch. A traditional local restaurant can be booked for you. After lunch, you have the chance to visit Tossa de Mar, an ancient fishermen’s village with important historical background. Walk around the emblematic Vila Vella, also known as the old town, the sole remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast dating from the 13th century. Behind the impressive city walls and defensive towers, you will find a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys surrounded by beautiful white houses that give the town a true Mediterranean atmosphere.

Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. Barcelona: Private Tour w/ Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Barcelona at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like the Cathedral of Barcelona, Palau Güell, Plaça Reial and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Barcelona Highlights Half Day Small Group Tour

5. Barcelona Highlights Half Day Small Group Tour

Begin your tour with a drive to the famous hill of Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic games and home to excellent views over the city. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and past the Modernist buildings of the Eixample area. Next you will drive to the iconic Sagráda Familia, journeying up Passeig de Gracia – home to famous designer stores, and the setting for two of Barcelona’s most talked about Gaudí buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. At the Sagrada familia you will be able to skip the queues thanks to our Fast Track entry tickets. Then head to the oldest part of Barcelona: the Barrio Gótico, which until the mid-19th century, was still surrounded by the medieval walls. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow, winding streets of mediaeval Barcelona. Visit the Jewish Quarter, the Royal palace, and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple as you stroll through historic Barcelona. Your morning tour will finish in the Born district, near to the Santa Maria del mar church.

Barcelona: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

6. Barcelona: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Become a detective with an outdoor mystery game and discover the beauty of the city of Barcelona. Visit places like the market area, the city center, and many more. Download the app and follow the instructions to set up your Barcelona murder mystery game. Learn about a fictional case and solve riddles and black stories to find the culprit. You will start the game at a popular sight in the city. As you walk, hear a fictional story about a missing person. The victim is a former investigator and bestseller author who has disappeared along with his script. Follow the app to various locations to solve this mysterious case. At different locations, you will get access to some audio files or reports related to the criminal case and the missing author. You will meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. Maybe you will find out what happened and also get ahold of his script. Uncover hidden gems of Barcelona during the game. Play with your friends and solve riddles anytime with your team.

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What people are saying about Barcelona's Medieval Walls

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 269 reviews

I booked the combination of the morning and afternoon tour. In the morning our guide was Lola who did a great job and told us a little about the buildings we were walking by. In the afternoon at park guell there was only one other person besides me and the guide, Paula. It was a great experience and Paula put a great effort into the photos. But I wished I had gotten the photos a little sooner (took one week).

Photographer did a great job taking time at each spot and on the walk to the different locations. It was a hot day and she was very willing to help in anyway possible. Can't wait to see the pics she got as well! Communication was great and the owner makes sure to answer any questions punctually! Would recommend!

friendly photographer. beutiful places. the length of the tour is just right, great oppurtunity to get to know the places and good people. I would suggest to go in the morning as we did because the city is more asleep the pictures will be better ;)

This tour was amazing and the photos that came out of it were priceless. They were so patient with my 3-year old. Can’t say enough good things!

A really worthwhile thing. Great locations Paula the photographer was simply world class. Just to be recommended