Grand Theater of Liceu

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Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

1. Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

Enjoy this walking tour of Barcelona Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market, considered one of the best markets in the world because of its modernist design and the richness of products it offers. Start your tour at the famous Ramblas, the heart of the city center. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a classic example of Catalan modernism, as well as the Palau Güell, one of the most stunning examples of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture.   Continue your walking tour to discover Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town, that attracts people from diverse social, cultural, and geographical backgrounds. Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, perhaps one of the cutest statues you’ll ever see. Take the Montjuic funicular and prepare yourself for a bird’s eye view of Barcelona. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Montjuic cable car as you gaze down on Barcelona’s iconic skyline. At the top of the funicular, you’ll reach Montjuic Castle, enjoying a private visit exclusively with your small group. Explore the military fortress, and enjoy access to exclusive areas, like the building’s dungeons.  Emerging from the dungeons, head to Montjuic Castle’s tower for the most spectacular, panoramic viewpoints of the city — if the day is clear enough, you'll see all the way to the Pyrenees. Afterward, head back to the Old Town via cable car, in perfect time to enjoy a delicious meal of tapas — be sure to pick up some recommendations from your guide for the best restaurants to hit.

Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

2. Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

Explore districts like Ramblas, Raval, and the Old Town on this guided walking tour in Barcelona. Ride the cable car to Montjuic Castle and watch the sunset over the city and the sea. End your day by watching the Magic Fountain show.  Start your tour at the famous Ramblas in the heart of the city centre. Walk through the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a fine example of modernist architecture and one of Europe's leading opera houses.  Have a look at the incredible façade of Palau Guell, where a young Gaudi showed his mastery of light and creating beautiful shapes. Continue your walking tour to discover the Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town.  Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, probably the cutest statue you will ever see. Next, take the Montjuic Funicular and enjoy the breathtaking views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. Reach Montjuic Castle and explore this site which has been a military fortress since its early beginning. Find out how it has witnessed the change of political power in the city.  Enter the dungeons of the several political prisoners that have marked the history of the city. Receive access to the Tower of the Castle, where you can admire 360-degree views over Barcelona. Snap pictures dazzling views of Barcelona and the sea at sunset. Continue your walk and pass by the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi which is famous for hosting the best concerts in town. Along the way, stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savor traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. After your break, head to the Magic Fountain which was constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. End your tour by watching the colorful dancing water of the fountain.

Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

3. Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

See some of the highlights of Barcelona as you complete challenges on your smartphone with this interactive scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. To get started, simply download the app and head to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start your game at a time that's convenient to you. As you explore, solve a riddle to move on to the next attraction along the route. Use the map to navigate to each place and feel free to pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing. Start your tour from Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Visit the exquisite acoustic Palau de la Música Catalana, and explore the uniquely architectural Barcelona Cathedral. Photograph the Gran Teatre del Liceu and marvel at the Güell Palace by architect Antoni Gaudí. Then, see the iconic Mirador de Colom dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Admire the El Cap de Barcelona statue that was created for the Olympic Games. Be enchanted by the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, before experiencing the icing on the cake of this unique tour — the Piccaso Musueum.

Alternative Barcelona - Raval Quarter Private Walking Tour

4. Alternative Barcelona - Raval Quarter Private Walking Tour

Feel how is a local’s day in Barcelona in this Private Tour. Walk through the most authentic spots of the city with your local guide and look how locals live off the touristic mass. Walk through the colorful streets of the most multicultural neighborhood of Barcelona: Raval Quarter, Admire the Palau Güell, the first Gaudi’s great work. Feel the bohemian epoque in one of the oldest bars of Barcelona, night shelter of Dali, Picasso, Hemingway, and many other artists. A lot of little passages full of stories are waiting for you. Walk around the beautiful gardens of the Hospital Santa Creu, where Gaudi died. See the main exponent of graffiti and Street Art in Barcelona. Respire all the artistic mood of the quarter. The next district is Sant Antoni, a lively neighborhood full of terraces where locals go to relax in the evenings. Visit the recently restored Sant Antoni Market, one of the most beautiful of the city, originally at the gates of the medieval walled Barcelona. Let’s take a break in Poble Sec, another local’s favorite district, full of bars in the streets. Enjoy a Pintxo & a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere where locals go after work. Last stop. Rambla de Raval, the youngest Rambla of the city. An open area in the heart of the quarter that provides a bit of fresh air at the beautiful and labyrinthine quarter. Step away from the tourist road and enjoy Barcelona like a Local, fully private, just you and your guide!

Barcelona: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. Barcelona: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. After downloading the app, start your guide at Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Take in the exquisite acoustics of the Palace of Catalan Music, and admire the outstanding architecture of Barcelona Cathedral. Stop by the Grand Theater of Liceu and marvel at Antoni Gaudi's Güell Palace. Move on to the majestic Columbus Monument and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Head over to the El Cap de Barcelona statue, built for the Olympic Games, then gaze at the St Mary of the Sea Cathedral. Finish your insightful journey at the fascinating Piccaso Museum.

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What people are saying about Grand Theater of Liceu

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 135 reviews

This experience started out horrible because our cab driver dropped us off on the correct street name but opposite end of town. Thankfully we were able to contact our guide, Miguel, and he offered us an alternative meeting spot so we could still make half of the tour. He was a terrific guide. Anything he didn’t know he happily looked up for us and he made the tour a little more fun. I would have reduced this tour by 1 star because you don’t actually get to go into the castle and the dungeons were under repair but that was out of the booking companies control.

Amazing experience all round the castle was a great experience to learn all about the history , The views from the cable cart was outstanding and the highlight for me was the Magic Fountain show where myself and my girlfriend got engaged .

Carla, our guide, was top notch. Very knowledgeable and her explanations were engaging and interesting. we would’ve loved another hour of walking around and exploring old town.

Our guide Miguel was awesome. So much information and well planned itinerary . The tapas and sangria was an added bonus.

It was fascinating! Barcelona has a wonderful history. Jordi is a great guide!