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Barcelona in One Day - Barcelona Highlights & Artistic Barcelona

This fantastic full day tour is a combination of the Barcelona Highlights and Artistic Barcelona Tours. See Barcelona Cathedral, Gothic Quarter, Port Olympic and Montjuic before discovering the amazing architecture of Gaudí in the afternoon.

The first part of your visit consists of a guided walking tour through the small and narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. During this early visit we will see Las Ramblas, de Cathedral Square, The Cathedral, the Old Jewish Quarter, among other interesting places. You will be given of some free time to visit the Cathedral by yourself.

You will then move on to the seafront where you can admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organisation of the 1922 Olympic Games. See the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach, Barceloneta - the fisherman’s quarter, the Port Vell and Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument which indicates the direction the great explorer sailed in when he discovered the Americas.

Back on the bus you will pass the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell before reaching the Spanish Village. At this charming place you'll see a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain and a hand craft demonstration.

Continue by driving up Mount Juïc before switching modes of transport to a cable car. This is sure to be the highlight of your tour as you soak up the incredible views across the city and beyond as your cable car ascends this iconic mountain.*

During the drive back to the city centre you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Mount Juïc fountains, the MNAC and the Las Arenas shopping mall which was rebuilt over the ancient Plaza de Toros.

Arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city centre. Your guide will take you to the Gothic Cathedral, through the narrow streets of the Gothic quarter and plaza Sant Jaume where the City Hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government.

Part two begins in the afternoon and is focused on the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and is the place where the famous architect worked and lived. What's more, this great innovator has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover.

Start with the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Basilica, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona's most famous landmark. The guide will take you on a walking tour of the exterior to admire the richly and symbolically decorated facades, where the vaults reach up to seventy meters.

Next, discover Gaudi's bizarre Park Güell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be careful, it's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park with a perfect integration of the architectural elements of nature.

Visit Passeig de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings la casa Mila “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló before ending near the Casa Batlló at Paseo de Gracia 43.

*From the end of January to the beginning of March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn't work due to maintenance tasks, this service will be replaced by an appetizer at the Montjuïc castle.

NOTE FOR ARTISTIC TOUR
From 01st April to 31st October departure time at 03.30PM, check in time at Julià Travel Office Balmes 5, at 03:15PM.
From 01st November to 31st March departure time at 02:30PM, Check in at 02:15PM at Julià Travel Office, Balmes n. 5.

Experience Includes

  • Full-day sightseeing tour of Barcelona
  • Montjuic cable car ride and visit to the Spanish Village
  • Guided walking tour around the beautiful streets of the Gothic Quarter
  • Guided walking tour of Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló)
  • Entrance fee to the Montjuïc Castle.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Entrance fee to The Cathedral
  • See Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Multilingual official guide

Experience Excludes

  • Entrance fee to Sagrada Familia
  • Entrance to the Gothic Cathedral
  • Entrance to Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “La Pedrera”
  • Optional gratuities
  • Lunch (there is time to eat between tours) and refreshments
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Departs

Daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays during 01 November to 31 March.

Departure location

Balmes 5, close to Plaza Catalunya in central Barcelona.

Start times

8.00am for an 8.15am departure

Duration

Around 10 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Due to the degree of walking involved this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues
  • Guests aged from 4 - 12 years old are eligible for a Child rate
  • You have approximately 1 hr 45 min of free time for lunch (not included) between both parts of the excursions.