The best of Barcelona in two tours
The best way to explore Barcelona is on foot, that's why I prepared this two, half day, private walking tours that can be done in one day or in two different days.
This is a walk through 1500 years of the history of Barcelona and its key places. From Roman Barcino to the splendor of the Kingdom of Aragon and Catalunya that dominated the Mediterranean sea between the XII and XIV centuries. We will explore the narrow and winding alleys that compose the medieval part of Barcelona. We will see palaces, romanesque churches built more than one thousand years ago, the XIV century Barcelona's cathedral with its cloister and We will walk through the old jewish quarter.
We will walk and discover Gaudi's personality and his key buildings. We will also talk about the bustling Barcelona of the turn of the century and the patrons who hired Gaudi and the other Art Nouveau architects for the construction of those spectacular Palaces and apartment buildings.
-La Rambla and will explore the narrow alleys that compose the Gothic Quarter or -Medieval Barcelona
-Santa Anna's church (XII century)
-Santa Maria del Pi basilica (XIV century)
-The Old Jewish Quarter and the Medieval Synagogue of Barcelona
-Barcelona's Cathedral (XIV century)
-Santa Maria del Mar Basilica (XIV century)
-Montcada street and the different palaces that compose nowadays the Picasso Museum
-Saint James Square (City Hall and the President's Palace)
-Fresh Food Market of La Boqueria on La Rambla
-Passeig de Gràcia, Milà House (Pedrera), Batlló House and the block of the Discord buildings.
-Sagrada Familia Basilica
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet in your hotel/apartment/cruise ship terminal or a central location in Barcelona (e.g. in front of Hard Rock Cafe on Catalunya Square).
End location: We can end the tour in your hotel/apartment/cruise ship terminal/restaurant or a central location in Barcelona: Las Ramblas, Boqueria Market...
Duration: 2 days
2 tours of 4 hours each tour
This is mainly a walking tour, Old City Barcelona was not built to be driven by cars or mini vans, the streets and alleys are very narrow. Most of the streets we will explore are just for pedestrians.
Licensed tour guide for 4 hours, vip entrance, no waiting line when you tour with a licensed guide. I will pre-book the tickets for monuments when necessary.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
26 € - 26 € - Admission fee at the monuments: 26 € / person (Sagrada Familia and Park Güel)
Taxis: 35 € for 4 taxi rides in Barcelona for a party of 3 people.
Meals, drinks, transportation, admission fees at the monuments.
Meal in Barcelona (from 10 to 35 €)
Admission fees for adult at Sagrada Familia (18 €) Park Güell (8 €)
Transportation during the tour: 4 taxi rides for around 35 €
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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By far, the highlight of our trip to Barcelona was our local guide, Cayetano. First, as a native of Barcelona, he was able show us the best of this beautiful city in a short amount of time. He tailored our tour to cover my love of architecture and my husband's passion for history. Cayetano spoke fluent English (along with Spanish, Catalan, and Italian) and talked extensively about the culture of each site that we visited. It was memorable, easy and enjoyable. Thank you!