Half-day excursion around Barcelona that will allow you to discover the history of the city while visiting some of the most important places in a comfortable and easy way.
The first part of the visit consists in 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, the 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.
Later we will take our bus to start with a panoramic tour around the rest of the city. We will pass through the elegant Passeig de Gràcia Street, where there are located two of the most important Gaudi’s buildings (Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “la Pedrera”), the Triumph Arc, the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port. For the next part of the visit we will access to the Montjuic Mountain. This is an important place because was the main scenery of the Olympic Games in the 1992. We will see the Olympic stadium from the bus and later we will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the city riding the aerial tramway (subject to the weather conditions). For the next part we will visit the Montjuïc Castle. Its origins date back to 1640, being the oldest fortress in the city. During the centuries has been a watcher tower, dungeon, execution center and, above all, an ideal viewpoint to know what’s going on from a bird’s eye-view. Today, it is an incomparable landscape to enjoy a 360º panoramic picture of Barcelona and being part of the numerous social, civil and cultural events taking place here. Take a trip to Barcelona's hectic past and enjoy the most privileged views of the city.
At the end, back to the bus, we will leave Montjuic and come back to the city center passing through Espanya square, where we will admire the magical fountains, the twin venetian towers, the MNAC and the Shopping center Las Arenas, build in an old bullring. We will arrive to Catalunya square, and we will end up the tour in front of Hard Rock Café, just five minutes walking distance from Julià Travel office.
After a stop for lunch (just included If Option Selected) we take you to visit some of the most important works. The first part of the visit consists in a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, where we will discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation. Back to the bus, we will access to the upper part of Barcelona, where Park Güell is located with an incredible panoramic views of the city. The Park is one of the most emblematic works of Gaudí because he displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style. The park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. We will finish de tour with a nice walk through one of the most important streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, where apart from prestigious brand shops we can find some buildings in modernist style, among them Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló. The tour will end up in front la Casa Batlló, only ten minutes walking distance from Catalunya Square.
- Note for Morning Tour:
- 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.
- The stop at Olympic Stadium will be performed whenever there is any event that prevents access to the stadium.
- Note for Afternoon Tour:
- From 01st April to 31st October the second part of the tour starts at 03.30PM, check in time at Julià Travel Office Balmes 5, at 03:15PM.
- From 01st November to 31st March the second part of the tour starts at 02:30PM, Check in at 02:15PM at Julià Travel Office, Balmes n. 5.