Barcelona Highlights

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Duration: 4,5 hours
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Available languages: English, Spanish

Bestselling Barcelona Highlights Tou.

Is there anyone who hasn’t heard about Barcelona and Lionel Messi, one of the world’s famous football players?

Thanks to our walking tour, you have a one-kind opportunity to explore the city, its stunning history, and its highlights. Discover the Gothic Quarter and spend your quiet time in the astonishing Cathedral of Barcelona!

Why visit Barcelona?

Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain, just after Madrid, the capital. According to the data from 2016, it’s visited by more than 8 million tourists from all over the world every year. This place definitely abounds in attractions, historical sites, charming restaurants serving delicious cuisine, and an inimitable atmosphere that makes every visitor feel confident and catered.

It’s an ideal destination for a quick city break as well as a longer vacation.

The quaint side of the city

Everyone associates Barcelona with Camp Nou, the greatest football stadium in Europe, perfectly known to each sport and Lionel Messi fan. Moreover, the city also means incredibly blue skies, a unique Mediterranean atmosphere, and enchanting architecture. 

Did you know that this is the only location in the world that the Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded the Royal Gold Medal?

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t be located in France today if everything had gone according to the plan?

Yes, that’s right! Gustave Eiffel wanted to place his masterpiece in Barcelona. However, authorities rejected the design and considered it to be unsuitable for the local aesthetics.

The Barcelona Cathedral

The Barcelona Cathedral, actually named the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, is a dazzling Gothic shrine built between the 13th and 15th centuries. 

Eulalia, the saint of Barcelona, was a young virgin believed to suffer martyrdom back in Roman times. The story says that she was trapped completely naked in the public square when the snow miraculously began to fall to cover her nudity. That’s why the astonishing site, explored by three million pilgrims a year, is named after her.

When being there, take your time to admire the unprecedented Baroque altarpieces, baptistery, choir, and gargoyles depicting splendid domestic and mythical animals

The unique dancing egg tradition

Spain is also popular because of its unique dancing egg tradition celebrated in a few cities during the Corpus Christi time. It’s believed that this custom started in Barcelona back in the 16th century when acolytes placed an emptied egg on the local fountain. When this especially prepared blown egg was put on the water, it began to turn around, which resembled dancing continuously.

Today, fountains with such eggs are adorned with flowers and fresh fruit, making them even more festive and charming.

The Montjuïc cable car

The tour price includes the Montjuic cable car ride that provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the highlights of the city from a new perspective. The route is 750 m long. You can admire captivating views and the Montjüic Castle located on the top of the mountain. Cherish the emblematic landmarks of Barcelona, take panoramic photos, and see sites like Camp Nou or the Sagrada Familia from a different angle.

Walking tour through Barcelona means:

  • A professional tour guide that will introduce you to the most remarkable highlights of the city.
  • An entrance ticket to the Barcelona Cathedral means you won’t need to spend any extra money or stand in long lines.
  • A Montjuïc cable car ride that offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the city's panorama from a completely different perspective.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle guarantees comfort and extra time to recharge batteries while waiting to see great city highlights.
  • The tour is available in English and Spanish, which makes it suitable for a wide range of international tourists.

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Trip Itnerary

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    The walking part

    The first part of the tour revolves around walking, visiting the Gothic Quarter and the Born neighborhood. Next, you’ll have the opportunity to stroll down one of the most bustling city streets that will lead you directly to the cathedral. Devote a few minutes to admire this historical shrine and continue the trip. Observe native residents, their traditions, and the quaint corners of Barcelona.

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    The air-conditioned part

    If long exposure to the intense sun isn’t your cup of tea, you found the right company! The next part of the tour takes place from an air-conditioned vehicle that enables exploring the city's panorama and its highlights in a comfortable manner. Admire the Olympic Port, its mesmerizing beach, and Barceloneta - the fisherman’s quarter. Apart from that, you’ll also see the Montjüic Mountain, where the Olympic Games took place in 1992. There, you can benefit from an unforgettable cable car ride. Enjoy your stop in the MNAC viewpoint to take the most appealing photos and adore the city's abundance. This isn’t the end! You’ll see Passeig de Gracia and remarkable Gaudi buildings such as Casa Batlló and la Pedrera on the way back.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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    Cathedral interior was beautiful and trip was well organized.

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    Ebba
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    What a time to be alive, perfectly balanced trip. Walking part was great, but AC in car was a blessing.

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Frequency

It’s possible to participate in this tour every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It begins at 8 a.m.

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Pickup point

Our pickup point is Carrer de Balmes 5, Barcelona. That means that you only need to get to the indicated location and enjoy our tour full of attractions.

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Cancellation policy

You can resign from the tour and get a full refund provided that you do it at least 24 hours before. If you don’t show up or if you resign less than 24 hours prior to the tour, you won’t receive your money back.

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We cooperate with the most knowledgeable and experienced local guides that will happily introduce you to important highlights of Barcelona.

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The tour price doesn’t include any food and drinks or hotel pickup and drop-off.

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