In Barcelona, history and traditions go hand in hand with trends in cuisine, emerging fashion, art and culture. In Barcelona, you can enjoy the sea as well as the mountains. This is an itinerary that will allow you to enjoy the most emblematic sights the city has to offer.
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Start the tour by bus and visit the elegant Passeig de Gràcia. Here, you will see the most famous Gaudi houses, casa Batlló and La casa Milà (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era.
Go to the sea, where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organization of the Olympic Games in 1992. Ride by the Arc of the Triomf, Ciutadela Park, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, indicating which way he sailed to discover the Americas. This point is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona.
The tour will continue driving uphill towards Montjuïc Castle, where you will enjoy a cable car ride with precious views of the city. The bus will pick you up at the last station and you will continue the Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluís Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until we get to the Spanish Village. We will visit this charming place where you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, and a demonstration of a selection of the handcrafts made in this country.
After the visit of the Spanish village, you will leave the Montjuïc behind and go back into the city center.
During the drive back to the city center you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC and Las Arenas Shopping Mall rebuilt over the ancient bull ring.
The group will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the walking tour of the old city center. The guide will take you to the Ramblas, Cathedral Square, through the narrow streets of the Gothic quarter and Sant Jaume square where the City hall and the headquarters of the Catalonian government are located.
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