In Barcelona, history and traditions go hand in hand with emerging fashion and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. The city offers the possibility to enjoy the sea as well as the mountains. Enjoy an itinerary that will allow you to admire the most emblematic sights the city has to offer.
The excursion will start with a sightseeing tour from the bus that will take you up the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, where you will see the most famous Gaudí houses, Casa Batlló and Casa Mila (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era.
Then you will go to the sea where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organisation of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Arc of the Trionf, Ciudadela Park, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Colon Square 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.
You will continue the visit driving up Montjuïc where you will make a short stop in Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys. You will continue driving up till 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 your Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until the Spanish Village. You 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 down to the city centre. During the drive back to the city centre you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) and The Arenas Mall rebuilt over the ancient Plaza de Toros.
You will 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 Ramblas, Cathedral square, threw the narrow street of the Gothic Quarter and Sant Jaume Square where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government.
Your tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café.
NOTE: from the end of January to the beginning of March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn't work due to revision tasks, this service will be replaced by a tapas tasting in Spanish Village.The stop at Olympic Stadium will be performed whenever there is any event that prevents access to the stadium.