See everything worth seeing! Barcelona is a city of contrast: so many distinctly unique sites and neighborhoods with their own cultures and stories. Every area has it's own must-see streets, squares and architecture. Explore all the iconic neighborhoods, sights, life-styles and the architecture of Barcelona: - Gaudi's Architecture - Expensive Eixample Neighborhood - Counter Culture "El Raval" Area - Historic Gothic Quarter - Trendy "El Born" - Working-class-turned-Hip "Barceloneta" - The Beach While admiring these sights you will learn about how the history shaped the architecture and culture of each place. We'll also talk about Spanish and Catalan culture and eat some of the most typical Spanish tapas in a local restaurant! Whether you're short on time, or just want to get the full experience, this tour will cover the must sees of Barcelona.
I've lead hundreds of tours of every neighborhood and subject worth covering: food, history, culture, politics and day trips. I have been a tour guide in Barcelona for over 3 years, and have 10 years in of experience in total. Before coming to Barcelona I was a tour guide in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam as well. I know how each place's history connects and influences one another. On my tours cover as much as possible in the given time frame, sharing stories about the past and the present. And how the history shaped the modern day city and its people and customs.
Although most of the tour is by foot, we might take public transport and/or taxi's to get to sights that are a bit further…
We'll meet at the McDonalds across the street from Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gràcia. Then we'll go to Plaza Catalunya, explore the counter-culture neighborhood "El Raval", go into the historic "Gothic Quarter", cross over into the trendy "El Born" area and head to Barceloneta and its beach, where we will finish.
The tour does not include entry into any church or building. We'll cover a lot of ground but the pace is easy. There is a lunch break in the middle and we can take short breaks at any time.
City of Seven Faces - Barcelona in a Day