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$28.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Picasso Museum Skip-the-Line Access, Walking Tour in Barcelona

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and start your 2-hour walking tour of the sites associated with Pablo Picasso.As you walk, listen as your guide explains how artistically minded Barcelona had a profound effect on the young 20th-century artist who lived here for times between 1895 and 1905.Stroll through the bohemian streets Picasso frequented and view the El Quatre Gats, a café where he met with other avant-garde artists. See the Llotja Mar art school where he studied, and admire the three friezes at the Frisos del Col legi d'Arquitectes — his only open-air artworks.Continue past other locations important to the youthful artist, including places where he painted, and amble through the charming La Ribera quarter on route to the Picasso Museum. The museum houses one of the world’s biggest Picasso collections, so lines to enter are generally quite long. With your guide, use your skip-the-line ticket to bypass the queues, and head inside to view some of the over 4,000 works.Stroll around and get insightful commentary from your guide on the main highlights, most of them completed in Picasso’s early life.Your tour ends at the museum, leaving you free to depart or stay on inside.

$67.36 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Barcelona 3.5 Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tapas and Drinks

Meet your guide at our office located in central Barcelona, and hop aboard your electric bike: a regular two-wheeled bicycle with a handy electric motor that kicks in when you start pedaling. Riding your electric bike is simple, but your guide will deliver a comprehensive safety briefing to put you at ease. Put on your helmet, and then pedal past Frank Gehry’s famous Golden Fish sculpture to Cathedral Santa Maria del Mar (Església de Santa Maria del Mar) in the district of La Ribera. Stop for a look inside the Gothic showstopper with its magnificent internal arches, and then pedal across the road to learn about Fossar de les Moreres. An important Catalan memorial site, the plaza is built on the site of a graveyard where fallen soldiers from the 18th-century Siege of Barcelona lay buried. Make your way through the stylish neighborhood of El Born to see El Born Centre Cultural — home to a series of exhibits about 18th-century life in the city — and then ride along the tree-lined avenues that run through Parc de la Ciutadella. The central park is home to the Parliament of Catalonia, so enjoy a quick stop to see it and strike a pose in front of its imposing façade. Then, continue through the historical fishing district of La Barceloneta to La Rambla, a bustling boulevard thronged by colorful market stalls and lively street traders. The street lies near the area of Las Ramblas, where several similarly enchanting avenues are found, so continue through it to see a blend of the city's old and modern sights. Pass a cluster of cultural attractions including Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) while following your guide to an old-school Barcelona tapas bar in either El Born or Barri Gòtic. Sample three plates of traditional Spanish tapas — such as Manchego cheese, Organya fuet and Galician bread with olive oil — as well as up to three drinks of wine or soda (on Sundays the tour visits a different bar where you will have 4 pintxos and 3 drinks) After the final tapas stop, follow your guide back to the start point where your tour finishes.

$22.83 Cultural & Theme Tours

Palau de la Musica Catalana Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission

Choose the departure time most convenient for you, then meet your guide at the Palau de la Música Catalana in La Ribera. One of the most popular concert halls in Barcelona, the UNESCO-listed Palau de la Música Catalana is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture.Head directly inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and begin your guided tour in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala. Learn how the foundation stone was laid here in 1905, and watch a 15-minute clip about the building’s history as well as society in the early 20th century.Next, feast your eyes on the elaborate staircases that lead up to the second floor. Study the lavish tiling that covers the underside, then peer through the unusual glass balusters that support the marble banisters as you ascend the stairs.Find yourself bathed in light as you enter the Lluís Millet Hall, which features floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the balcony colonnade of the main façade. Gaze out at the pillars that are decorated with intricate mosaics depicting flowers in a tribute to nature.Your final stop is the Concert Hall. Be overcome with awe as you step into this magnificent hall. Look around you at the massive panes of stained glass that are set in arches along the walls, then turn your attention to the room’s centerpiece: a large skylight in the shape of an inverted dome.As you tour the auditorium with your guide, learn about the Catalan architects responsible for the décor, including Eusebi Arnau, Pau Gargallo, Lluís Bru and Antoni Rigalt.After around an hour, your tour concludes near the Palau de la Música Catalana’s exit.Photos provided by Matteo Vecchi.

$15.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Barcelona Ghost Night Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Arc de Triomf and start your ghost night walking tour through mysterious Barcelona. Discover the Ribera Quarter, comprised of two separate districts: Sant Pere, inhabited by merchants, and Santa María del Mar, populated by sailors. Both districts were joined together during the 14th century to become the center of the new city.Visit places featured in Sylvia Lagarda-Mata’s book Fantasmes de Barcelona, a collection of historical documents and the supernatural -- a spectral geography of the legends of Barcelona. Hear the mysterious and hair-raising stories and legends about events that have taken place in these areas of Barcelona. Your experienced guide will lead you down Barcelona's backstreets and through the neighborhoods of Sant Pere, Santa Catarina and La Ribera while telling you spooky tales about exorcisms, witchcrafts, bewitched convents and phantom apparitions that invade the streets of Barcelona, such as the ghost of Canaletes or the lady of Barceloneta. Pass by some of Barcelona’s architectural gems including the beautiful Church of Santa Maria del Mar, instantly recognizable by its octagonal towers and large, rose-shaped stained-glass window. After following a winding route through Barcelona's narrow streets, the tour will finish at Santa Maria del Mar Square.

$272.87 Kid Friendly

Private Barcelona Sightseeing Tour with Taxi

The Private Seightseeing Tour is a great opportunity to get to know the city and culture.Our tour guide (taxi and van driver) will wait for you in the lobby of your hotel (other meeting points within Barcelona are possible). During your private City Tour you will not only see the most beautiful places and important buidings of Barcelona, but also less well-known and hidden corners. Our tour guides have entertaining stories and interesting facts to tell about the places we pass by. You will certainly be fascinated by the city, and enjoy the spectacular views.  Our tour ends at your hotel, at the cruise port, or maybe at a nice restaurant/bar - You can choose the destination to end your Private Tour in Barcelona.   Highlights: • Through the Old Town district Raval to Plaça Catalunya • Modernistic Barcelona: District Eixample along the Passeig de Gràcia • The best known landmark: the Sagrada Familia. Admission possible on request • Beautiful views from the Montjuïc • The historical centre: Gothic district and La Ribera along the Via Laietana • The maritime Barcelona: Port Vell (old harbour), Barceloneta and the beach • The awakening after the civil war: from the Plaça Espanya to the Montjuïc and to the Olympic sports facilities • On request with tapas break or breakfast break Our tour suggestions are not binding. We are happy to plan the route according to your wishes.No guided tours on 1 January, 25 and 26 December

$28.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Barcelona old city in 3 hours: Gothic, Raval, Born

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Raval, Barcelona, CataloniaThe border between The Gothic Quarter and Raval is made by the famous Rambla. You will know, why it is named so and what does the word "Rambla" mean. You will see plenty of old houses, museums and the meeting point of Barça football fans. You will have a chance to take foto with live statues and know a lot of old city legends. On our walk, we'll tell you why Raval is considered one of the most controversial and dangerous places in the city. The market of Boqueria will immerse you in the atmosphere of a gastronomic paradise and become a vivid illustration of one of the main Spanish passions.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Barcelona, CataloniaCathedral - the spirit and heart of the Gothic QuarterNear the Cathedral of St. Eulalia - one of the brightest Gothic temples in the world - you will learn about the history of the building, which lasted for several centuries; look at the handwriting of masters from different eras, as well as discover Spanish and French motifs in the architecture of the building; discover legends about the graves of noble aristocrats, and enjoy an impressive collection of relics, including the Order of the Golden Fleece and the throne of King Aragon.Jewish quarter and royal squaresIn the Jewish quarter you will see the oldest synagogue in Europe and learn about the history of the richest and most influential community in Spain in the 13th century. Let's talk about Jewish artisans, merchants and finasists, as well as the importance of the quarter as an important cultural center of Catalonia. In addition, you will visit the aristocratic royal square, where you can look at classic buildings, beautiful fountains and lanterns designed by Gaudi. And going to King's Square, you will find yourself on the very place where Isabella and Ferdinand met Columbus after his great expedition, and touch the architectural heritage of the late Gothic era.Duration: 1 hourStop At: El Born, Barcelona, CataloniaMedieval labyrinths of RiberaContinuing your acquaintance with the gastronomy of Barcelona, ​​you will go to the Santa Caterina market, where you will appreciate the originality of the architectural solution and you will be able to taste the famous Spanish delicacies. In the quarter of La Ribera, you can not ignore the elegant church of Santa Maria del Mar - we will talk about the principles of harmony and simplicity, embedded in the design of the facade and interior of the church, and introduce you to a remarkable history of its construction.Duration: 1 hour