Barcelona is the capital and largest city of
Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain, and the country's second
most populous municipality. Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore by
foot. You can easily stroll from La Rambla to the beach and then back to
the Gothic Quarter in one afternoon. The city is pretty flat, so biking
is an excellent option. If you love transportation, we suggest taking a
trip to Tibidabo, the 1890s amusement park that overlooks the whole
city. You'll take the metro, a tram, and a funicular -- and a ferris
wheel ride, if that counts!
Here we just recommend some attractions to you, but not the final arrangement, which will be updated on website in the late of August 2018.
Passeig de Gracia, where you will see the most famous Gaudi houses: Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (La Pedrera), as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernist 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. We'll drive by the Olympic Village; the beach and Barceloneta, the fisherman's quarter; Port Vell; and Plaza de Colon with its famous Columbus Monument. This is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas. We'll continue up to Mount Juic 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 we'll continue on to the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, and the Olympic swimming pool Picornell, ultimately arriving at Spanish Village, wehre you will be given a demonstration of prized handicrafts.
Next, back to the city center, passing the Venetian Towers, the Mount Juic fountains, the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and the El Born Centre Cultural (CC).
The Plaza de Catalunya is the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city center. Our guide will take you to the Gothic Cathedral, through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and to Plaza Sant Jaume, where City Hall and headquarters of the Catalonian government are located. The first part of the tour concludes at Plaza de Catalunya, in front of Hard Rock Cafe.