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Barcelona: La Pedrera Night Experience

1. Barcelona: La Pedrera Night Experience

Experience a spectacular night show at one of Barcelona’s most iconic buildings on a 2-hour semi-guided tour of La Pedrera (Casa Milà). Skip the lines to take an unforgettable journey through different areas of Gaudi's revolutionary building, located on the Passeig de Gracia in the heart of L’Eixample. The unique architecture of the Modernisme building is utilized to present an audiovisual show that travels the origins of life and the essence of Gaudí’s architectural style. See multiple projections in the badalots (stairwells) as you work your way to the roof terrace, accompanied by exclusive light projections and a background soundtrack. Then, watch the extraordinary video mapping finale on the roof terrace, and enjoy panoramic views of the Catalan capital along the way.

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Barcelona: Casa Milà-La Pedrera Fast-Track Audio Tour

2. Barcelona: Casa Milà-La Pedrera Fast-Track Audio Tour

Discover one of the most outstanding and innovative buildings of the 20th century on a skip-the-line audio tour of the Casa Milà (La Pedrera), built at the pinnacle of Antoni Gaudi’s career. Once behind the façade of the extraordinary building on the elegant Passeig de Gracia, marvel at the eye-catching staircases and corkscrew chimneys that have become symbols of Gaudí’s Barcelona. Head to the rooftop to admire its sinuous forms and the whimsical chimneys up close. Then, go to the attic space to see the “Espai Gaudi” exhibition, the only exhibition dedicated to Gaudi's life and work. Learn more about his architectural innovations through the displays of scale models, building plans, historic photographs and videos.

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Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

3. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Highlights Bike Tour

Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a 3-hour bike tour with a guide riding by your side. Choose from a small-group or private experience. Learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites and famous hotspots, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, pick your bike, and enjoy an exclusive welcome area where you can refill your bottle of water, sip on a refreshing welcome drink, and store your bag before the tour starts. Climb on your bike and head over to admire the impressive Gothic style of the Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. Continue over narrow medieval streets to arrive at The Born Cultural Center, featuring excavated city ruins from the 1700s on display. Cross Parc de la Ciutadella and take in the picturesque scenery of the park’s green spaces and its large majestic fountain. Arrive at the city’s seafront and explore the urban projects around the Port Olímpic marina. Peddle back towards the city center to make your way over to the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Marvel at Gaudi’s yet-to-be-completed masterpiece and learn fascinating facts about the church’s unique blend of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles.  Get another dose of Gaudi magic as you ride over to see the whimsical architecture displayed on Casa Batlló and Casa Mila. Snap pictures of the building’s surreal walls before returning to back where your bike journey began.

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Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour

See the best that Barcelona has to offer without breaking a sweat. Follow your local guide on your e-bike and learn more about the fascinating history of the city. Trace the 2,000-year-old heritage of Barcelona through its old town. Cycle down cobbled streets bursting with charm. Admire Gothic architectural gems like the Cathedral of Barcelona. Make your way down to the seafront for unbeatable views. Visit the Old Port and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta.

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Barcelona: Segway Tour

5. Barcelona: Segway Tour

See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour

6. Barcelona: Bike Tour

Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.

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Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

7. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

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Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

8. Barcelona: Full-Day Guided City Highlights Tour

From Plaza Catalunya, the tour begins with a lovely walk through the oldest part of the city. Explore the charming Gothic Quarter, a maze of narrow streets filled with Roman and medieval architecture. Your informative guide will take you to the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James’ Square. Head to the famous Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district, then take a well-deserved rest with a coffee at a local cafe. After this you’ll be taken in a comfortable coach to Montjuic, to see incredible views over the city. The next stop is at the Sagrada Familia. Learn the history and the intriguing symbolism of the basilica. Tour the outside facades, then skip the lines and head inside to see the incredible interior. Afterwards, enjoy a glass of regional wine and sample the local delicacy of acorn-fed Iberico ham.  Continue to Park Guell on Tibidabo mountain to admire the marvelous city gardens. The final stop on the tour will be at the zenith of Gaudi’s work, the masterpiece La Pedrera. Again you’ll be guaranteed skip-the-line access to this beautiful monument. The tour will end back in the city center, a short walk from Plaza Catalunya.

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Private Full Day Tour Of Barcelona's Highlights

9. Private Full Day Tour Of Barcelona's Highlights

You will be picked up in a private vehicle at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona and start your private tour in the heart of the city. You will start the tour through the oldest part of the city - the charming Gothic Quarter - discover a maze of quaint, narrow streets full of Roman and medieval architecture. You will then visit the Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Royal Palace, and St. James Square. You'll be able to see part of the Roman wall and the medieval area of Barcelona. You end this portion of the tour with a visit to Santa Maria del Mar church in the Born district and then take a rest and treat yourself to coffee and a croissant at a local cafe. Afterwards, you head over, in a comfortable private vehicle, to Montjuic - the site of the 1929 International Exposition and the 1992 Olympic Games and you visit one of the best viewpoints to see the city. From there, you continue down to Spain Square and the Eixample district with its impressive modernist buildings and then you continue on to the Sagrada Familia. Here, you'll learn all about the history and the intriguing mystical symbolism of the Basilica, tour the outside facades that are still under construction and see the incredible interior that will leave you speechless. In addition to a detailed explanation of the facades from your private guide, you will also have skip-the-line tickets to go inside. Best of all, after the visit, only steps away from the Sagrada Familia, you will enjoy a glass of regional wine and you'll have the opportunity to sample one of the cherished local delicacies  Acorn-fed Ibericus Ham. Top it off with a glass of Cava (Catalan Champagne). Continue to Parc Guell on Tibidabo mountain where the city is beneath your feet and you can admire the marvelous city gardens - another astounding Antoni Gaudi designed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Last, but certainly not least, you will visit the zenith of Gaudi’s work, a true masterpiece - La Pedrera. Here, again, you will skip the line and go straight in. You will get to see the interior of this unique building, a private acquisition for the Mila family, and afterwards you will get to go up to the roof and enjoy a unique perspective of Passieg de Gracia below. Here is where the tour ends, in the center of the city.

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Barcelona: Electric Scooter Tour

10. Barcelona: Electric Scooter Tour

Start the tour with a trip to Gaudi’s iconic masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Listen to your guide explain why it has been under construction for over 100 years and why it is still not finished. Continue the tour along one of the most popular avenues in Barcelona, the Passeig de Gràcia. Admire several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture from artists such as Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and many others. As you glide along the street, soak up the rich historical atmosphere and listen to fascinating stories about the city’s past. Stop by the city’s Arc de Triumph next, which was built for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair, then head over to Ciutadella Park. Ride through the green heart of the city to reach the famous Cascade Fountain and see colorful parrots flying around. Travel back towards the Eixample district, passing by La Monumental, which is the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia which was still in use until 2011. After that, visit the Olympic Port build for the Olympic Games in 1992. Ride alongside the Barceloneta beach and breath some fresh air from the ocean. Finally, travel back towards the Eixample district, passing by La Monumental, which is the last bullfighting arena in Catalonia which was still in use until 2011.

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What people are saying about Casa Mila

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I went to a few Gaudi’s work. Each one gave me a different feel. Casa Mila may not be as fancy as the others but it feels very organic. Would have loved to experience staying there decades ago.

It was a fantastic way to see Barcelona from the street level, i.e. much better than by car or bus. The guide was fantastic and I throughly enjoyed it.

Julia was fantastic! Knows the city well and so friendly! Was one of favorite things we have done so far!

It was fantastic. It takes you to most important places in Barcelona and I also liked the waiting place.

Excellent experience ! The night view is amazing .