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Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

1. Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

Explore districts like Ramblas, Raval, and the Old Town on this guided walking tour in Barcelona. Ride the cable car to Montjuic Castle and watch the sunset over the city and the sea. End your day by watching the Magic Fountain show.  Start your tour at the famous Ramblas in the heart of the city centre. Walk through the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a fine example of modernist architecture and one of Europe's leading opera houses.  Have a look at the incredible façade of Palau Guell, where a young Gaudi showed his mastery of light and creating beautiful shapes. Continue your walking tour to discover the Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town.  Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, probably the cutest statue you will ever see. Next, take the Montjuic Funicular and enjoy the breathtaking views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. Reach Montjuic Castle and explore this site which has been a military fortress since its early beginning. Find out how it has witnessed the change of political power in the city.  Enter the dungeons of the several political prisoners that have marked the history of the city. Receive access to the Tower of the Castle, where you can admire 360-degree views over Barcelona. Snap pictures dazzling views of Barcelona and the sea at sunset. Continue your walk and pass by the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi which is famous for hosting the best concerts in town. Along the way, stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savor traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. After your break, head to the Magic Fountain which was constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. End your tour by watching the colorful dancing water of the fountain.

Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

2. Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

Enjoy this walking tour of Barcelona Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market, considered one of the best markets in the world because of its modernist design and the richness of products it offers. Start your tour at the famous Ramblas, the heart of the city center. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a classic example of Catalan modernism, as well as the Palau Güell, one of the most stunning examples of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture.   Continue your walking tour to discover Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town, that attracts people from diverse social, cultural, and geographical backgrounds. Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, perhaps one of the cutest statues you’ll ever see. Take the Montjuic funicular and prepare yourself for a bird’s eye view of Barcelona. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Montjuic cable car as you gaze down on Barcelona’s iconic skyline. At the top of the funicular, you’ll reach Montjuic Castle, enjoying a private visit exclusively with your small group. Explore the military fortress, and enjoy access to exclusive areas, like the building’s dungeons.  Emerging from the dungeons, head to Montjuic Castle’s tower for the most spectacular, panoramic viewpoints of the city — if the day is clear enough, you'll see all the way to the Pyrenees. Afterward, head back to the Old Town via cable car, in perfect time to enjoy a delicious meal of tapas — be sure to pick up some recommendations from your guide for the best restaurants to hit.

Barcelona: Guided City Walking Tour to the Güell Palace

3. Barcelona: Guided City Walking Tour to the Güell Palace

Discover the city of Barcelona as you go on a guided walking tour to the Güell Palace. Pass by historical sites and learn about why the palace was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Start your tour at La Rambla, near the port and very close to the Boquería Market. Hear about the street's history and walk through the stalls that adorn the market. See how the locals shop and interact with the merchants. As you take a stroll, observe the painters, florists, and cafes and restaurants that give life to La Rambla. At the end of the street, catch a glimpse of the Columbus Monument and the Port of Barcelona. Your next and last stop is the Güell Palace, the perfect example of Gaudí's architectural style. Learn about what makes it a World Heritage Site as you listen to your guide's stories about its history.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Guell Full-Day Tour

4. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Guell Full-Day Tour

Start on the famous Las Ramblas, near to the first stop, Palau Güell. Meet your guide and make your way to the central fountain of Plaza Real to admire the elegance of the Gothic square. See the beautiful arches, Gaudi’s lampposts, or just watch the locals going about their daily lives. Next, make your way to La Boqueria Market. Take in the sights and smells of the market, one of the oldest in Barcelona. Wander through the narrow passages of the Gothic Quarter, and hear of many the legends and stories from these streets from your guide. Enjoy a short coffee break in a café where famous artists such as Picasso convened.  Continue with a walk along the most elegant avenue of Barcelona, the impressive Paseo de Gracia. Admire the most aristocratic palaces of the city, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló, two masterpieces of Gaudi architecture. Learn about the exciting Art Noveau era of the city, Gaudi’s life, and his strange death. Then, stop for lunch and enjoy some typical Barcelona tapas, accompanied by a glass of red wine in a traditional restaurant of a beautiful promenade.  After a relaxing break, a taxi will take you to Park Güell, where Gaudi’s art coexists with nature. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets access to the park, and join your guide in wandering its beautiful paths. After a walk in the park, a taxi will take to your last stop. Visit the most iconic example of Gaudi’s work, the Sagrada Familia. Your guide will show you the different facades of the cathedral, and give you an introduction to the history of the building. Say farewell to your guide and receive your skip-the-line tickets to access the cathedral, as well as an audio guide so you can explore its interior at your own pace.

Gaudi's houses: Casa Mila Casa & Vicens skip-the-line ticket

5. Gaudi's houses: Casa Mila Casa & Vicens skip-the-line ticket

The tour begins in the central Raval Quarter with a visit to Palau Guell, one of the Gaudí’s first important commissions. Explore this peculiar urban palace before taking a stroll through the garden of the famous medieval Hospital of Santa Creu, where Gaudí died tragically in 1926.   Walk along Paseo de Gracia, a beautiful example of Catalan Modernism, a style adopted by the Catalan bourgeoisie and Gaudí himself. Marvel at the facades of Casa Batlló while its history comes to life with the help of an experienced guide. Continue down the  Passeig de Gràcia to La Manzana de la Discordia, a block known for having works by four of Barcelona’s most important Modernista architects.   Skip-the-line at the Casa Mila and explore the many rooms and stunning terrace with an audio guide in your language. After the 3-hour private tour, a local guide brings you a short subway ride away to Casa Vicens, where visitors enjoy skip-the-line tickets and have one hour to explore this unique property which until quite recently was closed to the public. Witness the work of Antoni Gaudí come alive and learn the history of Barcelona in this private 4-hour tour, tailored to each traveler’s needs and interests.

Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

6. Barcelona:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

See some of the highlights of Barcelona as you complete challenges on your smartphone with this interactive scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit to solve the riddles. To get started, simply download the app and head to the starting point at Placa de Catalunya (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start your game at a time that's convenient to you. As you explore, solve a riddle to move on to the next attraction along the route. Use the map to navigate to each place and feel free to pause the app any time if you'd like to take a break or spend some extra time sightseeing. Start your tour from Placa de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. Visit the exquisite acoustic Palau de la Música Catalana, and explore the uniquely architectural Barcelona Cathedral. Photograph the Gran Teatre del Liceu and marvel at the Güell Palace by architect Antoni Gaudí. Then, see the iconic Mirador de Colom dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the famous bridge at Rambla del Mar. Admire the El Cap de Barcelona statue that was created for the Olympic Games. Be enchanted by the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, before experiencing the icing on the cake of this unique tour — the Piccaso Musueum.

Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

7. Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

Our private city tour offers an intimate experience of Barcelona’s best sights, from a unique perspective. Take in the famous La Ramblas, including the Boqueria Market, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Palau Guell. Then continue to the Rayal to explore the Old Town. Next, catch the Montjuic funicular to see some of the best views of Barcelona. While there, you can take a private visit to Montjuic Castle with our expert guide. You can also enter the Tower of the Castle, with 360ª views over Barcelona. After the castle, we see the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. We also stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. Finally, get ready for Barcelona’s famous Magic Fountain show. The mixture of water, light and music will make for a magical ending to a day full of memorable sights.

Alternative Barcelona - Raval Quarter Private Walking Tour

8. Alternative Barcelona - Raval Quarter Private Walking Tour

Feel how is a local’s day in Barcelona in this Private Tour. Walk through the most authentic spots of the city with your local guide and look how locals live off the touristic mass. Walk through the colorful streets of the most multicultural neighborhood of Barcelona: Raval Quarter, Admire the Palau Güell, the first Gaudi’s great work. Feel the bohemian epoque in one of the oldest bars of Barcelona, night shelter of Dali, Picasso, Hemingway, and many other artists. A lot of little passages full of stories are waiting for you. Walk around the beautiful gardens of the Hospital Santa Creu, where Gaudi died. See the main exponent of graffiti and Street Art in Barcelona. Respire all the artistic mood of the quarter. The next district is Sant Antoni, a lively neighborhood full of terraces where locals go to relax in the evenings. Visit the recently restored Sant Antoni Market, one of the most beautiful of the city, originally at the gates of the medieval walled Barcelona. Let’s take a break in Poble Sec, another local’s favorite district, full of bars in the streets. Enjoy a Pintxo & a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere where locals go after work. Last stop. Rambla de Raval, the youngest Rambla of the city. An open area in the heart of the quarter that provides a bit of fresh air at the beautiful and labyrinthine quarter. Step away from the tourist road and enjoy Barcelona like a Local, fully private, just you and your guide!

Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

9. Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

Meet your local guide at the lively Ramblas and head out onto the vibrant streets of Barcelona where historical adventure awaits. The first stop of the day is Palau Guell, the first great work of Antoni Gaudi, followed by the Plaza Real, an elegant square surrounded by palm trees and arcades. Follow your guide to La Boqueria next, a colorful and historical market that is not to be missed. Continue the tour into the heart of the Gothic Quarter where you can admire the impressive Roman Walls, Old Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Sant Felip Neri Square, and other must-see gems. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, taste the flavors of Spanish cuisine and enjoy a tapa accompanied by red wine in a local tavern. While you eat, listen to your guide share fascinating stories about Barcelona’s history, culture, traditions, and way of life. After lunch, wander through the charming Born Quarter until you arrive at the spectacular Santa Maria del Mar Church. The final stop of the day is the Born Market and Memorial Center, where you can see the medieval ruins recently found beneath the city. *Veggie option available

Barcelona City: El Raval and Gothic Quarter Audio Tour

10. Barcelona City: El Raval and Gothic Quarter Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in Barcelona's El Raval and Gothic quarters with an audio tour on your smartphone. Uncover the city's rich history and discover world-renowned landmarks like the La Rambla, Royal Plaza, and Bishops Bridge, while learning about famous residents like Enriqueta Marti and Antoni Gaudi. After downloading the app onto your phone, use the audio guide to begin your adventure at Font de Canaletes, an ornate fountain in Barcelona's Gothic quarter. Listen to facts about this historic landmark before advancing to the next location to learn more myths, legends, and folklore. Stroll through El Raval, once the most densely-populated area in Europe, and the city’s Red Light District. Here, listen to tales of Enriqueta Marti who was wrongly accused of being a serial killer and how Antoni Gaudi, the great Catalan Modernist architect, died tragically in an accident.  Cross over La Rambla into the Royal Plaza and the Gothic Quarter to understand how the small fortified Roman village of Barcino developed into the great city that Barcelona is today. Visit areas that used to house tombs of the dead before continuing to the Cathedral of Barcelona and Bishops Bridge. Continue further to hear Can Culleretes Restaurant’s two origin stories, visit a food market that’s been operating since the 10th century, and discover the location that inspired Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, before finally visiting the Meson del Cafe and the El Peto kissing mural.

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What people are saying about Guell Palace

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4.6 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Amazing experience all round the castle was a great experience to learn all about the history , The views from the cable cart was outstanding and the highlight for me was the Magic Fountain show where myself and my girlfriend got engaged .

Wonderful experience! Without the walking tour we would have missed so many hidden places in the historical Barcelona. The guide Daniela was awesome and very enthusiastic in showing us the beautiful Barcelona.

Very informative tour. Guide was very knowledge and nice. Very interesting the combination of walking and the boat trip, you got an excellent overview of the city. Highly Recommended!

It was fascinating! Barcelona has a wonderful history. Jordi is a great guide!

Beautiful guided tour in a small group, saw and heard a lot of Barcelona