Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia & City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour

1. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia & City Sights Bike or E-Bike Tour

Cycle through Barcelona's vibrant city blocks on a guided cycling tour. Choose from either a small-group or private experience, with both regular bikes and e-bikes available. Learn about the city’s culture, see historical sites, and discover hidden gems loved by locals. Meet your guide, get set up with your regular bike or e-bike, and then set off to first 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.

Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

2. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona: Guided Segway Tour

3. Barcelona: Guided Segway Tour

After a quick training session, we will set off on our Segways from Barcelona beach to discover the highlights of the city. Glide down to the old port area of Port Vell, redeveloped as part of an urban renewal program prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics. Stop in front of the monument to Christopher Columbus, built in 1888 to commemorate his first voyage to the Americas. Travel along the famous La Rambla on the way to the green oasis of Parc de la Ciutadella in the 19th-century district of L'Eixample. Admire the Arc de Triomf before heading to Port Olimpic to check out the Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts twin towers. We will end the tour with a visit to the regenerated area of Forum Park, built for the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Begin your 2-hour activity with a short Segway training session. Once you feel comfortable, roll through the tiny streets of the Gothic Quarter to Plaza de la Merce, and then to Paseo de Colom. En route you’ll be introduced to many architectural masterpieces. Glide to the city's port, where some of the most expensive yachts in the world are parked. Continue to Park Ciutadella where the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition took place. Stop for a photo at the Arc de Triomf and pop into Mercat del Born. On the way to Font del Geni Català, you’ll pass Barcelona's França Station. Lots of interesting stories await on this tour. Depending on city traffic, the tour route may be altered.

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

5. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.

Barcelona: Montjuïc, Raval and Gothic Quarter E-Bike Tour

6. Barcelona: Montjuïc, Raval and Gothic Quarter E-Bike Tour

Ride through Port Vell, Parc de la Ciutadella, the Gothic Quarter, and Montjuïc hill on this guided e-bike tour of Barcelona. Save your strength with the bike's electronic assist. Discover iconic landmarks like the Cascada fountain, Montjuïc Castle, and Pedró Square. Meet your guide and get set up with your high-quality e-bike. Start your tour below the Arc de Triomf, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Then ride through Parc de la Ciutadella, the green oasis where you can see the sparkling Cascada fountain. Peddle to Barcelona’s Port Vell, the city’s historical port. Watch yachts bobbing on the water and pass the glitzy Maremagnum leisure center and Cristobal Columbus statue. Cruise through the Miramar and Joan Brossa gardens and pass by the Joan Miró Foundation.  Admire views of Montjuïc Castle as you make your way up the hill. Admire the views from the Sot del Migdia viewpoint before cycling down to Europa Square with its famous Olympic Stadium. Make your way to the National Palace viewpoint for sweeping city views. Ride down to Pedró Square and soak up the vibe in El Raval. Explore the charming Gothic Quarter, home to a labyrinth of little streets. See some of the city’s most impressive 15th-century architecture. Finally, loop back to your original starting point.

Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

7. Barcelona: Photoshoot Tour Old Town

Take home a unique and personalized souvenir of your time in Barcelona on a private 1.5-hour photo shoot. Stroll the city streets with a professional photographer, and pose in front of some of the city’s most scenic spots! The photo session is ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples. Your photographer will know exactly where to take you to get the best views, and provide you with an insider’s look at the city. Discover some of the most incredible attractions from a different perspective, including the Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral. Once the tour is over, get 25 high quality, retouched images (selected by you) delivered digitally by email the following week.

Barcelona: Private Ferrari Driving Experience

8. Barcelona: Private Ferrari Driving Experience

Discover Barcelona from a different perspective while driving a Ferrari through the city streets. Begin your thrilling adventure in La Barceloneta. Feel the excitement of being behind the wheel of this supercar as you put the pedal to the metal, allowing it to surge from zero to 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 4 seconds flat. A professional driving instructor will help you unleash the true power of the Supercar and ensure your experience is safe and memorable. If you are an adrenaline lover, this is your experience.  Make your way to the route you have chosen, each one with incredible views and attractive monuments of the city that will provide you with unique moments. You can choose between going around La Barceloneta (20 minutes), go up to Montjuic (40 minutes), or Tibidabo (90 minutes). You will have the opportunity to admire the old fishermen neighborhood and the early modernist Parc Ciutadella road along the old Formula 1 circuit and discover magnificent views of the port of Barcelona or enjoy panoramic views of the city from the highest point, Tibidabo.

Barcelona: Boat Trip, Cable Car Ticket & E-Bike Tour

9. Barcelona: Boat Trip, Cable Car Ticket & E-Bike Tour

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

10. Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

Explore Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí on a 2.5-hour tour by e-bike. Meet by the Arc de Triomf and admire its neo-Mudéjar style before going into the Parc de la Ciutadella to see the Italian-inspired fountain with possible contributions by a young Gaudí. Then, head to the colorful Born district, once a seaside resort for the medieval aristocracy. Visit Casa Calvet, designed by Gaudí and declared a Place of Cultural Interest in 1969. Move on to the modern quarter of Grácia and immerse yourself in its unique Catalan Modernism style. See buildings of extraordinary designs, such as the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.  Weave your way through Vila de Grácia, Barcelona's coolest suburb and its true administrative and commercial center. Admire the 33-meter tall bell tower, crowned with the famous bell of the "Marieta." Get brilliant views of Casa Vicens, considered one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement and the first house designed by Gaudí. Journey along Passeig de Sant Joan to reach the astonishing Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished basilica, under construction since 1883. Take in the views of the spires and facades of what many call Gaudí's masterpiece and a jewel in Barcelona’s architectural crown. Return to the starting point to drop off your bikes at the end of the tour. 

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What people are saying about Parc de la Ciutadella

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 8,390 reviews

Well worth getting this ticket and a great way to travel about. We got the two day passes little difference in price. If you only have time to do one route I’d suggest the Red Route. The Red Route doesn’t pass Sagrada however if you hop off at Casa Mila, Sagrada is only a 10 min walk.

This was a nice tour. Employees were not rude and were helpful. It was informative. I didn't have to wait too long. Buses we're constantly coming. I liked the wifi. They provided ear plugs and a map. I loved the app on the phone.

Allowed us to have a one day whirlwind appreciation of this wonderful city. Helps to do some advance research to decide what you want to see as there is too much to fit in in one day but we'll certainly be back for a 2nd tour!

Overall it was great. A little confusion where the starting point was, but that's because of the 2 different bus routes. Saw a lot of the upper half of Barcelona and the people who live in that area.

A must do when visiting Barcelona. Great overview of city. Wonderful way to get around the city, easy and informative!