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Barcelona: Los Tarantos Flamenco Show

1. Barcelona: Los Tarantos Flamenco Show

Experience the passion of the flamenco at Los Tarantos in Barcelona's Plaça Reial, and immerse yourself in a unique form of music and dance. Step into Los Tarantos and feel the history of one of the most respected tablao (venues for flamenco) in Barcelona. Opened in 1963, witness what made Barcelona Spain's third great capital of flamenco after Andalusia and Madrid. Sway to the romance of the guitar and feel the passion in the singing and dancing. Experience a night tailored to all audiences, whether you're a seasoned flamenco scholar or someone who is yet to be dazzled by the top-class performers.

Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

2. Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

Make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable with free access to more than 25 unique attractions and museums. Enjoy free public transportation on trams, busses, and the metro with a map of the city to get around hassle-free. Opt for 3, 4, or 5-day Barcelona Card and save up to 77% compared to regular admission prices.   As well as the Barcelona Card, you will receive a map and a guidebook in 6 languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian) with information about places to visit. Enjoy up to 50% off admission to additional attractions and activities, including Gaudi’s Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, flamenco shows, and many others.    The Barcelona Card offers you free access to the following attractions:    Art Museums • Picasso Museum: skip the ticket line • National Art Museum of Catalonia: skip the ticket line • Barcelona Museum of Modernism • Antoni Tàpies Foundation: skip the ticket line • Frederic Marès Museum   Natural History and Science Museums  • CosmoCaixa Science Museum  • Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau, the Blue Museum)   Contemporary Art Museums • Design Museum of Barcelona • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA): skip the ticket line   Archaeology and Ethnology Museums • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Ethnological Museum of Barcelona (Parc de Montjuïc)   Cultural Centers • Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB): skip the ticket line • El Born Cultural and Memorial Center   History Museums • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Refugi 307 (Air-raid shelter) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Via Sepulcral Romana (Roman funeral way) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): El Call (Jewish district) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Plaça del Rei   Other Attractions • Joan Miró Foundation • Botanical Garden of Barcelona • Music Museum of Barcelona: skip the ticket line • Chocolate Museum: skip the ticket line • Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antonio Samaranch: skip the ticket line • The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes • Moco Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art with a 20% discount

Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

3. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Explore Barcelona from different perspectives on a half-day tour by land, sea, and air. Start with a walk through the Old Town. Meet your guide near Passeig de Gràcia, then continue walking, passing houses designed by Antoni Gaudí, before arriving at the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Continue to Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall and Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Wander into the old Jewish Quarter, to see the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi. Take a promenade down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to Port Vell. Here, board the boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the monument to Christopher Columbus pointing to the Americas as you transfer by van to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell, Barceloneta, the Olympic Port, Olympic Village, mouth of the Besòs River, and more.

Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

4. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

Barcelona: Private 5 Neighborhoods Tour by Electric Bike

5. Barcelona: Private 5 Neighborhoods Tour by Electric Bike

Explore different districts of Barcelona by electric bike on a half-day 5 neighborhoods tour. Meet your guide by the fountains in Plaça Reial in the Gothic Quarter, and travel back to the Middle Ages. Cycle narrow streets and picturesque squares, and then enter the 19th-century extension of L’Eixample. Travel up the elegant Passeig de Gràcia. See the tree-lined Rambla del Raval as you explore the most atmospheric streets of one of Barcelona’s most bohemian quarters. Journey down to the former fishing village of Barceloneta, and experience the very local ambience of Gràcia. The electric bikes will let you cover much longer distances than normal bikes, as well as go up mountains like Montjuïc with relative ease.

Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off & F.C. Barcelona Camp Nou Tour

6. Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off & F.C. Barcelona Camp Nou Tour

With the city tour, you can hop on and hop off all day long with the same ticket, and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in 15 different languages. You will receive a guide map containing all the stops of the route, and discounts for different establishments in the city. The new buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats. Moreover, there's always a stewardess on board. There are 2 routes: East and West. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 30 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. East/Green Route: Plaça Catalunya, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou -Zoo, Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista St. Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. West/ Orange Route: Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born- Ciutadella-zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, l’Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Plaça Catalunya. The Camp Nou Experience F.C. Barcelona Museum & tour begins on the first floor of the museum, which was renovated on June 12, 2010. This is a modern museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona and explain the values that have made Barça “more than a club”. The Camp Nou Experience retraces the steps of players that have made history, such as Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola and Ronaldinho, among others. Visitors can visit the most emblematic areas of the Camp Nou: including the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch, from where a panoramic view of the whole stadium can be enjoyed. You go on to visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the pressroom and the commentary boxes. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating Multimedia space.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

7. Barcelona: 2-Hour Private City Highlights Kickstart Tour

Discover the essence of Barcelona on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide. Wander through the most charming and fascinating quarters as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. Begin the tour with a walk through the Gothic Quarter and discover the narrow stone cobble streets which are steeped in history. Marvel at the elegant Plaza Real and the wonderful church of Santa Maria del Pi. Then, see the architectural contrast of Barcelona in the charming Born District, an area where you'll find distinctive examples of modern and ancient buildings. Visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar and learn about its interesting history of faith and devotion. Continue the tour to the medieval ruins of the Old Barcelona under the Born Market and get an insight into what life was like in Barcelona 300 years ago.  In the end, receive recommendations from your guide so you can make the most of your visit to this beautiful city.

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

8. Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

9. Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

Discover the authentic Spanish culture in this unique private tour including a city tour, a food and wine experience, and the Best Flamenco Show in Barcelona. All in one perfect night just you and your guide. Walk through the Gothic Quarter with your local guide. Explore its alleys, and visit the majestic Plaza Real and the Roman Walls. Learn about the stories of this unique ancient District. Stroll through the Born District, the most charming Quarter of Barcelona. A perfect combination where ancients buildings coexist with modern bars and shops in a magical atmosphere. Taste Tapas in a very traditional bar in the Borne Quarter, accompanied by a cup of red wine, vermouth or local beer, and a glass of local cava. Visit Santa Maria del Mar Church, a beautiful basilica built entirely by the Port’s pilgrims in the 14th century. Before saying goodbye, your guide will give hand you the skip-the-line tickets for the best Flamenco Show in Barcelona, in a Medieval Palace with one free drink included. Experience this unique tour of history, gastronomy, and culture. Your guide will give you tips and recommendations so that you'll get the most out of your visit to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

10. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

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Really useful to have this, made getting round the city very easy - I used the Metro as this was the easiest/most convenient. Also helped give some ideas of things to go & see when I struggled to know what to do whilst saving me money overall, compared to if I had paid for every entry to a museum

Everything was great, but unfortunately our helicopter flight could not take place because the king was in Barcelona and this was forbidden. But the organizers couldn't do anything about that.

Our guide Paolo was superb with humour and knowledge we couldn’t of had a better time. Highly recommend both him and the tour. Brilliant and great value for money.

Such a beautiful experience to see this show! Definitely recommend for people that are traveling To Spain to book this Flamenco show!

The show was very nice with live musician and professional dancers