BARCELONA FULL DAY: HIGHLIGHTS AM + ARTISTIC PM
HIGHLIGHTS TOUR: In Barcelona, history and traditions go hand in hand with emerging fashion and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. Barcelona offers the possibility to enjoy the sea as well as the mountains. Julia Travel proposes an itinerary that will allow you to enjoy the most emblematic sights the city has to offer. We will start with a sightseeing tour by bus that will take you up the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, where you will see the most famous Gaudi houses, casa Batlló and La casa Mila (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era. We will take you 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. You will drive by the Arc of the Triomf, Ciudadela Park, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, indicating which way he sailed to discover the Americas. This point is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. We will continue the visit driving up Montjuïc where we will make a short stop in the Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys. We will continue driving uphill towards Montjuïc Castle 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 will continue our Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until we get to the Spanish Village. We will visit this charming place where you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, and a demonstration of a selection of the handcrafts made in this country. After the visit of the Spanish village, we will leave Montjuïc behind and go back into the city center. During the drive back to the city center you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC and the shopping mall Las Arenas, rebuilt over the ancient bull ring. We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city center. Our guide will take you to the Ramblas, Cathedral Square, through the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and to plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government. Our tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café, in the city center at a 10 minutes walking distance from our office. ARTISTIC TOUR: Starting point at 03.30PM, check in time at Julià Travel Office Balmes 5, at 03:15PM. Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where the famous architect Antoni Gaudí worked and lived. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures in Barcelona for the discerning tourist to discover. This Artistic Tour of Barcelona starts at Julià Travel Office in Balmes Street number 5. From there we will take you to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, which is Barcelona's most famous landmark. The guide will take you on a walking tour of the exterior of the Basilica to admire the richly and symbolically decorated facades. Next you will discover Gaudi's fascinating Park Güell, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But be careful! It's easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this eccentric but compelling public park with a perfect integration of the architectural elements in nature. Towards the end of the tour we will immerse ourselves in a walking tour of Passeig de Gràcia, where we will admire Gaudi's famous apartment buildings like Casa Mila “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and other modernist buildings. The tour ends near Casa Batlló at Passeig de Gràcia, 43.
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NOTE FOR HIGHLIGHTS: From the end of January to the beginning of March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn't work due to maintenance tasks, this service will be replaced by a tapas tasting at the Spanish Village. The stop at the Olympic Stadium will take place unless there is any event that prevents access to the stadium. NOTE FOR ARTISTIC: From 1ST of November to 31st of March we will visit the Park Güell before then Sagrada Familia. INCLUSIONS: Air conditioned motor coach. Bilingual guide. Entrance fee to Spanish Village. Montjuïc cable car. Guided walking tour of Park Güell with admission tickets Guided walking tour outside of Sagrada Familia. Guided walking tour of Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló). EXCLUSIONS: Food and drinks, unless specified. Hotel pickup and drop-off. Entrance to the Gothic Cathedral. Entrance to Sagrada Familia. Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “La Pedrera” admission tickets. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please be aware that the tour includes walking, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking. You have approximately 1 hours 45 min of free time for lunch (not included) between both parts of the excursions.
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BLACKOUT DATES 11Sep, 24Sep, 25Dec, 26Dec // 01Jan, 05Jan, 06Jan. Others to be confirmed. LANGUAGES: Guaranteed in English & Spanish