Barcelona offers a unique fusion of historic tradition and modernism. The city's origins date back from the Roman period and its long history and economic dynamism can be seen at every turn. Pedestrian streets in the old quarter, green spaces, and a splendid seafront with a range of modern facilities are a reflection of its multi-faceted character.
Of course, one cannot visit Barcelona without experiencing the city’s vibrant food scene. Tradition and modernity can be seen in its innovative and imaginative gastronomy, based on fresh garden produce, fresh fish, a wide variety of sausages and olive oil. Traditional handmade cakes and pastries and sparkling wines are some of the highlights of Barcelona's gastronomic culture.
Activities while in Barcelona:
> Gothic Barcelona Walking Tour
Barcelona's Gothic quarter, known as the Barri Gotic, links the past and present. Together with your private English Speaking Guide, discover the charm of its streets, squares, hidden corners and hundred-year-old buildings and learn about the quarter's history and people. Alongside Barcelona's medieval buildings are the remains of the ancient Roman city, and the walking tour includes a visit to the Temple d'August, the best preserved Roman relic in Barcelona. You will also visit the Placa del Rei, where you will see many medieval buildings, including the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata.
> Barcelona Modernism Walking Tour
Discover the Quadrat d’or, Golden Square, on a private guided tour of the Eixample district. This exceptional area was the focus of Barcelona's Modernism style (Art Nouveau) at the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th. Take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful neigborhood and admire the Catalan Modernism style buildings by architects as Antonio Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, to name just a few. The highlight of the tour will be seeing the Martí, Palacio de la Musica, modernism houses such as the Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Casa Lleo i Morera, and Casa Terrades, as well as Gaudi’s world famous Sagrada Familia!
> Picasso’s Barcelona Walking Tour
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) developed his famous painting style while living in Barcelona and spent many years of his life here. Today you will explore Picasso's Barcelona together with your private guide by following by the artist's footsteps. Learn about the life of this genius as you stroll through the city streets and discover his work on a visit to the Picasso Museum which honors his talent and is one of the Barcelona's most visited museums.
> Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Discovery
Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona’s famous tapas bars. It's a great way to experience the Barcelona of the locals. Get a unique overview of this fabulous city, learn how to order tapas like a local and discover some of the best bars and cafes Barcelona has to offer. Your guided walking tour will include a stroll along the La Rambla and through the Gothic Quarter as well as a visit the famous La Boqueria food market!