Best way to discover the city is with a local expert guide who can introduce you to all the wonders of the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia and with private car & driver added on for a panoramic tour of the city
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel and start off with a panoramic tour of the modern marina, the old port area, La Barceloneta and spectacular views of the city from Montjuic Hill where monument dating from the 1929 World Expo stand side by side with those built for the 1992 Olympics. Continue along Barcelona’s most famous streets, the picturesque La Rambla Avenue in the Gothic historical city centre with its medieval Jewish quarter and impressive cathedral and to the Eixample district to see architectural gems like the Palau de la Musica Catalana by Doménech i Montaner and Casa Milà by Antoni Gaudí, both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Other Modernist masterpieces by the early 20th century genius architect Gaudí on the tour are the Casa Batlló, Park Güell and his best known work of art La Sagrada Familia Church.
To discover all within walking distance from your hotel you can opt for just the guide who will take you on a tour of the Barri Gotic, the oldest part of town enclosed by city walls in Roman times and consisting of a maze of streets and squares surrounding Barcelona’s impressive 13th century cathedral. It’s most famous avenue is La Rambla with picturesque flower stalls and news stands and the exquisite La Boquería marketplace. The area comprises the ancient Jewish quarter El Call with Shlomo Ben Adret synagogue and medieval mansions and churches of which most noteworthy are the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, a jewel of Gothic Catalán architecture and the Palau Aguilar, once home to Spanish nobility and now the city’s Picasso Museum. Continue to the Eixample, the most elegant district of Barcelona developed at the end of the 19th, early 20th century, when Barcelona’s upper class contracted modernist architects to build their magnificent palatial houses.
You may also like to take one of our lovely day trips to the surroundings:
Day trip to Montserrat Monastery
Day trip to Girona and picturesque Besalú
Day trip to Girona and Figueres to visit the Salvador Dalí Museum
Day trip to the coastal towns of the costa Brava
Day trip to the Penedes wine region
Day trip to the Priorat wine region