Barcelona City Stroll and Panorama

Price: $40.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 minute taxi (not included, approximately 10 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered.
Restrictions This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair or stroller accessible, and is not recommended for guests with mobility issues.

Barcelona City Stroll and Panorama

Your adventure starts when you meet your local, experienced guide and go straight to the spot where Barcelona began; the center of the old city. Established by the Ancient Romans 2,000 years ago, you'll be surprised by how much of those original structures still exist.

Passing huge fragments of the old Roman wall, you'll step into the Plaza Nova to see a mural by Picasso and the Barcelona Cathedral. Unlike Gaudi's singular Sagrada Familia, this is a much more classical cathedral - but its beautiful Gothic facade hides a secret: It's not as old as it appears. After you explore the inside, it's time for a little surprise: special-access tickets to the Cathedral roof, from where you will enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the city.

Back at street-level, your guide will lead you into the narrow side-streets of the city to the historic center. Although this is one of the most vibrant and historically-rich parts of the city, many visitors don't know what to look for when they explore, or which spots are the most important. Enjoy a carefully crafted route that showcases the best of this small area, weaving together a rich tapestry of stories from ancient times; from the bubonic plague to the last public execution, which took place as recently as 1975. Along the way, you'll follow in the footsteps of a martyr, explore the old Jewish Ghetto, get some architectural history in a square that used to be the favorite of Antoni Gaudi, and even see where Barcelona's official executioner lived.

For travelers visiting Barcelona for the first time, this tour is the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the city and develop the sort of local knowledge that will have you wanting to return again and again. There is no easier, or more enjoyable, way to spend a day in Barcelona.