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Barcelona Express

From €30 (+€20 every next person)

"Must see" in one day

►Ideal for the travelers who don`t have much time in Barcelona!
►The Roman and the medieval city
►Sagrada Familia of Gaudí

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Combine this tour with our tour Barcelona by bike!

These are the KEY STOPS and the MAIN TOPICS of the Express tour – the best of Barcelona in one day!

Roman columns Barcelona Roman Barcelona

• When, how and why was the city founded?

• Come to visit the two thousand years old remains of the Roman colony!

• Where does the name of the city come from?
New Square (Plaça Nova) Barcelona New Square (Plaça Nova)

• We will tell you about the turtle mail, the proper measurement of quantity and other cute details of life as a Barcelonan in the past.

• A dancing egg, the Sardana dance, Christmas fairs… and other interesting activities that take place in this square of the city.

• Admire a Picasso`s masterpiece in the open air, where you least expect it… absolutely free of charge!
The Cathedral Barcelona The Cathedral (Catedral de Barcelona)

• See the center of spiritual life of Barcelona, the only cathedral of the city.

• Why does it normally rain in Barcelona on the 24th of September and why do some geese live in the cathedral?

• You will learn to “read” the history of Barcelona and lives of its dwellers on the walls of the cathedral and surrounding buildings.
King`s Square (Plaça del Rei) Barcelona King`s Square (Plaça del Rei)

• We will show you where in Barcelona you can travel in time by elevator.

• You will see the residence of the kings and counts of Barcelona.

• What did it mean to be here for the medieval criminals, witches and heretics?
Archbishop`s bridge Barcelona Archbishop`s bridge

• It`s a place where, according to an urban legend, you can make a wish.

• Why is there a skull under the bridge?

• Where do the medieval witches hide?
Barcelona`s town hall (Ajuntament de Barcelona) and the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) Barcelona`s town hall (Ajuntament de Barcelona) and the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya)

• Here you will get to hear the history and some legends around the flags of Catalonia and Barcelona.

• A place that has been an administrative centre of the city for many centuries.

• What day is Catalan traditional “analogue” of Saint Valentine`s day and how is it celebrated?
Basilica of Saint Mary of the Pine Tree (Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi) Barcelona Basilica of Saint Mary of the Pine Tree (Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi)

• Who, according to the tradition, planted the pine tree in front of the church many centuries ago?

• How did Barcelonian women found out about the latest fashion tendencies in the past?

• You will know by name all the bells of its bell tower.
Royal Square	(Plaça Reial) Barcelona Royal Square (Plaça Reial)

• What does this square have to do with monkeys and coffee (besides you can have one in a café situated at the square)? Find out with us.

• Here we will find some works of Gaudi, designed at the beginning of his life and career as an architect.

• What trick did the architect apply to conceal the imperfect shape of the square?
Ramblas Street (las Ramblas) Barcelona The most interesting sites of the Ramblas Street (las Ramblas)

• Las Ramblas is a pedestrian zone where one can find a lot of stalls with souvenirs, food and flowers.

• We will pass by a cursed theatre and the place where football fans celebrate victories of their favourite team.

• Guess where on Rambla you can find a henhouse? You can`t imagine!
Boqueria market (Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria) Barcelona Boqueria market (Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria)

• One of the biggest and the most beautiful Mediterranean markets is a perfect place to awaken your senses!

• Here one can see Spanish and foreign fruit of unbelievable colours, some seafood and of course the traditional Spanish jamón… And all that you can buy and try right there!
Botero`s cat Barcelona Botero`s cat

• We bet it`s the fattest cat in the world! The most daring ones can climb up the cat and take some photos on him.

• Meet the most famous cat`s relatives.

• It is quite a restless cat, it has moved all over Barcelona. We have followed his traces and will tell you where he has been!
Monument to Columbus Barcelona Monument to Columbus

• What is he pointing at with his hand? You might that he is pointing towards America, but it is not true…

• Why do some marihuana leaves appear on the monument?

• How did Columbus supported the Futbol club of Barcelona?
View point of Columbus monument Barcelona OPTIONAL: Visit of a view point

There are a lot of spectacular view points in Barcelona, but if you don`t have much time in the city, our view points in the Old town are a good option, as they are situated on our way.

Price: 6-7 euros per person.
Basilica of Saint Mary of the Sea (Basílica de Santa María del Mar) Barcelona Basilica of Saint Mary of the Sea (Basílica de Santa María del Mar)

• What does the church have to do with the beach?

• Why is there a stained glass window that represents “Barca” football club logo inside the church?

• Some nice urban legends about the church.
Born district Barcelona Born district

• Where did the Barcelonans buy coffee, tobacco and ice, gambled, fight and visit women a few centuries ago?

• How many building are in the shortest street of Barcelona?

• How a new statue suddenly boosted the sales of a neighbouring market?
Basilica of the Holy Family (Basílica de la Sagrada Familia) Barcelona Basilica of the Holy Family (Basílica de la Sagrada Familia)

• Don`t miss the most visited attraction in Barcelona and one of the most visited in Europe!

• We will show various details and mention numerous reasons for which the temple is considered to be so special.

• It is the key masterpiece of Gaudi, loved so much by its famous creator that he left everything to dedicate his life to it completely, and wished to be buried in its interior.
Interior of Sagrada Familia Barcelona OPTIONAL VISIT: Tour to the interior of Sagrada Familia

Enjoy the cheerful and light-filled interior of the temple, which is, frankly speaking, even more beautiful than its facades. See more mysterious details of the temple in its interior with an official guide of the museum.
-Duration of the visit: 55 minutes.
-Price: € 24 per person.
-Children under 11 years of age: € 8
-According to the museum’s rules, we can offer guided tours led by one of the museum’s guides at pre-arranged entry times.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: to guarantee your visit, it is necessary to pay the price of the entrance 3 days in advance via the Internet. In case of cancellation of the tour, this payment IS NOT REFUNDED. This is necessary to ensure the availability of the entrance tickets.
Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul (L`Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau) Barcelona Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul (L`Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau)

• When looking at the image, you might think we have mistaken with the photo. This hospital was so magnificent and innovative of its time, that you would like to fall sick (a little bit) just to have a chance to rest in it for a couple of days!

• How did the benefactor of the hospital immortalize his name?


Please note that...

☆ The sequence of the visit to the sights listed above can change depending on the opening hours of the museums, public activities in the city, start time and place and other reasons.

☆ In addition to the sites above we will certainly show you more curious things and tell more stories.

☆ Optional visits are available on the work days of the museums.


Characteristics of the tour:

• Duration: approximately 5 hours, up to 6 hours if you choose all the optional visits.

• Availability: daily from 9 am till 9 pm local time.

• A walking tour with a 10 minutes metro ride.

• Price: from € 30, depending on number of people on the tour and the optional visits you choose. Look for the exact price of your tour at the bottom of the page.

• Recommended for: those travellers who don`t have much time in Barcelona, or just want to see the most emblematic sights of the city in a short time.

• Observations: the only way to experience the historical city centre is on foot. Please take into account that on this tour you will have to be on your feet for about 5 hours. Nevertheless, it is possible to make breaks and stop for a while during the tour.

• This tour combines with the Tour by Bicycle.



Price of the tour (without optional entrances)

One person € 30

Two people € 50

Three people € 70

Four people € 90

Five people € 110

Six people € 130

Seven people € 150

Eight people € 170

More than eight Consult us

Children under 12 Free



PRICES OF THE OPTIONAL VISITS

Visits to museums are optional. It means that they will be realized on your request. Prices, schedule and other conditions of the visits are stipulated by museums.

Price of entrance tickets for children can vary in different museums and normally depend on child`s age. Please consult the section corresponding to the museum that you would like to visit in the description of the tour.

OPCIONAL VISIT: The view point of Columbus monument.

Price: € 6 per person.

OPCIONAL VISIT: Tour to the interior of Sagrada Familia.

Duration of the visit: 55 minutes.

Price: € 24 per person.

Children under 11 years of age: € 8.

According to the museum’s rules, guided tours can only be led by one of the museum’s guides at pre-arranged entry times.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: to guarantee your visit, it is necessary to pay the price of the entrance 3 days in advance via the Internet. In case of cancellation of the tour, this payment IS NOT REFUNDED. This is necessary to ensure the availability of the entrance tickets.



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