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Our most recommended Barcelona Castle & Palace Tours

  • Palau de la Música Guided Tour

    1. Palau de la Música Guided Tour

    Enjoy a guided tour of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings on an exclusive 45-minute guided tour of the Modernist Palau de la Música Catalana. Located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the Palau is a temple of decorative refinements. Your tour starts in the Rehearsal Hall of the Orfeó Catala, where the foundation stone was laid in 1905, and where the choir rehearses regularly as it has done for more than 100 years. Continue to the grand staircase to marvel at the ornate flowers and flags that adorn it. Built from a range of materials, including iron and glass, the detail never ceases to amaze. Next, visit the Lluís Millet Hall and glimpse the large balcony with columns that symbolise nature with flowers of every kind. Finally, be dazzled by an explosion of colors, shapes, and light as you enter the Concert Hall. Your guide will take ...

    Modernist building from one of Gaudi's professor in architecture. Beautiful place certainly worth a visit.

  • Barcelona: Private Tour of the Gothic Quarter

    2. Barcelona: Private Tour of the Gothic Quarter

    Explore the Catalonian capital which has been transformed many times over the centuries, but still retains its former glory. Begin your 3-hour private walking tour by meeting your guide at your hotel. From here your will visit the idyllic Ciutadella Park. Stroll to the majestic Castle of the Three Dragons, the zoo, the Catalonian Parliament, and the spectacular Waterfall Square. Finally, walk through the Gothic Quarter. Discover its secrets as you explore its winding alleys and narrow streets. Wander through the past in the Jewish Quarter, and feel awed by the Plaza del Rey, the Roman walls and the church of Santa Maria del Mar.

  • From Barcelona: Full-Day Montserrat & Wine Small Group Tour

    3. From Barcelona: Full-Day Montserrat & Wine Small Group Tour

    Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia. It is a unique massif, famous for its gothic shapes and breathtaking views, and is known as the symbol of the Catalan people. You will experience it first-hand on a full-day tour that makes it apparent to you why Montserrat is so closely linked to the Catalan identity. On the way to Montserrat, your guide will introduce you to this "magic mountain" where Mother Nature meets religion, history, and the identity of the Catalans. Enjoy the stunning landscape of this Natural Park. The guided tour includes a short walk to the monastery where you can enjoy the spectacular views and get a true feel of the spirituality Montserrat has to offer. After Montserrat, head to a local, family-run winery, just a few minutes away from Montserrat, and one of the most important and beautiful wineries in the region.  In the local restaurant you will b...

    It was an amazing experience! Our tour guide Luis was so knowledgeable and so fun to be around! He was amazing, very kind and helpful. The meal we received for lunch was nice, soup, duck with potatoes and a desert. My only negative would have to be the final stop of the tour the winery where we tasted some wines. They could have given us more expensive wine to taste considering the price of this tour. We were given bottles that were only 15 euros and under. No one even ended up purchasing a bottle afterwards because of the cheap taste. Other than that the bus we were in was nice and air conditioned and the other parts were very enjoyable.

  • Barcelona: Besalú & Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel Pickup

    4. Barcelona: Besalú & Medieval Towns Tour with Hotel Pickup

    This medieval tour will begin in Barcelona, where your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an amazing journey back in time in a small group of maximum 8 persons. Your first stop will be in the city of Vic, which has one of the most suggestive medieval sights of Catalonia. Your guide will show your small group the most important corners of the medieval city such as the cathedral and Roman temple, sharing with you their secrets and history. On your way to Besalú, your small group will drive through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa before arriving at Santa Pau, one of the most charming towns of Catalonia, where you will take a walk through its beautiful medieval streets and its main square. You will also stop at the foot of Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular medieval town that hangs from the cliff edge.  To finish this journey back in time, your expert guide will t...

    Oriol was amazing! He is well informed, personable and professional. We love hearing about the history of the towns, art and buildings.

  • Barcelona: Requesens Palace Dinner with Medieval Show

    5. Barcelona: Requesens Palace Dinner with Medieval Show

    Enjoy an activity that is taking place at the Palau Requesens, the current headquarters of the Real Academia de las Buenas Letras, that combines an evening tour, a popular history talk, and an attractive culinary proposal inspired by the era when the building was built. All of this in one of the Barcelona's most exceptional private palaces built onto the city's ramparts. You shall visit Requesens Palace (XIVc.), guided by expert historians that will explain the fascinating life of Elisabeth of Requesens, Virreina of Naples, and the mysterious history of the palace, its terrace and tower - never been open to the public until this season. From there you shall have a splendid sight of the Gothic Quarter. The activity begins in the courtyard of Requesens Palace with a glass of cava and then, the tour inside the Palace a Medieval–style dinner, served in the dinner room, while enjoying a sof...

  • Costa Brava: Boat Ride and Tossa Visit with Hotel Pickup

    6. Costa Brava: Boat Ride and Tossa Visit with Hotel Pickup

    The professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle and will drive you to Costa Brava, specifically to the south of it. There you will visit its most beautiful and distinctive fishing towns surrounded by the brightest greens as well as the beautiful turquoise blue of the sea. You will first go to Lloret de Mar, where you will take a ship to the next destination. On the way, you will discover different idyllic coves hidden in the coastline. During the tour, you will be able to relax and enjoy from the different colors in the landscape, the salty marine breeze, as well as from the amazing marine life of Costa Brava, which you will observe through the submarine vision of the ship. Your next destination is Tossa de Mar, an old fishing village chosen as a summer residence by great artists and intellectuals. A visit to the castle offers a spectacular view before visiti...

  • Barcelona: Requesens Palace Guided Visit, Cava & Show

    7. Barcelona: Requesens Palace Guided Visit, Cava & Show

    Visit the  largest medieval Palace of Barcelona and enjoy breathtaking views of the Gothic Quarter, from the only watchtower of the ancient Roman city wall. Learn about the life and customs of the Requesens family and his contemporaries, through a guided tour of the Palace and its roof and enjoy swordfight show with medieval knights. The activity includes glass of champagne or fruit juice with snacks the full guided tour inside the Palace and sword fight show. 

  • Barcelona: Private Tour in an Eco-Friendly Buggy

    8. Barcelona: Private Tour in an Eco-Friendly Buggy

    Inject some eco-friendly fun into your trip to Barcelona and explore the city via a battery operated buggy. Enjoy the fresh breeze blowing through your hair in the open-top buggy as you travel around Barcelona’s attractions. Discover the picturesque alleyways and fascinating architecture in the Gothic Quarter, and learn about the rich history of this part of the city. Admire the city’s old port and Barceloneta beach and explore the Montuic mountain. There’s plenty to explore in this culturally vibrant city including the famous Gaudi, and the Passeig de Gracia. Then, visit the Barcelona’s National Palace, and enjoy a tour of the inside to marvel at the stunning interior. Throughout the day your guide will take you to some of the city’s best kept secrets, including a rooftop with stunning panoramic views of Barcelona, as well as a trip to the best roasting house in the city for a refresh...

  • Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

    9. Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

    Our private city tour offers an intimate experience of Barcelona’s best sights, from a unique perspective. Take in the famous La Ramblas, including the Boqueria Market, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Palau Guell. Then continue to the Rayal to explore the Old Town. Next, catch the Montjuic funicular to see some of the best views of Barcelona. While there, you can take a private visit to Montjuic Castle with our expert guide. You can also enter the Tower of the Castle, with 360ª views over Barcelona. After the castle, we see the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. We also stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. Finally, get ready for Barcelona’s famous Magic Fountain show. The mixture of water, light and music will make for a magical ending to a day full of memorable sight...

  • Barcelona: Dali Museum and Gala Castle Tour with Lunch

    10. Barcelona: Dali Museum and Gala Castle Tour with Lunch

    Take in Dali's impressive collection of artwork, learning about his artistic journey and discovering how he became one of the most important artists of the last century. Following your exploration of the Dali Museum, visit Pubol, where you will stop for a local lunch consisting of regional products. Once done with lunch, head on to the Castle of Pubol. You'll take a tour of the Castle of Pubol, which was a gift to Dali's wife, Gala. It is a medieval gem owned by the town's barony which was restored by Dali into a very special place. From there, you'll return to the center of Barcelona where your tour began.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Very nice guide, you visit less touristy areas of Barcelona that you probably wouldn't see on your own. Funny and unconventional stories, different from other tours. To do absolutely

First of all, a top guide! Who resumed with synonyms to make us understand the maximum that he explained. And the icing on the cake is a sangria offered at the end! Nothing bad to say!

The guide was fun and charismatic and made the whole evening fun and entertaining. Will recommend to my friends

Great tour from the other Joseph. Interesting stories about the darker side of Barcelona’s history

Very entertaining and informative. JC was an excellent tour guide