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Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Barcelona: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the best of Barcelona on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get access to two routes with one ticket for a complete sightseeing experience. Each route has an approximate duration of 2 hours. Take a complimentary map to help you decide where you want to go and enjoy audio commentary. In addition to the open top, the buses also have an electric roof on top for use in the event of rain. The buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have an attendant aboard to help you with anything you may need. East Route • Plaça de Catalunya • Port Vell • Museu d'Història de Catalunya • La Barceloneta • Port Olímpic • Poble Nou - Zoo • Teatre Nacional - Auditori • Glories- Torre Agbar • Sagrada Familia Cathedral • Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau • Park Güell • Tibidabo • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló West Route • Plaça Catalunya • Arc de Triomf • El Born- Ciutadella-zoo • Passeig Colom • World Trade Center • Jardines de Miramar • Fundació Joan Miró • Anella Olímpica • Mnac (Museo Nacional de Catalunya) • Poble Espanyol • Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe • Plaça d'Espanya • Estació de Sants • Spotify Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) • Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial - Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes • L'illa diagonal • Avinguda Diagonal • La Pedrera • Casa Batlló • Plaça Catalunya

Barcelona: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Barcelona: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 34 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and FC Barcelona Immersive Tour

3. Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and FC Barcelona Immersive Tour

Hop on and hop off all day long with this bus ticket, and learn about the history of the city through an audio system in 15 different languages with earphones. Receive a guide map containing all the stops on the route, and discounts for different establishments in the city. The new buses are fitted with anatomical seats and are adapted for people with reduced mobility. Shelter under the sliding roof in case of rain and feel free to ask the onboard stewardess for help. There are 2 routes: East and West. The frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 30 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. East/Green Route: Plaça Catalunya, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou -Zoo, Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista St. Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. West/ Orange Route: Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born- Ciutadella-zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Spotify Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, l’Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Plaça Catalunya. Discover the new Fútbol Club Barcelona museum on the “Immersive Tour”. You can explore it at your own pace, listening to the explanations of an audio guide that will be given to you at the entrance of the museum. You will enter into a fully interactive museum, where you can discover the past, present and future of Barça through historic moments, legendary players and victories that form part of the collective imagination. You will have the opportunity to access into the new “Spotify Camp Nou Live” space, where we will enjoy an immersive 360º show. You will be the protagonist of the show, and as if you were in the centre of the stadium, you will be able to experience from a unique point of view the emotions that represent what has been, is and will be the biggest stadium in Europe. Enjoy seeing the trophies that the team has won over the years, as well as their most outstanding jerseys. You will also have the opportunity to visit a space dedicated to one of the team’s legends: Johan Cruyff. At the end of the visit, you will discover a complete exhibition of the Espai Barça architectural project, where there are models and audiovisuals pieces to present and discover the details of what will be the new home of all Barça fans.

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

4. Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast-track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental, and incomplete, Sagrada Familia. You can save up to 2 hours of waiting in line in the summer. After your visit inside the church, continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid-19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. End the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

5. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Park Güell with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy pickup from your hotel, and a comfortable ride, where your expert guide will share fascinating stories about the city’s one-of-a-kind architecture, culture, and history.  The tour will begin next to the Mediterranean Sea, home to the golden sand beach of Bogatell, before following the coastline towards Port Vell (the Old Port). There your guide will show you the Gothic Drassanes and the iconic Columbus Monument located at Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla.  From there, the guide will take you up Montjuïc Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a beautiful terrace with wonderful views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. The Mountain of Montjuïc was once the main venue of the 1992 Olympics. Nowadays, you can still admire the Olympic Stadium. You can also find plenty of examples of urbanism and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929. These include Plaça Espanya, The Magic Fountain, the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion, and The National Palace. The tour will continue down the mountain to the Old Town. There you will leave the vehicle for a while as the narrow streets of the charming Gothic Quarter must be explored on foot. Your guide will take you to the hidden corners of this neighborhood while unveiling the Roman and Medieval history of its streets. After discovering the Old Town your guide will take you to the neighborhood that was made to expand the city beyond its walls, l’Eixample. This district was designed in the 19th-century by the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà. Its grid pattern and wide avenues offer a stark contrast to the more chaotic Old Town.  The visit of l'Eixample will start at Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona’s central plaza. The square connects to the boulevard Passeig de Grácia, which features some of the best examples of Modernist architecture. Take a moment to admire the striking façades of private Modernist buildings including Gaudí's famous La Pedrera and Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and the Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Your guide will take you to the crown jewel of Barcelona, Gaudí's masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia. After an extensive explanation of the hidden religious symbolism in the façades of La Sagrada Familia, enter the building. You are sure to be captivated by Gaudi’s incredible architectural style, the peculiar shape of the columns, ceilings, and walls, and the organic architecture of the basilica.  Finally, your guide will take you all the way to Park Güell. This magical park is located on the top of a hill that provides spectacular views of Barcelona. In the park’s famous gardens, Gaudí combined his unique architectural style with elements of nature. The result is a place of pure fantasy guaranteed to amaze you.

Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Outdoor Escape Game

6. Barcelona: Magical Montjuic Outdoor Escape Game

Play the role of a character with magic powers as you walk around the Montjuic Castle in Barcelona in search of clues and amazing stories. Follow clues from one place to another, giving you precise directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. Solve clues and guess the answer, and unlock the secret story of each place. Reach amazing places, such as Plaça d'Espanya, Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Palauet Albéniz, Font del Gat and Montjuic Castle. Find out secret stories about the places you discover, while also saving Barcelona from an evil spell. Receive instructions on how to unlock the app by e-mail. Set aside 2 hours to complete the game, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. Download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. Solve the clues to discover new locations and stories. Purchase access for your entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones, or everyone can purchase their own voucher. Play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others.

Barcelona Montjuic E-Bike Tour! The best Top-25 attractions!

7. Barcelona Montjuic E-Bike Tour! The best Top-25 attractions!

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the heart of Barcelona's majestic Montjuic mountain. With our exclusive Montjuic e-bike tour, you'll delve into a world where natural splendour intertwines with centuries of historical allure. Stroll through verdant trails, revel in the stunning scenery, and uncover intriguing narratives that have shaped this hallowed ground. The park teems with a vibrant tapestry of plant life that will enchant nature lovers, while awe-inspiring vistas offer panoramic snapshots of serenity. For those seeking both adventure and tranquillity, our tour presents an unrivalled escape to one of Barcelona's most legendary and captivating landmarks. 1 Look at the Arc de Triomphe 2 Marvel at the Ciutadella Park 3 See the Parliament of Catalonia 4 Learn about the Castle of the Three Dragons 5 Admire the views of The Great Cascade Fountain 6 Hear about the Monument to Columbus 7 Take a ride on La Rambla 8 Enjoy the Cactus Park 9 Admire the breathtaking views from the Miramar observation deck 10 Stop by Joan Miró Museum 11 Discover the Joan Brossa Gardens 12 Mossen Cinto Verdaguer Gardens 13 Admire the Castle of Montjuïc 14 The moat of Santa Eulalia 15 See the Botanical Garden 16 Learn about the Olympic Stadium 17 The Montjuïc Telecommunications Tower 18 Discover the San Jordi Palace 19 The National Palace of Montjuïc 20 Discover the Magic Fountains 21 View the Venetian Towers 22 Ride the Plaza de España 23 Explore Las Arenas 24 Find out about the Teatre Coliseum 25 Take a ride along Passeig de Gràcia

Barcelona: Montjuic Mountain Private Guided Tour

8. Barcelona: Montjuic Mountain Private Guided Tour

Explore a distinctive part of Barcelona on a private tour of Montjuic Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain and take in sweeping views over the city and coast. Pick up insights into the history of the area from your guide as you explore the area. Start by going up the mountain and enjoying panoramic views of the city on the Montjuic cable car. Learn about the history and importance of Montjuic in local culture by visiting attractions such as the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and Montjuic Castle. Montjuic was the site for the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition and 1992 Olympics. Both of these events have made Montjuic an area of interest. Marvel at the wonderful architecture of the Grand National Palace, the German pavilion, or the magnificent Olympic facilities including Luis Companys Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi. On the tour, also check out and hear about the Castle of Montjuic, Calatrava Tower, MNAC National Palace, The Four Columns, Magic Fountain, Venetian Towers, Placa d'Espanya, and the Bullring Shopping Mall Las Arenas.

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get picked up wherever suits you best and travel by private transport around the best of Barcelona's sites. With your professional guide, explore the different faces of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, its culture and its people. The tour starts at Plaça Catalunya, the main center of Barcelona, connected to the street with the most distinctive Catalan architecture, Passeig de Gracia. Here, find the most striking facades of private modernist buildings; La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí stands out in particular. In the so-called "Apple of Discord," discover other impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó-Morera or Casa Ametller. Follow in the footsteps of the architect by entering the Eixample. This district was designed by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, for the orderly growth of the city. Drive through its original streets to reach Gaudí’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia. During a guided visit, learn about the different parts of the building and its symbolism. You will be blown away by the bizarre forms of its columns, roofs and walls as the result of the organic nature of Gaudí’s architecture. Continue on toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza de Toros Monument and through the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Reach Bogatell beach and from here, cross the waterfront through to Port Vell (Old Port), the Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument (near the iconic La Rambla) to end at the brand new World Trade Center. At the coastline, climb Montjuic Mountain to Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace from where you can enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of Barcelona’s skyline. On the same mountain, discover the ‘92 Olympics facilities and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as Plaça Espanya (influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican) or the National Palace. From these heights, head back to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day with a relaxed walking tour with your professional guide through the charming corners of the Gothic Quarter, discovering the imprints of the Roman and medieval city. Stop at Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and then travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona in Plaça Sant Jaume where the City Hall is located today.

Barcelona Montjuïc Walking Tour: Magic and Transformations

10. Barcelona Montjuïc Walking Tour: Magic and Transformations

Begin your Montjuïc Walking Tour outside the Montjuïc Castle where you’ll hear how this hill is connected to the very foundation of Barcelona. From there, we’ll begin our walk in the colorful gardens and up to some incredible viewpoints. At Mirador del Alcalde, your guide will regale you with tales of the ancient migrant community that once lived here and the many evolutions of this unusual hilltop. We’ll enjoy this scenic viewpoint of Barcelona and then continue on to the Joan Brossa gardens. In these beautifully landscaped gardens, you’ll admire a statue dedicated to the traditional Catalan dance, La Sardana. Later, we’ll visit another monument to dance, this one for Carmen Amaya, the famous flamenco dancer with humble roots. Our garden-hopping isn’t done. In the Laribal’s Gardens, you’ll get to know the mystical side of Montjuïc. Here, centuries ago, witches and wizards used to gather. Walking down the hill, we arrive at our last stop, the Plaça d'Espanya (Spain Square). Admire the new architecture that the 20th century brought to Barcelona, such as the striking Museum of Catalan Art and the beautiful waterfall lined-walk. Before you go, make a wish at the stunning and sometimes musical Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, built in 1929 for the International Exhibition. Who knows? It just might come true!

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It was fantastic. If you want to see Barcelona it is the best option. You can get off at any of its stops to see monuments, visit the sites and get back on to continue the route. If you want to see everything, I recommend that you take the two-day voucher, and thus each day a different route

Great experience! Visiting first time Barcelona from Miami. Tony was the best tour guide! Very good at explaining everything from historical information to the process of wine making. Definately would do again.

Nice to do. If you want to do both routes, buy a ticket for 2 days in the app. Both routes in one day with occasional excursions is quite a lot.

Comprehensive guide of the most touristic places in Barcelona! Great tips during commentary! Up to date information!

Excellent tour of the city and interesting places.