Barcelona Sightseeing

Our team of private tour guides take you sightseeing around Barcelona and the Catalan land. Discover with our posts the best local architectural sites and learn everything you want to know about the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. We’ll suggest the best itineraries covering the must-sees, but we’ll also take you off the beaten path, visiting all the Barcelona districts. We’ll give you our best tips to visit the most famous museums – specially Picasso and Dali. We’ll cover all the art and historical periods: from the old ruins of the Romans and Greeks, to the Middle Ages and of course the Modernism and the Industrial Revolution, including both Christian and Jewish heritage. Are you ready?

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Exploring Horta Guinardó

HORTA-GUINARDÓ: GOING OFF THE BEATEN PATH

WHAT SHOULD YOU SEE IN THE HORTA DISTRICT? With the construction of the Eixample district after 1854, Barcelona expanded its limits beyond the city walls, eventually reaching those villages in the subburbs, that finally lost their independence and were annexed. One of the last to become part of Barcelona was Horta, in 1904. This a rural  …

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Visiting Sant Andreu Barcelona with us

WALKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SANT ANDREU

WHAT TO SEE IN SANT ANDREU Getting to Sant Andreu de Palomar is easy: just hop on the L1 (red) subway line and get off on Sant Andreu station, right in the heart of this off the beaten path district with its own personality: Plaça Orfila, presided by the eclectic building of the Sant Andreu del …

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Barcelona Evening Sightseeing

WHAT TO SEE WHEN SIGHTSEEING AT NIGHT IN BARCELONA IN THE SUMMER

Tips for Barcelona night sightseeing in the Summer It’s so easy to plan your daytime sightseeing, but when it comes to the evening, it’s hard to get ideas beyond dinning out and going to a flamenco show (where, that’s not entirely true, we gave you some great ideas about the nightlife in Barcelona here and here in previous …

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Our Squares of Gracia district

WHY WE LOVE THE GRACIA SQUARES

Strolling around the Places de Gràcia Gracia plazas are distinct landmarks of the Gràcia district. Originally an independent village connected with Barcelona through a road that was going to become the nowadays fancy Passeig de Gracia, that part of the countryside north of the old Barcelona was often developed by private real state owners that …

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Sarria Sant Gervasi Visit

SARRIÀ DISTRICT: GOING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN BARCELONA

Exploring the Sarrià neighborhood in Uptown Barcelona I was born in the district of Sarria Sant Gervasi, one of the areas of Barcelona that still preserves a village-like feel. It actually used to be an independent village that was finally eaten by Barcelona and lost its independence in the early 1900s. If you like going …

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Barcelona Poblenou - off the beaten path

POBLENOU OFF THE BEATEN PATH

THE NON-TOURISTY POBLENOU The Poblenou District was once called the Mediterranean Manchester. Here were located the many factories, most of them textile, that made Barcelona the first Spanish city to join the Industrial Revolution in the 1800’s. The neighborhood, once an independent village – hence its name “New Village”, welcomed immigrants and locals that moved in …

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Top churches Barcelona

BEST CHURCHES IN BARCELONA TO VISIT

A list of the most important Barcelona churches Churches are a very important part of the European history and architecture. Not only they were remarkable buildings and symbols of the religious power, but they were also a meeting place for the locals, where to celebrate life events. And since most local traditions have a Christian …

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Favorite districts in Barcelona

OFF THE BEATEN PATH DISTRICTS IN BARCELONA

Barcelona neighborhoods for an authentic experience London, Paris, San Francisco, New York City… many people plans their sightseeing according to the districts they want to visit in each place, as each district has its own unique personality. But when it comes to Barcelona it almost seems like there is only the Eixample, the Old Town …

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Visiting Cemeteries of Barcelona

VISITING THE BEST CEMETERIES IN BARCELONA

Barcelona graveyards worth visiting Visiting cemeteries has become a trend among those travelers who want to go a bit off the beaten path besides visiting the main tourists sites. Famous graveyards such as Père Lachaise in Paris, Novodevichy in Moscow, Woodlawn in NYC…  are just a few examples. There you can follow the track of …

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