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?

Tandem, featuring Santiago Rusiñol and Ramon Casas, leaders of Barcelona Modernisme trend

Modernism in Barcelona

A BRIEF GUIDE OF BARCELONA MODERNISM In the 1800’s a new art style blooms all over Europe. It’s called Art Nouveau in France, Liberty in Italy, Arts & Crafts in England, Jugendstil in Germany. In Spain, it’s Modernism – Modernisme in Catalan, Modernismo in Spanish. And why the Catalan translation is relevant? Because this art …

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Best books on Gaudi

Best Books On Gaudi Architecture

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP TO BARCELONA WITH THESE BOOKS ABOUT GAUDI Easter is just over, and that’s about the time people will start dreaming about their next holidays. Starting to plan early means securing better travel deals. And also more time to prepare, so you can take the most ouf of your stay. And if …

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Most Instagrammable Spots in Catalonia

Instagram has become the place to show off your travel pictures. Today we invited writer Ashley Lipman to share with us her list of favorite Instagrammable spots in our land. I hope you enjoy it! WHERE TO GO TO SMASH IT ON INSTAGRAM​ Many foreign travelers are shocked to discover the cultural diversity within Spain. …

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Hector Guimard or Antoni Gaudi?

Antoni Gaudi VS Hector Guimard

Masters of the Art Nouveau Art Nouveau was an artistic movement that bloomed in Europe from the end of the 1800’s to the first quarter of the 1900’s. Generally known as Art Nouveau because it started in Paris, France, it received other names depending on the location. In Barcelona, Spain, it was called Modernisme (Modernism). …

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Keith Haring graffiti in El Raval district

Barcelona Raval District: Safety & Sites To Visit

RAVAL BARCELONA WILD DISTRICT​ El Raval is the district of the Barcelona Old Town located East of La Rambla, mainly between La Rambla and the Poblesec and Sant Antoni districts. Originally it was a land of farming and facilities that didn’t fit in a tight walled city (and that locals preferred away from them), such …

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Ruins of Roman Barcino

The Barcelona Roman Ruins

WHAT’S LEFT FROM THE ROMAN IN BARCELONA? 2000 years ago, the Romans arrived to our land and founded what was going to become the city of Barcelona. They interacted with the local Iberian tribes, but those were nomad and hadn’t created a city of their own. Or at least it hasn’t been found yet. The …

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Best stained glass Barcelona

Where To See The Best Barcelona Stained Glass

BE MESMERIZED BY STAINED GLASS IN BARCELONA​ As a tour guide, I love those “wow” moments that happen in certain stops. And if there’s one type of craft that guarantees to get the most “oooooh”, that’s stained glass. The beauty of sunlight filtering through colored glass is special. And for some reason it makes people …

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Barcelona Virtual Tours: Rooftop of La Pedrera

Virtual Tours Of The Top Barcelona Sites

SEE BARCELONA FROM YOUR HOME WITH THESE VIRTUAL TOURS OF BARCELONA​ These are strange days. What at first didn’t look more than a strong flu has become a global alert, with people confined in their homes in Spain for at least 15 days (but rumors are it’ll be longer than that), schools and restaurants closed …

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Around the Barri de Sants in Barcelona

Exploring The Sants Area In Barcelona

WHAT TO SEE IN THE SANTS DISTRICT Sants in Barcelona is a great example of what locals call “the real Barcelona”. No big monuments or museums to visit there: just buildings where people live, streets and plazas with businesses, offices and schools where daily life happens. The origin of the neighborhood is tied to the Industrial …

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Exploring Horta Guinardó

Horta-guinardó: Going Off The Beaten Path

WHAT SHOULD YOU SEE IN THE HORTA DISTRICT OF BARCELONA? 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 …

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Visiting Sant Andreu Barcelona with us

Walking Around The Neighborhood Of Sant Andreu

WHAT TO SEE IN SANT ANDREU DISTRICT 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 …

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