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?

London vs Barcelona Travel and Sites

LONDON VS BARCELONA TRAVEL COMPARISON

Which is better, Barcelona or London? It’s time for another episode of our blog series Barcelona vs the World! And today it’s David vs Goliath: because how can Barcelona compete against London? Let’s explore that! The capital of the UK is easy to reach from most large cities in the world by plane. Actually, many …

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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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Barcelona Evening Sightseeing

BEST BARCELONA NIGHT TIME ATTRACTIONS THIS SUMMER

PLAN YOUR EVENING BARCELONA SUMMER ACTIVITIES 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 posts). But what you might not …

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Our Squares of Gracia district

THE VILA DE GRACIA THROUGH ITS SQUARES

STROLLING AROUND THE PLAZAS OF THE GRACIA NEIGHBORHOOD 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 …

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Sarria Sant Gervasi Barcelona Spain

SARRIA DISTRICT: GOING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN BARCELONA

EXPLORING THE UPTOWN BARCELONA SARRIA NEIGHBORHOOD 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 off the …

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Barcelona Poblenou - off the beaten path

EL POBLENOU OFF THE BEATEN PATH

THE NON-TOURISTY POBLENOU DISTRICT 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 …

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Barceloneta Barcelona off the beaten path

WHAT TO DO IN BARCELONETA IN BARCELONA

LA BARCELONETA DISTRICT: THE OLD FISHERMEN QUARTER The word “Barceloneta” means little Barcelona in Catalan, and it’s the name of the city’s fisherman district, located at the bottom of the Old Town, between the Port Vell marina and the local beaches. The origin of la Barceloneta started after in 1714 the city was defeated by the …

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Top churches Barcelona Spain

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

BARCELONA OFF THE BEATEN PATH

DISTRICTS IN BARCELONA 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 …

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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 famous …

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Top works of Domenec i Muntaner in Barcelona

MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE BEYOND GAUDI: DOMENECH I MONTANER WORKS

TOP DOMENECH I MONTANER SITES IN BARCELONA Everyone coming to Barcelona wants to see the Gaudi sites. But if it hadn’t been for him, then the masterpieces of Domenech i Montaner would have been now famous all over the world. This now not so famous architect was born in 1850, two years before Antoni Gaudi, and …

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