This is a sample itinerary for our Private 1.5 Days in Barcelona.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (tickets availability, traffic conditions, your location and pace, your main interests…)

DAY 1

9AM

RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET

A lovely stroll

9AM

After your guide meets you at your location, your first Barcelona full day tour starts with a walk down La Rambla and a visit of the colorful Boqueria Market.

GOTHIC QUARTER

The origins of Barcelona

10AM

You’ll continue then exploring the historical area of the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll be walking around medieval backstreets and plazas, passing old Gothic courtyards, seeing the Royal Palace of the Crown of Aragon, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government building, among other.

CATHEDRAL OF ST. EULALIA

Gothic Architecture
Next, you’ll visit the Cathedral, an impressive Gothic basilica featuring a choir, remarkable side chapels, the crypt of St. Eulalia and an old cloister inhabited by 13 geese.

If you are not too interested in churches, though, you can just see it from outside and save the time for other sites.

CALL

Medieval Jewish Section
Instead, you can visit the Call, the medieval Jewish Section, who’s medieval atmosphere has been preserved despite the attacks suffered in 1391. Optional visit of the oldest synagogue in Europe.

BORN DISTRICT & PICASSO MUSEUM

History & Art

11.30AM

Next you will head to the Born District, another lovely area of the Barcelona Old Town, famous for the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, as well as its boutiques and cafés. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Picasso Museum, specializing in the early and late works of the artist.

TAPAS LUNCH

Time to Eat!

1.PM

A tapas lunch is a great opportunity to get a little rest and a variety of local specialties. Your guide will take you somewhere in the area where locals go, prices are decent, food is great and service is efficient.

IF YOU BOOKED A CHAUFFEURED TOUR

Your driver will be joining you now, so from now on all of your rides will be driving from site to site. Walking tours will be using a taxi to get to the Hill of Montjuic, but walking from site to site once you get there.

2PM

HILL OF MONTJUIC

The city’s green lung

2.15PM

In the afternoon you’ll head to the Hill of Montjuic, where you’ll be able to decide if you wish to visit the Miro Foundation (a must for art lovers) or if you prefer to take the cablecar and visit the Montjuic Castle. Both places are great to enjoy the city views.

Next you’ll continue to where in 1992 the Barcelona Olympics where celebrated. Some of the facilities include the Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Stadium by Arata Isozaki.

Your tour will end in the area where in 1929 was hosted the second World Fair of the city. The Mies van der Rohe pavilion, the National Palace, the Plaça Espanya with its monumental fountain and the former Las Arenas bullring are some of the buildings you’ll see.

5PM

When your tour ends, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions to get back to your hotel. Or if you booked a driver for the afternoon, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel.

DAY 2

9AM

Either you are meeting your guide directly in the city center or at your own location, your tour will start with an introduction about Gaudi’s timeframe, linking it to the Industrial Revolution, the arrival of Modernism (Art Nouveau) and the creation of the Eixample District.

CASA MILA / LA PEDRERA

The Stone Quarry

9.15PM

Your tour starts in the elegant Passeig de Gracia avenue, that will remind you of the Champs Elysées in Paris. There you will enter the magnificent Casa Milà, where you’ll learn why it’s also called La Pedrera (so confusing!), admire its surreal smoke pipes and learn about Gaudi’s techniques.

10.30AM

PARK GÜELL

Fairy-tale Land

10.45AM

Next you’ll head to the colorful Park Guell, a failed housing development project that Gaudi started for his friend and patron the Count Eusebi Guell (inside visit).

11.30AM

SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

Unbelievable

11.45AM

Next you’ll be taken to the incredible Sagrada Familia Church (inside), Gaudi’s masterpiece still under construction. While the inside was completed in 2010, there are still 10 more towers missing. You’ve never seen any other church like this before!

1PM

At the end of the tour, if you booked a taxi tour, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions back to your hotel or somewhere for lunch. Or you might decide to stay inside the Sagrada Familia (or last site visited) and continue enjoying it on your own.

If you booked a chauffeured tour, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment, or at some local restaurant for lunch on your own.

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