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…)
RAMBLA & BOQUERIA MARKET
A lovely stroll
The origins of Barcelona
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
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.
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
Time to Eat!
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.
HILL OF MONTJUIC
The city’s green lung
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.
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.
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
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH
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.