The origins of Barcelona
CATHEDRAL OF ST. EULALIA
The highlight of the Gothic Quarter is the Cathedral, an outstanding Gothic basilica where you can visit its choir, remarkable side chapels, the crypt of St. Eulàlia and an old cloister with geese living in it. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to just see it from inside, just do a quick in&out to check it out, or go inside with your guide and receive full explanations.
Medieval Jewish Section
Alternatively, your guide can take you to the Call, the medieval Jewish Section, where the medieval atmosphere is still in the air despite the attacks suffered in 1391. If you are interested, you can also visit there the oldest synagogue in Europe.
First contact with the city
After that, the driver will take you to the Eixample District, the Expansion area where the local Art Nouveau, known as Modernism, bloomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You’ll learn about Ildefons Cerdà’s city plan.
In the most elegant street of the city, Passeig de Gràcia, you’ll get familiar with the 3 best architects of the time at the Block of Disagreement: Domènech i Muntaner, Puig i Cadafalch, and of course, Antoni Gaudí who build there the colorful Casa Batlló. There there’ll be a photo stop with explanations of the outside.
CASA MILÀ (LA PEDRERA)
The Stone Quarry
While your guide can take you inside Casa Batlló instead if you prefer, we usually recommend to enter La Pedrera because the views from its amazing rooftop are much better, and inside they have a great exhibit about Gaudi’s technique and a full apartment decorated with antique furniture from the early 1900’s that helps you visually understand how people would have lived a hundred years ago in a Gaudi house.
Time to Eat!
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH
WORLD FAIR & WATERFRONT
The last part of the tour, when usually energy levels start dropping, will be lighter: we’ll drive past the area of the 1888 World Fair (Ciutadella Park and Arch of Barcelona in one day sightseeing tour: Arch of Triumph), and along the Waterfront (Olympic village and marina, beaches, Barceloneta fishermen district, Port Vell (Old Port) & Columbus circle).
HILL OF MONTJUIC
Events that shaped Barcelona
Your Barcelona in One Day Sightseeing Tour ends with a visit the Montjuïc Hill where we’ll stop at a vantage point to see the City views, pass the 1992 Olympic facilities including Stadium, then continue through the 1929 World Fair & Plaça Espanya.
At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment after a great day in town.