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Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

1. Barcelona Main Sights 2.5-Hour Tour by E-Bike

Depart the Arc de Triomf and ride through the historic neighborhood of El Born. Stop at the maritime church of the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, and then continue to the lively district of El Raval. Journey through more than 2,000 years of history as you see monuments such as the cathedral and city hall on Plaça de Sant Jaume. Cycle to La Rambla del Raval to take a souvenir photo of the El Gat del Raval statue by Fernando Botero. Then, make your way towards the beach and Port Olympic. Pedal along the seafront promenade to Rambla del Poblenou, where attractions include the National Theater by Ricardo Bofill.

Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

2. Barcelona: Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the sites of Roman settlement in Barcelona that date back 2,000. Let your imagination recreate the Roman Forum in the current Plaça de Sant Jaume, that even today after 20 centuries remains the political power of Catalonia. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll continue with a walk along one of the world's best preserved Roman walls, and hear about the Roman baths of Pati Llimona. Admire the architecture and monumental buildings of the Gothic Quarter and feel as if you’ve traveled back to medieval times. You’re sure to be impressed by the monumental Plaça del Rei with its Palace of the Viceroy and the beautiful Palau Reial. It was here that Catholic monarchs greeted the navigator Christopher Columbus on his return from the first voyage to the Americas. See the Barcelona Cathedral and Santa Maria del Mar, the ultimate examples of pure Catalan Gothic. Santa Maria del Mar was built in an incredibly short time for its size. This neighborhood is also filled with trendy bars, restaurants, and small boutiques, and provides the opportunity to experience the essence of Barcelona. Walking along the famous Ramblas, you’ll discover why Barcelona is so beloved by visitors. This is a buzzing pedestrianized area where you can enjoy the street performers, small cafes, and traditional Catalan cuisine. You’ll see the famous Boqueria market, as well, where you can experience the gastronomic traditions of the Catalan people in its colorful stalls.

Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

3. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

Barcelona: Bike Tour for Families

4. Barcelona: Bike Tour for Families

Mix adventure and education on this family-friendly bike tour in Barcelona. Visit popular areas like the vibrant El Borne neighborhood and see top city sights like the waterfront and the Arch of Triumph. Stop to learn about the sights along the way.  Meet your guide in George Orwell Square and get fitted with your bike and helmet. Begin your ride through the city with the grand architecture of the Gothic Quarter which retains elements from Roman times. Make your way to the hip El Born district which is known of its bohemian atmosphere and designer shops. Head through some of Barcelona's parks and greenspaces with a stop to capture a picture of the Arch of Triumph and the waterfall in the citadel garden. Reach the waterfront area and feel the sea breeze in your hair as you cruise along Barceloneta beach on your way back to Barcelona's old town. Get some recommendations on what to do on your stay in Barcelona from your guide before ending your tour. 

Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

5. Fast Track: Sagrada Familia & Barcelona Full-Day Tour

Explore Barcelona on this 8-hour guided tour and see some of the most famous Gaudí landmarks. Walk down hidden streets in the Gothic Quarter, and stop to taste local tapas and wine. Start your tour with a drive to Montjuïc, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, where you will be rewarded with superb views over the city and coast. After a brief stop at the Catalunya National Art Museum (MNAC), make your way down to Plaça Espanya and drive past the Modernista buildings of L’Eixample. The journey to the Sagrada Familia takes you up Passeig de Gracia, home to famous designer stores and the setting for two of Barcelona’s best-loved Gaudí buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Before you tour the Sagrada Famìlia, you'll get an in-depth explanation of why this amazing building is so important to us and what it meant to Gaudí himself. Get fast-track access to explore inside Gaudi’s monumental, and incomplete, Sagrada Familia. You can save up to 2 hours of waiting in line in the summer. After your visit inside the church, continue to the Barrio Gótic, the oldest part of the city, which was still surrounded by Medieval walls as late as the mid-19th century. Stroll through the winding streets of the medieval quarter. Explore Barcelona’s Roman origins, through to the early Middle Ages when Catalan counts controlled the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona was the capital of an empire. Visit the Jewish Quarter and the original 2,000-year-old Roman Temple. End the morning with a visit inside the magnificent Santa Maria del Mar church.  After a quick lunch, head to Park Güell, the fabulous city garden designed by Gaudí. Your guide will lead you through the park explaining Gaudi’s concept and introducing you to some of his most bizarre creations. Finally, drive back to La Pedrera on Passeig de Gracia and skip the lines to tour inside one of the greatest Modernista buildings of them all.  Your guide will leave you here to allow you to spend as long as you want to explore the house with its brilliant architecture, visit the recreated 18th-century private dwelling, and enjoy the permanent exhibition in the rooftop attic.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

6. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Meet your guide by the Arc de Triomf and hop on a comfortable, high-quality electric bike. Then, set off to enjoy an exciting 1.5-hour tour aboard a bicycle that lets you travel through the city with ease. Head for the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the cast-iron market of El Born on the way. Admire the neighboring Church of Santa María del Mar as a serene and harmonious testament to the city's Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the city cathedral, and feel history unfold on the cobblestone streets and squares. Go to Plaça Reial to see the Fountain of the 3 Graces and the lamps designed by Gaudi, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Head towards La Boquería market on the tree-lined promenade of Las Ramblas and experience its bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe.  Climb back in the saddle of your carefully-designed bike and capture fabulous photographs of landmarks such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in L'Eixample. Make your way to Gaudí’s grand masterpiece and arrive at the monumental façade and spires of La Sagrada Família, before returning to the starting point to finish your e-bike experience.

Barcelona: Flamenco & Walking Tour with Tapas in El Born

7. Barcelona: Flamenco & Walking Tour with Tapas in El Born

Just minutes away from the noise of Las Ramblas and the crowded coastline of Barceloneta, an expert local guide will take you through the trendiest district in Barcelona, El Born, where you will be able to admire the greatness of the Cathedral (icon of Catalan gothic architecture), and will learn about Catalonia’s recent past at Centre Cultural del Born, home also to the best conserved archaeological site in the city. Discover the best of Spanish Gastronomy tasting Basque Pintxos and the best Seafood tapas from the mediterranean. We will visit 2 bars and in each bar we will taste some tapas and pintxos with drinks included. Pintxos (which means "toothpicks" or "small skewers", depending on who you ask) are a Basque culinary tradition that has extended to Barcelona and is the art of making delicatessen small bites which can become the sole component of a wonderful dinner. Then continue to the former fishermen’s village of Barceloneta, where you will taste delicious mediterranean seafood tapas like mussels, shrimp croquettes, octopus and more. After visiting the Born District passing through Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig Colon, you will enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the Baroque atmosphere of Dalmases Palace, a hidden treasure from the 17th Century and once the meeting place of an aristocratic society of scholars.

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

8. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.

Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

9. Barcelona: “The Cathedral of the Sea” Literary Walking Tour

Visit locations described in Ildefonso Falconés’s blockbuster novel "The Cathedral of the Sea," and learn about the mysteries and intrigue of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter on a 3-hour walking tour that turns fiction into reality. Set in the 14th-Century, at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, “The Cathedral of the Sea” describes in masterful detail how Barcelona’s humblest residents embarked on building a cathedral that was set to be the greatest temple ever known. This is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, still standing in the Ribera district and where your tour begins. As you walk through the Ribera and the Gothic Quarter, you will relive the stories of the novel through its various locations; places that date back more than 700 years, and have their histories etched in their walls. You will learn more about the book’s characters, and uncover the story of Santa Maria del Mar, one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona, and the apogee of Catalan Gothic art.

Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

10. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

Explore Barcelona on guided e-bike tour and see more in less time with the help of a bike propelled by electric motor. Glide from some of the most popular attractions in the city to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Take a break with the included wine and tapas. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and Spanish cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood. Pass by sites like Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and the seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Soak up the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century. Head to the eatery Els Quatre Gats which was frequented by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Savor tapas and wine while appreciating this venue that is overflowing with history and the echoes of the geniuses who drank and dined here in ages past, from Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dalí. Open your senses to the rich Spanish flavors and leave with photos and memories of mystery, romance and adventure on a tour ideal for electric bike first timers and experts alike.

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What people are saying about St. Mary of the Sea Cathedral

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This activity is highly recommended! I only wish we would have done it earlier in our trip so we knew the area better. Our guide, Guillermo “Will” was excellent! He taught us some history along the way and showed us around Barceloneta beach and the Gothic Quarter, among other areas. He showed us places we never would have found in our own, and it was a great perspective from a bicycle. It was just me and my two kids (17 and 20 years old) and they really enjoyed it too! The bikes are great - if you put it on full assist you barely have to pedal if you don’t want to. I’m not a frequent bicyclist, and I found it very easy to use. You won’t regret booking this one!

Sagrada Familia was awesome, one of the most unique basilica we’ve ever seen, brightly lit by natural sunlight, unlike many cathedrals that tend to be quite dark. Rob is a fantastic guide. Tour was a bit of a rush but at least we got to see a lot.

Great tour with the magical Anke Seen a lot, learned a lot of interesting things about Barcelona Tip: then go to the roof terrace of the museum at the harbor and ☀️

Even tough the city was busy because of the three wise men celebration, the guide managed to make us have a great time

Marlon was a very friendly guide & full on great knowledge. We enjoyed ourselves.