Panoramic city tour of Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities of Spain and this classic tour gives you a quick overview of its main highlights. Explore Via Laietana, Passeig de Gràcia, Plaça Catalunya… You will continue on to the Villa Olímpica (athletes residential complex during the Olympics) and the Gotic Quarter, where you will tour on foot to see the Cathedral and its cloister, Jewish streets, Plaça Sant Jaume (Generalitat and Town Hall).. Afterwards you will ascend Montjuïc Mountain, which offers a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Tour the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower. In the afternoon, you will go to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.
Here, you have more information about the main places:
Montjuïch Hill with its parks, art galleries, museums and the 1992 Olympic Ring of sports stadiums also provides spectacular views over the city.
Mirador de l.Alcalde (the Mayor.s Lookout): This terrace is a balcony over the Mediterranean with spectacular views over the harbour and the whole city. The bus will stop here to let you walk around and get the best viewpoints.
Olympic Ring: Central sports facilities of the .92 Olympic Games, the complex includes the Stadium, the St Jordi sports pavilion by architect Arata Isozaki, the INEF by architect Ricardo Bofill and the Calatrava Communications Tower.
Sagrada Família: The jewel in the crown of Gaudí's works, the temple is a synthesis of his overall conception of architecture. The richness of detail and its significance need explaining in order to appreciate this fascinating and extraordinary building in full. Gaudí wished the temple, which is still being built, to be financed by the people, not by taxes or funding, and that's just what your entrance fees do (included in our tour price): finance the completion of the building started in 1882.
Park Güell: Is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. The greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism.
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter: Alongside Barcelona's medieval buildings are the remains of the ancient Roman city, and the walking tour includes a visit to the Temple d'August, the best preserved Roman relic in Barcelona. You will also visit the Placa del Rei, where you will see many medieval buildings, including the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata.