Experience all the nuances, history, traditions, emerging fashion and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. Discover Barcelona like you've never seen before!
In Barcelona, history and traditions go hand in hand with emerging fashion and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. To experience all the nuances and both of these faces of Barcelona, it would be nice to begin at the port of Barcelona to see how it has changed to become a modern highlight of the city. We will continue at the historic center, visiting places such as Via Laietana, the cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic Quarter and Placa Sant Jaume. Following this immersion in traditional Barcelona, we approach the place of key change in the city. With the hosting of the Olympic Games, Barcelona opened itself up to the sea and experienced economic and social invigoration. What better way to immerse ourselves in era of change than to pass by the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port and then climb Montjuic to visit the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and the Calatrava Tower.
Visit El Poble Espanyol (the Spanish Village), collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, demonstrating a selection of the handcrafts made in country. Marvel at the aerial view of Barcelona from the cable car, which brings us to Montjuic's Castle.
After the tour to Barcelona, you will have 1,5 hour free time before your next tour to Montserrat. After driving through picturesque little villages with the cog-wheel train, you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children's choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual "Montserrat Portes Endins".
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
Appropriate dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. No tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals. This tour includes walking, please come prepared and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Montjuïc Cable Car ride
4 Liquors tasting in Montserrat
Entrance to Espai Audio Visual Montserrat
Cog-Wheel Train ride
Entrance to Spanish Village
Bilingual Guide (English/Spanish)
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Casa Batlló and Casa Mila
Board on the air-conditioned bus going to Passeig de Gràcia. Upon arrival, see the most famous Gaudi houses, Casa Batlló and La Casa Mila (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era.
Olympic Village and Barceloneta
Drive by the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port and the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta. Also, pass by the Port Vell, Plaza de Colon with its famous Columbus monument and the popular street, La Rambla.
Head up to Montjuïc for a cable car ride and marvel at the panoramic views of the city. The bus will pick you up at the last station. Continue your visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and the swimming pool.
Admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, and a demonstration of a selection of the handcrafts made in this country. Next, you will drive down to the city center and see the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains and Las Arenas rebuilt over the ancient Plaza de Toros.
Arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya for the walking tour of the old city center. Your guide will take you to the Gothic Cathedral, through the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government.
Tour ends at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café
Check in at Julia Travel Office for Montserrat tour
Start your trip from Barcelona in a comfortable bus to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically up to 4,051 feet.
Cog Wheel Train Ride
Take a ride on the Cog Wheel Train going up the mountain and see a stunning spectacular view of the Montserrat.
Royal Basilica of Montserrat
Visit the Royal Basilica, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of the Black Madonna. The Benedictine sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat was founded on 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia.
Tour Ends at Julia Travel Office
Price & Options
Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.
At Montserrat, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.
From the end of January to the beginning of March the cable car doesn't work due to revision tasks, this service will be replaced by a tapas tasting in Spanish Village.
The tour will not stop at Olympic Stadium when it holds sports and other events.
There is approximately 1 hour 45 minute wait time between both parts of excursions. It is advised to take lunch in Barcelona during this time. Please note that lunch is not included in the tour fare.
This tour conducted by a bilingual guide who will be speaking in two languages (English and Spanish) at once depending on the group of the day
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:45:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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