Take a Barcelona city tour to soak in the sights and sounds of this majestic city. Barcelona’s unique confluence of heritage and modernity makes it worth exploring. From the famed works of Antoni Gaudi to the magnificent Camp Nou, the city of Barcelona has a lot to offer. Be it a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour or a bike tour, you can explore this city and discover what makes it so special.
While Barcelona is best explored on foot, you can choose from a bus tour or even a bicycle tour to discover the hidden nooks of the city. Spanish food is a class apart, so we urge you to try a culinary or cooking tour to get a feel of the Catalan flavours.
If you like walking in the company of a local expert, sign up for a guided tour. If you prefer your own company and strolling about at your pace, a self guided tour paired with an audio guide is perfect. Here's what you need to know about guided and self guided tours in Barcelona.
A guided tour of Barcelona is especially handy when you are on a time crunch and don't know where to go. Your professional tour guide will take you to the most renowned (and lesser-explored) spots in the city and dole out interesting facts about Barcelona. A guided tour also means you get to save a lot of money, as booking guided tours online in advance let you make the best use of discounts and exclusive offers.
A self-guided tour lets you explore the city and its many attractions all by yourself. Since you won't be accompanied by a guide or a group in tow, you can explore the city at your own pace. However, if you aren't sure about where to go, what to do or how to go about it, a guided tour is a much better option. You might also be expected to shell out more money while visiting attractions as you won't find the kind of discounts you would online.
Perhaps the most legendary work of master architect Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia is a church unlike any other. With four towering spires and an intricate design that has taken over a hundred and thirty years to complete, it is the most iconic building in the city.
Camp Nou is the home to the most decorated football club on Earth, FC Barcelona. It is also Europe’s largest stadium, with a capacity of over 99,000. Millions of tourists know this place as simply the home of Lionel Messi.
The very heart of Barcelona, Placa de Catalunya is where you should start your exploration of the city. You can find everything here, from guides and maps to bars and clubs. It is close to many popular buildings in Barcelona.
A place filled with tons of UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Palau de la Musica along with other wonderful sights such as the Gothic Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. You will find this district filled with amazing restaurants and some of the most authentic food in town.
The very life of the city, the street market that never sleeps is a sight to behold. After you avoid the initial few stalls and hawkers, you will find yourself in the real market where you can enjoy delicacies for as low as 1 Euro. You can even find the best Serrano ham in this market.
The beachy neighborhood, this is where you can experience what it is like to be on holiday. You can even watch the sun setting on the horizon in this beautiful neighborhood.
A garden located in the north of central Barcelona, Park Guell is a place that was first envisioned by Antoni Gaudi. Initially planned as a housing development with over 60 houses, this place is an ode to the Gaudi’s remarkable talents.