FULL DAY VISIT OF BARCELONA
A tour de force of Barcelona's best
Showcasing the artistic, architectural and creative richness of the city, The Best of Barcelona is a full day exploration covering an arc of 2,000 years of the city's cultural expression.
We start in Barcino, what the Romans coined their humble trading post, growing over time into today's intricately layered Gothic Quarter. Ancient fortifications and the remaining columns of Emperor Augustus' Temple beguile, its winding medieval streets, charming plazas and spectacular collection of Gothic architecture evoking an open-air museum. Tucked into this patchwork is El Call, once home to a thriving medieval Sephardic community, whose rich cultural heritage fused Jewish & Catalan traditions.
Following lunch we explore L'Eixample district, home to a dazzling collection of Modernist palaces and residences conceived by Antoni Gaudí and his contemporaries. With 7 UNESCO Sites to his name alone, Gaudí symbolizes creativity and audacity at its very best. We conclude at his unfinished masterpiece and resting place, the world famous Sagrada Familia.
Jonathan & his team created wonderfully educational & entertaining experiences for us. We expressed our interests & he created itineraries specifically for us. It's time well spent & great value. Every possible detail was arranged in advance in a professional manner.