Full day immersion with a local expert showcasing the best of Barcelona's art, history and culture
The Best of Barcelona in 1 Day
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.
From the Gothic Quarter
to Gaudí's Sagrada Familia,
experience the best of Barcelona in 1 day
Showcasing the artistic, architectural and creative richness of the city, The Best of Barcelona is a full day exploration - a tour de force of over 2,000 years of history, art and culture.
What to expect?
We start in Barcino, what the Romans called their small trading post, growing over time into today's intricately layered Gothic Quarter. The remaining columns of Augustus' temple beguile, while winding medieval streets, charming plazas and spectacular Gothic architecture evoke nothing short of an open-air museum. Tucked into this patchwork is El Call, once home to a thriving medieval Sephardi 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.
Alongside an expert local guide, experience the breath of Barcelona in all its glory. From ancient Rome and medieval Jewish sites in Barcelona's stunning Gothic Quarter to the affluent air of the El Born district, whose tree-lined streets, charming plazas and artisan craftsmen delight all who visit. After an open air tapas lunch in El Born, we discover the Modernist palaces and mansions in L'Eixample district, including 3 works by Antoni Gaudí - Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and the architects' masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. We conclude at Parc Güell, Gaudí's fantasy park located in the hills of the upper city with stunning vistas of the city and Mediterranean Sea below. Transportation throughout the city is included.