Barcelona Cruises, Spain
- Stroll down the iconic promenade of Las Ramblas, stopping for coffee at a pavement café or pausing to throw a couple of euros in the street entertainers’ upturned hats.
- Wander down the winding streets of the Gothic quarter, taking your pick of traditional tapas bars. Among them is Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s old hangout.
- Call in at the world-famous Nou Camp, home of Barcelona Football Club since 1957.
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Barcelona is an amazing city with so much to see and do, but where do you start? How do you get around? Let us take the hassle out of your day on the Barcelona Explorer. We’ll take you to the three big hotspots and give you plenty of free time to explore for yourself or with your guide. Stroll around Ciutadella park. A charming green oasis, full of sculptures. You'll also find the “Castle of the three Dragons” - built for the Universal Exhibition in 1888. It looks a little like a medieval castle, but now a days hosts archives for the Museum of Natural Sciences. Next stop - Sagrada Familia, a Basilica like no other. Still unfinished it’s the number one attraction in the city. And no trip to Barcelona would be complete without a bit of shopping, so it’s on to Cataluyna Square the heart of the city at the top of Las Ramblas to shop to your heart’s content.
Few cities of the world can boast such architectural richness and culture as the electrifying metropolis of Barcelona. This extensive tour of the city takes in many of the major highlights, including the Old Quarter and the city’s most eccentric landmark - Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Work on this church began in 1882 and still continues today. If you’re a first time visitor to Barcelona, don’t miss the chance to see it. Another ‘must see’ attraction you’ll visit is The Spanish Village, where you can see many examples of Spanish architecture. Enjoy the arts and crafts shops and spend some time shopping before taking a drive through Montjuic Gardens.
Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece – the Sagrada Familia – is the main feature on this trip. The towering basilica is still getting a few finishing touches, despite work starting more than 130 years ago. It’s got a UNESCO World Heritage tick, and is by far Barcelona’s most striking landmark. The rest of the day takes in the city’s remaining best bits, including the 1992 Olympic Stadium, which is perched on a hilltop. Once you’ve snapped a couple of panoramic pics, it’s only a short hop across to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. At the end of the day you’ll get to see the Passeig de Gracia, one of Spain’s most expensive streets, which features a couple more of Gaudi’s eye-catching designs.