The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to the world what Europeans and seasoned travelers already knew - Barcelona is one of the world's greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic - also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is definitely a traveler's paradise.
Featuring labyrintine streets and the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the Gothic Quarter is the center of the old city of Barcelona. Some buildings date back to medieval times and the remains of a Roman wall are visible.
La Sagrada Familia
The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's most idiosyncratic and flamboyant church, is regarded as architect Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece and has been under construction since 1882. It features breath-taking spires and awe-inspiring stained glass windows.
Montjuic / Olympic Stadium
This stadium hosted the opening ceremonies for the 1992 Olympic Games
Barcelona's famed promenade is alive and colorful with flower stalls and cafés. Stroll the old medieval quarter of Barri Gothic.
Montserrat Benedictine Monastery Complex
This wonderful monastery, considered Catalonia's most important religious retreat, is hidden high in the craggy Montserrat Mountains. The world's oldest publishing house, established in 1499, is also located here.
Designed by Antoni Gaudi, Catalonia's master architect, this glorious park features many works of wonder, including a serpentine-shaped bench, stunning views of the city and a mosaic dragon at the park's entrance.
Known locally as Casa Mila, Gaudi's most accomplished, finished work features an ornate façade with undulating walls and iron art nouveau balconies.
This delightful fishing village, 25 miles north of Barcelona, is popular with tourists thanks to its sandy beaches, café culture, galleries and museums, including the Maricel Museum which houses medieval paintings and sculptures.
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Discovery Family Barcelona City Tour & Aquarium
4 hours | Barcelona | BCN-600B C N - 6 0 0
Montjuic / Olympic Stadium
From the sweeping vistas at the top of Montjuic Mountain to the undersea creatures at the Barcelona Aquarium, an impressively modern facility, this half-day family-fun adventure is filled with the rich culture of the city, including a panoramic tour of its most memorable highlights, delighting kids of all ages.
This laid-back, narrated half-day city drive is ideal for those who wish to see the sights of Barcelona with minimal walking. Highlights include a drive around the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, the Columbus Monument, and the impressive La Sagrada Familia church, plus panoramic city views.
This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for Wheelchair Accessible passengers - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. This laid-back, narrated half-day city drive is ideal for those who wish to see the sights of Barcelona with minimal walking. Highlights include a drive around the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, the Columbus Monument, and the impressive La Sagrada Familia church, plus panoramic city views.
This delightful narrated city drive is designed for passengers who wish to see the major sights with minimal walking. Highlights include a drive around the Olympic Ring, the Plaça Espanya and magnificent La Sagrada Familia church.
This outstanding narrated city drive includes a guided walking tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Home to the 600-year-old Santa Eulalia cathedral, you will then stroll along La Rambla avenue to enjoy the shops along the way. End with a drive around the Olympic Village before climbing Montjuic hill for panoramic vistas.
Travel to the old fishing port of Sitges, one of Spain's favorite seaside resorts, for a fun day of sunbathing, swimming in the Mediterranean or enjoying a long, lazy lunch. Want to be more active? Join your guide for an option 2 hour walking tour of this beautiful village. Rejuvenated in the 1960's this beguiling town boasts charming narrow streets, old whitewashed buildings, museums and wide sandy beaches.
Visit Catalonia's spiritual center, a thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery set against a spectacular mountain backdrop. Montserrat was one of the great monastic complexes of the Middle Ages, drawing monks, philosophers and artists from around Europe. Its Romanesque basilica is home to the 'Black Madonna', Catalonia's patron saint.
Discover the sights and flavours of the Gothic quarter and Born Quarter, or 'La Ribera,' on a half-day adventure that blends preserved medieval architecture with its gastronomic history. Get the chance to have exterior explanations of the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and Santa Maria del Mar church.
Gain a deeper appreciation of Barcelona's most famed icons on a panoramic city tour with an experienced guide. Walk the scenic streets of the Gothic Quarter and step inside the Cathedral of Barcelona. Then, take in the modern Sagrada Familia and ascend 700-foot-tall Montjuic Mountain for magnificent views.
Visit Europe's second-largest soccer stadium, Barcelona's Camp Nou, home to FC Barca, the most successful club in Spanish footballing history. Explore the Stadium Museum where you will view FC Barça's trophies and memorabilia. Then go behind-the-scenes and tour the locker rooms, press box and president's box.
Rarely is an architect so closely identified with his city as Antoní Gaudí is with Barcelona. On this stunning four-hour tour you will view Gaudí's masterpieces, from the soaring spires of La Sagrada Familia, to the quirky charm of Park Guell.
Discover Barcelona's most breath-taking sights on this laid-back, four-hour narrated city drive. Visit Antonio Gaudi's masterpiece, the flamboyant La Sagrada Familia church, before viewing the Olympic village, the stunning Columbus Monument, picturesque Plaza Catalunya, and the incredible city panoramas atop Montjuic Mountain.
Behold the artistic works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi on a guided tour through the streets of Barcelona showcasing his most lauded masterpieces. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica with its dramatic Gothic spires and Passeig de Gracia, the popular boulevard that boasts two of Gaudi's houses dedicated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Debark Tour - Gothic Quarter & St. Eulalia Cathedral
6 hours | Barcelona | BCN-960B C N - 9 6 0
Montjuic / Olympic Stadium
La Sagrada Familia
This delightful narrated city drive includes a guided walking tour of Barcelona's unique Gothic Quarter and a visit at Gaudi's breathtaking Sagrada Familia church, followed by a visit to the Olympic Ring for panoramic views of the city.
Enjoy Barcelona's major landmarks on a narrated drive before traveling to Catalonia's spiritual center, the thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery complex at Montserrat. The Romanesque basilica is home to the famous statue of Catalonia's patron saint, La Moreneta, the 'Black Madonna'. After lunch, browse the stalls in Montserrat Plaza.
Revel in the rhythms of flamenco during an evening that's filled with energy, traditions and an authentic Spanish paella dinner. End your evening with a short panoramic drive through the city before returning to the ship.