Plaça Espanya

The Montjuïc tour

  • Plaça de Espanya
  • Olympic Area
  • Montjuïc Castle
  • “Font Màgica”

One of the most relaxing and easy tourist itineraries. It is best to begin the tour in the afternoon in Plaça Espanya where we can see the beautiful monument to Neptune the roman god of the sea. From here it is also possible to see Avinguda Maria Cristina, presided over by the 2 Venetian towers. Quite close to the towers, we take the 193 bus whose route takes us all over the mountain. The first place to get off will be the Olympic area where the 1992 Olympic Games took place. Here we can see the different sporting facilities designed to the 1992 Olympic Games.

The bus will then take us directly to Montjuïc Castle. This fortress was built in 1751 and has had different functions throughout history, not only to defend the city, but also to attack it. As evening comes on we take the bus down to the Font Màgica or magic fountain that lights up in different colours while the water dances to the rhythm of music. The schedule for this free show is from 9 to 11 pm in summer and from 7 to 8:30 pm in winter. After the show, we stroll down Avinguda Maria Cristina to get back to Plaça Espanya, the starting point and end of the tour.

Born neighborhood

Tour of the Gothic Quarter

  • Plaça Catalunya
  • Les Rambles
  • Cathedral
  • Plaça Sant Jaume
  • Ghotic Quarter
  • Santa Maria del Mar
  • Ciutadella Park

This is a tour through the oldest part of the City of Barcelona. Even though we have designed a well-defined route, do not be afraid of getting lost in the streets of the Gothic Quarter, every corner has something new to discover.

Begin the tour in the heart of the city, Plaça Catalunya. From here we can take a leisurely stroll down the Rambles, a typical street where citizens and tourists mingle all day, every day. Just a short way down this street is Portaferrisa, one of the streets of the Gothic Quarter that is full of shops. Continuing along we reach the square in front of Cathedral which is well worth a visit and where we can see sections of the old walls that once protected the city. Further down the same street where the wall is located we will reach Plaça Sant Jaume with its medieval palaces that now house the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Hall. From this square, walk along Jaume I, cross over Vía Laietana and continue along Argentería to the gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, built in 1385. Then continue along any street heading northeast to Parc de la Ciutadella (Ciutadella Park). A beautiful park whose origin was the largest military fortress in Europe but which was converted into a park for the 1888 Universal Exhibition.

Casa Batlló

Tour of Catalan Modernism

  • Plaça Catalunya
  • Passeig de Gràcia
  • Park Güell
  • Sagrada Familia

On this tour we will see the most representative monuments of Barcelona, the ones that differentiate it from any other European city. Catalan modernism.

Begin the tour in Plaça Catalunya by walking along Passeig de Gràcia. Look at the different buildings to later compare them and see the contrast with the Catalan modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí. We are of course referring to Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (the Pedrera). Then take bus 24 at the nearest stop to travel up to and get off at Travessera de Dalt. Follow the numerous signs to Park Güell. This park, designed by Gaudí, was first destined to be a luxurious urban development project. The most important feature of this work is the art with which Gaudí camouflaged the structures in nature. Cross the park and leave through the east gate, just in front is a bus stop, take a short 10-minute ride on the 92 bus to Avinguda Gaudí. Walk down this street towards the Sagrada Familia, the greatest, although still unfinished, work of Catalan modernism.