medium hoteles en barcelona
What to see
The Montjuïc tour
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.
Tour of the Gothic Quarter
- Plaça Catalunya
- Les Rambles
- 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.
Tour of 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.
On this tour we will see the most representative monuments of Barcelona, the ones that differentiate it from any other European city. Catalan modernism.
Other not-to-miss places and activities
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona houses a collection of more than 3,500 works by the artist, making it one of the most complete collections in the world of the work Picasso did in his youth. It is located in Calle Montcada, a narrow street of the Borne district crowded with people waiting for admission to the museum. Among its eighteen rooms, two are dedicated to the Las Meninas series painted by Picasso between August and December 1957, with 58 works based on Las Meninas by Velázquez. The suite shows a deep study of the rhythm, colour and movement of the original work, as well as large doses of imagination added by the artist.
The most visited museum in the city is the Barcelona Football Club Museum, but in reality this is only one part of the Camp Nou Experience, a tour that takes you to the Camp Nou playing field.
The Camp Nou Experience includes an interactive visit to the Museum, trophy room, Multimedia space, Messi space and the emblematic tour where it is possible to visit the dressing room of the visiting team, the player tunnel, the mixed and press area, and the Camp Nou playing field.
The visit may sometimes be limited depending on the Spanish Liga and Champions League fixture: for example on days when Barça plays at home it is not possible to access the Camp Nou field and the Museum remains open until three hours before the start of the match.
Shopping in Barcelona is not only Corte Inglés or Paseo de Gracia. Barcelona is a city that offers the possibility of shopping in the world’s best known fashion outlets as well as in small, more traditional boutiques. From the centre, with souvenir shops for tourists, to the most exclusive shopping areas (Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia), and the longest commercial street (and full of bargains) in Europe (Carretera de Sants), shopping in Barcelona is a unique experience that attracts a multitude of demanding customers seeking originality and quality.
Barcelona is the leading European port for cruises. Every day thousands of cruise passengers arrive in the city on board the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world such as the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas or Brilliance of the Seas, the Norwegian Jade operated by NCL or liners owned by Splendida MSC, Costa Cruceros, Travelplan or Pullmantur. Others use daily passenger lines such as Grimaldi, Acciona Transmediterranea, Balearia, or Iscomar. Many cruise passengers combine their dream trip with a couple of nights in a city that offers all types of attractions: cultural, gastronomic and climatic.