Exciting excursions in English in Barcelona
The city has as many excursion opportunities as it does sunny days a year. Without an English-speaking guide it's difficult to choose the main signature places from the palette of tourist temptations – from Gaudi to Messi, from architectural masterpieces to towers built of people, from sea entertainment to culinary discoveries.
The sightseeing tour program, compiled by an experienced guide, will combine research of Barcelona's medieval past with ultra-modern spectacles. Here's an example of what a traveler in Barcelona should do:
- to visit the giant Cathedral, which stands on the site of a Roman temple built around 2000 years ago, when Barcelona was still called Barcino (you can find the remains of ancient walls and an aqueduct nearby);
- to admire Casa Batlló, which is compared to the water lilies of Claude Monet: covered with shards of coloured glass, it seems to be blue, then green, then silver;
- to join an excursion in English to the oldest market of La Boqueria, where a chorus of more than 200 hawkers welcomes gourmets with a hearty cry “Holaaa!”;
- to look over the whole of Barcelona from its highest point – Mount Tibidabo, where the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus stands, crowned with a huge bronze statue of Jesus, and a park of retro attractions;
- to wander in the quaint cypress Labyrinth of Horta, surrounded by magnificent temples, ponds and sculptures of mythological heroes;
- to enjoy the exhibits of the Picasso Museum, scattered across five palaces;
- to join a group wine tour with tapas stops (the prices for such entertainment are incomparable to the pleasure they provide);
- to see with your own eyes the masterpiece Park Güell, familiar from hundreds of tourist postcards and sightseeing guides;
- to try the gelaterie on the famous La Rambla street, which stretches 1.5 km from Catalonia Square to Port Vell;
- to appreciate the size of Europe's largest stadium, Camp Nou, which can accommodate 99,354 visitors and is planning to expand to 105,000 seats.
- to take a tour of Gaudi's iconic masterpiece of architecture – Sagrada Família.
For those who will be leaving Barcelona by train from França station, Excurzilla strongly recommends that you bring your camera and prepare for a real cultural shock. This station has nothing to do with ordinary railway stations. Its foyer with its domed ceilings, forged window decorations, crystal chandeliers and marble floors is stunning in its grandeur. Such a grand farewell to Barcelona will never be erased from your memory.
Available tours in other cities:
Valldemossa, Santa Ponsa, Andratx, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Tarajalejo, Málaga, Valencia, Madrid, Porto Cristo, Fuengirola, Almeria, Lajares, Bilbao, Jerez de la Frontera, Torremolinos, Santiago de Compostela, Alicante, Tarragona, Salou, La Rioja