Looking for a tour to unlock Spain’s cultural capital and help you to understand the context of some of the finest examples of modern architecture at the same time? Here are our top five walking or cycling tours of Barcelona.
At TravelMag.com we have trawled through many of the walking tours on offer and condensed the list down to the best five in terms of value for money, past customer reviews and variety of experience offered to guests.
From €16/ per person
Barcelona is littered with surprising and unexpected examples of Gaudi’s iconic Modernist architecture. As well as his most famous creations Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia are numerous other buildings. This walking tour leads guests through the Quadrat d’Or; aka the Golden Square. Knowledgeable guides provide information. While the group sizes on this tour can swell a little large during busy tourist times, there is also free admission Catalan Modernism Museum included in the price.
From €22/ per person
Although born in Malaga, Pablo Picasso spent a great deal of his life, especially his formative years as a painter, in Barcelona. This tour takes you past many of the places he frequented such as the Quatre Gats Café where he held his first individual exhibition. The tour continues to be guided on into the Museum Picasso – entry is included in the price.
From €45/ per person
For the creative traveler, the photography tour combines knowledgeable touring through Barcelona, with the chance to get some great photos. This 3.5 hour tour takes in a good range of sights from Gaudi’s architecture to vibrant neighborhoods like Raval. The expert guide can also provide advice on photography such as shot composition, use of light and exposure. Numbers on the tour are limited to 12 people.
From €16/ per person
Focusing solely on exploring the lively Gothic Quarter of the city, this two hour tour takes in some of the older historic gems of the city. It is a good way to become better acquainted with a part of Barcelona laden with history that might easily be missed without a guide. Sights visited include the Roman ruins, Palatine Chapel of St. Augusta and the medieval Royal Palace. Guides give tours either in English or Spanish depending on your preference.
FROM: €24/per person
Okay so technically cheating on a list of walking tours, but this tour is fantastic value and takes in a lot of the city. This four hour tour is led by an English speaking guide. Bike rental and insurance are included in the price, and child helmets are available on request. This tour certainly manages to cover a good area of the city and guests can choose to take the morning or the afternoon tour. Rain ponchos are provided in wet weather.