Walking Tour of Las Ramblas & Guell Palace
Explore Modernist Barcelona on La Rambla
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS
A walking tour through the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. With a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, you will be led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, the the stalls of the Boqueria Market and all the Baroque and Renaissance architecture in between.
Las Ramblas is possibly the most well known avenue and represents a typical snapshot of the city. A place for public and sport celebrations, you will start at the beginning of the Rambla boulevard in Plaça Catalunya (Barcelona’s commercial area) and travel down toward the Port, viewing a multicoloured picture of people enjoying a walk, live statues, artists, musicians, painters and atmosphere. One of the symbols of the Rambla is the Fountain of Canaletes. Tradition says that visitors who drink from this source will return to Barcelona.
Along the way, you will visit the Church of Betlem and the Palau de la Virreina, with permanent exhibitions of interest. A visit to the Market of la Boqueria is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients. The Boqueria pavement is decorated with a mosaic of Joan Miró.
Very near is the Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Opera House), recently reconstructed after a devastating fire in 1994. Crossing the Rambla you will pass through the Plaça Reial, an interesting porticoed square, ideal to relax and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants.
Just off the old Rambla street, located on Nou de la Rambla, is the Palau Güell, a beautiful palace where you will be able to appreciate all the creative capacity of Antoni Gaudí. Afterwards you may also wish to see the great gothic Shipyards, a unique example of civic Gothic architecture with a full-scale replica of the royal galley used by Juan of Austria at the Battle of Lepanto. The Rambla and tour come to an end in the port, designated by the Columbus Monument, built in 1888.
This 4-hour tour includes:
- Plaza Catalunya
- Palau de la Virreina
- Gran Teatre del Liceu and Plaza Reial
- Boqueria Market
- Gaudi's Palau Güell
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your guide will pick you up from your Barcelona city-centre hotel. Your tour will conclude at a point within the city-centre, where your guide will assist with instructions on returning to your hotel.
Includes: An expert English-speaking guide for up to 4-hours, Entrance Fees to Guell Palace.
Excludes: Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours.