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Barcelona Highlights Morning Tour
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Barcelona Highlights Morning Tour
Barcelona
4h45min
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Montserrat Morning Tour with coh-wheel train and priority access to the Black Madonna
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Montserrat Morning Tour with coh-wheel train and priority access to the Black Madonna
Barcelona
5h30min
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From Barcelona: Girona, Game of Thrones Tour
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From Barcelona: Girona, Game of Thrones Tour
Barcelona
6h30min
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PortAventura Park from Barcelona Full Day Trip
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PortAventura Park from Barcelona Full Day Trip
Barcelona
11 Hours
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Skip-The-Line Park Güell Guided Walking Tour
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Skip-The-Line Park Güell Guided Walking Tour
Barcelona
1h30min
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Museums Tour: Picasso and Moco with walking tour in
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Museums Tour: Picasso and Moco with walking tour in "El Born"
Barcelona
3 Hours
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Barcelona from the land, the sea and the sky
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Barcelona from the land, the sea and the sky
Barcelona
3 Hours
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One Day Trip to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park from Barcelona
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One Day Trip to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park from Barcelona
Barcelona
12 Hours
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Barcelona City Tour Hop On-Hop Off
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Barcelona City Tour Hop On-Hop Off
Barcelona
24 or 48 Hours
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Costa Brava  9 hours Full Day Trip
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Costa Brava 9 hours Full Day Trip
Barcelona
9 Hours
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Things to do in Barcelona
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Barcelona is one of the world’s most iconic cities, and Gray Line Spain is here to show give you an authentic and immersive experience. From exploring the historic Gothic Quarter and the colorful La Rambla to indulging in delicious local food and drinks, our experienced and knowledgeable local guides will ensure you make the most of your trip. We also offer tours to nearby attractions such as Park Güell, La Sagrada Familia and Montserrat, and we have an accessible vehicle for people with health conditions or impairments. So come hungry and ready for a good time, because that's what we're all about!

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Things to do in Barcelona
1. Visit the Iconic La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Família is a unique and unfinished church towering above the heart of Barcelona. The church was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and is a modern masterpiece. You'll be able to take a guided tour of La Sagrada Família to learn about its history and construction, and to understand the symbolism Guadí filled it with.  

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2. Explore the Colorful Park Güell

Another of Gaudí’s designs, Park Guell is famous for its colorful mosaics, the serpentine bench and gingerbread houses. The park is home to one of the most iconic pictures possible for your Instagram. You’ll also find the Gaudí House Museum within the park to learn more about his work.  

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3. Take in Gaudí’s Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo is one of Gaudí’s most famous works and it’s possible for you to take a guided tour of the house. Kids will be fascinated by the building, whose rook is often likened to a dinosaur or dragon. It’s part of a row of houses designed by noted Catalan architects.  

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4. Have a Stroll Along La Rambla

The tree-lined La Rambla is a popular street full of flowers, street traders, performers, and delightful pavement cafes and bars. It is lined with beautiful architecture and the surrounding area is one of Barcelona’s most important cultural locations. Its alleys are full of theatres and porticos housing delicious restaurants.  

Things to do in Barcelona
5. Learn About the Famous Painter at the Picasso Museum

Across five palaces in Barcelona’s Old City, you will find more than 4,000 artworks of Pablo Picasso. Organized into the famous artist’s different periods up to 1917, the collection includes The First Communion and Science and Charity. As well as allowing you to take in the paintings, the museum will teach you all about Picasso’s long relationship with Barcelona.  

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6. Wander Through the Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is Barcelona’s oldest neighborhood and is full of important landmarks. It's known for its charming narrow streets and beautiful architecture, such as Barcelona Cathedral, Centre Excursionista de Catalunya and Casa Padellàs. The Quarter is stunning and full of life.  

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7. Enjoy the Show at the Magic Fountain

You will find the Magic Fountain in the heart of Montjuïc. Every night a sound and light show is held that the whole family will love, and it’s different each time. The fountain was constructed for the Barcelona International Exposition in 1929 and has been putting on displays ever since.  

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8. Try the Local Food in the Boqueria Market

A food market has stood on the site of the Boqueria Market for more than 800 years. It’s now one of the most famous places in Barcelona to try Catalan food — the city’s best chefs are said to visit every morning. The covered market has 330 stalls, each selling the highest-quality produce, and it’s surrounded by some of the best restaurants and bars in Barcelona.  

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9. Take in the Views From Montjuïc Castle

The old fortress of Montjuïc Castle dates to 1640 and stands over the city. The castle has seen a lot of action. It was captured in the Siege of Barcelona and Napoleonic wars and is infamous for its role in the Spanish Civil War. The best ways to reach the castle are by cable car which will give you panoramic views of the whole city.  

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10. Visit the Gothic Masterpiece of the Cathedral of Barcelona

The Cathedral of Barcelona is a must-see attraction in Barcelona. Set at the center of the Gothic Quarter, it's a masterpiece. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, and remodeled in the 19th, its gargoyles are sure to amuse the kids.  

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PortAventura Park from Barcelona Full Day Trip
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PortAventura Park from Barcelona Full Day Trip
Barcelona
11 Hours
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Bestseller
Barcelona City Tour Hop On-Hop Off
Hop on hop off
Barcelona City Tour Hop On-Hop Off
Barcelona
24 or 48 Hours
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Essential Tour
Montserrat Morning Tour with coh-wheel train and priority access to the Black Madonna
Day trips
Montserrat Morning Tour with coh-wheel train and priority access to the Black Madonna
Barcelona
5h30min
Free Cancelation

Barcelona Highlights Morning Tour
Day trips
Barcelona Highlights Morning Tour
Barcelona
4h45min
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Barcelona from the land, the sea and the sky
Boat Tours
Barcelona from the land, the sea and the sky
Barcelona
3 Hours
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From Barcelona: Girona, Game of Thrones Tour
Day trips
From Barcelona: Girona, Game of Thrones Tour
Barcelona
6h30min
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One Day Trip to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park from Barcelona
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One Day Trip to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park from Barcelona
Barcelona
12 Hours
Free Cancelation

Skip-The-Line Park Güell Guided Walking Tour
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Skip-The-Line Park Güell Guided Walking Tour
Barcelona
1h30min
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Fast Track Guided Tour Sagrada Familia and Park Güell
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Fast Track Guided Tour Sagrada Familia and Park Güell
Barcelona
4h30min
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Costa Brava  9 hours Full Day Trip
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Costa Brava 9 hours Full Day Trip
Barcelona
9 Hours
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What our customers are saying about Barcelona

Nice tour. Guide was excellent. Pace was good.

Toledo & El Greco From Madrid

Fabulous tour - highly recommend - well organized, no waiting, skip the lines - thank you!

Montserrat Afternoon Tour With Cog-Wheel Train From Barcelona

It was lots of fun. The food was fabulous and the entertainment was fantastic. I encourage anyone traveling to Barcelona to go to Flamenco at Tablao Cordobes to see the show & enjoy the food.

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