Cultural tours and activities in Barcelona

Cultural tours in Barcelona

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Literary tours

Barcelona and Don Quijote. Cervantes Tour

Barcelona and Don Quijote. Cervantes Tour

Only available in Spanish and Catalan.

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The Ghost Walking Tour*

The Ghost Walking Tour*

What do the streets of Barcelona hide when night falls? Which stories marked our ancestor’s lives forever? Let yourself become absorbed by the paranormal mysteries of Barcelona with the explanations of an experienced guide.

 

Starting from 12€

 

Fridays at 9:30 pm from November to March bilingual English/Spanish

 

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The Cathedral of the Sea*

The Cathedral of the Sea*

This literary tour will let you relive the stories of this exciting novel through its different locations; places that after almost 700 years we will revisit from a different perspective whilst admiring the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the characters and about one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona, Santa Maria del Mar, the apogee of Catalan Gothic art.

 

Starting from 14€

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The Shadow of the Wind*

The Shadow of the Wind*

You can read any book, but just with few it’s possible to live and breathe them. We present this walking tour as a unique opportunity to wander around the amazing Barcelona depicted in “The Shadow of the Wind”, a novel that has captivated thousands of readers all around the world. From letters to words, from imagination to reality.

 

Starting from 14€

 

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Thematic tours

Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter *

Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter *

Would you like to know how people used to live in Medieval Barcelona? Travel through time and discover its stories, its characters, their relation with the quarter and the way they lived and thought.

Walk around  the narrow medieval streets and travel back in time to discover the enthralling history of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter thanks to this amazing walking tour. The remains of medieval times hidden in these streets, will help us to give life to the unknown corners of the city that doesn´t appear in the guidebooks! 


Starting from 15€

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Passeig de Gràcia: Luxury and Haute Couture*

Passeig de Gràcia: Luxury and Haute Couture*

We all know that Passeig de Gràcia is the open air ‘museum’ of modernista architecture, the great showcase of noteworthy buildings which have been designated World Heritage Sites. However, this is only one of things that this elegant boulevard affords us.


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Barcelona Gourmet Tour

Barcelona Gourmet Tour

Gastronomy shapes our culture and with this walking tour we offer you a flavoursome itinerary that will allow you to discover Barcelona from another point of view.

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Contemporary Architecture Tour

Contemporary Architecture Tour

Barcelona has lots of faces: apart from the Gothic Quarter and the Art Nouveau one, there is a contemporary city that looks to the future, another Barcelona where the most renowned architects from all over the world have been challenged to build their buildings. The purpose of this themed tour is to discover the recent heritage of both 20th and 21st centuries.

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Panoramic Barcelona - Nordic Walking

Panoramic Barcelona - Nordic Walking

Enjoy ana mazing panoramic view upon Barcelona while you get started to Nordic Walking.

Circular tour around Collserola.


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Discover a new city: Barcelona from the heights *

Discover a new city: Barcelona from the heights *

It is always amazing to look at things from a different point of view, especially if we are referring to a city. This sightseeing tour lets us see Barcelona from a bird’s eye view, moving around terrace roofs and high points of the city from where we can admire Barcelona.

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Barcelona 1900s: A Bohemian city

Barcelona 1900s: A Bohemian city

This is a very special cultural tour, as it combines arts, history, society and stories related to 1900s Barcelona, the city that Picasso found when he moved here with his family.

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Chinatown: A wander around the most flamenco district in Barcelona*

Chinatown: A wander around the most flamenco district in Barcelona*

Coinciding with the universal exhibitions of 1888 and 1929, Barcelona would be able to count on having one of the raciest districts in Europe, and its soundtrack would be flamenco. From this same district such gems as Carmen Amaya, a gypsy born in Somorrostro and who prided herself on her Barcelona roots, would shine. She would become the most universal bailaora – flamenco dancer.

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Designs and Art Nouveau Colours

Designs and Art Nouveau Colours

A good part of the atmospheric charm of Barcelona is due to the originality of the Art Nouveau architecture: observing the colours of the Casa Batlló depending on the period of the year or the daytime evokes an indescribable artistic feeling.

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Drakcelona: The hunt of Dragons and other mythological animals

Drakcelona: The hunt of Dragons and other mythological animals

Discover the best the city has to offer for kids and families

In ancient times, dragons made Barcelona their city, their comfortable home. They called it Drakcelona and now, after centuries of expectant silence, they are the perfect hosts in order that their honorable visitors could learn about the wonderful corners of the city they protect.

Come with us to this hunting of the mythological creatures around the Gothic District, the funniest way to discover the old Gothic Distric of Barcelona in family!

 

 

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Barcelona: the Movie Walking Tour*

Barcelona: the Movie Walking Tour*

Discover the city as you have never seen it before, learn about the latest films shot in Barcelona and walk through your favourite parts of the city, while at the same time learning more about Woody Allen’s, Pedro Almodóvar and Tom Twyker’s art and their films “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona”, “All about my mother” or “The Parfum” among many others.


EXCLUSIVE DATE: FEBRUARY 25th, 5.00PM

 

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Century Old Shops Tour

Century Old Shops Tour

This itinerary visits the interior of century-old shops still alive. A legacy that is part of the sentimental geography of the city. In neo-classical, modernist or traditional style; the shops and their secrets are shown by their owners. Some of the shops are El Rei de la Màgia, El Indio, Cereria Subirà and El Cafè de l’Òpera.


Tour in catalan/spanish only.

Starting from 11€


EXCLUSIVE DATE: SATURDAY 18TH OF MARCH, 11AM

 

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La Torre de las Aguas del Besòs

La Torre de las Aguas del Besòs

In the middle of a square in the Poblenou survives a unique building, a building that was born from the dream of supply water to a city, the Barcelona of last third of the nineteenth century. The Torre de les Aigües del Besòs is one of the few elements that have survived the industrial heritage on the coast of Barcelona. A nineteenth century building that after 3 years of rehabilitation first opened to the public.

Tours in catalan/spanish only.

Price: 5 €

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Tours Girona and Baix Empordà

Art Museum of Girona. Walking through the mysteries of Art.

Art Museum of Girona. Walking through the mysteries of Art.

Take a pleasant walk through Girona’s art and history and discover an exceptional collection of Catalan art.

 

 

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Hospital tales. The Old Hospital of Santa Caterina.

Hospital tales. The Old Hospital of Santa Caterina.

In Mercadal neighborhood, in the middle of the XVII century, one of the biggest and modern hospitals of the moment was built under the auspice of Saint Katherine. Do you want to know the stories behind its tercentenary walls?

 

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Surrounding areas Barcelona Tours

Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip

Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip

Begin your day at the gateway to the Costa Brava in Blanes where you'll have the chance to visit one of the few remaining coves to have escaped over development or visit the amazing botanical garden perched high up the cliffs.

The morning ends with a delicious lunch of traditional Spanish dishes, followed by a visit to the only remaining fortified Medieval town on the coast.

You'll end the day in a stunningly well-preserved medieval villages in the interior before heading back to Barcelona.

- Admire the cliffs, coves, and towns of one of Europe's prettiest stretches of coast

- Relax at a hidden sandy cove or visit the clifftop Marimurtra Botanical Gardens at Blanes

- Savor a delicious 3-course lunch at a family-run restaurant

- Stroll to Tossa de Mar's lighthouse and browse for souvenirs in cobbled Peratallada

- Small-group tour ensures personal attention from the guide

Tour only in English

Starting from 103€

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Alella: Wineries & Modernism

Alella: Wineries & Modernism

Take a city break from Barcelona to visit Alella and its neighboring winery.

Alella is a small, charming village located in the Maresme region, between the Mediterranean Sea and the coastal mountain, just 15km away from Barcelona. The coastal town combines a thousand-year tradition of winemaking with architectural highlights from the ancient, Romanesque, Baroque and Modernist periods. This wonderful tour will provide aknowledgement about Catalan history, culture, gastronomy and it is perfect to be close to local people.

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Ultimate Dalí Small Group Day Trip

Ultimate Dalí Small Group Day Trip

Spend the morning at the unique Dali museum in Figueres and finish the day on his beloved Costa Brava, visiting his home in Port Lligat and the magnificent Cap de Creus.

This tour offers you much more than just a Dali-Museum Tour as we will visit places that other tours leave behind.

To avoid the crowds in Cadaques during the height of the summer, we will substitute the Dali house in Port Lligat with a visit to Pubol Castle, the magnificent present Dali gave to his beloved wife.

Starting from: 99€.

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Montserrat & Oller del Mas: Food and Wine

Montserrat & Oller del Mas: Food and Wine

Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia. A unique massif, famous for its gothic shapes, beautiful views, The mountain is known as the symbol of the catalan people identity. All the day through, as our groups are maximum for 15 people, you feel local for one day.

On the way to Montserrat our guides introduce you to this “magic mountain” where Mother Nature meets religion, history and the identity of the catalans. Enjoy the stunning landscape of this Natural Park. The guided tour includes a short walk to the monastery where you can enjoy the spectacular views and get a true feel of spirituality Montserrat has to offer.

Starting from 98€

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Montserrat Tour

Montserrat Tour

Montserrat is a mountain, a unique Natural Park, and a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky; there are paths, stairs, caves, chapels and hermitages scattered over the mountain, extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views.
Starting from 52€

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Tours in Sant Pere de Rodes (Girona)

From the wine to the Monastery.  Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery

From the wine to the Monastery. Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery

“From the vine to the monastery” is an activity developed towards the wine and the viniculture.  Sant Pere de Rodes preserves several material documentation and even scenic evidence which are referred to wine and vine culture. 

 

Only in Catalan.

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Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery. Guided Tour.

Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery. Guided Tour.

Located in Cap de Creus, this monastery is one of the most beautiful middle ages building of Catalonia.

 

Starting from 3€

Guided tours in spanish or catalan, if you want an english tour contact us: 

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Tours and Activities in Empúries

Empúries: Visita Romana

Empúries: Visita Romana

Iulia Domitia o Caius Aemilius, antics habitants de l’Emporiae romana del segle I dC ens mostraran  en aquesta divertida visita, com era la seva ciutat, com es vivia, com eren les cases, carrers, places, mercats i temples.

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Daily Sightseeing Tours

Tapas & Flamenco

Tapas & Flamenco

Visit a Modernist-style tapas bar in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood, and then finish the night in an emblematic flamenco bar in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in famous Plaça Reial. 
This exciting 3-hour evening experience includes a stroll around Eixample to sample authentic Catalan tapas such as ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ and a visit to a ham delicatessen in Born. Finish your evening with a 45-minute authentic flamenco show featuring some of the genre's newest rising stars performing this dance to traditional Spanish music!
Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
Starting from 79€

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Sagrada Familia eBiketour

Sagrada Familia eBiketour

Fast Track Entrance Sagrada Familia and explore Barcelona on this electric bike Tour. See the main Gaudí masterpieces led by an experience local guide and enjoy the ride with the easy-to-use eBikes.

Bicycles have become more popular in Barcelona in recent years, in line with what is happening in many European capitals. The city's mild climate and relief are ideal for everyday bicycle use.
The fact that the countries in which bicycles are most often used are those of central and northern Europe, where the usual weather conditions are more extreme than those of Barcelona, gives a clear idea of the advantages of cycling on day-to-day journeys, as well as the benefits to people's heath. The bicycle does not pollute or make noise and it is highly efficient for urban journeys when compared to motor vehicles.

Barcelona eBikes is aware about the environment. CO2 emissions are an important concern for everyone.  We use electric bicycles to be responsible for the environment: help us to reduce our carbon mark.

The electric bikes are silent, clean, and efficient. The best way to travel taking care of the enviroment and to create a sustainable world.

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Bohemian Neighborhoods electric Bike Tour

Bohemian Neighborhoods electric Bike Tour

Explore the Hidden Gems of Barcelona Neighborhoods on this Authentic Electric Bike Tour!

Explore Barcelona on this electric bike Tour. Discover the city led by an experience local guide and enjoy the ride with the easy-to-use eBikes. An electric bike offers a fun way to get around town with a user-selectable mix of battery and pedal power!

Expect to discover the most beautiful city in the Mediterranean sea with a sustainable, confortable and easy eBike. The best choice to see the city.

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Barcelona by Bike. Open Bicycle Tours

Barcelona by Bike. Open Bicycle Tours

Whether you come to Barcelona as a tourist or for work don’t miss the opportunity to see this lovely city. Our tour is ideal for everyone who speaks or understands English, who wants to get to know Barcelona in a short time but in a relaxed way.

On a very comfortable bike you will get to know the “must see” places but also places away from the typical touristic paths. An expert guide will explain to you the history of Barcelona and give you interesting information and tips about everything you need to know about Barcelona.

 

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Collserola Scenic Tour

Collserola Scenic Tour

Barcelona's natural park on foot
Scenic Walking Barcelona offers you a complete itinerary through Barcelona’s Collserola Park which combines magnificent panoramic views of the city and the verdant valleys in the park’s interior where for millennia, in the unwooded areas, people have devoted themselves to farming and religious activities.
A walk through the mountains that will allow you to leave behind the city’s crowds and enjoy Barcelona high quality of life.
Barcelona's natural park on foot!!
Collserola Scenic Tour offers you a complete itinerary through Barcelona’s Collserola Park which combines magnificent panoramic views of the city and the verdant valleys in the park’s interior where for millennia, in the unwooded areas, people have devoted themselves to farming and religious activities.
A walk through the mountains that will allow you to leave behind the city’s crowds and enjoy Barcelona high quality of life.
Starting from 49€

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Cooking Class and Boqueria Market gourmet tour

Cooking Class and Boqueria Market gourmet tour

Cook the most traditional Spanish recipes with our team of professional chefs.

Discover the local culture through gastronomy with our hands-on workshops. Our half-day workshops are highly participative. You will learn how to cook the Spanish dishes that have travelled the world. You will cook them yourself with the aid of an experienced chef and the complicity of a small group.

Only in English

Starting from 69€

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All Barcelona Highlights Tour

All Barcelona Highlights Tour

The ideal tour for people on a short visit: the only way to see everything, covering the distances and avoiding the queues. Visit all the best sites in Barcelona by combining The Gaudi Tour and The Montjuïc & Panoramic Tour.
Starting from 68€

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Sagrada Familia: Fast Track Entrance!

Sagrada Familia: Fast Track Entrance!

Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will visit the astonishing interior of this church, where vaults reach seventy meters. Antoni Gaudí designed a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. We will also visit Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi´s life and career.

Starting from 36€

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Gaudí's Pedrera: The Origins

Gaudí's Pedrera: The Origins

Gaudí believed that nature is like a large open book; one we should make the effort to read and interpret. An absolutely unique, immersive experience that’s full of surprises and will amaze everyone, set in one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings.

Starting from 36€

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Tours Pack

ICONO Experiencies

ICONO Experiencies

With this pack, you can choose three tours for two persons to discover Barcelona from another point of view.

The tours included in this pack are:

STORIES AND LEGENDS OF THE GOTHIC QUARTER

thematic tour- english and spanish

THE GHOST WALKING TOUR

thematic tour- english and spanish

❖ THE SHADOW OF THE WIND

literary tour- english and spanish

❖ THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA

literary tour- english and spanish

❖ CENTURY OLD SHOPS TOUR

thematic tour- spanish only

❖ DETAILS OF MODERNISM

thematic tour- spanish only

❖ BARCELONA: THE MOVIE WALKING TOUR

thematic tour- spanish only

❖ TOURS OUT OF THE REGULAR PROGRAM


Price: 76€


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ICONO Culture

ICONO Culture

With this pack, you can choose one tour for two persons to discover Barcelona from another point of view.

The tours included in this pack are:

❖ STORIES AND LEGENDS OF THE GOTHIC QUARTER

thematic tour- english and spanish

THE GHOST WALKING TOUR

thematic tour- english and spanish

❖ THE SHADOW OF THE WIND

literary tour- english and spanish

❖ THE CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA

literary tour- english and spanish

❖ CENTURY OLD SHOPS TOUR

thematic tour- spanish only

❖ DETAILS OF MODERNISM

thematic tour- spanish only

❖ BARCELONA: THE MOVIE WALKING TOUR

thematic tour- spanish only

❖ TOURS OUT OF THE REGULAR PROGRAM


Price: 20€


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MasterCard Tours

Foodie&Cultural Walking Tour - MasterCard Priceless Cities

Foodie&Cultural Walking Tour - MasterCard Priceless Cities

ICONO Serveis Culturals and MasterCard offer you the best way to discover the old city, walking through its streets full of history and legends, tasting the best pintxos accompanied by official guides who love their work.


Join us to explore the Gothic Quarter and its taverns while tasting delicious "pintxos" and drinks.


This tour combines gastronomy and history. An experience for all the senses.


This tour is exclusive for MasterCard users!!!

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Cultural visits and tourist tours around Barcelona and Catalonia: Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí.

Bespoke routes, led by our best guides and in different languages. For groups, companies and individuals.

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