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Private Priorat Wine Tour from Barcelona

Private Priorat Wine Tour from Barcelona
10 hours
USD 397.57
Book this full day tour from Barcelona and discover the province's best locations for wine producing, like Priorat region. The tour will start in Gratallops, where you will find the best wineries such as Clos Mogador or Costers del Siurana (this last one is run by the charismatic Carles Pastrana who produces the Clos de l’Obac wine). At both of them you will enjoy a VIP guided tasting followed by a gourmet lunch with wine at Clos Figueras in Gratallops or Els Brots in Poboleda.

Private Tour: Gaudi's Barcelona with Sagrada Familia and Park GŁell

Private Tour: Gaudi
8 hours
USD 178.91
Antoni Gaudi is one of the world's most famed architects. The Catalan master's style is so unique nearly anyone can recognize it immediately. This full-day tour takes you to Gaudi's masterpieces around Barcelona while a knowledgeable guide tells you the story behind each work. Visit the 4D Gaudi Experience, Park Güell, Casa Vicens, Casa Milá (La Pedrera) and, of course, the majestic Sagrada Familia. This private skip-the-line tour ensures you'll see the best of Gaudi's Barcelona while receiving undivided attention from your guide. <span class='vSpecial'><p>
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Things to do in Barcelona if you have a Barcelona Airport Layover or Extended Barcelona Airport Stopover

If you have an extended layover at the Barcelona Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Barcelona.LayoverIdeas.com.

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BCN Barcelona International Airport is a main hub for Spanair and Vueling Airlines, and is located roughly 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from Barcelona which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers.

Parc Guell

Another fantastic attraction of Barcelona, the Parc Guell was also designed by Gaudi. It’s a beautiful and intricate garden of stairs, sculptures and viaducts, and was named a monument of world interest by UNESCO (Bus 24, 25, 31, or 74. Metro; line 3. Lesseps Station, then follow the street signs.)

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is in the center of old Barcelona and runs from the Placa de Catalunya, a squarein the center of the city full of shops and restaurants, down to the Columbus monument on the waterfront. Keep your guard up and bags and wallets close (especially when eating) as there are lots of pickpockets around.

Temple de la Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, formally known as Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, is the work of surrealist architect Antonio Gaudi and a must-see in Barcelona. He was said to have spent 40 years building this structure and was considered his passion. (Metro: Line 2 or 5 Station: SagradaFamilia)

Casa Mila, La Pedrera

The Casa Mila was commissioned by Pere Mila and his wife, and built by Gaudí between 1906 and 1910. Temporary exhibits are regularly held on the first floor, the furnished apartment, and don’t miss the exquisite roof and views.



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to BCN Barcelona International Airport in time for your connecting flight and enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your backpack in the departures lounge.

Barcelona Attractions

Skip the Line: La Casa de la Seda Guided Tour in Barcelona

Skip the Line: La Casa de la Seda Guided Tour in BarcelonaDuration:
60 minutes
USD 7.84
Discover this unique house without waiting the line visiting the luxurious headquarters of the Art of Silk Association, one of the most influential institutions of the 18th century Catalan society. An expert guide will explain you the fascinating history of this emblematic house going back to the past and living a great experience in the center of Barcelona.

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Port Vell and Barcelona Skyline Catamaran Cruise

Port Vell and Barcelona Skyline Catamaran CruiseDuration:
40 minutes
USD 8.52
Discover the spectacular views of Barcelona on board of an eco-friendly catamaran. You will Sail during 40 minutes enjoying the panoramic of Port Vell and the Mediterranean sea.

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Bike Rental with Luggage Point in Barcelona

Bike Rental with Luggage Point in Barcelona Duration:
USD 9.09
<p>Discover Barcelona by bike and don't be worry about your luggage or your shopping bags because you can leave them in the luggage point. There are different kind of bikes - such as Holland 'Hanalulu' for an adults, small bikes for children, folding bikes and also electric bikes for any age.</p>

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Gaudi Experience: 4D Tour in Barcelona

Gaudi Experience: 4D Tour in BarcelonaDuration:
USD 10.22
Antoni Gaud&iacute; is one of Spain's most influential creatives, boasting an impressive architectural career spanning over 20 years. Enjoy time in Barcelona and immerse in the gratifying educational experience provided at Gaud&iacute; Experi&egrave;ncia 4D. Located next to Park Guell, G Experiencia is an interactive space inspired by the work of Gaudi.

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Barcelona Monastery of Sant Benet de Bages Entrance Ticket

Barcelona Monastery of Sant Benet de Bages Entrance Ticket Duration:
75 minutes
USD 11.30
<p>Visit the cultural heritage centre of Monastery of Sant Benet de Bages during aprox 1-hour with a guided introduction. Called a thousand years of sensations, is a tour around the most emblematic parts of the monastery: the church, the cloister, the cellar and the cells of the Montserrat gallery. New technologies are used to create different sensations and a surprising visit.</p>

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Barcelona Guided Tour of The Basilica del Pi and its Bell Tower

Barcelona Guided Tour of The Basilica del Pi and its Bell TowerDuration:
75 minutes
USD 11.36
Enjoy this 75-minute guided tour of The Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in the heart of Barcelona at the Gothic Quarter. The tour includes a visit to the Bell Tower. With your visit you will directly contribute to the Crowd-funding Project of restoration of the Basilica del Pi.

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Barcelona Modernism Art Museum Tickets with Optional Guided Tour

Barcelona Modernism Art Museum Tickets with Optional Guided Tour Duration:
USD 11.36
The Barcelona Museum of Modernism opened its doors in March 2010, in the centre of Barcelona, the first and only museum in Catalonia specialized in the Modernist period. The MMBCN collection consists of a large number of works from various artistic disciplines, including the decorative arts, which were revitalized and renewed during the Modernist period. Each one of these works represents the creative spirit of artists from the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century, and the collection&rsquo;s technical and thematic variety depicts the multidisciplinary nature of Modernism.

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Barcelona National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance Ticket

Barcelona National Art Museum of Catalonia Entrance TicketDuration:
3 hours
USD 13.63
Make your way to the National Art Museum (Museu Nacional d&rsquo;Art de Catalunya) in Barcelona and enjoy the magnificent art on show. Head inside to view a vast collection of European art from the 11th to the 20th centuries and explore one of the world&rsquo;s finest collections of Romanesque art and frescoes; admire masterpieces by Titian, Canaletto and Goya; and ogle the Modern Art collection including modernist furniture by Antoni Gaud&iacute;.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016