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'The Shadow of the Wind' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona

Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 16.30
Discover central Barcelona in a unique way with this guided walking tour of locations in 'The Shadow of the Wind,' a bestselling novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Follow the footsteps of the characters in the book, which has sold more than 2 million copies since 2001, and visit Barcelona sites unknown to most tourists, such as Santa Anna Street, Baixada de la Llibreteria and Montcada Street. See the famous Els Quatre Gats Café and the beautiful Church of Santa Maria del Mar, and become immersed in the magic of the book as you listen to commentary from your guide.

Park Guell and Sagrada Familia Guided Day Tour in Barcelona

Park Guell and Sagrada Familia Guided Day Tour in Barcelona
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 53.10
Enjoy a complete tour in Barcelona and visit the popular Park Guell and the famous Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The Park Güell originated in 1900, when Count Eusebi Güell bought a tree-covered hillside (then outside Barcelona) and hired Gaudí to create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy in landscaped grounds. La Sagrada Familia is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. It's a giant Basilica that has been under construction since 1882 and it's not expected to be completed for some time yet.

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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.

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Columbus Monument Ticket with Upgrade Wine Tasting in Barcelona

Columbus Monument Ticket with Upgrade Wine Tasting in Barcelona Duration:
Flexible
From:
USD 6.99
<p>Take the lift to the viewing gallery at the top, 179 ft. above the ground, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the port. At the wine-tasting space, the Espai de Vins Mirador de Colom, you'll be able to taste 1 glass from the four Designation of Origin regions: Alella, Catalunya, Penedès and Pla de Bages. (adults only)</p>

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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
From:
USD 8.03
Skip the line on this 1-hour guided tour of La Casa de la Seda (The House of Silk) in Barcelona. See the luxurious headquarters of the Art of Silk Association, one of the most influential institutions of 18th-century Catalan society. An expert guide will explain the fascinating history of this emblematic house, dating back 300 years.

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Sightseeing Cruise of Barcelona Port

Sightseeing Cruise of Barcelona Port Duration:
40 minutes
From:
USD 8.62
<p>Enjoy a 40 minute voyage throughout Barcelona's port. Witness the importance of maritime transport daily lives. Experience the unknown and exotic world of maritime life and transport by capturing memorable images of the new Puerta de Europa Bridge, Tower of the Clock, epoch of Carlos III and much more. Learn about ships and surrounding areas with family, friends or unaccompanied. Relax along the port of Barcelona with family, friends or on your own. Entrance fees and admission ticket included.</p>

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Port Vell and Barcelona Skyline Catamaran Cruise

Port Vell and Barcelona Skyline Catamaran CruiseDuration:
40 minutes
From:
USD 8.73
Discover the spectacular views of Barcelona on board of an eco-friendly catamaran. You will Sail during 40 minutes (aprox.) 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:
Flexible
From:
USD 9.32
<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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Barcelona Guided Tour of The Basilica del Pi and its Bell Tower

Barcelona Guided Tour of The Basilica del Pi and its Bell TowerDuration:
50 minutes
From:
USD 9.90
Explore the Basilica of Santa Maria del Pi in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter during this 50-minute guided tour. Learn about the history of the 14th-century basilica, the museum, the crypt, and the garden. Climb up to the bell tower's lookout to enjoy unparalleled 360º views of Barcelona. The cost of your visit directly contributes to the charitable restoration of the Basilica del Pi.

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Gaudi Experience: 4D Tour in Barcelona

Gaudi Experience: 4D Tour in BarcelonaDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 10.48
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 Modernism Art Museum Tickets with Optional Guided Tour

Barcelona Modernism Art Museum Tickets with Optional Guided Tour Duration:
Flexible
From:
USD 11.64
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's technical and thematic variety depicts the multidisciplinary nature of Modernism.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017