Discover the unique flair for life in the cultural and architectural capital of Spain; Barcelona.
Strategically located on the Mediterranean, Barcelona enjoys a temperate climate, a magnificent historical Gothic centre and is somewhat of an Architect's dream with the many art deco buildings scattered throughout the city. Enjoy five days in Barcelona, with local English speaking guides and taking time to explore the great architecture and culture the city has to offer.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Barcelona.
For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), a SIM card with 1Gb of data, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Visit the art galleries and/or museums of your choice in Barcelona with this Articket which entitles you to free admission to seven of the most important and remarkable museums and art centres in Barcelona: Picasso Museum, Fundacion Joan Miro, Casa Mila, Fundacion Antonio Tapies, Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya (MNAC), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona (MACBA), and Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB). The Articket can be used once at each museum and at any time during a period of six months, so you can use it whenever you like throughout your stay in the city. Exchange your voucher for the Articket at any of the included museums during their opening hours.
The Olivia Plaza (4*) is a Boutique Hotel located in Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, right in the city centre. The hotel has 113 rooms, designed with an avant-garde mentality and an interior design that exudes sensitivity and good taste. Visit Nineteen Restaurant and enjoy traditional Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax with a refreshing drink on the terrace bar looking out onto the apse of the Romanesque Church of Santa Ana. The Olivia Plaza Hotel features a Library room where guests may relax and enjoy a good book.
Take a half day walking tour following the footsteps of the legendary Architect Gaudi, with your private English-speaking guide. Walk the Barcelona of the 1900's, in the neighbourhood of “El Ensanche", discovering the temple of "La Sagrada Familia", Gracia Avenue with the houses of Gaudí, and the Batlló House. Other sights to be visited are the Paseo de Gracia, and the facades of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. (Tickets to Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera are included).
Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona and a must-see for every visitor to Barcelona. It was designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". The park is open daily from 10:00AM, but closing times vary depending on the time of year (normally around 9PM). Admission is free.
How to reach Park Guell: Metro stop "Lesseps" (Green Line, L3) Exit the metro and follow the street signposts to the park. Due to park Guell's location and size, we recommend you schedule at least half a day for a visit.
Enjoy a very comprehensive exhibition on the life and works of the famous architect that would take approx 1.5 hr. Take an interactive and 4D journey through the creative universe of this genius of Modernist Architecture at Gaudí Experiència and discover what lies behind Antoni Gaudí’s innovative architectural language.
Barcelona has lots of faces: apart from the Gothic quarter and the modernist 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 design and construct their buildings. Discover the recent patrimony of both XX and XXI centuries, starting by visiting the Pabellón Mies van der Rohe, which was initially conceived for the Universal Exhibition in 1929. Continue along Montjuïc Mountain having a look at the Olympic ring and the Sport facilities where the Olympic Games where held in 1992: the Stadium, Sant Jordi Palace by Arata Isozaki, the Tower by Santiago Calatrava. The tour will continue with the Miro Foundation, a beautiful Mediterranean construction, inaugurated in 1976 and designed by Josep Lluís Sert. We will stop in a window of the bay to enjoy the views of the harbor and the city from the heights before arriving to the entrance door of Barcelona’s harbor, where the World Trade Center is situated, inaugurated in 1999, a work by Li Pei’s. Following the maritime façade, arrive at the Olympic Village, a new neighborhood by the sea, which showcases masterpieces by Bohigas-Martorell-Mackay (Olympic harbour, Folch’s Chimney), Franck Gehry (hotel Arts and Golden Fish Sculpture), Álvaro Siza (Meteorology Centre), León-Ortiz (Mapfre Tower), Enric Miralles and Benedito - Mateos (The Temple of Abraham). We will walk across, where the new icon of Barcelona is situated, Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel. Finally, traverse the new and modern Diagonal Mar quarter and enter the Centro Internacional de Congresos de Barcelon, the biggest in the South of Europe, inaugurated in 2004 and designed by Mateo & Asociados and the Forum Building by Herzog y De Meuron.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, taking advantage of your Articket by visiting one of the 7 main museums and art galleries, or simply sit and relax over an iced coffee in one of the many squares and watch the world go by.
February 19, 2014
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