Modernism in Barcelona
We will appreciate the urban development of Barcelona’s bourgeoisie, or high-middle class, at the end of the 19th Century by visiting some of the most important streets of the «Eixample» Quarter. We will visit, as well, the work of the great architect Antoni Gaudí, whose La Pedrera (The Quarry House) and La Sagrada Família (The Holy Family), and the beautiful city garden named «Güell Park» reveal the creativity and the genius of a universal Catalan.
This consists of a walk in the historical city center, Las Ramblas, the Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. The so-called gothic quarter, with its winding alleys and intimate squares, shows a rich and fascinating medieval city, its prime example is The Cathedral. We’ll also stroll through the Ribera Quarter, where the Picasso Museum is situated, on famous Montcada Street.
The mountain situated by the sea, 173 metres high , and from where you can admire the most beautiful panoramic views of the city. The hill is a natural park but also a sports and cultural centre, with the famous site for the 1992 Olympic Games, the Olympic Ring, and important museums such as Miró Fundation or Mnac (National Museum of Catalan Art). Also interesting and curious, is the visit of «El poble espanyol» or Spanish Village, the former Spanish pavilion for the World Fair held in this area of the city in 1929, today a leisure centre with Spanish arts and crafts shops and restaurants.
Visit of the old but renewed harbour of Barcelona, with the Maremagnum Mall, the Aquarium and the Imax 3d cinema. Visit of the new harbour, also called Olympic Port, constructed as the athlete’s housing during the Olympic Games, and nowadays a new residential quarter of the city with longer kilometres of beautiful and clean beaches. However, this tour offers the possibility of discovering the former fisherman wharf situated in the quarter called Barceloneta, location for the best Fish and Sea food Restaurants.