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barcelonacharms:  Let's take a walk...
 
 
 

Other Sites  and Suggestions

 

Apart from the walking tours you book with me, I will also orientate you on things you can see and do on your own. If you like we can talk more by email or even by phone if you wish to call me. 

The 1888 International Exposition Sites

Walk down from Arc de Triomf down to the Ciutadella. Stroll around the park, lie on the grass for a while, see some of the Modernist buildings.

Suggestion: Have lunch in El Born and go to the Picasso Museum.

La Barceloneta and the Beach

Walk down Av. Joan de Borbón that runs by part of Port Vell. Go to the beach and just watch everything that goes on.... it's like an amusement park!

Suggestion: Have a "Fideuá" for lunch. It's like a "Paella" but made with pasta instead of rice. It's typical Catalan. (Don't let them forget to bring you some "All i Oli").

Suggestions to do on your own:

After spending some time touring with me and seeing the best known sites, maybe you still have more time and I can help you learn to move around by yourself with public transport. You'll have better knowledge about the city and will now feel confident to do some touring on your own. I can also help you plan this.  

- Shopping Route: Diagonal / Pº Gracia - Pza. Catalunya - Portal del Angel

- Picasso museum: Miró Museum, MACBA and CCB, Textile Museum, City Museum, Catalunya Museum

- Walk down Las Ramblas, go up the Colon statue, take a Golondrina, have lunch in Maremagnum (a mall with fast food and several restaurants), visit the Aquarium. Or walk following the port to Barceloneta, an old fishermen’s neighborhood, to have lunch (nice seafood) and see the beach. 

- Go up to Montjuich with the funicular and cable car, stroll around the castle, see spectacular views of the sea and the city, and walk down  to the museums: Miró, Archaeological, or Pueblo Español (where you can have lunch), Caixa Forum and end your day at the Magical Fountains. (Some of these sites are from the International Exposition of 1929.)

- Go up to Tibidabo with the only old streetcar left in the city (Tramvia Blau) and the funicular. See the church (walk up to the top?), visit the old amusement park with the automaton exhibit, awesome views of the city...

 

- If you are into sports or soccer, which in Europe we call football or “fútbol”, you can't miss Fútbol Club Barcelona (El Barça) Stadium:  Camp Nou ;-).  Especially now that we just won the European Championship plus the two national cups!!

 ... and also the 1992 Olympic sites like the Montjuic Stadium and Palau Sant Jordi  

 

- Modern Barcelona: Forum, Agbar, Zona universitaria...

 

"Hi Sandra,

We just got back a few days ago from the rest of our trip.  We look back with very fond memories about you and the wonderful arrangements you made for us while we were in Barcelona.  Not only did you show us exactly what we had requested and made it so interesting, but you were very kind to help us figure out how to go around on our own (which I don't think most guides would have bothered with)  You can rest assured if anyone asks me what to do and see in Barcelona, I will tell them I have just the person they need in Barcelona.   Sincerely,  Maureen & Herman Roszler  Los Angeles California (February 17th 2009)"