Barcelona has become one of the European cities at the forefront of urban planning. This has been due to the urban development of recent years, the linking of urbanism with ecological values, as well as the commitment to design, sustainability and innovation.
On this trip, with the help of experts, you will be able to appreciate how various events that took place between the 19th and the 21st centuries impacted the urban fabric of the city, such as the 1888 and 1929 exhibitions and the 1992 Olympic Games, which led to the city of Barcelona to be an exportable model of urbanism and an example of what a city can achieve when facing a great urban challenge with good planning and coordination between the different participating entities (political, social and economic).
Minimum: 12 participants – Maximum: 24 participants
Arrival in Barcelona from the place of origin. We will check-in at the hotel and have free time according to the time of arrival in the city.
Our tour will start at 9 o’clock in the morning, starting from the hotel by public transport to the Arc de Triumph where we will begin our journey, traveling in time between the 1888 exhibition, the 1929 exhibition and the 1992 Olympic Games. We will begin with the Exhibition of 1988 and all the impact it had on the city. We will walk along the Paseo Luis Companys, appreciating some of the pavilions built for the Exhibition and that have survived until now, such as the Castle of the Three Dragons or the Geology Museum. We will arrive at the Ciudadela Park with its large gardens, green areas, the central square and its monumental fountain.
Then we will walk through the Born market continuing on the Paseo Colón, ending our tour at the Columbus monument, where we will take a break of approximately 2 hours. Here we will take advantage to have lunch in one of the many and diverse restaurants that are in the area.
We will continue our journey along the Rambla Catalunya going into the Raval to go to the Paseo el Ángel, the culture center and the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona. From there we will go to the Plaza Cataluña where we can see the great road, heading to Paseo de Gracia where we will finish our tour of that day.
This day before starting our tour, we will check-out of the hotel and leave the luggage in the custody of it.
We will leave at 8.30 am in the direction of Plaza España, where we will begin our journey. We will see the FIRA and all the facilities built within the framework of the 1929 exhibition, we will visit the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and continue climbing until we reach the Olympic ring of Montjüic, where we can see large buildings such as the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic Stadium , the Calatrava antenna, among others. From there we will go to the Miró Foundation, later we will go down by funicular and take the metro to go to the port area.
Once in the port we will do a catamaran ride of approximately 1.30h that will allow us to observe the Coast design, appreciating the regeneration of the city’s beaches. We can also appreciate the skyline of the city, where the Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre stand out, two of the skyscrapers of the Olympic Village that changed the face of Barcelona.
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All itineraries can be adjusted to the needs of the client, thus being able to include or exclude the desired services.