An Informative Guide On Barcelona Highlights Tour
Barcelona is one such city where traditions and history go hand in hand with the latest and upcoming trends in the fields of art, culture and cuisine. With the right tour guide with you, it is possible for you to enjoy all the most emblematic sights that this city offers. But in case you are in Barcelona just for a few days and want to explore the best attractions of this city without spending much time in the queues, then the Barcelona highlights tour will be the best option for you.
What make the highlights tour different?
The highlights tour is not like the conventional Barcelona sightseeing tour or Barcelona city tour where the guides explain typical things to the tourists. Rather, in this tour, the tourists are informed about some exciting anecdotes regarding the history of attractions that they visit. Besides, this type of tour is a fully customized tour with some exclusive services; therefore the tourists will not be disappointed and will be able to enjoy the tour completely.
Some sneak peeks of the Barcelona highlight tour:
1. Sagrada Família: This is the jewel in the crown of the work of Antoni Gaudi. This is basically the most popular basilica of this word that took longer to build than the Egyptian pyramids. Every façade of this basilica explains one chapter of the life of Jesus. Tourists will first walk in through the Birth Façade where the entire nativity is represented. There is Passion Façade on another part of the Basilica, which represents the stages before the death of Jesus.
2. Passeig de Gràcia: This is a broad elegant avenue, which was built by and for the Wealthy Barcelonans and therefore they never have left. Now this avenue includes design and luxury shops line the street with the stock exchange and major banks. Besides, there are numerous grand and more than 100 year old buildings.
3. Montjuïc Hill: This place offers a spectacular view to the tourists with the entire city of Barcelona at their feet. Here the tourists can see how this city is surrounded by the mountains and can also watch out to the sea at the Mayor’s lookout in Montjuïc Hill. Other attractions of this complex include the St. Jordi sports pavilion, a stadium and the Calatrava Communications Tower. Besides, the 1992 Olympic Rings must not be missed.
4. Poble Espanyol: This would be the final destination on the Barcelona city tour. This was a former Spanish village, which was mainly developed for the 1929 exhibition. So, here the tourists can see the replicas of square, streets, buildings and monuments around Spain. Besides, there is an open air museum that includes different craftsmen and artists. Tourists can watch them synthesizing the modern design with the traditional crafts: ceramics, fabrics, glass, jewelries etc. Besides, there are a number of restaurants and bars, where the tourists can enjoy their lunch.
5. Columbus Monument: Situated in the foot of popular Rambla, this place was built in the year 1888 to pay contribute to Christophor Columbus.