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Architecture, Urbanism & Landscaping


In recent years Barcelona architectural personality has undergone a radical change with the development of modern and contemporary building design such as the Santa Caterina Market and the Agbar Tower. These new architectural icons both compete and complement the traditional architectural designs of modernist architects such as Antoni Gaudí’s Palau de la Música, Montjuïc’s Palau Nacional and the Sagrada Familia.

With your specialist guide the tour traces the recent developments and projects linked to architecture, urbanisation and landscaping, explores the metropolitan background of the city and offers an explanation on Barcelona present urban identity from Ildefons Cerdà’s Eixampla, the rationalist projects of Josep Lluís Sert inspired in Mies van der Rohe, the Bauhaus and through to today’s latest contemporary architecture, urban design and landscaping.

Tour Duration: 6 hours
Tour Times: Monday to Sunday
Departure Time: Daily, Flexible Start Times
Departure Point: Hotel or Port
Type of Tour: Private Tour

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Jewish Heritage Tour

The tour traces the history of the Jewish community through the golden years of the 13th and 14th Century up to the communities decline and finally their expulsion from the Jewish quarter by the Spanish Monarchy in 1492.

As you make your way through the streets of the Barrio Gothic you will discover the daily life of the Jews and the Christians during the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries, come across hidden Mezuzahs in the doorposts and gates of the old town, tomb stones with Hebrew inscriptions that were reused in the Middle ages during the reconstruction of Barcelona, synagogues that were converted into Christian churches and ancient archaeological sites that were once the location of synagogues. The tour finishes with a visit to the 'Sinagoga major' in Barcelona and the History Museum. A fascinating look at the past and present life of the Jewish community in Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour Times: Monday to Sunday
Departure Time: Daily, Flexible Start Times
Departure Point: Hotel or Port
Type of Tour: Private Tour

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Roman ‘Barcino’ Barcelona

The Romans colonised Barcelona in 14bc and under their rule it became known as Barcino. The distinctive orthogonal grid of streets can still be found today in the heart of the old Gothic District.

The tour takes through the streets of Barcelona passing the amazing remains and monuments from Roman colonisation. Discover ancient Roman street planning, buildings and defence walls, burial sites and a hidden temple that tells a story of life in the city under Roman rule.

Included in the tour, and subjected to opening times, is a visit to the History Museum with a guided tour of the underground Roman remains of the city. A fascinating look at Roman life four meters under street level, the tour will take you through ancient streets, Roman villas, mosaics, Roman factories, vineries and public baths.
   
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Tour Times: Monday to Sunday
Departure Time: Daily, Flexible Start Times
Departure Point: Hotel or Port
Type of Tour: Private Tour

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Cooking Classes

Discover the secrets of traditional Spanish cuisine with a cooking course in Barcelona.

The interactive workshop allows you to join in on the fun with professional chefs, creating some of the best loved Spanish dishes, such as paella, gazpacho, tapas or a delicious crema catalana. The classes give you an insight into the history and customs of Spanish cooking with the menus changing according to the seasons produce.

Classes can start with a walking tour around the famous Boqueria market, getting plenty of tips on picking local seasonal ingredients and then continuing with the cooking experience, Afterwards you will have a chance to enjoy the fruits of you labour in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The classes can be tailored to meet everybody’s needs and tastes with half-day cooking classes, three-day seminars, ‘haute cuisine’ workshops and corporate team building.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour Times: Monday to Sunday
Departure Time: Daily, Flexible Start Times
Departure Point: Hotel or Port
Type of Tour: Private Tour


  

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