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Las Golondrinas

Portal de la Pau s/n | Moll de Drassanes. Davant del Monument a Colom, Barcelona, Spain
93 442 31 06
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Ranked #287 of 420 activities in Barcelona
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: SIRENS S.A.Over 100 years in the port of BarcelonaSirens S.A. is an experienced sailor and proud heritage that for over a hundred years gives those... more » Owner description: SIRENS S.A.Over 100 years in the port of BarcelonaSirens S.A. is an experienced sailor and proud heritage that for over a hundred years gives those who want the most attractive and intriguing views of Barcelona from a beautiful perspective, the Mediterranean. The company began its journey Swallows in 1888, coinciding with the World Expo in Barcelona, the end of the Rambla and the construction of the monument to Columbus.Swallows have been, since then, an exceptional witness of the dramatic changes experienced by the port and Barcelona in general.The activity began with three swallows calls Omnibus I, II and Omnibus Omnibus III, which ran on steam. They ran from the Portal de la Pau to Barceloneta (Banys de Sant Sebastia).Over the years, the company consolidated and progressively swallows many locals used as a means of transportation to the Baths.During the Civil War, the company was closed. Then he resumed his activity.With the first extension of the port, Las Golondrinas expanded its fleet and route. Was maintained Banys route to Sant Sebastia and started a new to the breakwater. Over the years and the removal of trams "gardener", was also deleted the line bathrooms. The line of the breakwater has lasted until today and has allowed many citizens had their baptism of sea in our boats.After the Olympic Games in 1992, opened a new route: Las Golondrinas harbor and coastline itinerary that allows des seafront view of the sea. To this end a new ships were built, the catamaran type, called Trimar and buses.In 2009 we added a new ship to Las Golondrinas: Antina G.SIRENAS S.A. « less
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Caernarfon
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A boat trip along the coast of Barcelona, where you got to see the beach, harbour and marina. Unfortunately there was no commentary of any sort not even a safety announcement.

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Plano, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This 40 minutes boat ride takes you around the harbor for a lovely industrial view of ships and docks. If you do need to rest your feet it would be a nice rest for that. But honestly the views are not worth it. You have a nice view of Montjuic for a small portion of the trip but otherwise you... More

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Orlando
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After a great trip sightseeing, We decided to take Las Golondrinas 1 1/2 hour tour through the water. Let us tell you. ..It felt like torture. You are expecting at least someone explaining what you might be able to see at a distance from the water. People they said not a word for the duration of the entire trip. It... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This slow, boring boat ride in and then straight out of the port gives riders a view of a few barges and some messy docks. The staff were bored, from the start of the trip a gentleman insisted on playing his accordion then begged up and down the isles for money. Ridiculous. It should be noted, in big bold letters,... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a waste of time and money. The ride was a little rough, and boring. They don't even have any explanation about where you might be seeing while on the boat, just music. Besides they even have someone taking pictures of you, and try to sell it to you. You can get seasick quickly. I don't think you could... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Seriously, the only consolation on that boat trip was knowing I could express my frustration on Trip Advisor. It was ... can't think of the words. We were quite stunned that they could take money from you for that. Basically it was 7 euros to go round an industrial container terminal. That was it. Even if there had been some... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was a lovely boat trip. We could have gone for the 40 minute trip, which was free with our Barcelona Card, but opted for the 90 minute one. It was delightful to see this beautiful city from the sea. The sea was calm and the sun was shining - altogether very pleasant and highly recommended.

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Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Disclaimer: we went there using the Barcelona Card. The port cruise is free and the coast cruise is –30%. We choose the coastal cruise for 21€ for two (with the barcelona card). It is a 90 minutes slow cruise along the coast of Barcelona from the Port to the iconic three Chimneys in Sant Adria del Besos (~7 km north-east)... More

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Manchester
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We opted for the 90 minute trip - the first part went up the coast and we could pick out some of the main buildings from the leaflet we were given. However, we were too far out to really appreciate any of them and I was glad that we had already seen most of them from the open top bus.... More

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beds
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26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I think probably the coastal trip is better. There is no commentary so apart from recognisable landmarks like Montjuic Castle I'm not sure what there is to notice. It's an industrial harbour which takes 40 minutes to sail around. Not really much more to say. Only cost €7 and on a hot sunny day was ok.

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