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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 #289 of 445 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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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The short trip (40') is only going around the harbour. nothing spectacular, but the long trip with newer boats connect the Maremagnum harbour with the Forum harbour. This offers the possibility to see the BCN Skyline from the sea. Simply spectacular.

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Copenhagen
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took the trip that was for 1½ hours so it cost €15 each. We chose a day that wasn't too hot so we could sit on the top deck. When we left the harbour the wind picked up and it was a very bumpy ride. Hard to photograph. Anyway what you get is a boat trip along the coast... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On a sunny, hot Barcelona afternoon this boat trip was relaxing and enjoyable. You're on the water and get to see Barcelona from the water. Waved to the people on the cruise ships and interacted with other visitors to Barcelona. For those looking to have a relaxing things to do in Barcelona definitely enjoyed this 40 minute boat ride.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had bought the Barcelona card, so got this trip free - thank goodness. It usually costs 7 euros each. The trip takes you down by the side of the cruise ships and back again. Not exactly exciting. Thank goodness we didn't pay for it.

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United Kindong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As per some of the other comments there is no commentary/guide on this trip but we enjoyed it nonetheless. A pleasant way to spend 40 mins seeing different views and perspectives and we actually wished we had taken the 90 minute trip instead which would have included coastline too

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SAINT LOUIS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A very nice boat and friendly crew but we traveled too far out at sea to see things very well. There was no narrative in any language so we just took it in best we could. I would not place this as a high priority for a visit to the city as there is so much else to do.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This short tour gives you an understanding of Barcelona and its workings as a port. This is so important to understand Barcelona. Really pleasant, I can see so many people think differently but if like me you need to physically visit and see a working city and want to understand the commercial value of Catalonia and why the locals want... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We took the 90 minute cruise which we felt at €15 was fair enough price wise. It proved a vert pleasant and enjoyable break from the heat and hustle of the city, nice to get away from it for little while.

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews, there is not really a view that you can enjoy on this ride though an industrial port area. Not worth the time and money. Definitely would not recommend it!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For 7 euro each we took a 40 min water tour of the port of Barcelona. They also offer a slightly more expensive 90 min tour. While not glamorous it does take you down through the port and shows you the inner workings of a busy port. Container ships, bulk carriers, ferries and cruise ships all vie for the same... More

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