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Barcelona & The Sea. Regular Tour

Barcelona & The Sea. Regular Tour

By Barcelona Architecture Walks
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English

  • Microguide written by our team of passionate architects

  • Barcino Sculpture, Plaça Nova, 40, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    The meeting point will be at the letter “O” of the sculpture “BARCINO” by Joan Brossa in front of the Col·legi d’arquitectes de Catalunya and beside the Cathedral of Barcelona.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 248233P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Malaga, Spain32 contributions
    Jul 2021
    We went on the Barcelona & The Sea tour and had a great time with Ricard! We loved how he explained architecture, history, and urbanism in such an engaging way. We learned a lot and had fun along the way. This is my second time to go on a BAW tour, and I will keep going every time I come to Barcelona. I would highly recommend it to anyone who really wants to get to know the city, beyond the usual touristy stuff. Thanks, Ricard! Hope to be be able to go on another BAW tour again later this year!
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    Hi Consuelo! thank you so much for your kind words! Really Ricard is one of the best leading architects we have in our team. As you say our Barcelona & the Sea tour is a good choice to understand the origins of Barcelona, its history and culture and of course the best way to discover Barceloneta neighbourhood. It's fantastic that you have enjoyed with us! Hopefully we will walk together again discovering more secrets of Barcelona!
    Written July 11, 2021
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