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Ad Sentia

#460 of 1,115 Tours in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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We close the doors of the Pi church and turn off the lights. Using lanterns to light the way, we explore the ancestral way of seeing and living beauty. And we do it at an hour when the church is closed to all but employees - and our visitors. In these guided tours in a 14th century Gothic church, the Basilica del Pi, our visitors explore by candlelight dark, hidden spaces normally off limits to visitors: the altar, the sacrarium, the sacristy and the bell tower. On the way we discover a rich language of symbolism whose message is just as relevant today as it was in the 14th century, but whose message has been lost to time. After climbing 260 winding steps in a bell tower, open to the public for the first time in its 500 year history, and seeing the bells that were rung in the siege of Barcelona in 1714, we top off the evening with a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. The Guia Secreta is a journey into history, into another state-of-mind, with the idea of rediscovering the mysteries of the temples of Barcelona in a new, refreshing way.
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William B wrote a review Nov 2015
Maidstone, United Kingdom37 contributions5 helpful votes
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I took the guided tour by night. You tour the magnificent old church by candle light, hearing the history and legends of the building and area. You carry your lantern, stopping at every floor of the tower on the way up, getting a new part of the story each time. Come out into
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Date of experience: November 2015
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carlos G wrote a review Sep 2014
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
Great experience. Out of the typical touristic circuits. Helps to discover the hidden beauties of this incredible city.
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Date of experience: August 2014
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Mariantònia S wrote a review Aug 2014
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a time travel that takes you back to the Middle Ages, also if you are lucky enough to make it a night of thunder and lightning as they had us, It would be wonderful!!!
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Date of experience: August 2014
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Hamish B wrote a review Aug 2014
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This tour was so good I did it twice, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. The tour itself creates a mysterious atmosphere, by deciphering some of the symbolism and history of this gothic church. The church itself is beautiful, with stops at various stages up the bell
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Date of experience: August 2014
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miquel c wrote a review Aug 2014
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
I liked the way Montse helped us to become part of the history of Barcelona and Santa María del Pi during the visit very much. She is a very good guide with a personal touch. Many good feelings also having a cup of "cava" at the top of the tower seeing 360º Barcelona. A good
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Date of experience: August 2014
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