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BARCELONA TOUR - BARCELONA TOURS IN BARCELONA SPAIN

Barcelona ToursBarcelona Tours - In and around Barcelona there are many things to do! When you are in Barcelona for the first time, it may be difficult to plan out your own tours, especially if your visit is short. Taking this into consideration, the following information may be of great use. These are highly recommended tours of Barcelona:

The Barcelona Turistic Bus is an excellent choice for getting to know the city, and it's main attractions. This turistic bus has 3 routes and makes 40 stops. It originally had only two routes, the Southern and the Northern, but after the Forum took place during 2004, the bus began a new route called the Forum Route.

You can get on and off as many times as you like along the routes. This way, once you have visited somewhere that interests you, you can catch the next bus and continue along the route. And all on the same ticket! On board there is a Barcelona Tourist Information Guide who announces the stops in different languages and helps you to make the most of your visit.

Tours in Barcelona SpainThere is also a complete information guide in six languages about the tourist attractions at each Barcelona Tourist Bus stop. Furthermore, remember that you have discounts to visit places of interest included in the price of the ticket. You can buy them on board the tourist bus, at the Barcelona tourist information centres, Sants Station, TMB customer service centers, or online at www.tmb.net

You can also use the Barcelona Card, and make out your own tour! This is recommended for the visitor that does not like programmed tours. This City card features free travel on public transport and 100 discounts at museums, leisure facilities, night-clubs, shops, restaurants and on entertainments, other services and unique means of transport. Valid for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 days. When you purchase the Barcelona Card you will receive a complete informative guide available in two trilingual editions Catalan/Spanish/English and French/Italian/German. The Barcelona Card can be purchased at following information offices:

Pl. de Catalunya: Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S
Pl. Sant Jaume: Ciutat, 2 (Ajuntament)
Estació de Sants: Pl. dels Països Catalans, s/n
Airport: Terminals A and B

For futher information refer to www.barcelonaturisme.com

Other interesting Tours in Barcelona include:

Barcelona Walking Tours. Discover Barcelona on foot, led by professional guides. Get to know the Gothic Quarter and admire its monuments and the charm of its streets and squares; or enjoy a walk through the Picasso´s bohemian Barcelona.

Departue point: Plaza Catalunya, 17 – S 08002 Barcelona.
Ticket sales: Turisme de Barcelona Information Offices

Barcelona Liceu Theatre Visit and Tour. Visits of the most representative areas of the Liceu: the Hall, the Room of Mirrors and the Foyer (in Catalan, Spanish and English).

Optional guided tour of the Cercle del Liceu, a magnificent exponent of Catalan Modernism, containing exceptional pictorial and decorative works of art and a collection of paintings by Ramon Casas.
Schedule: 10.00 h. (guided tours) 11.30, 12.00, 13.00 h (tour "express")

Information:
Tel.: (+34)93. 485. 99. 14
Email: visites@liceubarcelona.com

Palau de la Musica Catalana Visit and Tour Barcelona. It is one of the world's leading concert halls. Considered to be one of Modernism's chief exponents, it was built by architectLluís Domènech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908. In 1997 it was declared a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.
Schedule: From Monday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Visits every half hour. Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.

Information:
c/ de Sant Francesc de Paula, 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 902 442 882
Fax: 93 295 72 08
Email: taquilles@palaumusica.org

Las Golondrinas. Take a boat trip around the port and coast of Barcelona. There are two tour options. To find out whick one suits you, refer to www.lasgolondrinas.com.

Also discover Catalonia with three different tours made by Bus Turistic Catalunya, departing from Barcelona:

Figueres – Dali Museum. Discover Figueres, the native town of Salvador Dali. Explore his museum and his most important art. The ticket price includes the the two-way trip, and the entrance to the Theatre-Museum Dali, and the Museo de l´ Empordá. You will also get discounts on entrances to other musuems.

Tarragona – Reus: Discover the archaelogical sites of Tarragona, considered as patromony of humanity. The ticket price includes the two way trip, and a guided tour in Bodegas Torres and Pere Matas building. Enjoy other discounts in shop sand restuarants.

Penedes – Sitges: Be guided through the Caves Codorniu, located in Sant Sadurní d' Anoia. Discover Colònia Güell, one of Gaudi's masterpieces. The ticket price includes these guided tours, and other discounts on museums, restaurants, and shops.

If you are interested in any of these three tours, contact with the following tourist offices:

Pl. de Catalunya: Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S, Barcelona
Pl. Sant Jaume: Ciutat, 2 (Ajuntament), Barcelona
Estació de Sants: Pl. dels Països Catalans, s/n, Barcelona