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Palau Sant Jordi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

1. Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

Explore districts like Ramblas, Raval, and the Old Town on this guided walking tour in Barcelona. Ride the cable car to Montjuic Castle and watch the sunset over the city and the sea. End your day by watching the Magic Fountain show.  Start your tour at the famous Ramblas in the heart of the city centre. Walk through the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a fine example of modernist architecture and one of Europe's leading opera houses.  Have a look at the incredible façade of Palau Guell, where a young Gaudi showed his mastery of light and creating beautiful shapes. Continue your walking tour to discover the Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town.  Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, probably the cutest statue you will ever see. Next, take the Montjuic Funicular and enjoy the breathtaking views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. Reach Montjuic Castle and explore this site which has been a military fortress since its early beginning. Find out how it has witnessed the change of political power in the city.  Enter the dungeons of the several political prisoners that have marked the history of the city. Receive access to the Tower of the Castle, where you can admire 360-degree views over Barcelona. Snap pictures dazzling views of Barcelona and the sea at sunset. Continue your walk and pass by the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi which is famous for hosting the best concerts in town. Along the way, stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savor traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. After your break, head to the Magic Fountain which was constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. End your tour by watching the colorful dancing water of the fountain.

Barcelona: Montjuic Mountain Private Guided Tour

2. Barcelona: Montjuic Mountain Private Guided Tour

Explore a distinctive part of Barcelona on a private tour of Montjuic Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain and take in sweeping views over the city and coast. Pick up insights into the history of the area from your guide as you explore the area. Start by going up the mountain and enjoying panoramic views of the city on the Montjuic cable car. Learn about the history and importance of Montjuic in local culture by visiting attractions such as the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and Montjuic Castle. Montjuic was the site for the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition and 1992 Olympics. Both of these events have made Montjuic an area of interest. Marvel at the wonderful architecture of the Grand National Palace, the German pavilion, or the magnificent Olympic facilities including Luis Companys Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi. On the tour, also check out and hear about the Castle of Montjuic, Calatrava Tower, MNAC National Palace, The Four Columns, Magic Fountain, Venetian Towers, Placa d'Espanya, and the Bullring Shopping Mall Las Arenas.

Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

3. Barcelona Highlights Small Group Half-Day Tour with Pickup

On this half-day tour you’ll be met at the location of your choice and head out by private transportation to see Barcelona’s most distinctive sites. A specialized guide will provide a complete picture of Barcelona, as you travel on a route that takes in the highlights of the city. First, you’ll admire the Barcelona skyline from Montjuic Mountain. At the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace where you can take in the most spectacular panoramic views over the old quarter and Barcelona coastline, you’ll see how the diverse architectural styles of the city mix together so well. Also, while you’re on the mountain your guide will show you important buildings such as the those related to the ‘92 Olympics. See the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally dating from 1929, and the Palau Sant Jordi of Arata Isozaki. You’ll also find buildings designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, such as the Plaça Espanya, influenced by St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, and the National Palace. Head down the mountain to the waterfront along the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the new World Trade Center, the Gothic Drassanes, and the Columbus Monument near the iconic La Rambla. End this portion of the tour at Port Vell. Climb Via Laietana, with the Old Town on your left. With your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to explore parts of the Roman and medieval quarters. To appreciate the contrasts of Barcelona, you’ll visit Passeig de Gracia, the street featuring the most distinctive examples of Catalan architecture. Here you’ll find the most striking facades of private Modernist architecture, exemplified by La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also be able to admire examples of Modernist houses such as Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. Finally, the tour takes you to the Eixample district, an extension of the Old Town that was designed for the orderly growth of the city. The regular streets, the revolutionary form of its blocks, and the variety of architectural styles are prevalent right up to the point you reach the iconic cathedral, ​​La Sagrada Familia. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the Cathedral and will provide the keys to understanding the mystical symbolism of this important structure.

Barcelona Montjuic Three-Hour Bike Tour

4. Barcelona Montjuic Three-Hour Bike Tour

Barcelona by bike is the perfect way to see a lot of the Catalan city in a short period of time. This guided bike tour is a refreshing ride up Montjuic offering spectacular views and historic monuments. Discover the magic of the Spanish hills on this fun-filled ride. Begin the day by the port and take in the refreshing ocean air. Home of the universal exhibition of 1929, the Raval neighbourhood awaits you next with its palaces and the Magic fountain. Lights and water create a breathtaking display. Another highlight of the neighbourhood is the Columbus Monument, remembering the man who discovered America. As the ride continues, you’ll come to Plaza de Espana. One of Barcelona’s biggest squares, it features the Venetian Towers and statues by Miquel Blay. Travelling up Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina you’ll view beautiful Spanish architecture, both classic and modern. As you climb higher up the hill, the Olympic ring, Palau Sant Jordi and the Olympic Stadium will come into view. You’ll have a chance to rest at the Joan Miro foundation, a museum of modern art, before going down to the Miramar, a beautiful viewpoint where you will have breathtaking views of the whole city and Mediterranean Sea. To conclude this spectacular tour you will ride through Port Vell, an old fisherman’s neighborhood, that had become one of the city’s most popular and trendy areas. Our friendly guide takes care of everything. All you need to do is start pedaling when he says ‘vamos’. The tour is fully organized and designed for your enjoyment. You can look forward to simple routes without traffic, a safe, beautiful journey every time.

Barcelona: City Highlights and Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

5. Barcelona: City Highlights and Sagrada Familia Guided Tour

The tour starts at the Gothic Quarter, where you will greet your guide and begin your tour through these wonderful streets. Stroll along key landmarks such as Las Ramblas, Basílica of Santa María del Mar, the Barcelona Cathedral, Basílica of Santa María del Pi and hear about the construction of these stunning catholic monuments from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Then hop on our private transportation and ascend to Montjuïc Hill for some stunning city views and to see the sports facilities used for the 1992 Olympics, including Picornell Olympic Swimming Pool, Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, and Palau Sant Jordi. Continue by walking along Passeig de Gràcia, one of the finest streets in Barcelona, and admire some of the most prestigious works of art by the architect Antoni Gaudí including Casa Batlló and Casa Milà - La Pedrera. Finish the tour with a guided tour of La Sagrada Familia with skip-the-line tickets included in the price.

Barcelona: Montjuïc Segway Tour

6. Barcelona: Montjuïc Segway Tour

Begin your Segway experience from the city center, at Paral.lel avenue. After meet your guide, you will start a 5-10' training to feel ready to ride on your Segway. Before start climbing Montjuïc mountain, you will go through Port Vell and seaside to go up the first spot, the Poble Sec viewpoint, a perfect place to start enjoying the spectacular views over the city and its outskirts. Now, you will move towards the top of the mountain to explore the Montjuïc Castle. An historic place, currently used by local people and visitors to hold cultural events, exhibitions and family activities of all kinds. When you are on the top of the mountain, you will go through the lush gardens as you approach the Olympic ring, where most of the Olympic events took place during 1992 Olympic Games. Here, you will see some of the most important facilities such as Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi and the Bernat Picornell pools. Before returning to the starting point, you will visit the National Museum of Catalonia Art and the magic fountain, a great spectacle of lights, water and music that you shouldn't miss. This is not all, because before ending your Montjuïc Segway Tour, you will make a little getaway to the Poble Sec district and Paral.lel area, where your guide will give you some gastronomic tips. Stay tuned!

Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

7. Barcelona & Park Güell: Private Half-Day Tour with Pickup

Get to know Barcelona up close and surround yourself with vivid greens and vibrant color at Park Güell. Enjoy the chance to save time and skip the entrance line at the park. Choose your pick-up point at your convenience and begin your tour with private transportation to some of the most scenic spots in town. Specialized guides will delve into the depths of Barcelona's architectonic legacy, culture and people, while you sit back and enjoy the ride. The tour starts in the center of town at Plaça Catalunya, home to some of the most distinctive Catalan architecture: Passeig de Gracia. Take in the striking facades of the private modernist buildings in the area. Antoni Gaudí's La Pedrera is certain to stick out. In the part of town aptly described as the "apple of discord," discover many impressive examples of modernist houses like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera and Casa Ametller. Venture toward the historic Gràcia district until you reach the world-famous Park Güell. Located on a hill with spectacular views of Barcelona. Park Güell showcases Gaudí's signature style in combination with natural forms. Meander through the uniquely beautiful corners of the park with a professional guide providing interesting facts and stories to understand the work of Gaudí. Follow the footsteps of the famous architect and continue to the Eixample. This district was projected by Ildefons Cerdà as an extension of the old town, to control the growth of the city. Drive toward the modernist gems: Hospital de Sant Pau and Gaudí’s masterpiece, ​​La Sagrada Familia. No photographs you've ever seen of this basilica will compare to your first experience in front of Gaudí's temple. Discover the symbolism in the architecture through your knowledgeable guide. Continue an architectural tour toward the Mediterranean sea, passing by the Plaza Monumental de Barcelona. Make a pit stop at the contemporary Agbar Tower, the newest reference point for the Barcelona skyline. Once you reach Bogatell beach, cross the waterfront through Port Vell (Old Port), Gothic Drassanes and Columbus Monument, near the iconic La Rambla, and end up at the brand new World Trade Center. Climb the Montjuic Mountain. Find the Mirador de l'Alcalde, a terrace that offers spectacular views over the Barcelona skyline. On the same mountain, find facilities from the 1992 Olympics: the remodeled Olympic Stadium, originally built in 1929 and Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki. Get a taste of old-school urban planning and architecture designed for the International Exhibition of 1929, as Plaça Espanya references St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. See the the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc and the National Palace. Head to the center of the Old Town. Finish the day in the quaint corners of the Gothic Quarter with a relaxing walking tour, with echoes of the Roman and medieval city's past all around you. Stop at the Cathedral Avenue to admire the magnificent temple’s Gothic façade and practically travel back in time to the origins of Barcelona at Plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of today's City Hall.

Private Tour of Barcelona with Driver/Guide

8. Private Tour of Barcelona with Driver/Guide

Enjoy Barcelona in your own private vehicle from tip to toe. You will be picked up from your hotel or place of choice and start the tour with your driver/guide. Embark on a 4-hour tour of Barcelona’s best and most important landmarks and touristic attractions. Relax at your own pace with your family and/or friends. The panoramic private luxury tour will include Villa Olimpica, the Olympic Stadium, Palau Sant Jordi, Calatrava Tower, Montjuic (where you can enjoy panoramic views of city and harbor), Plaza España, Port Olimpic, Valvidrera, Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. Also enjoy a quick view of Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Familia. Once the tour is finished, your driver/guide will take you to your hotel or place of choice.

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What people are saying about Palau Sant Jordi

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 104 reviews

Having been on a number of similar tours around the world (with mixed success), we were hoping that this would be more successful than many others booked on other platforms over the years. This private tour was everything we could have asked for and more! Our guide (Jorge) was really knowledgeable, engaging and so extremely accommodating of our various requests. He provided us with a very informative and interesting tour of the castle, and then after a short walk down to the Olympic Stadium, introduced us to what is to be the temporary home of FC Barcelona for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Thereafter we ended the tour at the fountains and Placa d'Espanya, which were very pretty indeed. The views from the cable car and from the top of the castle were amazing, which was helped by the fabulous weather (a clear, sunny and warm November day). As private guided tours go, this was certainly very enjoyable and rates as one of the best we've had. We can strongly recommend it!

We had an amazing tour with guide Xavi, we saw a lot more than we thought we would during the 5 hours and crossed of all the places we planned to go during our trip. The private transport and skip the line acces alone made this tour more than worth the money, but on top of that the guide Xavi had a lot of knowledge about even the small things we wanted to know, and made sure the group was laughing and having fun. The views in Sagrada Familia were breathtaking and something everyone needs to experience. Can recommend with all of our hearts.

Xavier was an amazing guide! So knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the gothic district to learn about the early history of the area, the gothic design of the churches, then up to Montjuic and the Olympic park and finally to tour through La Sagrada Famille. Thanks Xavier for sharing your insight and interpretation regarding the various aspects of this amazing cathedral!!

We had an outstanding experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and personable with all the people within our group. We had such a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Barcelona!

It was fascinating! Barcelona has a wonderful history. Jordi is a great guide!