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Barcelona Sightseeing Bike Tour
"Book this sightseeing bicycle tour and be ready to discover the city center of this internationally known city. Meet your local guide and discover the unique architecture of Barcelona from a different perspective. The route you will follow will be around Sagrada Familia (optionaly) and make your way to several parks and beach areas like the Barceloneta Olympic Port and Ciutadella Park. Be prepared to get to know about the fascinating history of the city and receive their expert advice on what to do and see during the rest of your stay. This tour is suitable for all ages and you will mostly get""Enjoy your Barcelona stay with this 3.5-hour bike tour and discover the most known spots in Barcelona. Cycle through the city center as you sink in all the stories and details that your local guide explains to you.title=Barcelona+Sightseeing+Bike+Tour+Highlights&1=Family+friendly&2=Pickup+from+a+centrally+located+meeting+point&3=Free+drinks+included
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Barcelona Bike Tour Including Tapas Lunch
"Meet your guide in central Barcelona and ride your bike to discover the unique architecture of Barcelona from a different perspective.Make the most of this experience and learn historical and cultural tips from your guide as you move around the city. Las Ramblas the Cathedral and Ciutadella Park.Your included tapas lunch will take place once you have returned your bike at the start point. Your guide will take you to a local restaurant where you will enjoy a tapas menu that consists of four different tapas an""Book this 3-hour sightseeing bicycle tour with tapas lunch included and be ready to discover the centre of Barcelona.Get to know the fascinating history of the city and receive the expert advice from your guides on what to do and see during the rest otitle=Barcelona+Bike+Tour+Including+Tapas+Lunch+Highlights&1=Instant+Confirmation&2=Great+overview+and+orientation+of+the+city&3=Perfect+for+all+ages+and+skill+level&4=Perfect+introduction+for+first-time+visitors""
From EUR40.00
 
Full-Day Private Wine Tour and Montserrat Mountain Experience
"Escape the big city and enjoy in this fascinating private tour during 8 hours where you will visit one of these wineries: Freixenet Artcava Pares Balta Codorniu Llopart or similar depends on the availability and you will finish the tour in the unique Montserrat mountain where you will see breathtaking views. Depends on the time and availability of the wineries the tour can start in Montserrat or in the winery. In the winery an expert guide will expla
From EUR157.00

Comfortable Shoes Tips (9)

ABSOLUTELY two pairs of comfortable shoes.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear COMFORTABLE shoes. Let me say it again--Comfortable shoes. Barcelona and Porto have serious cobblestone streets that will do your feet and body in and kill any form of shoe with a heel!!!!! Two pairs with plenty of socks--'cause focused tour freaks like us will go for hours and those tootsies get sweaty. (Did Rome with only one good pair and I was a mess by the end.) Pic of my worn Clark espadrilles! (Coming soon)
Look at my overall tip suggestions in Miscellaneous Tips for one list.

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Misha_abq
Jun 03, 2007

Blisters are a pain

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Barcelona is a town for walking, so make sure that your shoes are comfortable. New fashionable shoes will ruin your visit. My wife came with such shoes and could not walk after the first day, making our tours slow and painful.

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ardelean
Jan 20, 2007

Comfy shoes

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Basically, you can get everywhere by metro, however, if you want to see all the great sights of the city, you'll have to do it by foot. So bring your most comfortable shoes, you're gonna need them, believe me!!!

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LeaJoy
Nov 21, 2005

comfy shoes for lots of walking

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Your best walking shoes/sneakers are necessary! Whether it's taking a walking tour of Modernista architecture or just wandering the Barri Gotic and Las Ramblas, there is a lot to be seen in Barcelona by foot.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies I forgot a nail file, i found I needed on more than you'd think! You can find what you need at the pharmacies which are marked with a neon cross in either red or green

Photo Equipment Lots of film and/or media cards for the tons of photos you will take. This picture was done with a fisheye lens.

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kazander
Jul 02, 2004
 
 
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Walking, walking, walking....

Luggage and bags Never leave home with your luggage full. You always buy something during your trip. How are you carryng it home?

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Comfortable shoes! There is no better way to get to know a city than walking around it! You can get to know all the main points in Barcelona on foot. It is healthy and cheap! As long as you are prepared.....

Photo Equipment I recommend a digital camera......

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RaquelMac
Dec 18, 2003

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Luggage and bags I would recommend taking as little as possible on day trips so you don't have to carry a bag...it makes the day much more enjoyable. :)

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Take some shorts for sure...it gets warm there during the day...even in late October.

Next time I'd also take some thongs or sandles to walk along the beach in...I wasn't sure how safe the sand was in bare feet.

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CandS
Mar 25, 2003

Packing List

Luggage and bags Bring a bag that is easy to tote around. A backpack would be a great thing but sling it in front of you so that you can watch out for pickpockets. In this bag you can put your cameras and stuff like that.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Just good comfortable shoes and lose clothes in the summer. Warm coats on the winter but not too heavy coz Barcelona is best seen walking.

Photo Equipment Nothing much. Stock up on film if you're coming from the Philippines coz its rather expensive here.

Miscellaneous A map of the metro and a street map are indispensible for the first time traveller. The streets can be absolutely confusing at times. If you have a Palm Pilot i suggest getting TomTom City Maps, a truly impressive program that allows you to plot your route. Even better if you have a GPS system attached to it. The Metro Guide is also available for the Palm so you can download it too.

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francismir
Sep 08, 2002

Casual will do

Luggage and bags For a short term city tripp, a small suitecase is ok.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Adjust your clothing to a mediterranean climate.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear Barcelona has some nice small beaches, and if the weather is fine (which is most of the time from spring to fall) bring some beach wear

Miscellaneous To see much means to walk a lot, so bring good comfortbale shoes

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lihue
Sep 01, 2002

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Take shoes that are made for walking

Luggage and bags Pack light

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Comfortable shoes are a necessity. I ended up with a toe problem due to poor fitting shoes and had to cut the toe out of my canvas sneakers to get by. Don't let this happen to you.

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windoweb
Apr 25, 2010

Things to Do Near Barcelona

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Parc de la Ciutadella

This building, located in the middle of the park near the boating lake, is the Catalan parliament. Also in the park are a few museums and the Barcelona zoo - once home to Barcelona's unofficial...
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Museu Picasso - Picasso Museum

This collection of works by Picasso is housed in 5 medieval houses all joined seemlessly together after many years of renovations. Although not born in Barcelona, Picasso spent some years in the city...
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Museu d'Historia de Catalunya - Catalan History Museum

This museum opened during 1943 and one of its major attractions is to take a walk underground and view the streets of the Roman and medieval city. We were on a tour and did not have time to enter the...
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Museu de la Xocolata - Chocolate Museum

This is a museum about chocolate. I love chocolate and found the visit interesting. The exhibition starts with cacao and how it was used in America. And then how it came to Europe and later with the...
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Barcelona Walking Tours Gotic

This Great tour, organized by Turisme de Barcelona, offers you the possibility to walk by the Gothic Quarter, with an experimented guide that will explain you the history of all the hidden corners of...
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Santa Caterina Market - Mercat de Santa Caterina

In Bari Gotic neat the Santa Caterina church is the food market Mercat de Santa Caterina. Much smaller the Boqueria, it still has those wonderful smells and lots of vendors selling all sorts of...
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