Best of Barcelona

Barcelona

When most people travel to Spain they stick to the larger cities like Madrid, Seville, and Valencia, but none is a more popular destination than Barcelona. Barcelona is Spain’s 2nd most populous city and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s greatest cultural and economic cities.

In a city like Barcelona that has so many things to do, it can be difficult to keep up on all of the hot tours and activities. We have compiled the best experiences in Barcelona.

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Barcelona’s cuisine is known best for tapas, which are appetizers or snacks that come in various forms. Tapas are normally served in the evening due to dinner usually being served between 9 pm and 11 pm. It’s common for people restaurant hop between the time they get off of work until dinner time trying different types of tapas.

This tour takes your clients around to the most popular areas of the city while stopping in to sample the local cuisine. The tour visits one of the most famous streets in the city, La Rambla, and the city’s best food market La Bosqueria. Your clients also have the option to upgrade to see a 50 minute Flamenco show after the tour.

Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain 30 miles west of Barcelona, which roughly translates to “serrated mountain.” The mountain is home to the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey which is located over 4,000 feet above the valley floor.

The Royal Basilica has been one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years due to its famous carving of the Virgin Moroneta. The tour takes your clients from Barcelona to the high altitude basilica. Once there your clients will have two and a half hours to explore the site and take in the breathtaking views from over 4,000 feet in the air. The tour will then conclude and return everyone to Barcelona.

Skip the Line: Sagrada Familia Tour

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. The cathedral was designed by Antoni Gaudi and construction began in 1882. It is still under construction today with an estimated completion in 2026. Currently, the building is over 70% completed but is open to the public for tours.

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited sites in Barcelona, so lines can quickly build up. The guided tour skips the long lines and takes your clients directly into the cathedral for an hour and a half. The tour takes your clients through the church’s interior and concludes at the Sagrada Familia Museum. The tour is offered at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm in multiple languages.

Small Group Barcelona Cooking Class

This cooking class teaches your clients how to prepare an authentic 4-course Spanish banquet. The class is led by a local chef and is limited to a group of 14 people, which ensures personal attention from the chef. Participants of the class learn how to cook two starter dishes, an entrée, and a dessert. The entrée and desserts both have two options to pick from. The menu can change due to seasonality and availability of ingredients.

The tour also includes the option to upgrade and experience the Bosqueria Food Market. Your clients experience a one and a half hour walking tour of the market with the chef. The chef teaches participants how to choose the best and freshest ingredients.

With so much to do and so many different things to experience, it is no wonder that Barcelona is becoming a popular destination for travelers. Make sure that your clients have a great experience during their next visit to the wonderful city.

To see more information on Barcelona and the tours and activities that are offered visit our Barcelona city page on ARC MarketPlace. To see all of the products and services that are offered on ARC MarketPlace visit www.arcmarketplace.com.

Zeke Lukow

Zeke has been with ARC since 2015 as a Product Analyst. In his role at ARC, Zeke works on the analysis of multiple products including ARC MarketPlace and AeroGram.

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