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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia
Explore the beauty of Barcelona on this Best of Barcelona Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of this exquisite Catalan city, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights and allow you to discover some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets. You'll enjoy skip-the-line access at La Sagrada Familia, so you can avoid the long queues at this popular attraction. You’ll also visit the hill of Montjuïc and the Gothic Quarter. On this small-group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Three Countries in One Day
Pack your passport and expand your horizons on a day trip from Barcelona that visits three countries in one day. Start your morning early with a visit to the medieval Spanish village of Baga, then head to French UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Mont-Louis for breakfast, go duty-free shopping in Andorra la Vell and end your trip with a drink en-route to Barcelona – all in one day! This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring a more personal experience.
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on this convenient City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, travel by open-top, double-decker bus along three routes to visit major Barcelona attractions including La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, Park Güell, the Picasso Museum and Parc de la Ciutadella. Customize your own itinerary and hop on and off as you please at more than 44 stops around the city.
PortAventura and Costa Caribe
Enjoy fun for all the family at Spain’s top theme park and aquatic center: PortAventura and Costa Caribe! Simply head inside the parks with an entrance ticket and enjoy the rides at your own pace. Discover roller coasters, accelerator rides and ‘Sesame Street’ adventures in PortAventura, or head to Costa Caribe to splash around with water jets and free-fall slides.
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Art in Barcelona: must-see exhibitions
Un Thyssen mai vist (Unseen Thyssen)
To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, which will be celebrated in 2017, Barcelona's CaixaForum hosts this selection of 62 works (with 8 paintings that are usually part of the MNAC's Thyssen collection) that, as the name implies, are on show outside of Madrid for the first time since the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection was acquired by Spain in 1993. The exhibition includes works by Fra Angelico, Bellini, Brueghel, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Cézanne, Pissarro, Picasso, Chagall and Hopper, among others.
Endgame: Duchamp, chess and the avant-gardes
Chess as a leitmotif to understand modern art. Curated by Manuel Segade, this exhibition starts off with Marcel Duchamp and tells the story of the avant-gardes up to the first appearances of conceptual art, including big names in 20th-century art such as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinski, Man Ray and Max Ernst, among others.
The Galería Joan Prats presents this exhibition of Barcelona-born artist Alfons Borrell's work. This singular creator has steered clear of what's fashionable throughout his long career, and conceives of painting as a space where he can relate to the world, as well as an impulse and an emotion. His work is characterized by the importance of colour and moves between subtlety and intensity, between openness to nature and introspective retreat.