Barcelona - Montjuic Tour
This tour gives you a comprehensive view of today’s Barcelona, the new and the old, a combination of the renewed seafront, the Catalan Modernism and the charming litlle streets of the Gothic quarter topped with a lovely ride along the magic Montjuïc hill enjoying the excellent views.
We start at Via Vespa in the trendy “Born” area and head on to the “Port Vell” harbour and Barceloneta beachside. From thereon we drive all along the renewed seaside until the “2004 Universal Forum of Cultures” area, new business and leisure hotspot. We drive through the new part of the city filled with modern architecture like Jean Nouvel’s Agbar tower (also known as the world’s biggest dildo) and go on to the Sagrada Familia to have a short photo-stop.
The tour continues through the strict grid pattern of the “Eixample”, visionary design by Cerdà, to reach the “Passeig de Gracia”, undoubtedly the most elegant and striking boulevard of the city, where we find more Gaudi’s and other Modernist masterpieces.
We arrive at the “Plaça de Catalunya” and drive down the famous “Ramblas”, where street life never stops till Barcelona’s best food market “La Boqueria”. Here we dive into the little old town streets reaching the MACBA and CCCB, a complete contrast to the old, charming character of the surrounding buildings.
We now head towards the Montjuïc hill with its exotic gardens, Olympic stadium and multiple museums to the Montjuïc Castle at the top and have another short break to enjoy the excellent views this magic hill offers, overlook the city and even the tour we just did.
Time to drive back down the hill to our base in el Born.