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Placa d'Espanya Tours

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Placa d'Espanya
Plaça d'Espanya is one of the busiest hubs of activity in Barcelona. Its Magic Fountain (Font Màgica) is the site of an evening light-and-sound show, while its National Palace (Palau Nacional) houses Catalonia’s national art museum. Reminiscent of those in Venice, the two towers on the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina are city landmarks.

The Basics
A common meeting point for travelers and locals alike, Plaça d'Espanya is located at the intersection of main roads such as Paral·lel and Gran Via. The boulevard, known for its stately architecture, also has a major metro and train stop.

Due to its central location and plethora of attractions, Plaça d'Espanya features on virtually every sightseeing tour in the city, and most visitors are bound to end up here at least once. Nighttime tours, including those by electric bike, typically stop at the plaza for a show at the Magic Fountain. The Red Route of the Barcelona hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus also stops at the plaza on its way up and down Montjuïc.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plaça d'Espanya is a must-see for all first-time visitors, and the fountain show is a hit with kids.
  • Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as there isn’t much shade in the area.
  • Bring your camera; this plaza is loaded with photo opportunities.
  • The Plaça d'Espanya train station is fully wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There
Plaça d'Espanya is in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona. Metro lines 1, 3, and 8 all stop here, as do numerous city buses. It’s about a 35-minute walk from the Old City (Ciutat Vella).

When to Get There
The best time to visit Plaça d'Espanya is early in the morning, just as the sun is rising, or in the evening when the sun is beginning to set. The light during these times makes for the best images of the square’s grand architecture. Come after dark to see the free fountain show.

What’s Nearby
Plaça d'Espanya has one of the heaviest concentrations of attractions outside the Old City. Head between the two giant towers to the CaixaForum art museum, or continue up the stairs to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. From there, Poble Espanyol and the Joan Miró Foundation are both within walking distance.
Address: Sants-Montjuïc District, Barcelona 08004, Spain
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Private Guided Barcelona Highlights Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Private Guided Barcelona Highlights Tour with Hotel Pick-up

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Discover Barcelona your way on a private tour with a personal guide who makes sure you see the city’s top attractions, or you can customize the itinerary to your own preferences. Perhaps visit famous Gaudí landmarks like Sagrada Familia or Park Güell, explore the Gothic Quarter, or visit La Rambla, Barcelona’s bustling tree-lined promenade. This tour includes air-conditioned transportation, pickup from your hotel or cruise port, and the option to choose skip-the-line entry to select attractions when booking.
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Barcelona and Montserrat: skip-the-lines, small-group, pickup dropoff included

Barcelona and Montserrat: skip-the-lines, small-group, pickup dropoff included

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See the historical and natural highlights of Barcelona and its scenic surroundings on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Hill, and then sail past the long lines at renowned architect’s Antoni Gaudi’s Park Güell. Venture to Montserrat National Park to enjoy the natural splendor of the scenery, and absorb the sacred ambiance of Montserrat Monastery, the park’s beautiful basilica.
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Barcelona Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up

Barcelona Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Small Group Tour with Hotel pick-up

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Visit two Barcelona must-sees in one day without any rushing for trains or buses, and with a guide to provide background and stories on each site and wider Catalonia on this full-day, small-group tour. Beat the lines at the Sagrada Familia to admire Gaudi’s mastery, and after a stroll around Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, be transported to Montserrat to explore the mountainside monastery. If you wish, upgrade to a private tour.
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Barcelona in One Day: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

Barcelona in One Day: Sagrada Familia, Park Guell & Old Town with Hotel Pick-up

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Get a taste for the top attractions in Barcelona during this small-group excursion covering the many highlights of the Catalan capital. Tour Passeig de Gracia, an elegant boulevard that hosts a wealth of modernist architecture like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, before discovering Antoni Gaudí's Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia. Upi also explore the incredible history of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter before finishing with sublime city views from on top of Montjüic.
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

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Discover some of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona during this half-day or full-day private tour of the city’s top sights. Get personalized attention from your guide as you skip the lines at the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Then stroll the atmospheric streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter on a walking tour, stopping to admire a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. You’ll also get to sip cava, Catalonia’s signature sparkling wine, at a local food market, check out modernist architecture in the city’s Eixample district and take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Montjuïc area, among other stops. This private tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and optional upgrade to a full-day tour featuring afternoon visits to architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Park Güell.
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Barcelona Highlight Tour and Montserrat Monastery with Hotel Pick-up

Barcelona Highlight Tour and Montserrat Monastery with Hotel Pick-up

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When your cruise ships sails into the picturesque port of Barcelona, disembark to discover the legendary landmarks of the city on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the architectural extravagance of La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, and then ascend to the hilltop perch of Olympic monuments. Venture to the nearby national park of Montserrat to enjoy views of the rugged mountain peeks, and absorb the sacred ambiance of Montserrat Basilica during an intimate tour.
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Montserrat 7-hour Private Tour from Barcelona with Lunch

Montserrat 7-hour Private Tour from Barcelona with Lunch

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Visit the Santa María de Montserrat Abbey on this private tour of Montserrat. You’ll travel with a personal guide by train from Barcelona, then ascend by rack railway or cable car to the mountaintop Benedictine monastery. Listen to the lilting voices of L’Escolania de Montserrat, a renowned boys’ choir, and see the famed Black Virgin (La Moreneta). Hotel pickup is included on this 7-hour tour, with drop-off at Plaza de España in Barcelona.
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Barcelona Shore Excursion: pickup with luggage, skip-the-lines, best city tour

Barcelona Shore Excursion: pickup with luggage, skip-the-lines, best city tour

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Disembark at the bustling port of Barcelona to see the city’s spectacular sights on a shore excursion. Choose to sail past long lines at Gaudi’s picturesque Park Güell with a priority access pass and skip-the-line at the Sagrada Familia at the end of the tour. Ascend to the hilltop perch of Barcelona’s magnificent Olympic monuments and admire panoramic city vistas; stroll the ambient Plaza de Espanya and marvel at the Passeig de Gràcia.
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8-Day Spain Tour Including Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo

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Visit six of Spain’s beautiful cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, on this 8-day tour, with hotel accommodation included. After two days to enjoy Barcelona with a sightseeing tour and time to explore independently; catch the high-speed train to Madrid to discover Spain’s capital. Then, board an air-conditioned coach with a guide for a 4-day tour to Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo, including guided visits to Granada’s Alhambra and Cordoba’s Great Mosque. Round-trip coach transport, daily breakfasts and some dinners, plus airport transfers in Barcelona and Madrid are also included.
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Barcelona Half Day Guided Panoramic Bus and Walking Tour

Barcelona Half Day Guided Panoramic Bus and Walking Tour

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Discover Barcelona’s landmarks and highlights on a 5-hour, guided tour with an experienced guide. Enjoy unobstructed views of the glamorous Passeig de Gràcia from a panoramic bus, and spot Gaudí’s most famous modern homes. Take in the sites along the Mediterranean coast, with time to see the Olympic stadium, then board a scenic cable car to get stunning, aerial vistas of the city. Explore the Plaça de Catalunya on foot with a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarter and historic center landmarks.
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Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

Private Montjuic Mountain Tour with Visit to Olympic Park and Plaza España

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Ride the funicular railway up Montjuïc for spectacular views over Barcelona during this 3-hour private tour. Translated as the ‘Mountain of the Jews’ due to its Jewish cemetery, the hill was home to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Visit the Olympic facilities and Montjuïc Castle, then finish with a walking tour at Plaza España, where your personal guide shares the highlights of one of Barcelona’s most impressive squares.
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Skip 2 Lines: Barcelona city tour, small-group, with pickup at hotels and port

Skip 2 Lines: Barcelona city tour, small-group, with pickup at hotels and port

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Barcelona is a wildly popular tourist destination, so it can be tough to enjoy the city's top sights without fighting for tickets, and waiting in long lines. Fortunately, with this small-group guided tour, you can see the top attractions in Barcelona—from Gaudi's famous buildings to the hilltop vistas from Montjuic—with skip-the-line admission to Park Guell, included. With a guide to lead the way and hotel pickup provided, you can avoid the hassles, and truly enjoy this beautiful city.
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Best of Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Old Town Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Best of Barcelona: Sagrada Familia and Old Town Tour with Hotel Pick-up

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Sample all that Barcelona has to offer during this 8-hour sightseeing excursion in the Catalan capital. Start along upscale Passeig de Gracia, exploring the street’s high-end boutiques and modernist buildings like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. You’ll continue your day at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sagrada Familia, learning about the inspiration for this jaw-dropping building and its one-of-a-kind creator, Antoni Gaudí. You’ll also enjoy visits to other iconic attractions including Las Ramblas, Montjüic Mountain, the Gothic Quarter, and much more. Round-trip transport and a guide are also included.
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Barcelona Highlights Sidecar Tour

Barcelona Highlights Sidecar Tour

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Opt for an alternative sightseeing experience in Barcelona during a private tour by motorbike and sidecar, the ideal choice for couples and first-time visitors. Rather than navigating the large city on your own, you’ll travel to a mix of lesser-known places and iconic attractions with your private guide, from whom you’ll receive undivided attention.
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Barcelona Private 4-Hour Guided Tour

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Barcelona Private 4-Hour Guided Tour

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Marvel over La Sagrada Familia, stroll down colorful Las Ramblas and take in the views from Montjuic hill on this 4-hour city tour. Your private tour can be tailored to suit your interests, so you can take in modernist wonders like Casa Batlló and Casa Mila, peek into the shops along glamorous Passeig de Gracia, or explore Barcelona’s Olympic park.
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Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show

Barcelona Best Views: Old Town, Cable Car, Montjuic Castle & Magic Fountain Show

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From bustling Las Ramblas to Montjuïc Castle and the waterfront, this Barcelona tour showcases the best views the city has to offer, in just a few hours. Join your guide for a busy day of sightseeing packed with highlights. You pass one of Gaudí's architectural marvels, visit the famous Boqueria Market, and enjoy tapas on a museum terrace. Finally, you end your afternoon with a near-perfect photo op: hilltop vistas of the sun setting over the Old Town.
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Barcelona and Montserrat: small-group, skip-the-lines, pickup from hotel or port

Barcelona and Montserrat: small-group, skip-the-lines, pickup from hotel or port

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Visitors with limited time in bustling Barcelona often face a tough choice—you can explore Barcelona's top attractions, or visit the scenic Montserrat mountains, situated just outside of the city. With this attraction-packed guided tour, you can actually do both, in only a few hours. Let your guide lead the way to many of Barcelona's must-see attractions—from Gaudi's architectural treasures to sun-soaked Park Guell—and stop at Montana de Montserrat, with admission included in the tour price.
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Private Day Trip from Barcelona: Magical Montserrat

Private Day Trip from Barcelona: Magical Montserrat

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The mountaintop monastery of Montserrat is one of Barcelona’s most popular day trip destinations and this private tour means you can explore at your own pace. Travel to Montserrat by train, then ride the Montserrat cable car—the quickest and most exciting way to scale the mountain. Your private guide will accompany you the whole way and you can take in all the highlights including Santa Maria de Montserrat, the Holy Cave, and the Sant Miguel viewpoint.
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Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

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From modernist masterpieces to authentic Catalonian cuisine, experience the best of Barcelona on this private, full-day sightseeing tour. Make the most of your time as a private guide leads you to the city’s must-see attractions, including the Gothic Quarter, Plaça d’Espanya, and the Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Recharge midday with an included lunch at a renowned local restaurant.
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Private Guided Barcelona Tour (Top 10 Attractions, Customize the tour , Pickup)

Private Guided Barcelona Tour (Top 10 Attractions, Customize the tour , Pickup)

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Explore the top landmarks of Barcelona comfortably and efficiently on a private 4- to 5-hour sightseeing tour. Starting from your chosen location, this tour takes you to the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, and beyond. A set itinerary is offered, but your guide is happy to customize the adventure based on your personal Barcelona bucket list. Wherever you go, enjoy engaging and illuminating commentary from your guide.
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Barcelona Highlights Private Tour in a chauffeured Mercedes-Benz

Barcelona Highlights Private Tour in a chauffeured Mercedes-Benz

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This is the tour offering you an exceptional overview of the city throughout its over 2. 000 years of history. The best way to get to know the city in a short time. You will enjoy the best views from Montjuïc hill, the Roman walls of the city, the two most important churches of the city, the gothic cathedral and the worldwide famous Sagrada Familia where you will skip the lines saving your time, the elegance of Passeig de Gràcia where the famous Gaudí's buildings Casa Batlló and Casa Milà are located and more in just 4hours! To do all that in such a short time we will have to move by car/van (depending on the number of guests). Premium transportation and tickets are already included in the price of the tour, to make things easy for you.
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  • 4 hours
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Montjuic eScooter tour

Montjuic eScooter tour

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Getting to the top of Montjuic Hill is a breeze on this Barcelona e-scooter tour. Enjoy all the fun of biking to the top of the hill without the effort, and then admire views of the city before heading back down for a tour of Barcelona highlights such as the Gothic Quarter and Olympic Park.
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Skip the Line: Human Bodies - Entrance to the exhibition Ticket

Skip the Line: Human Bodies - Entrance to the exhibition Ticket

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Discover the intricacies of the human body with entrance to the Human Bodies museum in Barcelona. A must-visit for everyone from those interested in science and anatomy to families, the journey through the exhibits reveals 12 real human bodies and more than 150 organs, giving viewers the opportunity to see past the skin and into the body’s inner workings. Plus, an included audio guide provides information you would otherwise miss.
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BARCELONA SECRETS & TIBIDABO by Vespa scooter

BARCELONA SECRETS & TIBIDABO by Vespa scooter

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Zip around Barcelona on-board a classic Vespa scooter on this action-packed 4-hour tour! Follow your guide around Barcelona’s vibrant neighborhoods and hop off to marvel at Gaudi’s iconic La Sagrada Familia and admire the architecture of the Gothic Quarter. With your own transport, you’ll get to explore further than a regular tour, so you can glide along Barceloneta beach, take in the views from Tibidabo and get off-the-beaten-track as you seek out little-known local haunts.
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