EIXAMPLE + PARAL.LEL SANT ANTONI + SANTS: Down with the walls of Barcelona! Urbanism freetour

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 13, 2020

Charlie Ruiz Tours... don't be a Guiri and feel the magic of enjoying Barcelona as a local!!! Following the Top10 list of "you must do/visit" is way to easy but you will never get involved by people's energy. Do you really want to walk by through Barcelona streets and not leave the footprints of your heart in this amazing city? Taking lots of pictures will help you get a nice album to show to your family and friends but that is the same as collecting nice images with no feelings or emotions. Yes indeed, you visited a new city and you can say "I was there" in the same way as if you sit and watch the film but jumping actively into the screen and becoming the main character of that movie is much more exciting. Plus, there are hundreds of libraries and excellent History books to learn more about the city but I'm completely sure you're expecting much more right? You could even get over collapsed by lots of data and information that you could also read or find on Internet, Google and Wikipedia. But this is not what my tours are about. Moreover, are you the type of person wanting to live new experiences and adding new emotions to your visits and trips? Why should visiting Barcelona become just one more place to mark on an endless checklist of places to visit? Let's make a difference out of that! Don't you prefer creating the best story of your life? How about being the Genious of the lamp and see how the holidays of your dreams come true? Play, live, experience and feel the magic of enjoying BCN as a local with the best Tour guide you could ever imagine. Did you realize that you are now on a one way direction road to happiness in Barcelona? You've just got your ticket as a Dream-maker and about to see how you are about to FALL IN LOVE WITH BARCELONA!!!! CHARLIE RUIZ WALKING TOURS is your best option!!!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

EIXAMPLE TOUR + PARAL.LEL / SANT ANTONI + SANTS, down with the walls!!

Have you already visited the Gothic Quarter + Born, Gaudí's Modernist houses on Passeig de Gràcia, the Mercat de La Boqueria in Les Rambles, Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, Barceloneta beach or Barça's Camp Nou stadium?

Congratulations super cool!!! You have already completed the wonderful top10 and you have more than a thousand great photos for your vacation album!!!! ...but you feel like you're still missing "something", right?

Do you want to feel the magic of Barcelona as if you were 100% local, do you want to discover the city that tourists do not usually visit and become an authentic Barcelonan again?

If you are interested in folklore and local traditions, popular culture, the daily life of neighborhoods and their people, urban planning and social transformations, tensions between the Catalan bourgeoisie and the working class, their impact on municipal regulations that affect architectural development of the city, the achievement of social and labor rights for the people, discovering that Art is not only in the museums but also in the streets and in the people, etc. then this is your tour.

TOUR EIXAMPLE- PARAL.LEL-SANT ANTONI- SANTS: Down with the walls! The new Barcelona is born!

What happens when in the mid-late 19th century the walls are demolished, the municipal aggregation decrees are signed and Barcelona begins to grow? How is this urban development managed? Have you heard about Pla Cerdà and its Eixample reform project? How were the new neighborhoods born that completely transformed the city in the 20th century until reaching today's modern, open and tolerant, supportive, cosmopolitan, international and multicultural Barcelona?

- Portal of Santa Madrona and Maritime Museum
- Gardens of the 3 Xemeneies
- Apolo and El Molino Theaters
- Poble Sec and Carrer Blai Wineries
-c. Poet Cabanyes 95
- Porticoed houses 1882 on Paral.lel Avenue
- Super island of Sant Antoni
- Orxateria Xirvent / Bodega d'en Rafel
- Sant Antoni Market
- Plaça Espanya
- CC Arenas 360° viewpoint
- Sculpture "Woman and Bird" by Joan Miró
- Eix commercial Creu Coberta
- Parc de l'Espanya Industrial
- Sants Station
- Plaça Osca

All this and much more in 3 hours of "Tour Eixample- Para.lel-Sant Antoni- Sants: down the walls of Barcelona!" with the best free tour agency in the world: Guruwalk #charlieruiztours

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. del Paral·lel, 12, 08001 Barcelon...
    Av. del Paral·lel, 12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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    Avinguda Paral.lel 12- Portal de Santa Madrona. Guruwalk red cap + orange folder.

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    Portal de Santa Madrona
  • 2
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    Monument to Columbus
  • 3
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    Plaça Espanya
  • 4
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    Barceló Raval
  • 5
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    Gardens of the Three Xemeneies
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    Teatre Apolo
  • 7
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    The Mill Barcelona
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    Mujer y pájaro
  • 9
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    Arenas de Barcelona
  • 10
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    Super illa c. Parlament / Horchatería and Bodegas
  • 11
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    Sant Antoni Market
  • 12
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    Arenas de Barcelona
  • 13
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    Mujer y pájaro
  • 14
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    Plaça Espanya
  • 15
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    Carrer de la Creu Coberta
  • 16
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    Hostafrancs Market
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Parc de l'Espanya Industrial
  • 18
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    sants station
  • 19
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    Huesca Square

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Renata 07 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Recomendo el tour para quien quiera salir del obvio y conocer el lado no turístico de Barcelona. El recorrido pasa por barrios con mucho encanto y Charlie es muy majo.
María 30 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
No se realizó el tour puesto que me comentaron que no había gente suficiente para ello
Susana 16 Dec 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Muy buena información, excelente calidad , sus explicaciones fueron muy buenas y pudimos conocer un nuevo recorrido en Barcelona
Liudmyla 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
The experience was great! Charlie knows how to make the most out of a few hours' tour around a very important but not-so-touristy part of Barcelona. The tour is informative and interesting, it helps learn more about the city and, more importantly, understand how various historical events led to what is happening in Barcelona now. It also helps notice and understand many important details about Barcelona that many might miss. I definitely recommend tours with Charlie!
Javier 01 Nov 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Charlie es muy buena onda. Sabe muchísimo, y se nota que le apasiona lo que hace. Es un tour alternativo, que recorre ese otro lado no tan turístico de Barcelona, y creo que vale mucho la pena.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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