EIXAMPLE + PARAL.LEL + SANTS: Urbanism free tour: Below the walls of Barcelona

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

TOUR EIXAMPLE + PARAL.LEL + SANTS Barcelona, ​​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 foreigner!!! You already completed the wonderful top-10 and you have more than a thousand great photos for your vacation album!!!! ... but you feel that you are 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 don't usually visit and become an authentic Barcelonan?

If you are interested in folklore and local traditions, popular culture, the daily life of neighborhoods and their people, urbanism and social transformations, tensions between the Catalan bourgeoisie and the working class, its impact on municipal regulations that affect architectural development of the city, the conquest of social and labor rights for the people, etc. then this is your tour.

TOUR EIXAMPLE- PARAL.LEL-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 of Pla Cerdà and its reform project for l'Eixample? How were the new neighborhoods born that completely transformed the city in the 20th century until it reached the current Barcelona that is modern, open and tolerant, supportive, cosmopolitan, international and multicultural?

- Portal of Santa Madrona
- Gardens of the 3 Xemeneies
- Apolo and El Molino theaters on Avinguda Paral.lel
- Sant Antoni Market
- Plaça Espanya and views from Las Arenas Shopping Center
- Sculpture "Woman and Bird" by Joan Miró
- Park (old factory) Espanya Industrial

All this and much more in 2 hours and a half of "Tour Eixample-Para.lel-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 of 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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    Gardens of the Three Xemeneies
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    Teatre Apolo
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    The Mill Barcelona
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sant Antoni Market
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    Outside visit
    Plaça Espanya
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    Outside visit
    sands of barcelona
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    Outside visit
    woman and bird
  • 10
    Outside visit
  • 11
    Outside visit
    District of Sants-Montjuïc
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Parc de l'Espanya Industrial
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    Outside visit
    estacion sants
  • 14
    Outside visit
    La Model
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Bodega Salvat

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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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.
Tomasz 17 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
There are no words to describe what an excellent guide Charlie is. The urbanism tour (Eixample - Paral.lel) was super interesting and you learn so many things about parts of Barcelona that most tourists never get to visit. Charlie is very knowledgeable about the history of the city and the places you visit and explains everything in a very engaging way. A true professional from start to finish, who I cannot recommend enough. Do the tour and you’ll not be disappointed!
Marcel 12 Oct 2023
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Charlie es un crack además era mos pocos y.nos ha hecho un traje a medida. Todo un experto del barrio de Sants y Barcelona. Repetiremos!!!
Sandra 26 Sep 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Super interesante para descubrir un aspecto de otra Barcelona, me encanto conocer nuevos lugares e historia de esta amada ciudad que a pesar de haber estado varias veces no conocia en detalle. Gracias Charlie!!!
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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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