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

Duration: 2h
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 Barcelona, down with the walls!!

Only knowing the past and the history of the city can we understand the present and how Barcelona is projected into the future.
On this tour of Barcelona's Eixample we will learn about the enormous impact , the importance that some historical events had when transforming a city that today is a source of pride for its urban organization and its modern, open and tolerant, supportive, international, cosmopolitan spirit. and multicultural.

From Avinguda Paral.lel to the Hospital Clínic we will delve into some key topics:
- What happens when the city demolishes the walls and begins to grow towards the outskirts?
- How does Barcelona City Council face the new challenges of urban planning as a result of the municipal aggregation decrees of 1897?
- What would have happened if Pla Cerdà had not prospered?
- What are the main features and characteristics of the Eixample from the point of view of urban planning of the city?
- Have you heard of the "iron architecture" of the time? (Market of Sant Antoni and Hostafrancs)
-How has neighborhood life changed in the last century up to the present? (some examples: La Modelo Prison / Escola Industrial / Hospital Clinic)

All this and much more in 2 hours and a half of "Tour Eixample: below the walls of Barcelona" with the best free tour agency in the world: Guruwalk #charlieruiztours

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  • Meeting point:
    Av. del Paral·lel, 12, 08001 Barcelon...
    Av. del Paral·lel, 12, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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    Avinguda Paral.lel- corner of the medieval wall of Drassanes

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).

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Pablo 24 Dec 2022
New York

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Fue excelente!! Nos llevó a conocer la parte no turistica de Barcelona. Cuando le comentamos que estabamos aqui para escuchar a JM Serrat nos llevo a la casa donde el cantante nació!! Es un gran conocedor de la historia y presente de la ciudad, ademas de mostrar ina gran sensibilidad social. Su tour es muy entretenido y didactico!!
Jesica 25 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Muy bueno para aprender los inicios de Barcelona
Muriel 25 Jul 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
Découverte intéressante d un quartier moins touristique.
Juan 19 Jul 2022
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Impresionante paseo! Muy interesante y atento a cada participante. Una nueva manera de recorrer y disfrutar de Barcelona!
Gilma 23 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Disfrutamos de un paseo maravilloso por el Paralell y sus numerosos e interesantes sitios, fabulosa explicación sobre el crecimiento planificado de Barcelona, los comentarios de Charlie fueron de excelente calidad docente y estuvo siempre pendiente de nosotros. Mil gracias, aprendimos y nos divertimos en grande.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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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