Barcelona City Tour: Unlocking Barna

Stops

14

Stories

50

Distance

15.85km

Duration

2h10min

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Barcelona has forged its reputation as a hub of artistic & political advances. The names of Miro, Gaudi and several representatives of the Avant-Garde spring to mind; its fame as a centre of entrepreneurship and innovation grows stronger year by year; its dynamics are fascinating and diverse.

Waltz in Barcelona and discover the most beautiful and worth visiting sites of the city with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the fascinating history of Barcelona. Start your tour from Plaça Sant Jaume , the core of the old city in order to explore its historic square and picturesque streets, feeling like a local. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the beautiful capital of Catalonia and find out the hidden corners of it with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

Ready to discover Barna?

 

Cover photo: ©Marrovi / Common Wikimedia

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Point Zero

Our story starts in the 3rd century BC, though archaeological evidence reveals that the region was first inhabited as early as the Neolithic period. Legend has it that the father of the Carthaginian general Hanibal, the sworn enemy of the Romans, famous for crossing the Alps with elephants, was the founder of the city. The story of Hamilcar Barca might explain the name of the city as Barcino, but the historical truth seems to be different. Barcelona was founded by the Romans towards the end of the 1st century BC. Its name was long… Try memorizing Colonia Faventia Julia Augusta Pia Barcino! It was surrounded by defensive walls that survived until the present day and served mostly as a military camp, a castrum, that held control of the surrounding region. The current Plaça Sant Jaume was home to the city’s Forum which evolved into a vital centre of Barcelona during the Middle Ages as well.

Juan Alberto Romero

Art historian and tour guide, he is aware that bringing people closer to the cultural and natural heritage and communicating it with a critical attitude contributes to making our everyday environment a happier place.

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Contributors

Image Credits:

Stop 1: ©Ntaltagianni Christina

Stop 2: ©José Luis Filpo Cabana / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 3: ©Fernando / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 4: ©Xavier Badia Castellà / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 5: ©PMRMaeyaert / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 6: ©MARIA ROSA FERRE / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 7: @Oh-Barcelona.com / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 8: ©Fred Romero / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 9: ©Didier Descouens / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 10: ©Canaan / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 11: ©ChristianSchd / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 12: ©Thomas Ledl / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 13: ©Marvicseba / Commons Wikimedia

Stop 14: ©Cmessier / Commons Wikimedia

 

Details

Pl. de Sant Jaume, 1, 08002 Barcelona

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start in Plaça Sant Jaume .

The easiest way to get there is  by metro Jaume I (line L4) or Liceu (line L3) stations  or by bus (Lines  14, 17, 45, 59, 91, 120 and V17).

Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English. 
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
  • Link to activate and access your audio tour 
  • Entrance fee to the museums, churches, and monuments
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Please consider that admission fees for Barcelona are not included. 
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB) 
  • Please keep in mind that it is a walking city tour and for that reason it is wheelchair accessible. 
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hat or sunscreen (during spring and summer)
  • It is better to have the tour before the sunset and preferably in the morning. 
  • Plaça Sant Jaume
  • Plaça del Rei
  • Cathedral of Barcelona
  • Els Quatre Gats
  • Santa Maria del Mar
  • Museu Picasso
  • La Rambla
  • Raval
  • La Boqueria Market
  • Fundació Joan Miró
  • Casa Batlló
  • La Pedrera
  • Park Güell
  • Sagrada Família

24/7

24/7 (it is recommended to have the tour before sunset)

The entrance ticket for museums, churches or other attractions is not included.

Charged smartphone, headphones, (comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen)

The easiest way to get there is  by metro Jaume I (line L4) or Liceu (line L3) stations  or by bus (Lines  14, 17, 45, 59, 91, 120 and V17). The tour ends at Sagrada Familia , located in Carrer de la Marina. 

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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

This tour is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. image/svg+xml