Nature and history in the Montjuïc and Gòtic e-bike tour

Who thinks that there is only sun, beach and paella in Barcelona, it doesn’t know the real city. Strolling through the city you can discover the medieval historical streets of the Gòtic Quarter, and you can also reach the hidden nature of the Montjuïc mountain. The Montjuïc + Gòtic bike tour travels through these two spaces in Barcelona to show you everything that the Catalan capital can offer you.

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Bike tour around Montjuïc’s nature

The mountain of Montjuïc is a 177 meter cliff that goes into the Mediterranean. From this height, the views of Barcelona are spectacular and you can see buildings such as the Sagrada Familia or the Agbar Tower from a different perspective. This bike tour is ideal for getting out of the bustle of the city center. The mountain trail will take you to a natural setting that will make you forget about the day to day life of Barcelona to connect with nature. And we will also discover special places that are located in this magical mountain, a symbol of the city. In Montjuïc we will find art thanks to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and history of the city through the castle of Montjuïc, a military fort dating from the 17th century. In the mountain there is also one of the most emblematic venues in Barcelona, the Palau Sant Jordi, where great musical and sports events have been made.

With the Montjuïc + Gòtic e-bike tour you will discover that Montjuïc is much more than a mountain, it is a charming natural space full of special places. The best way to take a walk there is undoubtedly with e-bike, because they are environmentally friendly and the ideal means of transportation for a bike tour like this.

The last emblematic space on the mountain of Montjuïc that is worth visiting, whether you go with the bike tour or if you go there on your own, are the fountain. At the foot of MNAC there is the magical fountain of Montjuïc, an indispensable tourist attraction. By day they are a good place to stroll and contemplate the different forms that water can make, but it's at night when the show is really impressive. At night, the fountains of Montjuïc are lit up and the music surrounds them to recreate an unforgettable show.

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Gothic medieval streets by e-bike

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After relaxing in the wild, the e-bike tour leave Montjuïc behind to enter in the labyrinthine streets of the Gòtic quarter. This neighborhood is located in the oldest part of the city and is part of the historic center. It is a neighborhood full of surprises and mysteries that we will discover with e-bike. This neighborhood includes other historic areas of Barcelona that make up the old quarter located inside the medieval walls. Places like Plaça de Sant Jaume, where are located the Town Hall and the Palau de la Generalitat, the Barcelona Cathedral or the Plaça de Sant Felip Neri are buildings and unique spaces that tell the history of the city through its walls and squares.

The Gòtic Quarter remained intact until the 19th century, but as of that moment, the development and growth of the city led to the remodeling of the structure to what we know today. Until 1900, the predominant architecture in the neighborhood was the Baroque and Renaissance because many buildings that had originally been Gothic were transformed. But then he became aware of the importance of preserving gothic architecture and the project began around the Cathedral, with a neo-Gothic facade. The tour with e-bike that we will do for this neighborhood will serve us to know an essential part of the history of Barcelona without which the city would not be as it is now. Today, the Gòtic quarter is one of the most interesting in the city. There you can find the Museum of History of Barcelona or the mythical Wax Museum. And also a host of bars and restaurants where you can taste authentic Catalan and Spanish traditional cuisine. To feel like a real Barcelona, the Gòtic is the ideal neighborhood.

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During the e-bike tour we will stop to enjoy a Tapa & Drink moment and recover strength to continue exploring the city. We will stop at one of the most authentic places in Barcelona and we will have the opportunity to taste patatas bravas while we know each other a little better. The Montjuïc + Gòtic bike tour is the perfect route to discover the most authentic Barcelona. You will fall in love with the city, guaranteed!

The best way to discover a city: Barcelona private tour

The way of doing tourism has changed a lot over the years. Now what most people are looking for is to have the photo of the place where they were. If you visit Barcelona you will want a photo with the Sagrada Família in the background, or the Arc de Triomf, or La Pedrera, and the best way to get it is by doing private tours in Barcelona.

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Barcelona private tour: just for you

When we travel we can do it with the family or with friends, and with them we will spend a few days visiting the city we have chosen to spend the holidays. A good way to know the corners and the interesting places in the city is to make a city tour, but there are many types of city tours. There are tours for large groups, tours for small groups, on foot, in seagway, by bike... And they all take you to visit the most emblematic spaces. But sometimes these tours are full of many people and you just want to know the city only with those with whom you travel. That is why private tours exist. At Photo Bike tour Barcelona we offer a private tour around Barcelona for small groups, only for you. This tour is ideal especially if you go with children, they will have a great time and enjoy an unforgettable experience. You will spend all day with the family and if you go with children they will feel like the kings of the city with a guide only for you that will explain everything you ask for.

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The private tour of Barcelona offers you the opportunity to discover the city without having to constantly go with a large group of people that often hinders the mobility and explanations of the guide. But the benefits do not end here. Having someone who will accompany you all day in Barcelona and attend all your questions is a luxury that our private tour offers. In addition, the guide ends up being part of the group and will make you feel comfortable with it so that the experience is as special as possible.

Another reason why the private tour of Barcelona is the best way to discover the city is the added value that we provide: the photos. With a small group it will be much easier to take pictures on emblematic places without appearing other people. You will have unique photos made expressly for you, and it will be the best memory that will take you from the visit to Barcelona.

Enjoy the city with a private tour

The Barcelona private tour takes 8 hours, that is, a full day, to the most emblematic places in the city. We will visit the Sagrada Família, surely the most touristy place in Barcelona, and there we can take some great photos to remember. We will also discover the beaches of Barcelona and the neighborhood of La Barceloneta, a picturesque neighborhood full of life and closely linked to the history of the city. At lunchtime we will stop to taste one of the most typical dishes of Catalan cuisine: the paella. We will have an hour to eat all together calmly enjoying the company and savoring the traditional products.

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In addition to the e-bike tour, the private tour of the city also includes a walk about an hour and a half on the streets of the Gothic quarter. They are old streets, narrow and full of charm, and the best way to get to know them is by walking through them. We will also be able to taste another of the typical foods of Catalonia: the churros with chocolate. It will be a good way to recover strength to continue the experience of living Barcelona and its streets and unique spaces. To finish the private tour of the city, we will have a Tapa & Drink moment in one of the best places in Barcelona. The city is full of bars that will make you feel like a Barcelona citizen, and we will choose a very special one. This will be the best way to conclude a day full of experiences and emotions that we can immortalize with the photos we will do throughout the day.

This private tour of Barcelona is designed so that you enjoy the privacy and comfort of a small group, family and especially with children, accompanied only by the guide that will be part of the group and will explain everything you need and more. This will make it easy for you to take some incredible photos in the most magical places of the city that will become a very special memory of your visit to Barcelona. Enjoy the experience of discovering Barcelona and feeling part of the city and its history. The private day VIP tour is the best option to spend a great day and full of surprises, book yours and tell us your experience!

 

Sushi restaurants in Barcelona: the best and tasty raw fish

Sushi is no longer a typical Japanese dish. Now you can find sushi restaurants in all the big capitals, and Barcelona is no exception. In the Catalan capital, you will find a variety of restaurants specializing in Oriental food, such as Indochine, the best place to enjoy the taste of Southeast Asia. But if you like raw and fresh fish, we suggest you four sushi restaurants that you will love.

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Sushi restaurant in the mall: Sakura Ya

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In the mall of Illa Diagonal there is a Japanese bar with more than 15 years of experience. Sakura Ya is a small and charming place, and is usually quite full, a signal of the quality of the dishes served there. The menu is extensive, with a variety of rice dishes, meat and soba noodles, but certanly the star is sushi. In this sushi restaurant you will find all sorts of makis and futomkais with tuna, salmon, avocado, mango or prawns in delicious assortments. But if you want to taste a bit of everything, you can choose the large trays to share (or individual if you are so hungry!). They will carry wooden trays full of nigiris, sashimis and makis varied to taste different excellent fish. A perfect option with a price adjusted for lunch or dinner if you are shopping for the mall.

La cuina de l’Uribou: japanese and mediterranian

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In the district of Les Corts of Barcelona there is a simple restaurant with sober decoration that offers Japanese cuisine but also inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. This sushi restaurant, La cuina de l’Uribou, retains the typical dishes we expect to find in a Japanese restaurant such as rice dishes and all kinds of sushi but with products from here like artichokes or Ral d’Avinyó pork (a typical catalan pork). The variety of raw fish goes from sashimi to tataki, through tartars and makis and nigiris of tuna, salmon, white fish or eel. If you want to taste all the flavor of Japan without forgetting the autochthonous product, this is your restaurant. And the prices are more than acceptable for the quality of the product they offer. Indispensable.

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Koy Shunka: japanese restaurant with a Michelin Star

If you are visiting the Gothic quarter or doing our bike tour in this area of Barcelona, you can go to a Japanese restaurant of the highest quality since in 2013 it won a Michelin Star. Direct disciple of Shunka, this Japanese restaurant is a whim for the senses. The kitchen of Koy Shunka is in sight from the living room, with an elegant interior design and a noble wooden bar that is the best place to enjoy the show of the Sushiman. Here the raw material is of exceptional quality, and chef Hideki Matsuhisa has prepared a menu where you will find excellent dishes. And if you like surprises, sit on the bar and let the sushiman serve you off-the-menu dishes created at that time. You will not taste anything better in any Barcelona! The price is not for all the pockets, but it's worth it if you like to eat really well from time to time.

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Nikkei cuisine in Pakta

Very close to the Montjuïc fountain there aret he restaurant Pakta. The kitchen of this restaurant is the increasingly well-known nikkei cuisine, the fusion of the flavors of Japan and Peru. Here you will find Japanese tapas that are also inspired by the Mediterranean tradition to offer flavors that will not leave you indifferent. They work with seasonal products and the menu is based primarily on vegetables and sea products. Here there are no typical sushi dishes, but each plate is a unique elaboration that combines fish with various products. The dishes are thought to be an explosion of flavors, with shrimp, cod, sea bass or salmon as a base accompanied by vinaigrettes, wasabi or premium vegetables. In Pakta there are only menus that propose a gastronomic tour in which a plate goes to the other and everything forms a coherent set. The best Nikkei restaurant in Barcelona that goes beyond the classic sushi to offer an extraordinary oriental gastronomic experience.

If these sushi restaurants have made you hungry but raw fish does not convince you, you can book our Tapas tour, a walking tour that runs through some of the best tapas bars in Barcelona. Book it and enjoy the good food!

Discover Gaudí's work in the Gaudí Exhibition Center

One of the great attractions of Barcelona is undoubtedly Antoni Gaudí and his architecture. Everyone visiting the city does not leave (or should not leave) without having visited at least the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. But beyond the emblematic buildings, in Barcelona there is a museum that deepens in the figure of the Catalan architect and his work, the Gaudí Exhibition Center.

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Gaudí Exhibition Center: art and genius of Antoni Gaudí

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Near the cathedral of Barcelona, on the avenue of the Cathedral, we find the Gaudí Exhibition Center. In this museum there is a collection of unique pieces and objects created by the most international Catalan architect, as well as documents that tell us about his life and his work. For more than a century, research has been carried out around Antoni Gaudí around the world to understand the genius of his work. The studies speak of its revolutionary method of work, and this museum in Barcelona shows the results of years of research related to the extraordinary pieces of the architect.

The museum's objective of the Gaudí Exhibition Center is to value Gaudí's work and make it known. Although the most emblematic works of the architect are the great buildings such as the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Batlló or the Casa Milà, Gaudí also designed furniture and craftsmanship. All his legacy is exposed to the museum, where visitors will learn the revolutionary ideas of the artist and the unconventional methods that made him a genius.

The Gaudí Exhibition Center in a special building

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The Gaudí Exhibition Center is located in a privileged place in Barcelona, just next to the Cathedral, one of the most visited places for tourists. The building was the seat of a charitable institution called Pia Almoina, which hosted the poor and the pilgrims. Initially, in the 12th century, this institution was located in the cloister of the cathedral of Barcelona and was there until the fifteenth century. But in 1423 the building was built that is currently on top of a part of the Roman walls of Barcelona. The building, which has undergone renovations and constructions over the years, has a Gothic and a Renaissance part, and you can still see fragments of other eras such as a tower of the wall of the 4th century or a capital pre-Romanesque.

The long history of the building is another reason to visit the Gaudí Exhibition Center, as all kinds of events have survived to this day, which has become the site of the most complete museum on Antoni Gaudí.

And if you haven’t enough with visiting Gaudí's work in this museum in Barcelona, you can visit its iconic buildings with our e-bike tour that tracks the works of the Catalan architect that you can not miss.

Photo bike tour: the best way to discover Barcelona

Barcelona has many interesting places to discover, and if you are visiting the city a few days you will have time to visit the majority. You can choose to go for your own account and explore Barcelona, or you can book our Discovering Barcelona photo bike tour and enjoy a four-hour tour with an expert guide that will explain all the secrets of the city.

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4 hours discovering Barcelona in a photo bike tour

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Our 4 hour Discovering Barcelona tour, the best valued in Tripadvisor, will take you to the most iconic corners of the city. One of the places that we will visit is the Olympic Village, the neighborhood built in 1992 for the Olympic Games of Barcelona. This neighborhood was designed as a residence for athletes, and now it is a tourist place very close to the beaches of Barcelona. Also, we will go with the e-bikes to the Ciutadella Park, a large green area with lake included. It is one of the most beautiful places in the city, and now it's a good time to enjoy a walk, either on foot or by electric bike. On this bike tour of Barcelona we have opted for electric bikes because they are the easiest and most ecological way to visit the city. At Photo Bike Tour Barcelona we are committed to sustainability and respect for the environment.

In a photo bike tour of Barcelona, we could not leave one of the most emblematic and authentic neighborhoods, the Barceloneta. A sailor neighborhood of narrow streets where we will discover the essence of the city and its inhabitants. And to know the history of Barcelona we will go to the Gothic Quarter and we will walk through its streets full of charm.

One of the other attractions we can not miss is the buildings of Gaudí. Although we have a specific tour of Gaudí, All about Gaudí tour with which we visit the works of the Catalan architect, Discovering Barcelona will pass through the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. These wonders of architecture are always a must see! As well as the monument to Columbus, we will also visit and we will be able to photograph.

With the 4 hour Discovering Barcelona we will experience a unique experience to discover the real city, the most special corners and the best kept secrets. And to keep a record of all the places we visit, the photos will be essential. The bike tour is a special way of getting to know the city, and the photos that we will make along the route will be professional photos that will captivate the essence of the city and the experience that our bikers have of it.

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Photo bike tour for all tastes

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With this photo bike tour we take a tour of some of the essential places in the city. But we also have other more specific e-bike tours such as the Montjuïc + Gothic tour to discover the nature that hides the Montjuïc mountain and the medieval history of the Gothic quarter. Or the All about Gaudí tour we have already commented, with which we will discover the most emblematic works of the architect. And if don’t have enough with 4 hours, you can choose the Private VIP day tour, a personalized 8 hour tour to avoid losing any detail in Barcelona. Choose the bike tour of Barcelona that best suits your plans and do not miss this unique way of getting to know the city!