THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA
What a great start to the season. Even though the weather has not been the best, the tour season has started with a bang. Barcelona is filing up with visitors from all over the world and the bus tours, and hop-on-hop-off tours are as popular as ever as everyone wonders what to do in Barcelona? Well of course, there are so many things to see in Barcelona, the city is full of famous and iconic sights, La Pedrera, La Casa Batllio, Las Ramblas, and the never to be forgotten Basilica de La Sagrada Familia to name just a few. You can lose yourself and spend hours in the old Gothic quarters of Barri Gotic, Raval, El Born, or just wander by the harbour marinas of Port Vell and Barceloneta.
As the weather starts to really warm up, the crowds and queues of the city centre attractions begin to expand, and many of the Barcelona tours become over-subscribed, a great alternative is check out the other things to do in Barcelona and visit some sights outside the tourist centre. One of the most popular places is Antoni Gaudi’s amazing Park Guell. This beautiful park represents the perfect fusion of art and nature, Sr Gaudi’s obsession with organic forms can be seen all over the park and his creations mimic the great variety of flora on display.
From Park Guell, you can clearly see the, often overlooked, Collserola Natural Park. This wild natural space is only minutes from the suburb of Gracia and features some fantastic “miradores” or scenic lookouts from which you can see all the Barcelona points of interest from a very different perspective. The problem is, how to get there.
One way, and probably the easiest way to get there is take a TOURISIMO Tour. TOURISIMO is a small, family company which operates from a base only 50 meters from Park Guell. The company provides self-drive, guided tours in 100% electric, two-seater micro-cars through the Collserola Natural Park. During these eco-tours, you drive a fun, exciting but safe Renault Twizy and follow a professional guide up and out of the city to stop at various Barcelona miradores for some incredible views and photo opportunities. At weekends, on a TOURSIMO tour there is the opportunity to visit the iconic, Torre de Collserola which sits on top of the city’s highest hill. Often considered one of the best Barcelona tours, a Premium tour with TOURISIMO, with a visit to the tower is a real highlight of any holiday in the city.
So, if you’re thinking, what to do in Barcelona, or what to see in Barcelona, look no further than TOURISIMO, the guided tour with a difference, where you drive yourself and reach the parts of this beautiful city which other tours don’t.