Barcelona, March 10-11th, 2009

Barcelona Turisme

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Guided Tour

DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th

DURATION: 2 hours (on foot)

MEETING POINT: CRITERIA CAIXACORP HEADOFFICE – 3 p.m.

Following the steps of a Genius: the secret Barcelona of Gaudí!

“The most brilliant architect, inexhaustible creator, always unpublished, and always logical, but in his own world.”

We would like to invite you to discover the secrets hidden behind Gaudi’s creations and his time. Beginning at the place where he found his death run over by a tram, you will be introduced to the universe of don Anton, a charismatic character not only due to his strange behaviour, but also because of his uncredible imagination capable of turning dreams into stone.

On the way, you will meet a famous character that will explain you anecdotes and secrets that will lead you during this tour that will introduce you to the Gaudinian univers. Do you dare to follow a Genius?

* The visit will finish at aproximately 5 p.m. The bus which brought you to the city centre will pick you up and take you directly to the airport in case you have a return flight later that day. During the visit, you can leave your luggage on the bus.

Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter

DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th

DURATION: 2 hours (on foot)

MEETING POINT: CRITERIA CAIXACORP HEADOFFICE – 3 p.m.

Long before many towns were founded, the Kingdom of Catalonia was a bastion of art and architecture. Barcelona’s early city center – which was surrounded by walls during Roman times – makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Surrounding Barcelona’s impressive cathedral, medieval palaces emerge such as Casa dels Canonges, La Pia Almoina and Casa d’ Ardiaca. Whether the Gothic Quarter (or Barri Gòtic as it’s called in Catalan) is truly Gothic is the subject of needless debate, but it is one of the most evocative neighborhoods in Spain and hides lots of bewitching places with many stories to tell.

Its richly textured streets, quiet squares, attractive corners, gurgling fountains, vintage stores and ancient fortifications inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró (who was born in this neighborhood).

Legends, traditions and stories heard in our streets from generation to generation will come alive on our tour. We will walk the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, discovering how our ancestors lived and what was their relation with this part of the city was.

* The visit will finish at approximately 5 p.m. The bus which brought you to the city centre will pick you up and take you directly to the airport in case you have a return flight later that day. During the visit, you can leave your luggage on the bus.