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Placa Sant Felip Neri: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

1. Barcelona: Helicopter, Walking, and Sailing 360º City Tour

Embark on a tour that starts with a walking tour across the Passeig de Gràcia and Gothic Quarter. Climb aboard a helicopter and take in the panoramic view of the city skylines and the Mediterranean Sea. Then, take a boat ride and get the sea view, witnessing Barcelona from land, sky, ad sea. Meet your guide and walk along the impressive and most important aristocratic boulevards of Barcelona. Admire the luxury stores that line the sides of the streets, and take in the quality of the historic buildings. Witness the Jewels of Catalonia's home-grown art nouveau, modernism, and the later movement. Understand the difference in architecture with works by Antoni Gaudi like the Casa Batlli and Casa Mila (La Pedrera) that are no declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Continue to the Gothic Quarter and see Plaça Catalunya and the Cathedral tucked away in a hidden corner and Plaça de Sant Jaume to see the imposing government buildings of the Town Hall. Gaze at the palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia, before wandering through the old Jewish Quarter. There, picture the picturesque church of Santa Maria del Pi and down the tree-lined Ramblas on the way to the heliport. Glide up into the sky by helicopter, and enjoy indescribable views of Port Vell. To end this unique experience, board a boat and sail along the coast for panoramic views of the city’s skyline and the Mediterranean Sea, accompanied by your guide.

Barcelona: City Highlights Biking Tour

2. Barcelona: City Highlights Biking Tour

Explore Barcelona by bike with a team of guides that will fill you in on its historic background, and tell you about everyday life in the energetic city. You will see many of its main landmarks on the relaxing 3-hour tour, giving you an overview of the rich culture and diversity of the modern city. Departing from the central Plaça de Catalunya, you will head down the city’s narrow streets using bike lanes and pedestrianized roads, visiting attractions such as the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Rambla del Raval, Plaça Reial, Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona City Hall, Plaça Sant Felip Neri, Cathedral, and the Roman Walls. You will head down to the beaches of Port Vell and Barceloneta, see the Olympic Marina and Olympic Village, and cycle through the greenery of Ciutadella Park. You will also take in some of the sights of the L’Eixample with its wide Modernist streets and buildings, such as the Sagrada Família, Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Plaça de Catalunya.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

3. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Guided Tour with Flamenco & Tapas

4. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Guided Tour with Flamenco & Tapas

Get ready to discover one of the most historic neighbourhoods in Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter, accompanied by a local guide. The evening light also provides it with a magical feeling that makes it even nicer than during the day. Don't miss a chance to soak all the history behind this stones with a guide speaking the language of your choice: English, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. During the tour you will visit the most beautiful places in the Gothic Quarter, such as: Plaça del Rei surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance buildings, Plaça Sant Felip Neri, Plaça Sant Jaume, the seat of institutional and political power, among others. Undoubtedly those places will amaze you. Moreover, in the evening, this 2,000-year-old quarter is much quieter, and there are usually guitarists playing on every corner. After the tour, you will take a break at Los Tarantos, the oldest tablao in town. Whilst there, enjoy a live show as you feel the vibe of a genuine Flamenco performance while enjoying a drink included. Flamenco is one of those memories that you're bound to take home from your trip to Spain, and this is one of the most unique places in Barcelona to enjoy it. Listen to the zapateo, look at the colourful dresses, and hear the sweet notes of Spanish guitars. Finally, take a seat at the unique Plaça Reial and enjoy a complete tapas dinner with all the musts: Iberian ham croquettes, calamari, patatas bravas, and more. All, surrounded by the fascinating arcades and the Gaudí-designed street lamps that make this Plaça an unstoppable stop during your stay in Barcelona.

Walking Tour Gothic Quarter and Ramblas+Boat Trip

5. Walking Tour Gothic Quarter and Ramblas+Boat Trip

The starting point of our tour is in the Barcelona city centre, at the Square named Plaza Carles Pi i Sunyer. Our first stop will be the Plaza Nova, where you will find the ruins of the Roman Wall and one of the City gates of that period. Next, we will visit the majestic Cathedral of Barcelona with its impressive Neo-Gothic façade. Immersed in the heart of the Gothic Neighbourhood, we will visit the Plaza del Rei. It is bordered by diverse palace buildings; this picturesque square with its typical architecture evokes the political and economic prosperity of medieval Barcelona. After that, we will visit Plaza Sant Jaume, the political centre since the outset of the city’s history and where its most important buildings are located for the Barcelona and Catalonia society: Town Council and the Palacio de la Generalitat (Regional Government Palace). On the photogenic street called Calle del Bisbe, we arrive at the unique Plaza de Sant Felip Neri, one of the City’s most charming Medieval spots. From there, we enter the old Jewish Neighbourhood where we will learn about its interesting history as we stroll along its narrow streets. Our route through the historical City Centre will end at the perpetually busy Plaza del Pi, overlooked by its Gothic Church. Next, we will begin a stroll along Las Ramblas, towards the port; we will stop at each one of the most emblematic places of this famous avenue such as the Boqueria Market, Liceo Opera Palace, La Plaza Reial, etc. Before arriving at the sea, we will discover the first relevant architectural work by Antonio Gaudí: The Güell Palace, a building that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. At the end of Las Ramblas, the monument to Christopher Columbus is undoubtedly one of the city’s icons; this will be our last stop prior to commencing the navigation by boat. The boat trip by the prestigious nautical company “Las Golondrinas” will have an approximate duration of 1 hour. As we navigate, we will discover the port and the maritime façades of Barcelona. It will be a relaxing ride with unique views of the city and its environment.

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour for Families

6. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour for Families

Discover Barcelona as a family on a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter, catered specifically to children and their families. Using pictures and drawings, your kid-friendly guide explains historical sites and history in an engaging way. Walk along the narrow streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, witnessing the richness of the city from Roman times to when it was considered a superpower in the Mediterranean. Visit the Roman-built Augustus Temple, and see gothic cathedrals as you explore the city. Make a short stop at Santa Caterina, the local food market filled with food stalls and restaurants under a colorful wavy roof. Continue to the neighborhood of La Ribera, where local designers, hipster shops, and artisans live together in its labyrinth of alleyways. While in La Ribera, pass by Santa Maria Del Mar whose history dates as far back as 998. During your walking tour, hear about the bombings of Barcelona during the Civil War, and other major events the city has endured. The final stop is the Centro Cultural del Born to see the ruins of the neighborhood demolished at the order of Spain’s King Felipe V. Stroll through the remains of the market and houses destroyed back in the 1700s.

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What people are saying about Placa Sant Felip Neri

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 994 reviews

Our guide was Martina and she was really nice and knowledgable. She showed us few of Gaudi houses, walked us through Barcelona and then brough us to helipad. Helicopter ride is absolutely amazing experience and it is really not a problem even if you're afraid of hights. Martin was there to send us all of. Boat trip was done on our own and you can use it next day. Absolultely recommend this!

A simply brilliant discovery! For a weekend of presence it is a format super well suited: very beautiful historical discovery made by a young guide very interesting and very benevolent! Then boat and helicopter: exceptional! In short, to do!

Very informative tour. Guide was very knowledge and nice. Very interesting the combination of walking and the boat trip, you got an excellent overview of the city. Highly Recommended!

Its a really great experience..my wife and me were really happy after our ride..much recommended for everyone

Excellent tour! Highly recommended; and very memorable. Martina, our guide, was great. Thank you so much!