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Full Day Guided Tour of Girona & Artistic Barcelona

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Adult   $111.24
Child  (4 - 12 Years) $86.27
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Highlights
  • Full-day guided trip to Girona and artistic tour of Barcelona
  • See the bell-Tower of the Basilica of Sant Feliu, with an amazing outline of the panoramic view of the city
  • Explore El Call, one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in the world
  • Admire the nature at the Park Güell and the creative masterpiece of this genius
  • Marvel at the Passeig de Gràcia, modernist building designed by Gaudí and Puig i Cadafalch
  • Explore Girona known for filming location of Game of Thrones
  • Professional guide for personalized experience
  • Transportation in air-conditioned motor-coach
Description
GIRONA: Start your full day trip from Barcelona on a comfortable bus with guide on board. We take you to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Catalonia: Girona. This city has a medieval area with one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Also it has been the stage for some locations of the sixth season of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones.

We find the origins of the city of Girona in the roman period, when the settlement was known as Gerunda, and was located in the Via Augusta. From that time we only preserve part of the city walls. Girona played an important role during the Carolingian period, because was part of the area known as Marca Hispanica, which was a military buffer zone that worked as a defensive barrier between Al-Andalus and the Carolingian Empire. During the XIII century the Jewish community of Girona was at his peak, that is the reason why this city has such an important Jewish quarter.

When we arrive to Girona we will do a two hours guided tour in the city center. The guided tour includes almost all the highlights of the old city (the entrance fee of the monuments is not included). When we finish the guided tour, you will be given one hour of free time to visit the city by yourself.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Cathedral: During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part.
  • Sant Feliu Church: This was the main temple of the city until the construction of the Cathedral. The church is dedicated to Sant Feliu, who was a martyr died during the Christian persecution promoted by the roman emperor Diocletian. Inside the church there is the tomb of saint Narcissus.
  • Sant Pere de Galligants Monastery: Built in Romanesque style actually has the archaeological museum of Girona.
  • Jewish quarter: Both Jewish quarters from Girona and Besalú are the best preserved in Europe.
  • Arabic Baths: This structure is known under the name of Arabic bath because its architecture has the clear influence from the Muslim architecture.
  • The City Walls: From the French gardens we can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there we have great panoramic views of the old city.
GIRONA AND GAME OF THRONES:

Some parts of the old city of Girona have been chosen as a locations for the Game of Thrones sixth season. Specifically, Girona was turned into Braavos, King’s Landing and the Citadel of the Oldtown.

In the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, the Arabic Baths and the back of the Cathedral were filmed some scenes recreating Braavos with Arya as a main character. The Cathedral stairs were transformed into the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing, and were filmed some important scenes such as the shame way of the queen Margaery and the entrance of Jaime Lannister on his horse. Finally, in the last chapter of the season, we see how the church of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants is transformed into the Citadel Library, where Samwell Tarly goes to became maestre.

ARTISTIC: Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where the famous architect Antoni Gaudí worked and lived. We take you to visit some of the most important works. The first part of the visit consists in a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, where we will discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation. Back to the bus, we will access to the upper part of Barcelona, where Park Güell is located with an incredible panoramic views of the city. The Park is one of the most emblematic works of Gaudí because he displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style. The park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. We will finish de tour with a nice walk through one of the most important streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, where apart from prestigious brand shops we can find some buildings in modernist style, among them Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló. The tour will end up in front la Casa Batlló, only ten minutes walking distance from Catalunya Square
Additional Information
Please Note:
  • Children below 3 years of age are free of charge
  • From 1st of November to 31st of March we will visit the Park Güell before then Sagrada Familia
  • Leisure time for lunch(not included in the price) will be provided
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as moderate of walking is involved
  • Arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
  • The tour is bilingual and will be in conducted in English and Spanish
  • Book with confidence on goldentoursworld.com! You can cancel your booking for free up to 96 hours prior departure date and avail full refund otherwise no payment will be refunded
Inclusions:
  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Guide
  • Audio-guide system
  • Guided walking tour to Girona
  • Guided walking tour of Park Güell with entrance
  • Guided walking tour outside of the Sagrada Familia
  • Guided walking tour of Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló)
Exclusions:
  • Entrance to Girona Cathedral
  • Entrances to Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and Drinks unless specified
  • Hotel Transfers
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