Culture

The city’s museums and cultural venues offer a broad array of art, culture, architectural heritage, archaeology, literature, theatre and entertainments. Discover the history of Barcelona through culture.

You’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Culture proposals

Antiga Casa de la Convalescència

Guided tours

Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona

931 701 797

10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30 pm.
One visit every hour

Guided tours of the former convalescent home of the general hospital, later known as the Hospital de la Santa Creu. This baroque building played a key role in the history of Catalan medicine.

10% discount. Discount code: MARKETPLACE2020

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Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona

Exhibition "Anarchist Graphics. Photography and Social Revolution, 1936-1939"

Plaça de Pons i Clerch, 2, planta 2a, 08003 Barcelona

932 563 420

Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm

The exhibition takes you on a journey through the photographic archive set up by the Office of Information and Propaganda of the CNT-FAI. The photographs show the social revolution, the activities of the militia, the frontline during the Spanish Civil War, and everyday life.

Free entry

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Barcelona Guide Bureau

Virtual guided tour of the Sagrada Família

Via Laietana, 2n 2a, 08003 Barcelona

932 682 422

Saturday-Sunday, 7pm

Enjoy a virtual tour of Barcelona’s most iconic landmark from the comfort of your sofa.

4€ discount. Code: VIRTUAL4LESS

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Barcelona Guide Bureau

The best of Barcelona on a guided virtual tour

Via Laietana, 2n 2a, 08003 Barcelona

932 682 422

Friday, 7pm

Real-time virtual tour of Barcelona with an expert guide.

4€ discount. Code: VIRTUAL4LESS

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Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona virtual tour

Via Laietana, 2n 2a, 08003 Barcelona

932 682 422

Thursday, 7pm.
Sunday, 12pm

Real-time virtual tour of Gaudí’s Barcelona from the comfort of your sofa.

4€ discount. Code: VIRTUAL4LESS

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Barcelona Panoràmica (afternoon)

Barcelona Panoràmica (afternoon)

Plaça Portal de la Pau (costat mar), 08002 Barcelona

932 853 832

10/7-31/8, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm

Hop on board the Barcelona Panoràmic Bus and see the city from another angle. This guided itinerary will give you an in-depth insight into Barcelona and its history through curious facts and anecdotes, from the comfort of your seat.

Reduced price, adult: 10€, children (4-12): 5€

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Barcelona Panoràmica (morning)

Barcelona Panoràmica (morning)

Plaça Portal de la Pau (costat mar), 08002 Barcelona

932 853 832

10/7-31/8,Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am, 12pm

Hop on board the Barcelona Panoràmic Bus and see the city from another angle. This guided itinerary will give you an in-depth insight into Barcelona and its history through curious facts and anecdotes, from the comfort of your seat.

Reduced price, adult: 10€, children (4-12): 5€

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Barcelona Segway Tour

Segway and e-bike tours

Passeig Lluís Companys, 10, 08018 Barcelona

933 104 108

Daily, 9:30am-4:30pm

Explore the city on a segway or e-bike and discover the streets and hidden corners of Barcelona in a different way, accompanied by an expert guide.

25% discount. Booking by phone only

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Barcelona Walking Tours

Route Gothic

Plaça Catalunya 14, 08002 Barcelona (Cabina d'informació/Cabina de información/Information booth/kioske d'information)

932 853 832

Monday-Sunday, 9:30am

Discover the most historic part of Barcelona on this walking tour.

15% discount

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Biblioteca Pública Arús

Exhibition “The Novels in the Holmesian Canon”

Passeig de Sant Joan, 26, 08010 Barcelona

932 565 950

Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm. Holidays closed

The exhibition reopens to visitors. By appointment only from 6th July.

Free entry by appointment (arus@bpa.es)

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Born Bike Tours Barcelona

Guided cultural bike tours and bike hire

Carrer Marquesa, 1, 08003 Barcelona

933 190 020

Monday-Sunday, 10am-8pm

Guided tours and bike hire to ensure that all the family enjoys Barcelona.

10% discount on all the tours and bike hire when you mention "Market Place promotion" on the booking form.

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Camp Nou Tour & Museu FC Barcelona

Tour and museum

FC Barcelona, Arístides Maillol, s/n, 080.. Barcelona

902 189 900

10am-3pm

Discover the FC Barcelona Museum at your own pace and see Camp Nou from the second tier of the stands. You’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views of the entire Camp Nou!

Basic Tour: 10€ (adults and children aged 4 upwards)

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Cardona Turisme

Parc Cultural de la Muntanya de Sal

Carretera de la Mina, s/n, 08261 Cardona

938 692 475

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

Guided tour through 500m of galleries, 86m underground inside the Salt Mountain where you’ll be able to see the spectacular shapes and textures of the site and diverse minerals in all their splendour. The guided tours are in Spanish and Catalan. The Parc Cultural de la Muntanya de Sal also has audioguides in English and French. The tour lasts around one hour.

25% discount on the general admission price (promotion code: cardona20). Valid from 1st July to 30th September

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Casa de les Punxes

Les Punxes Open Date!

Avinguda Diagonal, 420, 08036 Barcelona

930 185 242

From 15/07/2020

Monday-Sunday, 10am-7pm

With the Explore Les Punxes kit, you’ll discover the building through a series of dynamic games with visual clues. The exhibition with its audioguide will tell you about the history of Puig i Cadafalch’s Casa de les Punxes, and the legend of Saint George.

50% discount on the general admission (code BCNTURISME50)

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Casa de les Punxes

Les Punxes Plus

Avinguda Diagonal, 420, 08036 Barcelona

930 185 242

From 15/07/2020

Sunday, 12 pm (Catalan).
Saturday, 12 pm (Spanish)

Let our guide tell you in depth about the history of the house while you discover its hidden corners and secrets. Enjoy the roof terrace and rediscover the legend of Saint George. The tour is available in Spanish and Catalan.

50% discount on the general admission (code BCNTURISME50)

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Casa de les Punxes

Les Punxes Exclusive

Avinguda Diagonal, 420, 08036 Barcelona

930 185 242

Monday-Friday, 6pm

Self-guided audio tour and glass of cava. The tour is designed for you to enjoy specific areas of the Casa de les Punxes with all your senses and explore its hidden corners. To round off your visit you can raise a toast on the roof terrace at dusk while you enjoy the amazing views!

50% discount on general admission (code BCNTURISME50)

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Casa de les Punxes

Nights with Rythm

Avinguda Diagonal, 420, 08036 Barcelona

930 185 242

From 15/07/2020

Each Friday of July, August and Septembre, 7pm-9pm or 9pm-11pm. Access to the exhibition every hour. Concert duration: 1 hour

Free entry to the permanent exhibition, live music and drink and snack. Discover the Casa de les Punxes by night and enjoy a live concert with city views and a free drink and snack.

25% discount on admission price (website)

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Casa Vicens Gaudí

Museum and house

Carolines, 20-26, 08012 Barcelona

935 475 980

Monday-Sunday, 10am-8pm

Tour of Casa Vicens + food tasting (Hofmann)

50% discount on bookings made before 31/07/2020 and 20% discount from August to September

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Cementiris de Barcelona

Cultural activities at Barcelona’s cemeteries

Carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port, 56-58, 08038 Barcelona

934 841 920

2n Sunday of each month, 11:15am (Catalan)
4th Sunday of each month, 11:15am (Spanish)

Discover the city through the heritage and history of its cemeteries.

Free activity

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Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

Articket

Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona

933 064 100

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-8pm

Multi-ticket featuring admission to Barcelona’s six main museums

2 x 1 on the general admission price

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Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

Exhibition "Gameplay. Videogame Culture"

Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona

933 064 100

Martes-domingo, 11-20 h

“Gameplay” journeys to the origins of video games, analyses their language and highlights the impact they have had on popular digital culture, art and society.

Precio especial de 4€ y audioguía gratuita hasta el 30 de agosto

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Cripta Gaudí de la Colònia Güell

Self-guided audo tours of the Gaudí crypt and the Colònia Güell

Claudi Güell 6, 08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló

934 342 085? Advance Liusure

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm

Visit the Gaudí crypt and Colònia Güell with an audioguide. During your visit, you’ll discover one of Gaudí’s best-kept secrets – the crypt – and Catalonia’s finest modernista-style industrial village.

50% discount on admission price with the audioguide. Valid with purchases from 1st to 31st July, and on visits from 1st July to 31st December

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El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

Exhibition “Perich 1941-1995. Cat’s Eye Humour”

Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona

932 566 851

Tuesday-Friday, 3pm-9pm. Weekends and holidays, 10am-8pm

Previously unseen original drawings by the cartoonist, and personal documents.

50% discount on general admission

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El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

Exhibition “Barcelona 1700. From its Stones to its People”

Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona

932 566 851

Tuesday-Friday, 3pm-9pm. Weekends and holidays, 10am-8pm

The exhibition brings together some 1,800 objects found during the archaeological dig on the site. They paint a picture of everyday life in Barcelona three centuries ago.

50% discount on general admission

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Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona i Fàbrica de Creació

Exhibitions: Jordi Mitjà’s "It Happens Every Day” and Haris Epaminonda and Daniel Gustav Cramer’s "The Infinite Library”

Carrer de Sant Adrià, 20, 08030 Barcelona

932 566 150

Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-9pm. Saturday, 12pm-8pm

Free entry to the exhibitions, free tours and activities.

Free entry

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Fundació Joan Miró

Museums and exhibition venues

Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

934 439 470

Friday-Sunday, 11am-7pm

Admission to the Joan Miró collection and the exhibition "Nalini Malani: You Don’t Hear Me" until 30th June.

Special price of 7 € until 30th June and online multimedia guide until 30th September.

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Fundació Pla Armengol

Guided tours

Avinguda Mare de Déu de Montserrat, 114-132, 08041 Barcelona

931 701 797

10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30 pm

The Fundació Ramón Pla Armengol is a private institution dedicated to helping medical research and disseminating Christianity. It houses one of the most important collections of antique furniture in Europe.

10% discount. Discount code MARKETPLACE2020

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Galeria d'art Anquins

Art gallery

Carrer Campoamor, 2, 43202 Reus

666 674 996

Monday to Friday, 11am-1.30pm and by appointment.

Art gallery you can visit in person and online. Exhibitions by contemporary artists. Sale of original works of art, paintings, sculptures and photographs. Guided tour of the exhibition by appointment.

10% discount on your first online purchase with the code WELCOME20

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Galeria Subex

Art gallery

Mallorca, 253, 08008 Barcelona

932 158 187

Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm, 4pm-9pm

One of Barcelona and Catalonia’s foremost figurative art specialists. Gallery showcasing established artists and new talents.

Up to 15% discount on paintings from the summer group show when you mention Market Place promotion.

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Gremi de Galeries d'Art de Catalunya

Promotion of activities at art galleries

Rambla de Catalunya, 68, entl. B, 08007 Barcelona

932 160 003

Opening times will change between spaces

Visit Barcelona’s art galleries and discover their cultural offer with free tours and the option of buying works of art.

Free entry

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Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Visit the modernista mansion dedicated to cannabis

Ample, 35, 08002 Barcelona

934 101 405

Monday-Sunday, 11am-8pm

A journey through time to discover the past, present and future of cannabis and its endless possibilities as a versatile source in the fields of industry, nutrition and medicine, as well as religious ceremonies and recreational activities.

10% discount on admission. Children free (up to the age of 13 accompanied by an adult)

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ICONO Serveis Culturals

Night-time tour: Gothic quarter, Histories and Legends, with admission to the cathedral (to be confirmed)

Montsió, 10, 08002 Barcelona

934101405

Tuesday-Friday, 7pm

Do you want to discover the way people lived in medieval Barcelona? Travel back in time and discover its stories and people, and how they lived and thought.

50% discount. Discount code ESTIU2020

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ICONO Serveis Culturals

Ghosts of Barcelona

Montsió, 10, 08002 Barcelona

934101405

Every Friday (9,30 pm) and Saturday (8,30 pm)
Regular tour language: April-October: Spanish (Friday), English (Saturday) / November-March: Bilingual Spanish-English (Friday)

What secrets do the streets of Barcelona reveal at nightfall? What are the stories that marked the lives of our ancestors forever? Immerse yourself in the paranormal mysteries of Barcelona with one of our experienced guides.

50% discount. Discount code ESTIU2020

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ICONO Serveis Culturals

Literary trail “The Cathedral of the Sea”

Montsió, 10, 08002 Barcelona

934101405

Wednesday and Friday, 7pm.
Sunday, 10am

This guided tour will take you to the locations for the events described in this novel set in the 14th century. Relive the stories of the characters and one of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks , ​​Santa Maria de la Mar.

50% discount. Discount code ESTIU2020

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ICONO Serveis Culturals

Literary trail “The Shadow of the Wind”

Montsió, 10, 08002 Barcelona

934 101 405

Saturday, 6pm

From the letter to the word, from imagination to reality. A walking tour of the magical Barcelona portrayed by Carlos Ruiz Zafón in the novel that has captivated millions of readers around the world.

50% discount. Discount code ESTIU2020

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ICONO Serveis Culturals

Century-old shop tour

Montsió, 10, 08002 Barcelona

934 101 405

Friday and Saturday, 10am (Spanish)

Comerços centenaris. Un matí de compres a la Barcelona de fa 100 anys

50% discount. Discount code ESTIU2020

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MACBA

Admission to the museum

Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 8001 Barcelona

934 120 810

Monday-Friday, 11am-7:30pm (from June 24th, 10am-8pm).
Tuesday non holidays, closed.
Saturday, 10am-8pm.
Sunday and holidays, 10am-3pm

Welcoming you back with a promotion on the admission price, the same enthusiasm as ever and making your wellbeing and safety our number one priority.

50% discount on admission price (until July 31st)

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MUHBA Museu d'Història de Barcelona

Museum

Baixada de la Llibreteria, 7, 08002 Barcelona

932 562 100

Tuesday-Friday, 3pm-9pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm, 3pm-9pm

The MUHBA is managed by Barcelona City Council through the Institute of Culture (ICUB). It brings together a series of heritage sites in different districts of the city that trace its history.

50% discount on general admission price

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Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

Living terrace

Plaça Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5, Parc del Fòrum, 08019 Barcelona

932 566 002

Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-8pm.
Weekends and holidays, 11am-8pm

Visit the green roof of the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, covering an area of 7,100 m2 with flora adapted to the environmental conditions of the Mediterranean, and Barcelona in particular, and the nearby ocean.

50% discount until 31st August 2020

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Museu del Disseny

Visit to the musem

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona

932 566 800

Tuesday-Sunday, 3pm-8pm

Visit the museum and its permanent exhibition “From World to Museum. Product Design, Cultural Heritage”

50% de descuento en el precio habitual

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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Design exhibitions

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona

932 566 800 

Tuesday-Friday, 3pm-8pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm, 3pm-8pm

The Disseny Hub Barcelona building showcases permanent exhibitions on graphic design, product design and the decorative arts.

50% discount on admission price

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Museu Frederic Marès

Visit to the museum

Plaça de Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona

932 563 500

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm
Sunday, 11am-8pm

This unique museum showcases the collection of its founder, the sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991). Marès gave the museum to Barcelona in 1946 and since then it has been a key part of the city’s heritage.

50% discount on general admission to the museum until June 30th

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Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

Admission to the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

Avinguda de l'Estadi, 60, 08038 Barcelona

932 925 379

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Sunday and holidays, 10am-2:30pm

This innovative museum provides an overview of the different sporting disciplines using new interactive technologies and a variety of multimedia installations.

2x1 Two tickets for the price of one (offer valid until July 12th). On sale only at the ticket office

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Observatori Fabra

Stargazing suppers

Cami de l'Observatori, s/n, 08035 Barcelona

933 270 121

8:15 pm

The activity combines learning about science and stargazing accompanied by delicious food. The al fresco suppers take place at one of Barcelona’s most wonderful vantage points. Supper, a talk, observatory tour and stargazing session.

10% discount. Discount code: MARKETPLACE2020

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Palau de la Balmesiana

Opera suppers

Duran i Bas, 9-11, 08002 Barcelona

931 701 797

7:30 pm

You’ll enjoy a guided tour, unique food and arias performed by opera singers. You’ll see works by the sculptor Josep Llimona, as well as the wonderful indoor chapel by Gaudí’s protégé Joan Rubió i Bellver.

10% discount using the code MARKETPLACE2020

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Palau Güell

Temporary exhibition "The Hidden Side of the Palau Güell"

Nou de la Rambla, 3-5, 08001 Barcelona

934 725 775

10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm

A journey of discovery to the hidden corners of the Palau Güell through a selection of images taken by the photographer Ramon Manent. An unseen exploration of the different areas of this mansion.

Visit included with the admission price

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Palau Requesens

Night-time guided tours

Bisbe Cassador, 2, 08002, Barcelona

931 701 797

7:30pm-9pm

Come and explore the Palau Requesens and discover the history and architecture of this vast 13th-century mansion built on top of one of the towers along Barcelona’s Roman city wall.

10% discount using the code MARKETPLACE2020

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Palau Requesens

Medieval dinners

Bisbe Cassador, 3, 08002 Barcelona

931 701 797

7:30pm

The evening commences with a glass of cava in the courtyard, followed by a guided tour of the building, a medieval-style dinner, and entertainment recreating the kind of gathering the noblewoman Isabel de Requesens would have hosted for her illustrious guests in medieval times.

10% de discount using the code MARKETPLACE2020

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Poble Espanyol Barcelona

Admission

Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038 Barcelona

935 086 323

Thursday, 5pm-00am; activities, 6pm-10pm.
Friday, 12pm; activities, 6pm-10pm.
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-00am

The Poble Espanyol reopens with a programme of cultural and leisure activities for everyone. Walk through its streets, have a drink and snack on one of its terraces, listen to live music and take part in the activities for children and craft workshops.

Special reopening price: 6€ adult/child. Children free (up to the age of 3 accompanied by an adult)

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Reial Acadèmia de Medicina de Catalunya

Dinner of Senses

Carrer del Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona

933 270 125

8pm

Cultural experience giving you an insight into the history of Barcelona and providing an introduction to sensory neuroscience with a culinary game that will challenge your perceptions through illusionism, mentalism, flavours, colours, aromas and textures.

10% discount. Discount code: MARKETPLACE2020

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Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

Tour

Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona

935 537 801

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Sunday and holidays, 10am-2pm

Self-guided tour of the Art Nouveau Site

30% discount on self-guided tour of the Art Nouveau Site and on admission price for online purchases

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Steel Donkey Bike Tours

Bicycle tour

Cervantes, 5, 08002 Barcelona

657 286 854

10 am

Alternative Barcelona bike tours. Stories and anecdotes behind the tourist landmarks.

20% discount when you contact info@steeldonkeybiketours.com

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