Barcelona Port and Sea Walking Tour With Columbus Monument

A colorful journey of art and history along the Mediterranean

€35 per adult

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€35 per adult

€35 per adult

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  • Local experts
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    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Hear tales of Barcelona's fascinating maritime history as you uncover how it shaped the city.
  • See famous modern art statues like the surrealist “Head of Barcelona.”
  • Learn about the many hidden meanings behind the towering Columbus Monument.
  • Ride Barcelona's oldest elevator over 180 feet up to stunning views of the city and sea.

What you'll do

Barcelona’s port is filled with art, history, and local treasures if you know where to look. Your guide will show you the way on this immersive Barcelona walking tour by the sea.

You’ll see the vibrant “La Cara de ...

Barcelona’s port is filled with art, history, and local treasures if you know where to look. Your guide will show you the way on this immersive Barcelona walking tour by the sea.

You’ll see the vibrant “La Cara de Barcelona” sculpture, a pop art creation by Roy Lichtenstein. And we’ll visit Port Vell, Barcelona’s historic old port. Stroll along the waterfront, where tradition and modernity meld and merge, as you take in panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

Cross the iconic Rambla de Mar, a movable wooden bridge that leads you to Maremagnum, a lively commercial complex on a charming island, where you’ll hear the stories of how this area has evolved through the centuries. 

We’ll dive into Barcelona’s maritime history outside the Drassanes Reials, the Royal Shipyards. Your guide will share about the ancient Kingdom of Aragón and the naval power that has shaped the region.

Finish your Barcelona walking tour at the majestic Columbus Monument, standing at the end of La Rambla. Your guide will bring you to the entrance, where you can begin your ascent to the top for sweeping 360-degree views of Barcelona and the sea.

Itinerary

  • La Cara de Barcelona (Head of Barcelona)

    A pop art sculpture designed by Roy Lichtenstein in 1992 for the Olympic Games

  • Port Vell

    The Old Port of Barcelona, dating to medieval times

  • Rambla de Mar and Maremagnum

    A wooden bridge that extends from the mainland to the Maremagnum, a mall on a small island

  • Drassanes

    The Royal Shipyards, established in the 13th century and built to maintain the royal naval fleet

  • Columbus Monument

    A tower dedicated to Christopher Columbus, inaugurated for the 1888 World Fair

Plan your trip

Accessibility

The walking tour is accessible, but the Columbus Monument is not. However, strollers can be left at the entrance with security.

Tour ending point

The walking tour ends at the Columbus Monument where you’ll continue for a self-guided visit.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the stairs of Plaça de Correus. Use these coordinates for the meeting location: 41.3814780, 2.1816009.

You can paste them directly into Google Maps or any other navigation tool. Your guide will be holding an orange sign that says ExperienceFirst.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour covers one mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.