an urban adventure in barcelona

parc guell barcelona spainWhen you arrive in a big city, getting a local feel for the place and learning how it ticks can be tricky. That’s where Intrepid Urban Adventures can step in and help you connect with the city, plus give you the confidence to then go exploring on your own, as Rodger and Gwen Elliot recently discovered in Barcelona…

“We flew into Barcelona on Tuesday April 28th and the next morning we met our Intrepid Urban Adventures local guide, Andrico, as planned, near the entrance to the Town Hall. We were looking forward to our three hour walk around the city, but didn’t really appreciate how truly memorable it was going to be.

Our tour included a visit to the Temple of Augustus in the Roman city of Barcino, walking through the medieval streets and lanes of Barcelona plus visits to some of the beautiful Gothic churches including the Cathedral de Barcelona and the renowned Santa Maria del Mar. Andrico was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable in all aspects of the area and its history, and was extremely pleasant company.

We visited the thriving La Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets and our tour included a special stop at a small local shop to sample a selection of sheep, cow and goat cheeses. This was also much appreciated. We wandered along La Rambla, Barcelona’s magnificent tree-lined pedestrian mall and our tour became a wonderful introduction to the many inner-city highlights of Barcelona.

In our subsequent eight days here we returned to several of the places which had been pointed out to us during our walk. The fact that Urban Adventures are limited to a maximum of 12 people is a real bonus, as larger groups can present many difficulties, particularly when walking in narrow lanes and very crowded areas. We would highly recommend this Intrepid Urban Adventure walk to anyone visiting Barcelona.”

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* photo by Rodger Elliot

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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