Chapter BarcelonaFebruary 1, 2014
Some awesome ways of viewing Barcelona are as follows:-
1. Bicycle tours.
Barcelona has some awesome cycle routes. Many of the streets remain closed to traffic and because of this reason it becomes easier for tourists to view the city by bicycle tours. Booking one of the Green Bikes’ private tours helps the tourists to view the historical atmosphere Gothic Quarter, the El Born district, Barceloneta beach and also some of the Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces including the Sagrada Familia cathedral and Casa Batllo. Green Bikes’ is located in the central Gothic Quarter and their guides are very helpful in giving information on everything starting from museums to beach parties. Bike helmets and also child seats are inclusive in the cost of the bike tour. From 1,250 in Indian Rupees per person for a three and a half hour tour.
(For more information log in to http://greenbikesbarcelona.com)
2. Shopping tours.
British fashion designers Lisa Richardson and Niki Robinson launched their Antiques and Boutiques three years ago. Their fashion know-how means they are perfect to pick out the red-hot boutiques, vintage stores etc. From Paris Vintage, where designer labels like YSL and Alaia are sold to Zaoum, where quirky retro fashion and home accessories are sold, it is guaranteed that tourists are never going to come empty handed from these stores in the city. Lisa and Niki will drop you off at one of their favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner where you can compare your purchases over an ice-cold glass of wine. From 16,640 in Indian rupees per person for a four-hour tour. (For more informations log in to https://antiquesandboutiques.com)
3. Food tours.
Hi. This is Barcelona…’s Tapas tour is the best away to indulge in some of the mouth-watering snacks like fuet, a tangy cured ham, pan con tomate, bread with olive oil and crushed tomatoes. These tours takes tourists to three local, hole-in-the-wall-style establishments where tourists are being told about the history of each dish before they start eating. Then there is also the Delectable Catalan Feast which includes a shopping session at La Boqueria market and also a cookery class. From 15,190 in Indian rupees per person for a three-hour tour.
(For more information log into www.hithisisbarcelona.com)
Photo credit: Dr Arundhati Bora. (Animal Physiologist/photographer)
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