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gracia neighborhood scooter tour

Ready to discover one of the most unique bohemian barrios of Barcelona? Then join us on this exciting and family-friendly guided tour of the vibrant Gràcia neighborhood. This fun-filled activity allows you to see a part of Barcelona not frequented by tourists and learn about the local history and culture in an authentic and original way. Enjoy the convenience and ease of gliding through the narrow streets and picturesque plazas of the city on a scooter, while your guide shares fascinating stories about local traditions and history. This is the perfect tour for families with children and groups of friends seeking a special experience in the Catalan capital. If that describes you, join us! We are the only agency in the city that offers this experience.

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  • Explore Barcelona's charming Gràcia neighborhood on an exciting scooter tour.
  • Take in the local vibe of the bustling bars and hip eateries lining Carrer Verdi.
  • Admire the Modernist architecture of the Gaudí-designed Casa Vicens.
  • Enjoy a unique new experience in a lesser-known part of Barcelona.
  • The private tour ensures undivided attention from your guide.
  • Looking for a lively and original guided tour in the Catalan capital?
  • Ready to experience the real Barcelona that only few really know?
  • Excited about the convenience and fun of riding a scooter through the city?

Gràcia neighborhood tour on a scooter. Suitable for families and friends!!
If you wish to experience a brand new perspective on Barcelona, join us for a unique scooter tour led by our specialized guides. Escape the tourist crowds of the city center and explore a peaceful, bohemian neighborhood that was once a small independent village. Our knowledgeable guides will share with you their local perspective on Gràcia, explaining the history behind the district’s most representative streets and plazas. They will also get you set up and feeling comfortable on a scooter, adjusting to the unique pace of each group.
We are a Catalan company, passionate about protecting our cultural patrimony. We are also the only agency offering a scooter tour of Gràcia. This wonderful neighborhood has its own unique flavor and a bohemian ambience you’ll feel in your bones as you explore the historic streets and plazas. Long time neighbors and new residents coexist in harmony here, forming a lively and popular district that truly a joy to explore.
In 1897 Barcelona, in the throes of a large-scale expansion that included the construction of the Eixample district, absorbed the village of Gràcia and connected it to the rest of the city by the famous shopping street Passeig de Gràcia. This formerly independent, autonomous village became one of the city's newest neighborhoods.
The residents of Gràcia have long been known for their particularly open-minded and social nature, which led many artists to also settle here. During our scooter tour you will get an inside look at this vibrant and intimate neighborhood. Our guide will lead you to discover bustling markets, local traditions and the hidden secrets that make Gràcia unlike any of the more touristy neighborhoods of Barcelona.
Along the way, you will also visit important and emblematic landmarks. These include the Casa Vicens, (Gaudí’s first important work for the city) and the historical civil war bunker hidden beneath Plaça de la Revolució de Setembre 1868.
If you’re lucky enough to visit Barcelona in the middle of August, you simply must attend the Festa Major de Gràcia, declared a festival of national interest in Catalonia. This week long event is packed with local tradition – performances by talented Castellers (human towers) and the thrilling Correfocs (fire-runners). During this time, the streets of Gràcia are decorated by its residents and you can find live music in nearly every plaza.
If you enjoy experiencing something out of the ordinary, this is the tour for you!

 

points of interest

  • Casa Vicens is a family residence commissioned by industrialist Manuel Vicens and designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Today it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage collection “Works of Antoni Gaudí.”
  • Plaça de la Revolució de Setembre 1868 is a square that celebrates the dethronement of Isabel II and beginning of the “6 years of democracy” (1868-1874) before the Bourbons grabbed power again in 1874.Discover a historical civil war bunker hidden beneath this square.
  • Plaça del Raspallis the perfect spot for a happy hour aperitivo! Chat with friendly locals at the traditional bodega (wine cellar) E. Marin with its large barrels on display. Enjoy some delicious tapas with a glass of wine or the local favorite, vermut!
  • Carrer Verdi is one of Gràcia’s busiest and most representative streets, with many fantastic bars, restaurants and small boutiques just waiting to be discovered.
  • Barcelona City Hall: Visit Modernist City Hall Square on a Catalan holiday to witness a traditional performance by giant figures, including the famous Gegants i Cap grossos.
  • Plaça del Sol is a lively square preferred by artists and hip, bohemian young people who flock to the bustling bars and beautiful terraces to relax and spend time with friends. Take a moment to enjoy the Barcelona lifestyle and the essence of Gràcia.
  • Mercat de la Llibertat is one of the oldest markets in Barcelona, owing its beautiful Modernist style to architect Francesc Berenguer, a friend and admirer of Gaudí.
  • Plaça del Diamant & Plaça de la Virreina: Two of Gràcia’s most picturesque and intimate squares, often mentioned in local Catalan literature.
  • where: Barcelona.
  • Group: Max. 8 persons
  • availability: Daily
    (except December 24th, 25th, and 26th and 1st of January)
  • Tour duration: 3h - Half day
  • Starting time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Language Available: English and Spanish
includes
  • Private Tour with professional local guide.
  • Lightweight scooter, easy and comfortable, use adapted to each guest.
  • 2,5-hour relaxed sightseeing and cultural tour.

Not included
  • Private expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

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