Off the Beaten Path (4h)
I have designed this tour for these travellers who like to see something different but still full of anecdotes and history. You are not going to be surrounded by tourists and you will understand better the local life. For this, we will visit two districts:
– The Poblenou neighborhood, also called “The little Manchester”, to see the transformation of an old industrial area of the city, to a new technological area re-call 22@ – In this part of the city we will visit the flea market “Els Encants”; new smart buildings; and we will see how it coexist with the old architecture and traditions.
– Our next stop is in the district of Horta. At the beginnings of the 20th century, Horta was the “Laundry Sink” of the wealthy families of Barcelona. Nowadays, Horta is a working class district of Barcelona, off the tourist beaten track, and we will understand its history visiting this old “Sinks”, their food market. We will end the tour in a famous local place of tapas mostly visited by local people.
Duration: 4 hours
Recommended Start time: 10a.m.
- In the district of Horta we can visit as well the romantic and neoclassic gardens of Laberint d’Horta and to understand the defense of the Spanish Civil War the anti-aircraft batteries.
MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)