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.


POBLENOU Neighborhood:
– Flea market “Els Encants”
– Agbar Tower
– Old industries reconverted into new infrastructures of the city
– Rambla de Poblenou
– “Orxata” milk Shop
– Poblenou food market
– Sea Front Promenade

HORTA Neighborhood:
– Old Laundry Sink Street
– Horta food market
– a tapas restaurant well known by locals

Notes / restrictions

AVAILABILITY: Mon, Fri and Sat are the perfect days to do this tour . On the other days some places that we want to visit are closed. And it is not possible on Sunday.
DISABILITY: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* TRANSPORTATION: 1 Underground: 2€ per person + 2 Taxis: in total 30€ (estimated)
* REFRESHMENT: I suggest to taste Orxata in a famous milk shop: 2€ per person
* TAPAS: 20€ per person

Transportation Method

2 taxis & 1 underground trip

Minimum & Maximum travellers

1 to 9 persons

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: I can pick you up at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want.

Tour Extensions

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)