Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour with Virtual Reality Experience
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Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain
This is the core of the city, where it all started 2000 years ago. Enjoy the Gothic Quarter’s charming corners and squares hidden away down ancient narrow streets. During the walking tour you will make 3 stops to travel back in time to Roman age and have a better understanding of the origins of the city. For that you will observe the streets with virtual reality glasses.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Museu Picasso, Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona Spain
Be inspired by the first steps of Pablo Picasso as an artist. The museum is key to understand the development of this young artist into a genious from 1887 to 1901. It is housed in 5 medieval palaces and was inaugurated in 1963 at the expressed wish of the artist.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Placa del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona Spain
What i will see with the glasses of Virtual reality? First stop; The Roman Tinctoria: where fabrics were dyed – an important busines, as the color of one’s clothes was an signifier of Rank or role in Roman society.Second stop; Temple de Augustus: The forum- a large public square – stood at the centre of urban life in Roman Barcelona. Our guides will explain you secrets that happen in its interior.Third stop; Roman wall & Moncada Aqueduct: As an importanthub of trade, Roman “Barcino” was protected by impressive city walls and watered by the Moncada aqueduct. You will see how were these constructions originally. This infrastructure was carried out by using water tanks and wells and two aqueducts that brought the water from the river Besòs and from the Collserola mountain. Both aqueducts got together and converged on the Roman wall in the Gothic Quarter.
Duration: 45 minutes
- Virtual reality equipment - 3D glasses
- Professional art historian guide
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Picasso Museum
- Entry/Admission - Museu Picasso
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Our guide shared his knowledge of the neighborhood and Picasso's art. We learned quite a bit and were very glad we had booked the tour. I recommend doing it.
Leader was very informed and excellent at conveying the life and influences that impacted Picasso throughout his life. Also memorable to explore some of the gothic areas. The VR was ok, but could be enhanced to provide more than just abloom at the space. Why not introduce people into the spaces carrying on their daily routine??
This is a must tour. It's short and covers the must see locations in old quarter. If you like art you will like the insight of the guide. Even if you don't Picasso's story is interesting. I would suggest reserving the visit for Barcelona Basilica right after since the tour end in front.
The tour itself was interesting . The portions that you use the 3D glasses in our opinion was dumb and not even accurate .
This was a great tour. We loved it. Highly recommend. Perfect amount of time allocated to the Picasso museum and also the gothic tour. Our guide was really knowledgeable and super friendly and organised. Well worth the money and only takes a small part of your day for those who are time poor
The walking tour part was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable and showed us some interesting places and architecture off the beaten path in the Gothic Quarter. The only place I felt a little bit rushed was in the Picasso Museum. We had the option to leave the group at the museum and stay longer but Phillip our guide made the walking tour part so interesting we decided to stay with the group.
Traveling through the neighborhoods of Barcelona is so much better when you have the opportunity to learn about its history. Our guide did a great job of sharing information about the city of Barcelona. Upon entering the museum, it was evident that she was also extremely knowledgeable about the life of Picasso and his art.
I was really glad we had a tour guide in the Picasso museum, however, we did not have enough time to adequately view his work and I'm not an art or museum person. The details of the walking tour were lacking in terms of the details and architecture of the neighborhood. Beware this tour also requires headsets to listen to the guide. I just felt it placed us at a disadvantage for pick-pocketing.
This was an excellent 2 1/2 tour that I highly recommend. Our guide Artur was pleasant, funny and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona and Picasso's early works. I learned so much that I didn't know before! Thank you, Artur!
This tour was amazing!
Wonderful snapshot on the history of Barcelona and the gothic area. Artur was a good guide providing interesting commentary and perspective on the evolution of arte modernista and details of Picasso life and influences.