Enjoy a short panoramic city drive en route to the Spanish Village, or El PobleEspanyol.
Located just 15 minutes from the pier, this atmospheric village brings together the architectural styles of Spain through 117 buildings, a large main square and several smaller squares, all connected by picturesque streets. Other highlights include a town hall, church and monastery, along with shops, bars, restaurants and even a few nightclubs.
The very existence of the village is a marvel, as it was built for the 1929 International Exhibition to show visitors a representative sample of Spanish architecture. The village was never intended to be a lasting city attraction. However, it proved so popular that the buildings were not demolished as originally planned. Instead, the village saw renovations and additions in 1988 and remains today as a must-see for anyone interested in Spanish architecture and wanting to browse artisan shops displaying works in glass, ceramics and embroidery.
After your one-hour exploration of El PobleEspanyol, transfer by motor coach to the cable car station, where you will hop aboard a cable car for the ride up Montjuïc, absorbing amazing views of Barcelona along the way. Once at the top, your guide will take you on a short, uphill walk to the terrace of the Montjuïc Castle, a fortification dating to the 17th century.
Take advantage of free time to snap a few pictures or visit the castle on your own. Then it will be time to take the cable car back down the hill and proceed by motor coach to the pier.
Please note: As this excursion involves approximately two hours of walking, sometimes over steep and uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. The operation of this excursion is dependent on weather conditions. Some crowding may be expected.