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Walking Planets

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Address: Avinyo 29, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Walking Planets is cultural initiative that helps you discover what...

Walking Planets is cultural initiative that helps you discover what Barcelona has to offer, with official catalan guides, who like you, know how to enjoy a good walk around the city.Our aim is to bring you closer to the beat of everyday life in Barna and in order to accomplish this, we offer you itineraries to: Planet Raval, Planet Born and Planet Gotic. From only 15€ each, take a walk, and get to know what it´s all about.

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A great introduction to Barcelona

We recently took a school group of 20 students, aged 16-19, to Barcelona for the first time. They were booked in for a 4 hour walking tour and we were worried this might be too... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We recently took a school group of 20 students, aged 16-19, to Barcelona for the first time. They were booked in for a 4 hour walking tour and we were worried this might be too long, but our tour guide Christina was absolutely fantastic! She factored in breaks for them, and as the tour was longer than usual, she showed... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

A great way to be introduced to the finer sights of the city. Walk the steps of Picasso, drink coffee from the same table where he started as a teenage boy. Pass the thresholds of palaces and down the lanes in the Gothic area where Christoph Columbus, Gaudi and even the evil Inquisitors walked and lived their lives. This and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Recently I was with a group whiles visiting Barcelona for a few days and when we decided to do something a little different, we contacted Sandra at Walking Planets and met her a couple of days later for a 2 hour bicycle tour of Barcelona. Sandra is very knowledgeable of the city of Barcelona as well as really knows how... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We took a day trip to Sitges and started the day with a walking tour by Walking Planets. After a 30 minute train ride from Barcelona we met our guide, the lovely Sandra, at the Sitges train station. We spent a great 3 or 4 hours exploring everything that Sitges had to offer. Sandra's a true local and she made... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

If you are planning a Barcelona trip do not go without taking this tour! Sandra is a native who knows more about her city's culture and history than anything you could put together yourself. The streets, walls and buildings come alive while walking with her through the real Barcelona. Her ability to connect with people is amazing and the information... More 

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Málaga
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

If you want to explore Barcelona's through the eyes of a local, then Walking Planets is the way to do it. I had been to Barcelona several times and done loads of tours of Barcelona before my first walking planet experience and I haven't looked back since. While you might hear some of the same stories, Walking Planet guides bring... More 

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fort lee, nj
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

We travel all around the world, and always try to go on a walking tour to get a feel for the place and the people. Planet Raval with Sandra was fantastic - in-depth history of Catalonia and Barcelona illustrated by places along the route; Lifestyles, public policy, education, immigration - Sandra answered the questions and helped us really understand how... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

I have had two Walking Planet tours in 1 week - one walking through the Gotic district and a 3hr bike tour of which both were awesome! Sandra was humorous, very informative and took the time to ask me what I was interested in to personalise the tour. I really appreciated that! If everyone could make history as interesting and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

I could have never imagined that barcelona had so many hidden treasures. I contacted Sandra, walking planets guide, to do the planet raval, I had been a couple of times in barcelona and I felt like I needed to know about the things that only locals can tell you. She opened my eye to all what's going on in the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

This was by far the best way to see Barcelona. My two teenager daughters and I were taken around the city by our guide Sandra for two days. The tour was fun, interesting, and very informative! Amazing city and so much to see and learn. I would tour with Sandra for several more days if we had the time. Her... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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